Let Them Entertain You

Let Them Entertain You

CCMT’s Gypsy shows why it’s a classic.

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I Get a Kick Out of Cole

I Get a Kick Out of Cole

Anything Goes has so many classic Cole Porter songs in it that it’s a wonder it’s an original book musical from which those songs originate rather than some greatest-hits musical revue.

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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

Sex and Death

16 November, 2013 Theater No comments
Sex and Death

Sometimes, no matter how avant-garde a play’s language or structure may be, it can be reduced to a simple thesis statement. Basil Kreimendahl’s Sidewinders, for example, now premiering with the Cutting Ball Theater, boils down to “Binary gender distinctions are overrated.” And Diana Amsterdam’s Carnival Round the Central Figure, produced by Symmetry Theatre Company at Live Oak Theatre, declares in no uncertain terms that people should accept death as part of life and not pretend it isn’t happening.

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