He’s leaving Fresno to see theater
With the new announcement of the 201920 Broadway in Fresno comes a major letdown. Again Fresno arts take a beating as we get four shows, rushed into the early-to-mid part of 2020, still perplexed where the 2019 dates are, and nothing new and noteworthy.
Fresno has theater lovers, we sold out two weeks of “Lion King” and “Wicked,” but then Broadway Across America's top billing for the upcoming season is the much anticipated "Waitress," which runs for one night in the middle of graduation season. Either SMG or B.A.A. needs to wake up — we are a large city, we support the arts. If you want people to spend money in Fresno and in downtown especially, give us a reason to, because this upcoming year, my season ticket money will be spent out of town seeing better shows.
– Travis Hauert, Fresno