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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- Bonnie & Clyde – San Jose Stage

When seeing a musical, one of the questions I always try to ask myself is “Is this story told better by being a musical?” In the case of Bonnie and Clyde at San Jose Stage, I think I was wooed … Continue reading

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REVIEW – An Iliad – San Jose Stage Company

I’m the kind of girl who has, on more than one occasion, been approached by a person of let’s say…questionable mental stability. I’d like to think it’s because I have kind eyes and I’m approachable, but in reality, I’m just … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE SNOW QUEEN – San Jose Repertory Theatre

While exciting and potentially a great collaborative exercise, producing a new work comes with a lot of pressures and expectations. Even when you’ve lined up the most fabulous of creative teams, breathing life into a previously unproduced piece is really, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE WOMAN IN BLACK – DOUGLAS MORRISSON THEATRE

My discovery of the Gothic novel during freshman year of College was pivotal and profound. True, from a young age I’ve loved horror films, monsters, the paranormal and all manner of superstition, but the unearthing of an era of literature devoted … Continue reading

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REVIEW – One Night With Janis Joplin – San Jose Rep

Here is a list of my not-so-favorite things, also known as “Why theoretically, I should not have liked One Night With Janis Joplin at the San Jose Rep:” Celebration of 60/70’s drug culture, musicals that don’t have much of a … Continue reading

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REVIEW – A Minister’s Wife – San Jose Repertory Theatre

Somehow I’ve made it through life as double English and Drama major, audience member and longtime theater participant without ever having seen or read a version of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. While possibly shocking, this is really neither here nor … Continue reading

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