Review: Rude, crude ‘Book of Mormon’ also delights at Broadway San Jose

“The Book of Mormon” kicked off the early part of the decade as fierce satire, highly offensive, rude and crude. And years later, as the end of the decade is … Continue reading Review: Rude, crude ‘Book of Mormon’ also delights at Broadway San Jose

Review: The kids shred in Broadway San Jose’s ‘School of Rock’

There are some things in Broadway San Jose’s touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” that positively shred. That part of the show starts and finishes with a … Continue reading Review: The kids shred in Broadway San Jose’s ‘School of Rock’

Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’ entertains, yet falls a bit flat

In the history of theatre, we have learned that William Shakespeare was a lot of things – namely a playwright, director and poet. What we didn’t bank on was that … Continue reading Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’ entertains, yet falls a bit flat

Baker relishes the thrill of the Will in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’

If you were William Shakespeare, how full of yourself would you be? You’ve written 38 plays and 154 sonnets that have shaped, and in many cases, invented the English language. … Continue reading Baker relishes the thrill of the Will in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’

Review: Passions flow mightily in Broadway San Jose’s electric ‘On Your Feet’

The story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is one of plenty of joy and triumph, two musical heartbeats discovered in the Cuban community of Miami. Yet despite their success of … Continue reading Review: Passions flow mightily in Broadway San Jose’s electric ‘On Your Feet’

The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

While the fall is a time for a beautiful change in weather, sweetened coffees, and the return of football, there’s also a ton of great theatre that kicks off the … Continue reading The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

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’