The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Still some Magic Left: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ San Francisco at The Curran

The story of The Boy Who Lived continues in an entertainingly bombastic production at the Curran.

Thursday, 5 December, 2019 · 3 Comments

Life is a Circus: ‘Pippin’ at the Berkeley Playhouse

Stephen Schwartz’s musical fantasia gets a rousing production at the Playhouse.

Monday, 15 April, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Incredibly Dull ‘Walk’: ‘A Walk on the Moon’ Musical world premiere at The ACT-SF

The acclaimed indie film – about a Jewish woman’s affair in the Summer of ’69 – becomes a rather lackluster musical at the ACT.

Friday, 15 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

Of ‘Rags’ and Richies: ‘Ragtime’ at Berkeley Playhouse

Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.

Friday, 23 February, 2018 · Leave a comment