Author: Robert Sokol

Nothing lands in ‘Miss Saigon’ including the helicopter

Slickly produced and soullessly executed, “Miss Saigon” has constructed her helipad at the Orpheum Theatre. The 43-member cast, including five…

1 month ago

‘Red Scare’ at NCTC needs fine tuning

In his opening night speech, Ed Decker, artistic director at New Conservatory Theatre Center, noted that “Red Scare on Sunset”…

2 months ago

Matthew Morrison kicks off Bay Area Cabaret’s 15th season

It’s early in the day when Matthew Morrison comes to the phone in his upstate New York home and responds…

2 months ago

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 months 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…

5 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…

6 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…

6 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,”…

6 months ago