"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...

"Hadestown," show #837

I bookended my Best Musical winners with 2020’s title, Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s triumph of musical theatre. The story of Eurydice and...

"Moulin Rouge!," show #836

Moulin Rouge! is a Broadway show that, once you’ve seen the 2001 film, just makes sense to put on stage. After sweeping the 2021 Tony...

"Six," show #835

There are certainly more than six reasons why Six is a fantastic show, but I’ll make it easy on you and just give one: the cast! Adriana...

"Wicked," show #834

The currently touring production of Wicked delivers the goods on the sweeping Schwartz score and Holzman book with energy and commitment...

"Hamilton," show #833

The tour of Hamilton is young, scrappy, and talented! I had the pleasure of seeing this outstanding cast deliver a fantastic performance...

"Sense and Sensibility"

The story is as old as its 1811 original publication, and still Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is among the greats in the pantheon...

"Assassins" show #832

(Cast of Assassins; Photo credit: Steven Lam) Assassins is my second-favorite Stephen Sondheim show and here’s why: it balances the...

Rogue Review: "Blood Harmony"

The Murray Girls delivered a fantastically enjoyable performance of tunes, both modern and traditional, at Veni Vidi Vici’s. This being...

Rogue Review: "Accordion Fight Show"

Strangely is back and more raucous than ever! With him this year isn’t just the accordion and the epic beard, but a kayak, a paddle, and...

Rogue Review: #FresnoWriters Live

My first Rogue show and I cried. One of the reasons I ensure that Fresno State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing is on my schedule for...