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Saroyan Theatre

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730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
(559) 445-8100

January 2020

Fresno Philharmonic Presents Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series – Beethoven The Revolutionary

January 19 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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DANIEL R. MARTIN MASTERWORKS SERIES Beethoven The Revolutionary Sunday, January 19, 2020/3 PM Fresno Philharmonic Rei Hotoda, conductor and piano Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin Julie Albers, cello Beethoven Fidelio Overture Beethoven Triple Concerto Beethoven Symphony #3, Eroica We commence the world-wide celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a triple threat program.  Beethoven was both a political and aesthetic revolutionary. These two aspects of the composer are captured in the overture to his only opera Fidelio and his monumental…

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February 2020

Shen Yun

February 5 - February 8
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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BACK IN ANCIENT CHINA, people once held that their magnificent culture was a gift from the heavens. Art was a way to explore this connection between humankind and higher realms. Today, Shen Yun is reviving this tradition. Through the universal language of dance and music, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of celestial paradises, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today,…

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Rebecca Skloot

February 12 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot - Science Writer The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was a New York Times #1 Bestseller and an Emmy Nominated HBO film.  Skloot, an award winning science narrative writer, has been featured in numerous publications and television shows. Her debut book about Henrietta Lacks illuminates the intersections of scientific progress and morality, bringing public attention to vital bioethical issues.  The book tells the jaw-dropping story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells…

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Fresno Philharmonic Presents Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series – Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

February 16 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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DANIEL R. MARTIN MASTERWORKS SERIES Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich Sunday, February 16, 2020/ 3 PM Fresno Philharmonic Rei Hotoda, music director and conductor Barry Douglas, piano Gabriela Lena Frank Escaramuza Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 Acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas, a favorite of the Philip Lorenz International keyboard Concerts, makes his Fresno Philharmonic debut performing Shostakovich’s effervescent Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the composer’s most light hearted works.  Sergey Rachmaninoff’s epic Symphony No. 2 is full of…

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March 2020

Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Chicago”

March 3 - March 4
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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The Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical will razzle-dazzle you.

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IL VOLO “The Best of Ten Years”

March 13 at 7:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Celebrating 10 years of incredible music making, global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs at Fresno's William Saroyan Theatre.  Join the most famous Italian trio in the world, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble for an unforgettable evening with three of the most amazing voices anywhere. Tickets On Sale Friday, September 27th at 10am   $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $139.50 VIP Packages Also Available   Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at…

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“The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival”

March 14 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Comedy heavyweight Mike Epps brings “The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival” to Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, Calif. on March 14 at 7 p.m. Epps will lead the show with an all-star lineup including Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly and Haha Davis. The veteran entertainers will bring down the house with their sharp wit, unbridled humor and hysterical storytelling for a comedy show fans won’t want to miss! Highly praised for his performance in the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” starring…

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Roadshow 2020

March 17 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Compassion LIVE’s “The Roadshow Tour” has unveiled its exciting and diverse 2020 talent line up with 16 coast to coast tour stops.   Welcoming hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas for over a decade now, “The Roadshow Tour” will feature Award-winners Bethel Music, Matt Maher, Martin Smith of Delirious?, and Unspoken, as well as ApolloLTD, Peabod and Elle Limebear throughout the month of March.   “We are so excited that Bethel Music is heading up Roadshow tour next year with some amazing friends…

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Dr. Paul Hessburg

March 18 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Dr. Paul Hessburg

Dr. Paul Hessburg - Forestry Scientist Megafires: How Do You Want Your Smoke? Paul Hessburg, Ph.D is a research ecologist who has been studying historical and modern era forests for more than 30 years.  His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have set the stage for large and severe wildfires.  Local wildfires that ravaged his favorite forests in 2014 and 2015 served as the impetus for Dr. Hessburg to make his…

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Fresno Philharmonic Presents – An Evening with Pink Martini

March 21 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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SPECIAL EVENT An Evening with Pink Martini Saturday, March 21, 2020/ 8:00 PM Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998. Since then, the band…

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Straight No Chaser

March 27 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together…

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April 2020

DRUM TAO 2020

April 9 at 7:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production. Tickets Available TBD  Saroyan Theatre

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Jane Pauley

April 15 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Jane Pauley is the current host of CBS’s Sunday Morning Show. A three-time Emmy Award winner, she is renowned for hosting the Today Show and Dateline. She will share her life experiences breaking into the male dominated profession of journalism, balancing career and family, struggling with mental illness, and her career revival at 65. Learn More

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Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Les Miserables”

April 28 - May 3
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award® -winning musical phenomenon.

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May 2020

Fresno Philharmonic Presents Pops Series – Broadway Diva

May 9 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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POPS SERIES Broadway Diva Saturday, May 9, 2020/3 PM Fresno Philharmonic Chelsea Tipton, conductor Lisa Vroman, soprano Lisa Vroman, star of Broadway (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Les Miserables), Opera (Die Fledermaus, The Tender Land, Threepenny Opera) and the concert stage (San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops), makes her Fresno debut with an evening of favorite songs from the American musical theatre.  Conductor Chelsea Tipton (What a Wonderful World) returns to lead the Fresno Philharmonic…

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June 2020

Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Waitress”

June 6
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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“The women of Waitress are changing Broadway!” (Time Magazine).

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