Visalia school brings ‘The Greatest Show’ to L. J. Williams Theater


VISALIA – Visalia Charter Independent Study students will present two performances of dance, drama and vocals at LJ Williams Theater on Saturday, May 5.

“The Greatest Show” will feature material from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman” and popular musicals such as “LaLa Land,” “Newsies,” “Honey,” “Key and Peele,” “Wicked” and more.

The circus-themed theatrical production will include life-size animal props, a bearded lady, a giant man and a strong woman, a fortune teller and contortionists. Students will perform to musical pieces from the movies “The Hunger Games” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” and the event will include gymnastics and a performance by the school’s rock band.

Students will perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available online at and at the front desk of the school, 1821 W. Meadow Lane.

“Our students are ready to wow the audience with this exciting and entertaining variety show,” noted Kassi Hampel, director of the Performing Arts Program at VCIS. “Over the past seven years, we have seen the program grow true artists and performers out of shy, timid teenagers. We are so proud of their accomplishments, and we’re looking forward to another great show!”

VCIS is a charter school for students in grades nine through 12, with a focus on a flexible approach to education. As the only independent study program within Visalia Unified School District, VCIS students are able to enjoy an accredited education and a blended learning approach designed to meet each student’s individual needs. In addition to the Performing Arts program, VCIS offers a culinary pathway, science and engineering, parenting and more.

For information, call VCIS at 735-8055 or visit

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