Magical voyage to Neverland

GCP’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher has launched a shipload of shenanigans.  This wildly theatrical adventure offers a hilarious prequel to the legend of Peter Pan for audiences of all ages.

With a full cargo of marauding pirates, tribal warriors, inept villains, and an unlikely hero, Peter and the Starcatcher happily careens from one escapade to the next. When a young orphan boy and his friends are shipped from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by an evil king, they are discovered by a girl named Molly. She is a Starcatcher-in-training whose mission is to keep the captain’s trunk of starstuff from falling into the wrong hands.

When the ship is taken over by the fearsome pirate, Black Stache, the outlandish adventure veers crazily through a rising tide of hilarity. A handful of actors play hundreds of roles on this magical voyage to Neverland.   Rated PG.

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A rollicking farce

It’s high tide and fair sailing at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre with Gilbert & Sullivan’s laugh-laden shipboard romance, H.M.S. Pinafore.  A zany musical romance on the high seas, H.M.S. Pinafore comes complete with star-crossed lovers, gallant sailors, crusty old sea dogs, babies switched at birth, and gales of laughter.

When a lowly but gallant sailor falls in love with the high-born Captain’s daughter and she with him, her own social prejudice must first be overcome. That accomplished, the fair maiden’s father has promised her hand in marriage to a pompous but high-ranking lord and refuses to allow his daughter to marry a common tar.

But the captain finds himself in the same position as his daughter, as he longs for Little Buttercup, a buxom peddler woman with a secret. Just when all seems lost, Buttercup spills the beans and everything is turned on its head. A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes and a hilariously happy ending, H.M.S. Pinafore is one ship you won’t want to miss.   Rated G.

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Behind the Stage Door

Aspiring young actresses take on the Depression and Broadway in this wisecracking tribute to theatre.   Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s Stage Door opens April 27 at GCP’s 2nd Space.

The play concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. The scene is Mrs. Orcutt’s boarding house, where the hopes and ambitions of several young women are revealed in scenes of entertaining comedy. Contrasted with this are the cases of the girl without talent and the elderly actress whose days are over.

The central plot has to do with courageous Terry Randall, who fights against discouragement to a position in the theater which she is determined conquer. One of her fellow aspirants gives up in despair, one gets married, and one goes into pictures, but Terry sticks to her guns. Rated PG.

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Become a thespian

Upcoming Auditions for Good Company Players

On Saturday, April 15th GCP will hold open auditions for its 2nd Space productions of Neil Simon’s Fools and the thriller, The Hound of the Baskervilles at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd Space Theatre at 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA. 93728.

GCP offers auditions for the blockbuster musicals Sister Act and The Drowsy Chaperone on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater (1226 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno, CA. 93728).

Good Company Players’ auditions for the next Junior Company will be on May 27th, 2017 at 9:00 am in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater.

For more information on auditions, go to, or call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211.

Polish your performance

Good Company Players’ 2017 Summer Workshops are open for enrollment! To enroll or for more information, call GCP’s Business office at 559-266-0211 or go online to

All Kids Production Workshop of Damn Yankees!  (Ages 8-17)
This All-American classic has tons of delightful roles for young actors and is a perfect way for kids to spend their summer. The play offers a hilarious script, delightful score, and an experience young performers will treasure for a lifetime.
May 22–July 3,  M-F, 4:00–6:00 p.m.  Final Performance is July 3.

Theatre Skills Workshop  (Ages 8-17)
This 2-week intensive provides training in dancing, singing, and acting.  Students prepare and perform scenes and musical numbers from upcoming GCP shows, especially those that have roles for young people. Great training and great fun!
July 24–Aug. 4,  M-F,  9:00 a.m. – noon.  (Final Performance: Aug. 4 at 12:15)

Live events in April

Saturday – April 1, 2017-

*Happy April Fool’s Day—Be careful not to be tricked!

*Disorientated Comedy Show, 7:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

*California Classic Weekend-Run, Walk, Bike Ride- throughout the Tower District and Downtown- For Information:

*Stageworks Fresno: The Christians, 7:30P, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, 559-441-4221

*State Street Ballet: Cinderella, 2:00P, Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, 559-445-8100

*The Great God Pan, 7:30P, Woods Theater-FSU, Fresno, 559-278-2216

* Cooking with Gus, 7:30P, The Barn Theater, Porterville, 559-310-7046

*Little Women-The Musical, 7:00P, The Golden Chain Theater, Oakhurst, 559-683-7112

*Hello Dolly, 2:00P, Toll berry Theatre-Tollhouse High School, Tollhouse, 559-855-8311

Sunday – April 2, 2017-

*California Classic Weekend-Run, Walk, Bike Ride- throughout the Tower District and Downtown- For Information:

*Craig Von Berg Trio, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

*Jim Schmidt Jazz, 9:00P, Veni Vidi Vici, Fresno, 559-266-5510

*Central California Big Band Dance Society with The Stardusters, 1:00P, The Grand 1401, Fresno, 559-801-6308

Thursday – April 6, 2017-

*Art Hop, 6:00P, Fresno Arts, Tower District & Downtown

*Jazz Hop, 6:00P, Fresno Arts, Tower District & Downtown

Friday – April 7, 2017-

*First Friday Art Hop, 5:00P, Downtown Mariposa, Mariposa, 559-760-9690

*Neil Diamond, 8:00P, SaveMart Center, Fresno, 559-347-3400

*Steve-O, 8:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Saturday – April 8, 2017-

*Tower Classic Car Show, 10:00A, Throughout the Tower District (Olive and Wishon), Fresno, 559-497-8362

*Gaither Vocal Band, 6:00P, SaveMart Center, Fresno, 559-347-3400

*Steve-O, 8:00P, Visalia Fox Theatre, Visalia, 559-625-1369

Sunday – April 9, 2017-

*Mike Dana, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

Thursday – April 13, 2017-

*Tycho, 8:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Friday – April 14, 2017-

*The Salesman-FRESNO FilmWorks, 5:30P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Saturday – April 15, 2017-

*Elvin Bishop, 8:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Sunday – April 16, 2017-

*Happy Easter from all of us at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, Good Company Players, and 2nd Space Theatre!

Tuesday – April 18, 2017-

*Tax Day—sorry….

Saturday – April 22, 2017-

*The Tubes and The Motels, 8:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Sunday – April 23, 2017-

*FINAL PERFORMANCE-HMS PINAFORE-PG-2nd Space Theatre, 928 E Olive, Fresno 93728, 559-266-0660,, Waves of laughter buoy Gilbert & Sullivan’s tale of a Captain’s daughter who falls in love with a lowly sailor. 

*David Aus, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

Wednesday – April 26, 2017-

*The Illusionists-Live From Broadway- Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, 559-445-8100

Thursday – April 27, 2017-

OPENING NIGHT-STAGE DOOR-PG-2nd Space Theatre, 928 E Olive, Fresno 93728, 559-266-0660,, Aspiring young actresses take on the Depression and Broadway in this wisecracking tribute to theatre. THROUGH JUNE 18, 2017 

*Richard Marx, 7:30P, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Lemoore, 866-for-palace

Friday – April 28, 2017-

*Tribute to Huey Lewis and The News, 7:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Saturday – April 29, 2017-

*Men who cook & Some who don’t, 6:00P, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, 559-441-4221

*Asleep at the Wheel, 7:30P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050