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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 – HEDDA GABLER – CITY LIGHTS THEATER COMPANY

Move over Joan Collins. Take a number Omarosa. Not so fast Mommy Dearest. Don’t call us, we’ll call you Scarlett O’Hara. If anything opens up in the cray-cray division we’ll let you women know, but we’ve already got an unstable, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Jane Austen’s Persuasion – San Jose Stage

There were two very short periods in my life when I read for pleasure. 8th grade, when a very smart teacher introduced me to the likes of fantasy/sci-fi authors Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony, Douglas Adams and Ray Bradbury, and then … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Disconnect – San Jose Rep

There’s perfect metaphor for every live theater experience and for the San Jose Rep’s Disconnect, this metaphor was a giant novelty gumball machine. While that should be a totally sufficient description and require no further explanation, I’ll elaborate just in … Continue reading

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REVIEW – IMPERIAL FIZZ – RENEGADE THEATRE EXPERIMENT

Imperial Fizz is a play where not an awful lot “happens” on stage. Now, I’m well aware that sounds distinctly more like a fizzle than a fizz, but I assure you, Renegade Theatre Experiment’s Fizz, pops. It’s actually quite a … Continue reading

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REVIEW – I LEFT MY HEART… – TABARD THEATRE COMPANY

Lactose intolerant theatre goers beware, The Tabard Theatre Company is serving up an extra helping of cheese with their current musical endeavor! That’s right, if you like your schmaltz laid on extra thick, you’ll love I Left My Heart… A … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Boom – Renegade Theater Experiment

Mother fucker.  Let me repeat in case you missed it. Mother.  Fucker.  If you’re going to see Boom, presented by Renegade Theater Experiment, you’re going to need to embrace this word. You’re not only going to need to embrace it, … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Collapse – Renegade Theatre Experiment

Collapse. Was there ever a more perfect title for a play to open a Renegade Theatre Experiment season which takes on an apocalyptic theme for its 2012-2013 duration? I say no. And, contrary to what the title might indicate, this production’s … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Bill W. and Dr Bob – San Jose Rep

”Hey, let’s go see a play about the founders of AA” isn’t maybe something you expect to hear or get super excited about, right? What? Not your feel good play of the year? Okay, maybe not, never-the-less, San Jose Rep … Continue reading

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REVIEW – MARY POPPINS – BROADWAY SAN JOSE

Broadway San Jose’s Mary Poppins is filled to the brim with sly, sweet, subtle magic as well as plenty of in your face, over the top, technical extravaganzas. Illusion and fun abound in this production and honestly, you’ll want to … Continue reading

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