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Playhouse Merced supporters enjoy Gala night

It was wonderful to see the return of the annual Playhouse Merced Gala on the evening of Aug.13 — this time at a new venue, Vista Ranch, located at 7326 E. Highway 140 in Merced. The event was a prelude to its 2021-22 season, which features productions of Godspell, The Brothers Paranormal, White Christmas, The Mountaintop, Miss You…

‘Heart For Art’ event to unite Merced organizations

Merced has a diverse, bustling and rich arts scene. And not only downtown on Main Street, but also at Merced College, the UC Campus, high school auditoriums and stages, and more. The phrase that you might have heard, “There is nothing to do here,” is not true. But then the pandemic hit a year ago. Rehearsals stopped, shows had to be canceled,…

Playhouse Merced enjoys a wonderful ‘Christmas Carol’

Based on the success of the radio show format of “It’s A Wonderful Life” performed last year, Playhouse Merced decided to do another live radio play, this time presenting an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” in December at the theater. Dickens’ timeless story of the transformation and redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge…

Let ‘Cats’ at Playhouse remind you of happiness

Actors elaborately and stunningly dressed as cats, strutting, leaping and singing, and otherwise moving and meowing just like the animals they were portraying, filled Playhouse Merced’s stage during the opening show of “Cats”, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Elliot. The…

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