Tag Archives: Susannah Greenwood

REVIEW – A Day in Holywood, A Night in the Ukraine – Palo Alto Players

Low on plot and high on shtick, Palo Alto Players’ production of A Day in Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, is a truly peculiar, motley mix of old Hollywood tunes and vintage Marx Brothers. While maybe not the most … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Hank Williams: Lost Highway – Douglas Morrison Theatre

The acting ante is certainly being upped as more and more shows about musicians are being produced; shows where it is absolutely essential that the actors expertly play their own instruments. While I’m always in awe of any actor, and … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Violet – Tabard Theatre Company

There’s a miracle worth lining up for at the Theatre on San Pedro Square. It takes the form of a beautifully performed and soulfully written musical called Violet. It is both a whisper and a roar and it proudly shines … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Broadway San Jose

Let’s not talk about what Cirque Dreams Holidaze is not (hint: it’s not a manifestation of that other cirque show with a capital C)… let’s talk about what this show is; an absolute sensory overload experience. Example: it’s not enough … 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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REVIEW – BIG FISH – PALO ALTO PLAYERS

I am the president (self-appointed as is the norm with many of my titles) of the Whimsy Fan Club. I strongly believe in the magic of stories told largely and from deep within an infinite imagination. I embrace the fanciful, … Continue reading

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REVIEW-Wonder of the World-Douglas Morrisson Theatre

I know I sound like a broken record, but just walking into the Douglas Morrison Theatre is an experience in and of itself. The preset stage in general has a far too underutilized function of telling you EXACTLY what you’re … Continue reading

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REVIEW- Funny Girl- Hillbarn Theatre

It’s nearly impossible to leave your own experiences, prejudices and expectations of a show at the theater entrance. Try as you might to distance yourself from previous versions of a show you’ve seen, read or even been in, it can … 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 War of the Worlds – Stanford Repertory Theater

In a world of Onion articles taken seriously, celebrity death hoaxes and what seems like a constant reminder to people to fact check on Snopes.com before posting or pressing send, there’s certainly an element of relevance to Stanford Repertory Theater’s … Continue reading

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