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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 – Night Alive – San Jose Stage Company

San Jose Stage usually sets up a win for me, but The Night Alive, was sadly, not company I found much value in keeping. A play billed as a sort of modern Irish nativity play, I failed to find a … 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 – Valley of the Heart – San Jose Stage Company

A Bay Area native, I’ve lived in San Jose for over 15 years now, and I’m always amused (and yes, a bit irritated) when someone claims there is nothing to do and no History here. It’s a blatant misconception and … 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 – Venus in Fur – San Jose Stage Company

San Jose Stage you’re such a wicked little tease, aren’t you? And, Venus in Fur, you’re a crafty little minx of a play. Where, oh where to begin with you?  Hell, let’s dive right in to the proverbial deep end, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – A Weekend with Pablo Picasso – San Jose Stage Company

It is a rare occasion when I find myself believing an actor is in fact the character they are playing. Years of being behind the scenes paired with the frequency of theater that I see has certainly affected my ability … Continue reading

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