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REVIEW – The Many Faces of Farce – Stanford Repertory Theater

It should be noted that Chekhov and I have an on again, off again relationship. Well, it’s more of a Chekhon, Chekhov again. And, really it’s mostly Chekhov. I’ve tried. I’ve seen multiple productions of multiple plays over the last … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Lord of the Flies – A Theater Near U (at the Pear Theater)

Full disclosure: I never read Lord of the Flies. It’s quite possible I was supposed to, but I don’t recall ever doing so. Perhaps it was not in the curriculum, or more likely, my own unintentional display or reckless rebellion. … Continue reading

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REVIEW – The Toxic Avenger – San Jose Stage

Do you remember hearing about that Musical Theater orgy between Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown, and Hairspray that happened at a Bruce Springsteen concert? Well, probably not, mostly because I made it up just now as an illustrative device, but … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Cabaret – Broadway San Jose

I’ve seen Cabaret multiple times over the years and it’s always such a surprise to me. Not by the sexual content, that usually sticks out between viewings (no pun intended), but I still get caught completely off guard by the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – The Memory Stick – San Jose Stage

There are a few things I don’t like. I don’t like doing dishes. I don’t like mean people. I don’t like eggplant or olives. I don’t like hangnails. One of the things near the top of my don’t like list … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Matilda, The Musical – Broadway San Jose

The first time I heard the score  from Matilda, the Musical I unabashedly teared up. As a girl/Princess who clearly has some challenges with this thing they call adulting, and  conflicts with conforming to a world which sometimes demonstrates a complete lack … Continue reading

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REVIEW – For Grace – Cinequest

Perhaps I’m too enamored of a well-made documentary, but I find the contrived documentary a tired device when not done well. My general rule is if you’re going to break that 4th wall, it better be for a very specific … Continue reading

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