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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 – Disgraced – San Jose Stage

All you theater pieces providing a pleasant escape from the angry buzzing clutter of real life and a temporary break from discouraged, rage-engaged, politically charged Facebook feeds, take a step forward. Ah-ah-ah, NOT so fast Disgraced at San Jose Stage. … Continue reading

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REVIEW – A Day in Holywood, A Night in the Ukraine – Palo Alto Players

Low on plot and high on shtick, Palo Alto Players’ production of A Day in Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, is a truly peculiar, motley mix of old Hollywood tunes and vintage Marx Brothers. While maybe not the most … Continue reading

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REVIEW – The Wild Party – San Jose Stage

The Wild Party may well be the illegitimate musical bastard that resulted from a drunken orgy between Cabaret, Three Penny Opera, Bonnie and Clyde, Chicago and a snuff film. Full of appalling, damaged, depraved, and generally vile, predatory characters, it … Continue reading

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REVIEW- The Mountaintop – The Pear Theatre

I wasn’t intending to write a review tonight. I haven’t eaten dinner yet, it’s a work night, the 3-legged cats are begging for attention after their insensitive abandonment of 13 whole hours (Worst. Catmom. Ever.) and I have a movie … Continue reading

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REVIEW- RFK – San Jose Stage Company

There are days of late, when I spy a gray hair protruding from my pigtails and I think for a moment; so this is “old.” Such moments seem increasingly more frequent for this lady in her 40th year and while … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Hank Williams: Lost Highway – Douglas Morrison Theatre

The acting ante is certainly being upped as more and more shows about musicians are being produced; shows where it is absolutely essential that the actors expertly play their own instruments. While I’m always in awe of any actor, and … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Violet – Tabard Theatre Company

There’s a miracle worth lining up for at the Theatre on San Pedro Square. It takes the form of a beautifully performed and soulfully written musical called Violet. It is both a whisper and a roar and it proudly shines … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Proof – Hillbarn Theatre

Some days the themes of a play directly correlate to one’s personal mindset, making for an especially layered and impactful experience. While you can’t always predict your mood (or the mood of the rest of the audience) or how it … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Broadway San Jose

Let’s not talk about what Cirque Dreams Holidaze is not (hint: it’s not a manifestation of that other cirque show with a capital C)… let’s talk about what this show is; an absolute sensory overload experience. Example: it’s not enough … Continue reading

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