Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Once’ is a powerful musical experience

“How do you say, ‘Do you still love him’ in Czech?” It’s a critical question that Guy asks Girl in “Once,” the Tony Award winning musical that makes a stop … Continue reading Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Once’ is a powerful musical experience

Review: Irreverent romp ‘The Book of Mormon’ is a whole lot of fun

If organized religion can be considered a sacred cow, consider “The Book of Mormon,” a delightfully cheery butcher shop. There is nothing held sacred in the bouncy and peppy musical, … Continue reading Review: Irreverent romp ‘The Book of Mormon’ is a whole lot of fun

Review: ‘M. Butterfly at City Lights a searing spectacle

The shadows fill the air with mystery. Soft blues and curvy silhouettes create palpable intrigue, one that scintillates with curiosity. Filling those curves is Song Liling, a young Chinese opera … Continue reading Review: ‘M. Butterfly at City Lights a searing spectacle

Ncube is living the dream in SHN’s ‘Book of Mormon’

To say that Alexandra Ncube is living the dream would be an understatement of epic proportions, comparable to making a statement such as “Phantom of the Opera is having a … Continue reading Ncube is living the dream in SHN’s ‘Book of Mormon’

South Bay’s Palac tackles title role in Stage 1’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Local actor/singer Brian Palac and popular prophet Jesus Christ have a few things in common. No not the miracles part and no, not the part where God’s his dad. Their … Continue reading South Bay’s Palac tackles title role in Stage 1’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

San Jose Stage’s King gears up for iconic role in ‘Death of a Salesman’

There are certain actors who, if their careers last long enough, find themselves in the throes of a specific pantheon of roles when reaching a certain age. Characters like Hamlet … Continue reading San Jose Stage’s King gears up for iconic role in ‘Death of a Salesman’