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"Galileo: A Rock Musical" show #888

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has premiered a new rock musical by Danny Strong (Book), Michael Weiner and Zoe Sarnak (Music and Lyrics) that...

"The Drowsy Chaperone," show #887

Having the pleasure of attending the opening night performance of Sierra Repertory Theatre’s The Drowsy Chaperone served as a...

"Spring Awakening" show #886

At the time of seeing Fresno State University Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening, I had seen five previous productions of the...

"Once," show #874

CenterStage Clovis has an impeccable production of Once, the musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film of the same name, on its hands....

"Les Miserables" show #869

The sweeping, epic presentation of Les Miserables is still prevalent and powerful when done with the right company of musical theatre...

"Jersey Boys," show #868

Oh, what a show! Sierra Repertory Theatre is gifting audiences with a pitch-perfect premiere of Jersey Boys, the bio-musical of Frankie...

"On Your Feet!" show #867

There is something to be said about a musical which successfully portrays its central figure in a streamlined, engaging way that honors...

"Next to Normal," show #865

In Laramie Dawn Woolsey’s director’s note, she writes, “My hope is that our audiences find pieces of themselves reflected in this show…”...

"Hairspray" show #863

The current touring production of Hairspray packs a mighty punch of energy and talent, led by a dynamite Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad,...

"The Phantom of the Opera," show #856

The reason for the trip. When I started going to New York (2012) I was always asked, “Why haven’t you seen Phantom… yet?” My reply was...

"A Strange Loop" show #855

In easily the most vulnerable piece of musical theatre writing I’ve witnessed grace a Broadway stage, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer and...

"MJ: the Musical," show #854

I’ll be honest: I was not totally looking forward to seeing MJ: The Musical. I’m, at best, a moderate appreciator of the late pop icon’s...

"Dear Evan Hansen," show #857

Dear Evan Hansen, your show is one complicated piece, and here’s why: there’s so much to love and so much to cringe at. I want to love...

"Kimberly Akimbo," show #853

Kimberly Akimbo lives with progeria, a rare disease which ages you four-and-a-half times faster than is typical. Victoria Clark is...

"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...

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