Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ full of warmth and humanity at Broadway San Jose

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the latest production that is spending this week at Broadway San Jose, is not a show I would fit into my personal demographic. But as someone … Continue reading Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ full of warmth and humanity at Broadway San Jose

Broadway San Jose’s ‘Kinky Boots’ is an elevation celebration

I cannot think of a musical theatre character that I love right now more than Lola. She is magnificently fierce, dazzling and dashing, a character that has a heart of … Continue reading Broadway San Jose’s ‘Kinky Boots’ is an elevation celebration

He is his father’s son: J. Harrison Ghee finds the love for Lola in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Kinky Boots’

When he was just a kid, everything he did, was to be like him. You can make a case that J. Harrison Ghee certainly felt this way as a child. … Continue reading He is his father’s son: J. Harrison Ghee finds the love for Lola in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Kinky Boots’

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: 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: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Cinderella’ a lush, warm fairy tale

There is such warmth and charm in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” It incorporates a sweet storyline, with songs that are sappy and sugary, and choreography that is lush and fluid. … Continue reading Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Cinderella’ a lush, warm fairy tale

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’

Fraser finds new challenges in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Wicked’

In anticipation of the return of “Wicked” to the Bay Area this week, Alison Fraser, playing Madame Morrible, sat down to answer questions via email about the show, her character … Continue reading Fraser finds new challenges in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Wicked’