The second preview of an out-of-town try-out is a special thing for a few reasons. First, you get to see part of the process happening right in front of your eyes, and you also are seeing a production that is so fresh that you are seeing characters on stage finding new moments in the show […]Read more "Thoughts on “Big Fish” the 2nd preview, 05/03/13"
I’ll be honest, Barnum isn’t a show that I was dying to see but I was extremely interested in checking this production out because Barnum is a musical that isn’t produced very often. Being my first time in Chicago, I was also very excited to go to the Mercury Theatre for the first time. First off, the […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Barnum” @ The Mercury Theatre, 04/06/13"
Peter Pan flew into San Jose on Tuesday night and leaves Sunday evening — a short, but magical one week run. This isn’t Disney’s Peter Pan or even the latest Peter Pan play that was recently in San Francisco, this is Broadway’s Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. This Broadway classic is a must-see at any age! I walked into […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Peter Pan” @ Broadway San Jose, 11/20/12"
A year and a half was just the right amount of time before seeing The Book of Mormon musical again. If you’ve read my initial review of the production in previews back in February 2011, then you’ll know how much it negatively affected me. I still remember walking out of the theatre, flabbergasted by what […]Read more "Theatre Review: “The Book of Mormon” (tour) @ Pantages Theatre, LA, 11/02/12"
I decided to wait to publish this review of Memphis until after Broadway San Jose closed their recent Bay Area premiere of Memphis, because of two reasons: I want you to see shows at Broadway San Jose (especially when they are Bay Area premieres) and Theatreworks, based out of Mountain View, was one of the regional theatres […]Read more "“Memphis” @ Broadway San Jose, 10/23/12"
It’s funny. All of my friends who have seen War Horse have told me to rush to the theatre and see this. I’ve ignored them, partly because when I was in London I found out it was coming to Broadway so I decided to wait. And then once it was in New York, I found out […]Read more "Theatre Review: “War Horse” @ Curran Theatre (SF), 08/03/12"
It’s no surprise that Nice Work If You Can Get It did not win the Tony Award for Best Musical this year. It’s a silly, fun, traditional Gershwin musical (a la Crazy For You) but with little substance or even a moral attached. The tag-line should be: “Hijinks endlessly abound.” Literally, they are endless — never stop. […]Read more "Theatre Review “Nice Work If You Can Get It” @ Imperial Theatre, 06/21/12"