Incredible technical work can’t quite make up for Annie Baker’s bloated, meandering text.
Stephen Schwartz’s musical fantasia gets a rousing production at the Playhouse.
Electric choreography from the Berkeley Playhouse can’t quite save this revival of the popular musical.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre scores two wins in its current adaptations: one a goofy comedy, the other a gripping drama.
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.
Though Shotgun pulls off some grand production design, Madeleine George’s script doesn’t successfully tackle the themes it ponders.
Creative production values can’t save a muddled script in this Central Works show.
Racist direction combines with a confused (and hypocritical) script in pretty-looking production by Shotgun.
My first trip to the Berkeley Playhouse won’t be my last, thanks to this lavish production of the Tony-winning musical.
Emotions are far too restrained in Shotgun’s sterile revival of Ibsen-by-way-of-Bergman.