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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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