Theatre Review: “Curtains” @ Foothill Musical Theatre, 7/22/11

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 […]

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Theatre Preview: “Anything Goes” @ Foothill Musical Theatre

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 […]

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Theatre Review: “The Illusion” @ Pear Avenue Theatre, 03/20/10

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 […]

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Theatre Review: “The Fantasticks” @ Sunnyvale Community Players, 11/15

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 […]

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