Review: A rich sound is the star of Hillbarn’s ‘Hunchback’

Clopin enters the stage with a seething ferocity, a balladeer ready to hunker down and tell the tale of Quasimodo, the fiendishly ugly yet gentle hunchback man who is resigned … Continue reading Review: A rich sound is the star of Hillbarn’s ‘Hunchback’

‘Wicked’ in San Jose is solid and sentimental

I have a fairly illustrious history with the musical “Wicked,”  the inventive prequel to “The Wizard of Oz.” I had bought tickets to attend the open-ended run in San Francisco … Continue reading ‘Wicked’ in San Jose is solid and sentimental

Fraser finds new challenges in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Wicked’

In anticipation of the return of “Wicked” to the Bay Area this week, Alison Fraser, playing Madame Morrible, sat down to answer questions via email about the show, her character … Continue reading Fraser finds new challenges in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Wicked’