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Theater notes

  • Schedule change: The Shine! Youth Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical” will open Sunday instead of Friday. Director tony sanders tells me that a cast member had medical issues that resulted in the cancellation of the first two performances. The show — which is the inaugural Fresno production for the company — will open 1 p.m. Sunday at Break the Barriers (8555 N. Cedar Ave.) and continue through Dec. 16. [Details]
  • Hot-diggity dog: If you haven’t heard by now, the Artists’ Repertory Theatre production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Cal Arts Severance Theatre is coming back for a New Year’s Eve-week run, thanks to popular demand. Five shows have been added Dec. 27-31. [Details]
  • Sad news: Pamela Dyer reports that Fresno State’s theater family has lost an icon. Jeanette Bryon — professor, costume designer and a key architect of the Child Drama Center and the London Semester — passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012. She was a beloved figure in the department and will be much missed. Services are private.