Tag Archives: San Jose Theater

REVIEW – Truce; A Christmas Wish from the Great War – City Lights Theater Company

War is sadly, part of human nature with a long history of territorial destruction demonstrating its firm grip on our species. Luckily for us, compassion and bravery are also part of our nature, proving time and time again that there … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Wicked – Broadway San Jose

This certainly isn’t Wicked’s first rodeo, but it is San Jose’s first time hosting the show (thanks to Broadway San Jose) and it has infused the city with an excitement and energy that suits our town very well. The show … Continue reading

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REVIEW- The Last 5 Years – i.e.Presents

From the first, beautiful, soul-crushing notes of the first, beautiful, soul crushing-song, The Last 5 Years puts your emotions on notice. Every heartbreak you ever endured, that episode of illogical and inconsolable sobbing on the bathroom floor, that pain-laden, tear … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Game On – San Jose Rep

So the Rep has been batting .400 this season… Yeah, sorry, I can’t do it. I don’t even know what that means. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t get baseball. I’ll give you a second to get over … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Forbidden Broadway – San Jose Repertory Theatre

Sometimes there is, in fact, a very logical explanation for something that has lasted so long. With several incarnations, updated along with the trends and shows of the Great White Way, Forbidden Broadway has endured for decades because it’s a … Continue reading

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REVIEW – The Three Penny Opera – San Jose Stage

It’s not all light, it’s not all “right” but, it’s certainly all tight.  San Jose Stage’s The Three Penny Opera is full of dark, biting satire, political commentary and very stylized performances, consistent in its choices throughout and solidly stocked … Continue reading

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REVIEW – R Buckminster Fulller, the History (and Mystery) of the Universe – San Jose Rep

Oh, R. Buckminster Fuller, how you woo me with your big words and your even bigger ideas. I guess I’ve always been a complete and utter fool for ephemeralization, I just never knew until I saw San Jose Rep’s R. Buckminster Fuller, the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Broadway San Jose

At first, I was afraid, I was petrified I thought Priscilla might just be a show to brush aside But then I spent so many nights at Broadway San Jose before And I’d been pleased, so why should this show … Continue reading

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REVIEW- ROCK OF AGES – BROADWAY SAN JOSE

Sometimes I wonder how it is I made it to 37 years of age without ever being a rock band groupie. How is it exactly that I didn’t wind up following some band from coast to coast? Why did I … Continue reading

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REVIEW- NEXT TO NORMAL – SAN JOSE REPERTORY THEATRE

Severe mental health problems and the havoc that they wreak on a family, wouldn’t necessarily serve as my first choice for an evening’s entertainment. Fold that plot into a musical vessel and, it’s true, I start to make that face. … Continue reading

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