Sad day in the South Bay – curtain closes on venerable San Jose Rep

San Jose Repertory Theatre, one of the largest regional theatre companies in the Bay Area, has ceased operations amid growing financial woes. The 34-year-old downtown San Jose company released a … Continue reading Sad day in the South Bay – curtain closes on venerable San Jose Rep

Review: Delicious tension served up in SJ Rep’s ‘The Big Meal’

The meal is delivered with sharp precision. There is a napkin, fork and something special on the plate. The meal is brought out by a stoic waitress, who walks upright, … Continue reading Review: Delicious tension served up in SJ Rep’s ‘The Big Meal’

Baseball and bugs fuel Silicon Valley dreams in SJ Rep’s ‘Game On’

The world of fantasy sports is all-consuming, and that’s putting it mildly. Drafts, stats, sabermetrics and some friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) wagering turn sports fans into sports maniacs. … Continue reading Baseball and bugs fuel Silicon Valley dreams in SJ Rep’s ‘Game On’

San Jose Rep’s ‘The Snow Queen’ tells a universal, coming-of-age tale

Since 1937, when the world was first introduced to the demure and pure “Snow White,” in the popular Disney film, the princess genre in popular entertainment has gone through quite … Continue reading San Jose Rep’s ‘The Snow Queen’ tells a universal, coming-of-age tale

Review: San Jose Rep’s ‘Next Fall’ stays with you long after the final curtain

Waiting in a waiting room can be ugly. I did it a few years back with my family, waiting for my father as he underwent a major surgery. Everything about … Continue reading Review: San Jose Rep’s ‘Next Fall’ stays with you long after the final curtain

Gay rights, religion the focus of San Jose Rep’s ‘Next Fall’

Less than three weeks into former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom’s first term in 2004, he made a decision that kick-started a wild and wonderful 29 days in the Bay … Continue reading Gay rights, religion the focus of San Jose Rep’s ‘Next Fall’

Review: Magic of Joplin is channeled for one more night at San Jose Rep

On the Janis Joplin Greatest Hits album, while performing her legendary tune “Ball and Chain,” in the middle of the song, Joplin goes into an earthy monologue about love and … Continue reading Review: Magic of Joplin is channeled for one more night at San Jose Rep

San Jose Rep gives audiences one night to recreate the magic of Janis Joplin

Late night talk show host Dick Cavett did some of the most insightful interviews with some of the biggest rock stars in music history.  Cavett, whose initial late night show … Continue reading San Jose Rep gives audiences one night to recreate the magic of Janis Joplin

Review: A graceful and charming ‘Minister’s Wife’ at San Jose Rep

There is much to be said about grace and charm. San Jose Repertorty Theatre’s production of “A Minister’s Wife,” conceived by and directed with graceful charm by Michael Halberstam, ditches … Continue reading Review: A graceful and charming ‘Minister’s Wife’ at San Jose Rep

Review: San Jose Rep’s ‘Disconnect’ shares a unique perspective

There are few things better than a sharp sun ray piercing through a window on an early morning. A glorious sunshine which greets a person every morning is a reminder … Continue reading Review: San Jose Rep’s ‘Disconnect’ shares a unique perspective