Founding Follies

Founding Follies

CCMT revives a goofy musical trifle about the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Read my review in the East Bay Times and Mercury News. Read more

The Wedding Zinger

10 September, 2016 Theater No comments
The Wedding Zinger

Center REP’s wedding musical is a welcome surprise. 

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Let Them Entertain You

Let Them Entertain You

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

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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

It’s a Shame About the War

11 February, 2012 Theater No comments
It’s a Shame About the War

It’s clear as soon as you enter the theater at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts that Center REPertory Company is taking a fanciful approach to Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 romantic comedy about people with dangerously lighthearted notions of what it means to fight in a war.

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