It’s always a treat to see an out-of-town premiere of a new musical. This time I had the opportunity to see, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. It’s been awhile since San Francisco had the opportunity to host an out-of-town try-out (the last one I saw was Legally Blonde), but based […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” @ Curran Theatre, SF, 10/09/13"
Written by: Dan Mason I have a confession to make. Although I’ve taken a half-dozen theatre trips to New York since Billy Elliot opened in 2009, I have never actually seen the show until last weekend. Despite being a ten time Tony winner, including best musical, I was never ever to bring myself to purchase […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Billy Elliot” @ Orpheum Theatre 8/6/11"
Get ready to rock San Francisco! The Rock of Ages Broadway tour is in town. I always forget how much fun you can have at a Broadway show, until a show like Rock of Ages rolls along. It gets you singing, clapping, screaming, and rocking out all under the guise of musical theatre. The presentational […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Rock of Ages” @ Curran Theatre (SF Tour), 03/09/11"
And I thought January came fast. While I only saw a few shows in January, I saw some majorly epic productions. First, I saw newly revamped version of Love Never Dies which was a train-wreck. Then I saw the over-publicized Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark and loved it. Last, I saw the touring production of Next […]Read more "2011 February Bay Area Theatre Guide"
Next to Normal at the Curran Theatre is an absolute triumph! This was the sixth time I’ve seen Next to Normal. I first saw the production right after it transferred from Off-Broadway at the Booth Theatre, while it was still in previews. I didn’t know anything about the production and I was absolutely blown away by the […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Next to Normal” @ Curran Theatre (San Francisco), 1/26/11"
The new year has begun! Welcome to 2011! With all of the craziness of the holidays, I wasn’t able to get my theatre picks up for January until now. Luckily, several shows are opening in late January which gives you (and me) plenty of time to organize our theatre wish-list for January. I spent the beginning of […]Read more "2011 January Bay Area Theatre Guide"
Disclaimer: I didn’t see every play and musical in the Bay Area or on Broadway, so unfortunately this isn’t a comprehensive list. I did see over 60 productions this year and saw a wide variety of plays and musicals at most of the Bay Area Theatre companies and several in Las Vegas, London and New […]Read more "Top 10 Best Plays/Musicals of 2010"