Ramírez finds the heart of an educator in SHN’s Broadway hit ‘Curious’

Maria Elena Ramírez is the perfect person to be starring in a straight play on Broadway. An abundance of straight plays on the Great White Way harken back to a … Continue reading Ramírez finds the heart of an educator in SHN’s Broadway hit ‘Curious’

Review: SHN’s underwhelming ‘Roman Holiday’ is simple and safe

There’s nothing particularly poor about SHN’s latest production, the pre-Broadway premiere of “Roman Holiday.” The principals and ensemble are all mostly entertaining, some nice choreography, a few big showstoppers and … Continue reading Review: SHN’s underwhelming ‘Roman Holiday’ is simple and safe

Kramer stays busy as Fiasco’s ‘Into the Woods’ comes to San Francisco

So there’s this incredible budding rapper making her way to San Francisco, and she’s ready to be a part of a major national touring show that’s now in the Bay … Continue reading Kramer stays busy as Fiasco’s ‘Into the Woods’ comes to San Francisco

Review: A sleek and sexy world awaits in SHN’s ‘Cabaret’

The Emcee cuts a seductive figure, sleekly entering and exiting space with flashes of merriment, oozing sensuality at every turn. He is unapologetically fierce, with a delicious smile and a … Continue reading Review: A sleek and sexy world awaits in SHN’s ‘Cabaret’

Review: SHN’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ fueled by strong performances

The first glimpse of Monty Navarro that stands out is a little smirk at the top of the show. He sits at his desk in prison, dipping the fountain pen … Continue reading Review: SHN’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ fueled by strong performances

Marcus swings back into the Bay with SHNSF’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’

When Philadelphia born and Danville bred Dani Marcus was cast as one of the most irreverent versions of Snow White for two years back in 2000, little did she realize … Continue reading Marcus swings back into the Bay with SHNSF’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’

Review: Lansbury brings grace and charm to Coward’s classic ‘Blithe Spirit’

The delectably cheeky Noel Coward sure has a sense of humor. The witty and pretty “Blithe Spirit” is certainly in a wonderful place as it makes its way through San … Continue reading Review: Lansbury brings grace and charm to Coward’s classic ‘Blithe Spirit’

‘Anything Goes’ Applegate finds a perfect balance at home, on stage

Fred Applegate knew the moment he found his calling. It was when he was seven-years-old, and the local high school was casting youngsters as the Siamese children in Richard Rodgers … Continue reading ‘Anything Goes’ Applegate finds a perfect balance at home, on stage