"Harvey," show #848

Fresno Pacific University theatre is currently running an absolutely charming production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer-winning comedy, Harvey....

"Every Brilliant Thing," show #847

The Fools Collaborative have gifted Fresno audiences with a sincerely poignant play in Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every...

"Wild Swimming," show #846

Marek Horn’s Wild Swimming is a play written at a level beneath whimsical, requiring strong directorial vision and stylistic execution by...

The Potency of Showing Your Passion

I recently had dinner with a mentor of mine. I asked this person about their teaching practices and ways I could apply their successes to...

Mini-Rogue Festival 2022 Preview

This year’s ‘Seattle-to-Fresno’ Mini-Rogue will take up residence at LAByrinth Art Collective after a two-year hiatus! Coming to the...

The Immediacy of Immediate Feedback

The school year is well underway, and I’m back for another round of pedagogical essays. I hope your summer proved to be a time for rest,...

"Fun Home," show #845

It’s not often a graphic novel-memoir gets the stage adaptation treatment, let alone a musical stage adaptation, let alone a Tony-winning...

"Follies"

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman were on to something when they wrote Follies. Often cited as among Sondheim’s top scores, Follies...

"The Little Mermaid," show #844

Sierra Repertory Theatre is a gem because they take on dramas, comedies, Shakespeare, and family musicals with the same gusto and...

"The SpongeBob Musical," show #843

Anyone who follows my blog regularly, or who knows me in general, has been made aware that I am not a fan of The SpongeBob Musical. I...

"Ragtime," show #842

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is running an intimately cast but mightily performed production of the modern epic musical, Ragtime. I use...

2021-2022 School Year Wrap-Up

It's that time where we gear up for a few months of summer break rest. This school year has been the most solidly enjoyable and draining...

"Rent" show #841

It’s never lost on me that when a theatre group chooses to take on Rent, there is a tall order to be filled. This Pulitzer-winning,...

"Company," show #838

When the recent London production of Company transferred to Broadway, complete with gender-swapping characters and new lyrics, some...

"My Happiness is Not Your Job"

Typically, this month's post would be a review of a pedagogical podcast/article, but not today. At the time of this draft (April 26th), I...