September is a great month for theatre in the Bay Area. First off, we have the first regionally produced production of Spring Awakening at San Jose Rep that’s opening next week (though previews begin on Friday). It’s one of my favorite shows and I’m very interested in seeing a new “take” on it. And I’m also very […]Read more "2011 September Bay Area Theatre Guide"
This post is written by our new writer, Jill Podolsky, who will cover theatre reviews in the Bay Area. Do you remember watching a kid in the backyard or living room running around with his arms outstretched, pretending to be an airplane? Making airplane noises—loud engines roaring with bombs dropping and other planes whirring by. […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Star Wars Trilogy” @ SJ Rep, 7/14/11"
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"
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"
Backwards in High Heels, San Jose Rep’s latest production, is a regional premiere produced by Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and The Cleveland Playhouse based on the life of Ginger Rogers. Overall, the musical is filled with some fantastic music by musical theatre geniuses: Gershwin, Berlin, and Kern, and even some terrific tap dancing, but the […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Backwards in High Heels – The Ginger Musical” @ SJ Rep, 12/3/10"
And just like that, we are into the holiday season and this, of course, brings us some holiday and family-friendly shows! Several Bay Area theatres have already begun their runs of their holiday shows and several are opening the first weekend of December. In any event, you have plenty of great theatre to choose from. […]Read more "2010 December Bay Area Theatre Guide"
Hopefully, everyone is getting excited to see the Regional Premiere of “Backwards in High Heels – The Ginger Musical” at San Jose Rep. I had the opportunity to get some inside information from the musical director, Tim Robertson. For more information on the show, please go to http://www.sjrep.com — 1. First off, how did you […]Read more "Interview with Tim Robertson – Musical Director of “Backwards in High Heels” @ SJ Rep"