Dedrick the entertainer lands dream role in Stage 1’s ‘Dreamgirls’

As a very young man, Dedrick Weathersby learned early on about the magic of the genre called “soul music.” It came from watching his parents dance to the great soul … Continue reading Dedrick the entertainer lands dream role in Stage 1’s ‘Dreamgirls’

Review: Badassery’s ‘Don’t be Evil’ is darkly humorous, hopeful

Kavanagh is tired. He’s tired of all the many years he has provided quality finger smashing. Like so many of us (I think), Kavanagh knows that feeling of pure bliss, … Continue reading Review: Badassery’s ‘Don’t be Evil’ is darkly humorous, hopeful

San Francisco’s Department of Badassery finds humor in ‘Evil’

The Department of Badassery in San Francisco is producing a play, a debut for their company, and a world premiere at that. It’s about technology. It’s also about torture. Its … Continue reading San Francisco’s Department of Badassery finds humor in ‘Evil’

Review: Easy to feel the love at Broadway San Jose’s ‘Lion King’

What is about Disney’s “The Lion King,” that makes it so special? For starters, it remains one of the most inventive retellings of a Disney cartoon anywhere. Original director Julie … Continue reading Review: Easy to feel the love at Broadway San Jose’s ‘Lion King’

Hobbs relishes her role in Broadway San Jose’s ‘The Lion King’

Tiffany Denise Hobbs has done plenty in her film and theatre career, but there is something very special about her latest endeavor. Hobbs finds herself touring with the worldwide Broadway … Continue reading Hobbs relishes her role in Broadway San Jose’s ‘The Lion King’

Review: Fresh coat of paint for SHNSF’s ‘Phantom’ features hits, misses

I have a pretty solid history with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s pièce de résistance “The Phantom of the Opera.” While it has never been an all-time favorite, it has always been for … Continue reading Review: Fresh coat of paint for SHNSF’s ‘Phantom’ features hits, misses