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"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...

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," show #858

I went into Los Altos Stage Company’s production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile completely cold to the script. I’d heard about it, I...

"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...

"2:22-A Ghost Story," show #850

A quartet of terrific actors have entered the horror genre of theatre with Danny Robins’ 2:22-A Ghost Story. The play surrounds two...

"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...

"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...

"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,...

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