Review: ‘Soft Power’ at the Curran takes sharp aim through laughs and song

In the past few years, I have fallen in love with a few things. First, there’s KPop. What’s not to love about these fantastically constructed groups with sick dance moves … Continue reading Review: ‘Soft Power’ at the Curran takes sharp aim through laughs and song

Review: The question of cultural portrayals at the heart of Los Altos Stage’s satire ‘Yellow Face’

“Get your asses on stage, I’m raising cash tonight!” In the early moments of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg hit “Miss Saigon,” the Engineer barks these commands to … Continue reading Review: The question of cultural portrayals at the heart of Los Altos Stage’s satire ‘Yellow Face’

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