Tag Archives: Silicon Valley Performing Arts

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 – SHERLOCK HOLMES THE FINAL ADVENTURE – DOUGLAS MORRISON THEATRE

I went into Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure at the Douglas Morrison Theater, having never read the books or seen another live production and with no significant exposure to the various television manifestations of this literary icon. In fact, my only … Continue reading

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REVIEW – CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN – BROADWAY SAN JOSE

If someone told me a female gymnast who attended the 1968 Olympics was going to play Peter Pan on stage and that I’d not only believe the performance, but would be totally sucked in by it, I’d probably tell them to … 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- Race – San Jose Stage

If you’ve ever seen the infomercials for the INSANITY WORKOUT, you come close to understanding what performing David Mamet is like for an actor and by some literary version of the transitive property, what he is for an audience to … 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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PREVIEW: Princess’ 2012-1013 Season Arts Picks

There are lots of reasons to get excited about the local arts scene. Some are logical reasons, favorite shows, pieces of music, artists or venues. Others are less traditional reasons as you’ll discover below. No matter how or why you … Continue reading

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