Review: A longer summer is needed for Broadway San Francisco’s ‘Summer’

It seems a bit odd to advocate for a play’s run time to be longer. Yet for as many things that Donna Summer’s musical does well, one of the show’s … Continue reading Review: A longer summer is needed for Broadway San Francisco’s ‘Summer’

Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ is loaded with ferocity and heart

My paternal grandfather was a legend in the Oakland flea market community. When I was a kid of nine, he and I would take off every Sunday morning to hunt … Continue reading Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ is loaded with ferocity and heart

Travels with Robert: Broadway set designer returns home with SHN’s ‘Cabaret’

Mention to Robert Brill that he may be the second most famous alumnus from Salinas High School, and you’re sure to get a chuckle. “Who might the first be?” asks … Continue reading Travels with Robert: Broadway set designer returns home with SHN’s ‘Cabaret’