Written by: Jill Podolsky Curtains, the last musical collaboration between Kander and Ebb (Fred Ebb died of a heart attack in 2004 before Curtains was finished) felt like a combination of Noises Off; an Agatha Christie murder mystery (Mousetrap, maybe?) and just the tiniest bit of The Producers. Noises Off because of all the backstage […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Curtains” @ Foothill Musical Theatre, 7/22/11"
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"
FOOTHILL MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL ABOUT HIGH JINKS AND HIGH ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS “ANYTHING GOES” July 23-August 15, 2010 Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College 12345 El Monte Rd (El Monte exit West, off Hwy 280), Los Altos Hills For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.foothillmusicals.com Tickets also available by phone […]Read more "Theatre Preview: “Anything Goes” @ Foothill Musical Theatre"
Guest Reviewer: Walter M. Mayes Once in a very long time, the critical part of my brain just relaxes and I forget to nitpick. As I sat immersed in Sean Murray and James Vasquez’s masterly staging of Sweeney Todd, I found myself so absorbed that I just went along for the ride. And what a […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Sweeney Todd” @ Cygnet Theatre Company – San Diego, 04/03/10"
Written by Guest Writer: Walter Mayes In the hands of master dramatist Tony Kushner, the classic French comedy “L’illusion Comique” has been reshaped into a play where illusion is all but impossible to discern from reality. Playing with the concept of multiple identities and worlds-within-worlds, director Michael Champlin and his cast take audiences on a […]Read more "Theatre Review: “The Illusion” @ Pear Avenue Theatre, 03/20/10"
Usually when I see a theatre, whether it be a play or a musical, I have a visceral reaction to the show – positively or negatively. I know I’ve seen something fantastic, when I’m so enraptured in the production (like American Idiot) that I’m not sitting there critiquing the performance or production qualities. (Just so […]Read more "Theatre Review: “The Fantasticks” @ Sunnyvale Community Players, 11/15"