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REVIEW- The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus – San Jose Repertory Theatre

A play is like kind of like a recipe. You take some ingredients, you mix them all about, you let it bake, you serve it up and you hope that everyone (whose taste buds are as individual as finger prints) … Continue reading

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REVIEW- BLUE MAN GROUP – BROADWAY SAN JOSE

Aside from an unexpected and upsetting allergic reaction to Dramamine one time, I’ve never done hallucinogenic drugs, nor do I condone their use, but having seen Blue Man Group, I kinda feel like I know what a good experience with … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Betrayal – Only Connect Theatre

Admittedly, the topic of infidelity and adultery are at the very bottom of my like list. There’s no baggage there (you don’t need to read into that statement), there’s no logical reason really for my overly negative feelings toward these … Continue reading

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REVIEW – A THOUSAND CLOWNS – CALIFORNIA THEATRE CENTER – SUNNYVALE

Falling in love with a character in a play is generally considered delusion and I would tend to agree. One must keep the line between what is real and what is on the stage pretty distinct. I’m afraid however, the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – GUYS AND DOLLS – SOUTH BAY MUSICAL THEATRE

Guys and Dolls is a musical standard. It’s a show with a cheesy plot devised of equal parts heart and humor. It’s not particularly scandalous in any way and despite being in part about gamblers, the show is clean, sweet, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THANKS FOR PLAYING, THE GAME SHOW, SHOW – THE RETRO DOME

If you looked at any one aspect of the Retro Dome’s play Thanks for Playing the Game Show, Show, there’s no doubt you’d like what you saw. Great talent, wonderful ly colorful sets and lights, fantastic costumes, humor, heart, audience participation, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – PEAR SLICES – THE PEAR AVENUE THEATRE

Each year for the last 9 years the Pear Avenue Theatre has fostered the talents of their local playwrights guild by producing an evening of their short plays. They carefully select the plays from the submissions, provide feedback to the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – THE PRODUCERS – HILLBARN THEATRE

With an iconic show like The Producers, you run the risk of certain celebrities having played the title roles to such a high standard that you really can’t imagine someone else doing them justice. There are certain people that were just born to play … Continue reading

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REVIEW – In the Heights – Broadway San Jose

After seeing In the Heights last night, I woke up thinking it was Saturday. It was seriously as if those amazing 2 ½ hours on a Tuesday had a little chat with Wed –Friday and said, “You only wish you … Continue reading

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REVIEW – GOD OF CARNAGE – SAN JOSE REP

I know I’m hard on the San Jose Rep, it’s no secret. I expect a lot and hold them to a high standard. I’ve seen great work done there and I’ve seen great work done other places on 1/10th the budget. … Continue reading

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