Review: CMTSJ’s strong ‘Matilda’ flies through the imagination

Young Matilda is a bit like Kevin McAllister from the hit 1990 holiday film “Home Alone.” She is the smartest person in the room, unflappable, loaded with presence and in … Continue reading Review: CMTSJ’s strong ‘Matilda’ flies through the imagination

Review: San Jose Stage’s joyful ‘Rocky Horror’ embraces every ounce of cult classic camp

For those who know very little about “The Rocky Horror Show,” and there are certainly some virgins out there who have yet to consummate with the show’s charms, it’s a … Continue reading Review: San Jose Stage’s joyful ‘Rocky Horror’ embraces every ounce of cult classic camp

Gundunas connects with all of her lives in ‘Nine’ at San Jose’s 3Below

Susan Gundunas is quite the artist. She’s a professional actor, a vocalist specializing in a wide variety of styles including opera, and a voice teacher who runs a classical singer … Continue reading Gundunas connects with all of her lives in ‘Nine’ at San Jose’s 3Below

Review: City Lights’ ‘The Wolves’ is a scrumptious slice on the pitch

Orange slices at halftime. While all youth sports have things that make them special, there is no image more iconic than orange slices being shared out of a big, colorful … Continue reading Review: City Lights’ ‘The Wolves’ is a scrumptious slice on the pitch

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: A beautiful ‘Silent Sky’ at City Lights shines bright

What is it about the stars that inspires endless fascination? Peek into the vast darkness that hovers above on a clear night, and the magical wonderment of the hundreds of … Continue reading Review: A beautiful ‘Silent Sky’ at City Lights shines bright

Review: Tennessee females rule in San Jose Stage’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Brick and Maggie both take up space in the sweltering static bedroom that resides within the Mississippi Delta, satin sheets adorning the soft mattress that have gone unused by the … Continue reading Review: Tennessee females rule in San Jose Stage’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’