The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

While the fall is a time for a beautiful change in weather, sweetened coffees, and the return of football, there’s also a ton of great theatre that kicks off the … Continue reading The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

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

Review: Fiasco’s ‘Into the Woods’ at SHN uses the simple for the grand

Cinderella has dreams of going to the King’s festivities, yet her two stepsisters and her horrendous stepmother go without her. Instead of going to the grand, majestic ball, Cinderella enters … Continue reading Review: Fiasco’s ‘Into the Woods’ at SHN uses the simple for the grand

Benton’s classic talents come to San Francisco in SHN’s ‘White Christmas’

To say that Jeremy Benton has an old soul is a fierce understatement. Or to put it in his own words, “I feel like I was born in the wrong … Continue reading Benton’s classic talents come to San Francisco in SHN’s ‘White Christmas’

Hedwig and Hall are a match made in rock and roll Heaven.

It’s been one helluva year for San Francisco native Lena Hall. She was part of an amazing run in Broadway’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” where Hall played loyal husband … Continue reading Hedwig and Hall are a match made in rock and roll Heaven.

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’

Review: Fresh coat of paint for SHNSF’s ‘Phantom’ features hits, misses

I have a pretty solid history with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s pièce de résistance “The Phantom of the Opera.” While it has never been an all-time favorite, it has always been for … Continue reading Review: Fresh coat of paint for SHNSF’s ‘Phantom’ features hits, misses

Review: Irreverent romp ‘The Book of Mormon’ is a whole lot of fun

If organized religion can be considered a sacred cow, consider “The Book of Mormon,” a delightfully cheery butcher shop. There is nothing held sacred in the bouncy and peppy musical, … Continue reading Review: Irreverent romp ‘The Book of Mormon’ is a whole lot of fun