Mac Rogers reimagines Karel Čapek’s sci-fi classic in this thrilling steampunk production by Quantum Dragon. Continue reading Mechanical Animals: ‘Universal Robots’ West Coast premiere by Quantum Dragon
Bay Area Children’s Theatre scores two wins in its current adaptations: one a goofy comedy, the other a gripping drama. Continue reading Little People on Big Adventures: ‘Judy Moody’ and ‘Inside Out & Back Again’ at BACT
Fuck this movie.
As a musical, it’s derivative.
As a story about getting past discrimination, it’s actually racist, sexist, and elitist.
Seriously, fuck this movie. Continue reading ‘Stuck’ Up its Own Ass!
Jedis, jungles, fish-man junk, & James Franco.
All but the last made for a great day at the multiplex. Continue reading X-mas Day Quadruple-Feature: ‘The Last Jedi’; ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’; ‘The Shape of Water’; ‘The Disaster Artist’
A languid pace and over-familiarity drag down SF Playhouse’s production of the Broadway musical. Continue reading Same old ‘Story’: ‘A Christmas Story – The Musical’ at SF Playhouse
Although the script veers into cliched (if not racist) territory, strong performances and lavish set design save Berkeley Playhouse’s production. Continue reading Distant Relation: ‘Sister Act: The Musical’ at Berkeley Playhouse
The sets are amazing and the songs are classics, but Dominique Morisseau’s truncated script shortchanges its subjects in this Berkeley Rep world premiere musical. Continue reading Far ‘Too Proud’ of Itself: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ world premiere at Berkeley Rep