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YOU KNOW THE WORD Children’s Musical Theaterworks performs one all-ages community theater show a season. This year’s is “Grease,” opening tonight at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium. In today’s 7 cover story, I focus on the 1949 Chevy Coupe that got rescued from the junkyard to become a star of the show. [Details] greasercenterpiece

Here’s Joe Wettstead of CMT talking about what went into the making of “Greased Lightning”:

MORE WEEKEND PICKS

A CHILL AT FRESNO STATE The 2004 Tony-nominated drama “Frozen” gets its Central Valley premiere. I talk with Fresno State’s Kathleen McKinley in today’s 7 section about the show. [Details]

SPLITSVILLE We’ve seen Fresno-area theater veteran Brian Pucheu in lots of meaty parts. Now he takes on the leading dual roles in the College of the Sequoias production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” which opens tonight. [Details]

LAST IN THE SERIES Pianist Arlene Steffen will conclude this year’s Pacific Artist Series when she performs 4 p.m. Sunday in the Valley Music Center, 4240 N. Fresno St. Steffen teaches piano and piano pedagogy at Fresno Pacific University. [Details]

NEW MEMBERS Gallery 25′s latest new members show features four artists:  Ann Leedy, Carol Tikijian, David Medley and Sammy G (whose work is featured below). [Details] SammyG_SplashMeWithSomeLove

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