Completely Crazy: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Completely Crazy: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Before attending the San Francisco premiere of Cirque Dreams Holidaze, I had dinner down the street at Cafe Royale. (Just OK; my coq au vin…

Controversial Classic: Porgy and Bess

Controversial Classic: Porgy and Bess

Ira and George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is a classic and historical opera not without its share of controversies, dating back to its 1935 premiere….

A Real Sense Of Magic: Peter And The Starcatcher

A Real Sense Of Magic: Peter And The Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher is an odd bit of theater. Not exactly a musical, although it has a few musical numbers. Not exactly a child’s…

For The Fans: The Wizard of Oz

For The Fans: The Wizard of Oz

In the past three weeks, I’ve gone to see three live musicals, which, for someone who isn’t exactly musical theater’s biggest fan, is a lot….

Some Kind of Wonderful: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Some Kind of Wonderful: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is, as the title would suggest, about Carole King, the singer and songwriter whose career began as a teenage songwriter,…

Sparkly But Standard: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical

Sparkly But Standard: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical

If you saw the 1994 movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, liked the costumes, but felt the actual drag performances were kind…