The Apartment, the Musical

24 November, 2014 Theater No comments
The Apartment, the Musical

Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach made The Apartment into a musical, and I wish they hadn’t.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News and other Bay Area News Group papers. Read more

The Best of All Possible Musicals

11 November, 2014 Theater No comments
The Best of All Possible Musicals

Leonard Bernstein’s operetta of Candide clinging to optimism in the face of countless horrors has a troubled history of its own.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

Back Down the Rabbit Hole

Back Down the Rabbit Hole

An octogenerian Alice takes one last trip to the fantastical land of her youth.

My review of Wunderworld is in the Contra Costa Times. Read more

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

She’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf all rolled into one.

My review of Ragged Wing Ensemble’s REDWOLF is in the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

Do You Hear the Puppets Sing

Do You Hear the Puppets Sing

It’s funny to see how thoroughly a show about foul-mouthed puppets has entered the mainstream of Broadway musicals.

Read my review in the Contra Costa Times. Read more

The Anti-Rock Musical

The Anti-Rock Musical

Bye Bye Birdie depicts the cultlike following of a rock star, but it’s not a rock musical. Far from it.

My review is in the Contra Costa Times. Read more

A Dated Dating Musical

26 September, 2014 Theater No comments
A Dated Dating Musical

Bobby, Bobby baby, Bobby bubbee, here comes my Contra Costa Times

review of Company at Town Hall Theatre. Read more

The Anguish of the Battlecock

23 September, 2014 Theater No comments
The Anguish of the Battlecock

Ever wonder what goes through the head of a cockfighting rooster? Wonder no more!

My review of Impact Theatre’s Year of the Rooster is in the Contra Costa Times. Read more

Singing in the Basement

3 September, 2014 Theater No comments
Singing in the Basement

Hey, it’s my first review in the Contra Costa Times! Go forth and

read my review of Center REP’s doo-wop popsical Life Could Be a Dream. Read more