Andino’s path leads him through the Bay Area in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Cinderella’

When David Andino first thought of a career in the theatre, there were plenty of shows he might have believed he was a good fit for. “Cinderella” wasn’t one of … Continue reading Andino’s path leads him through the Bay Area in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Cinderella’

Review: Despite flaws, ‘Newsies’ brings about a youthful energy

There is certainly much to like in the touring production of the Disney musical “Newsies,” currently running through March 15th at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. It has a spirit … Continue reading Review: Despite flaws, ‘Newsies’ brings about a youthful energy

Review: San Jose Stage’s ‘Venus in Fur’ a delicious pas de deux

Thomas Novachek doesn’t waste any time with his critique of actresses today. They are self-absorbed. Lacking of skill. And not just acting skill, but skill of life. Shortly after sharing … Continue reading Review: San Jose Stage’s ‘Venus in Fur’ a delicious pas de deux

Alameda’s DeGuzman returns to his roots with SHNSF’s ‘Newsies’

Call Julian DeGuzman’s dad Joe something of a visionary. When Julian was growing up in Alameda, Joe spent many hours, days and years driving his son around to dance class … Continue reading Alameda’s DeGuzman returns to his roots with SHNSF’s ‘Newsies’

Trust is a key component in ‘Venus in Fur’ at San Jose Stage

It was Oscar Wilde who said, “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” The intellectually gifted and suffocatingly arrogant playwright Thomas Novachek seems to … Continue reading Trust is a key component in ‘Venus in Fur’ at San Jose Stage

Review: A myriad of issues at the heart of America’s game in ‘X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep

I grew up in a barbaric time for young men. Battle Royals on a bed and the quest to not get thrown off, ACTUAL pile drivers on thin carpet, and … Continue reading Review: A myriad of issues at the heart of America’s game in ‘X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep