Author: Robert Sokol

The music is gonna get you ‘On Your Feet’

There’s a conga line of late-bloomer-Boomer-era song stylists like the Temptations (“Ain’t Too Proud”), Tina Turner (“Tina”) and Cher (“The…

2 weeks ago

TheatreWorks’ ‘Finks’ winks at history but blinks at drama

Given the feckless state of current congressional committees, a look back into the actual witch hunt of the House Un-American…

3 months ago

Richard Thomas takes on dad role in ‘The Humans’

Acting in an ensemble playing an extended family gathered for a holiday meal is familiar territory for Richard Thomas. He…

4 months ago

‘Pigs’ fly but don’t quite land at NCTC

Porcine aviation is the current goal at New Conservatory Theatre Center, and while “When Pigs Fly” lives up to its…

4 months ago

Everything’s alright with Ray of Light’s ‘Superstar’

Among the very first Tim Rice lyrics sung by Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar” are: “My mind is clearer now,”…

4 months ago

‘The Color Purple’ is true and deep

Love. Family. Redemption. Respect. These are the themes powerfully and often joyfully touched on in “The Color Purple,” now at…

5 months ago

‘Head Over Heels’ has the beat and heart

If you don’t know the music before you enter the Curran, you may not have many A-ha moments of '80s…

5 months ago

Picturesque ‘Bridges’ needs more troubled waters

Everything about “The Bridges of Madison County” at TheatreWorks in Mountain View is very attractive. The production is visually rich,…

6 months ago