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December 7, 2017

KYJO Angel Tree Program in Saroyan Theatre!

This holiday season, the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center (FCEC)/SMG is participating in the Keeping Youth Journeying Onward (KYJO) Angel Tree Program and we encourage you to join in! KYJO Angel Tree fulfills heavenly wishes for angels in foster care healing from the traumas of violence, emotional and/or physical abuse or severe neglect. Help them know the comfort and joy the season brings.

The Angel Tree will be set up in Saroyan Theatre during the following events:
The Nutcracker presented by Lively Arts Foundation: December 9th – 10th
An Irish Christmas: December 17th

Attached to each ornament on the KYJO Angel Tree is a wish. Select an angel and purchase the desired wish. Affix the wish tag securely to an unwrapped gift and return to the FCEC Administrative Office, located at 848 M St, by December 20th. Keep the angel ornament under your wing as a token of KYJO’s appreciation. Please leave your name and address on the return ticket.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift for a KYJO angel but are unable to attend a Saroyan Theatre event, please contact the FCEC at 559-445-8100.

Thank you for your support and happy holidays!



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December 13, 2017

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December 13, 2017


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December 15-17, 2017

The Merced Theatre Foundation &
Playhouse Merced Present:

It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play LIVE

Friday, December 15th, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 - 2:00 PM

$16 & $22
*Child & Student prices available

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.

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December 16, 2017

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December 16 & 17, 2017


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December 17, 2017


An Irish Christmas

December 17, 2017 | 2pm
Saroyan Theatre

A perfect family event!
World Champion Dancers: Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz star in An Irish Christmas!

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season.

"... Genuinely astonishing ... electric!" - The Village News
“… The capacity crowd nearly brought the house down at the end of the evening.” (The Irish Herald)

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December 19, 2017


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December 21, 2017


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December 21, 2017

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December 22 & 23, 2017

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December 26 & 27, 2017


Shen Yun - Experience Divine Beauty & Profound Wisdom of a Lost Civilization

12/26/2017 - 7:30pm
12/27/2017 - 2pm
Saroyan Theatre

SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance —along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.

Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots— was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York-based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away.

“Absolutely the no. 1 show in the world—no other company or of any style can match this.”
— Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

“Poetry in Motion... Priceless... It is food for my heart and soul... it was something that I will keep in my heart. ”
— Siegfried & Roy, Masters of the Impossible

“There is a massive power in this that can embrace the world. It brings great hope… It is truly a touch of heaven.”
— Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic

“I was uplifted, I was filled with hope… The world is a better place because of Shen Yun.”
— Richard Swett, former U.S. Congressman

“I come back every year… I’m reborn and see true hope every time.”
— Christine Walevska, world-renowned musician

“A Must-See!”
— Broadway World

Tickets are on sale now!

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January 11, 2018

The Merced Theatre Foundation Presents:
Aaron Tippin
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 8:00 PM
$39 & $49

Twenty-Five years - a huge career accomplishment, especially in the music business. Aaron Tippin admits that he looks at his career longevity with a little bit of amazement. "I think about it and go 'Wow. What am I doing still here?' ...To be here twenty-five years doing it, I am the luckiest hillbilly that ever lived." The singer/songwriter was invited to join the roster of Nashville powerhouse RCA in 1990. Nobody was more surprised than Tippin himself, as the invitation came at a time when he had almost given up hope of success as a vocalist and instead decided to concentrate on his budding career as a songwriter. Tippin's first single, "You'e Got To Stand For Something," hit the Billboard Country Singles chart, eventually peaking at #6 and grabbing the attention of Linda Hope, who invited him to perform for the troops on the Bob Hope show.

Hits began to pile up from there, including "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio", "My Blue Angel", and "Workin' Man's PhD". His distinct vocal and song style built him an audience among the blue-collar crowd, and that's what's stuck all these years. "I think several times during my record career, we tried to change and follow trends and stuff. But, it never seemed to work for me."

"You either like it or you hated it," Tippin says with a smile. "I is what I is."

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January 17, 2018

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January 19, 2018


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January 19, 2018


Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s vastly growing stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs & theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son that inspires humor across all boundaries.

This year, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets. In 2018, the comedian will launch the Break The Mold tour.

Today, the comedian tours across the world and can be heard as a weekly guest on the popular podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. Koy also hosts the weekly podcast,The Koy Pond on Podcast One. Additionally, Koy can be seen on Kevin Hart’s & Lionsgate’s platform as the host of the non-scripted seriesInglorious Pranksters. For more info on the podcast and tour dates, please visit:

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January 22, 2018


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January 27, 2018

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January 29, 2018

Queens of the Stone Age

January 29, 2018
Selland Arena


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February 1-5 , 2018

Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart

Playing at Selland Arena Feb 1-5, 2018

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!

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February 9, 2018

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February 16, 2018


Joe Rogan Strange Times 2018 Tour
February 16, 2018
Saroyan Theatre

A standup comedian for over 20 years with an inquisitive and intense comedic style, Rogan’s fifth hour long comedy special Joe Rogan: Triggered premiered on Netflix in October 2016. Rogan’s previous comedy specials include Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High (2014) for Comedy Central, Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle (2012) released via his website, Talking Monkeys in Space (2009) on CD & DVD, and Joe Rogan Live (2007) on DVD. Additionally, Rogan released the CDs Shiny Happy Jihad (2007) and I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday (2000).

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February 22, 2018


90's Block Party

February 22, 2018
Selland Arena

Guy feat Teddy Riley, creators of the New Jack Swing style, will be headlining this year’s Fresno's 90’s Block Party on February 22, 2018. Founded by super-producer Teddy Riley, Guy’s 1988 self-titled debut album became an instant smash with R&B hits such as “I Like”, “Groove Me”, and “Teddy’s Jam”. The group’s producer, Teddy Riley, became an in- demand songwriter and producer working with artists like Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Keith Sweat, among others.

Joining Guy and Teddy Riley on this year’s lineup is 112, Next & Ginuwine. Don’t miss the concert party that will have dancing all night long!

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March 6, 2018

You read this correct. Worknet of Merced County is having a hiring event onTuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Merced County Fairgrounds, Pavilion Hall. All employers are welcome to attend. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP your space by calling our Business Service Specialist. Don't delay this great opportunity. Call today! We look forward to hearing from you.

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March 8, 2018

From our friends at SMG Stockton
Dancing with the Stars: Live!
Light Up the Night

March 8, 2018
Stockton Arena
Doors open: 6:30pm | Show beings: 7:30pm

Tickets are on sale now!
Ticket Prices: $72.50, $62.50, $49.50*
Tickets are available at the Stockton Arena Box Office or

See the Stockton Arena in a whole new light! An intimate set up with a great view of the stage.

For the first time ever, two celebrity finalists will be joining “Dancing with the Stars’” winter tour, “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Light Up the Night.” Season 25 Mirrorball Champion Jordan Fisher (Hamilton, Grease: Live!) and actor/race car driver Frankie Muniz (Agent Cody Banks, Malcolm in the Middle) will reprise their incredible season 25 performances alongside their professional partners Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson.

*Cast subject to change.
Additional fees may apply. Purchase tickets at the Stockton Arena box office or

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March 10, 2018

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March 17, 2018

The Merced Theatre Foundation Presents:
Golden Bough's Celtic Festival
Saturday, March 17th, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Celebrate all things Irish with Golden Bough's Celtic Festival on St. Patrick's Day!

The acclaimed trio treats you to a musical festival of lively Celtic melodies, from upbeat gems to "sing along" favorites passed down from generation to generation. Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza, and Kathy Sierra travel the world, performing on Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion, penny whistle, and bodhran, while adding their sparkling vocals to the mix.

Golden Bough's Celtic Festival features the Irish songs you know and love as well as others that are sure to become new favorites. Expect to tap your toes and leave the concert humming!

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March 29, 2018

An Evening with
The Avett Brothers
On Sale Now!

March 29, 2018
Saroyan Theatre

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March 30, 2018


John Cleese Live on Stage
March 30, 2018
Saroyan Theatre

Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.*** Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch Monty Python and the HolyGrail in its entirety on the big screen.

Don’t miss your chance to see the man who has achieved nothing short of comedy royalty in this thrill-of-a lifetime evening.

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April 10, 2018

The Merced Theatre Foundation Presents:
An Evening with Clint Black
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 - 8:00 PM

His is one of the most storied careers in modern music - Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin' Time. He followed that with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the '90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In," "A Good Run of Bad Luck," "Summer's Comin'," "Like the Rain" and "Nothin' But the Taillights," part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.

Along the way, Clint has sold over 20 million records, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada, landed nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, including more than a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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April 12, 2018


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April 28, 2018

The Merced Theatre Foundation Presents:
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 - 8:00 PM

James Garner and his band return to the Merced Theatre! They proudly present the Man in Black’s music as fans, for fans in this amazing Johnny Cash tribute. It celebrates the life and music of Cash by faithfully recreating Cash’s biggest hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk the Line”, “Ring of Fire”, etc. with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash incorporates historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller with the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three. With more than 250 professional shows to its credit, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash is solidly established as one of the best tribute acts in the country.


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