Author: Robert Sokol

‘Great Leap’ mixes hoops and hopes at ACT

Politics, culture clashes and generational divides are recurring themes for playwright Lauren Yee. The recent production of her “King of…

4 days ago

Steves and laughs abound in NCTC’s ‘Steve’

Meet Steven (Greg Ayers), a quip-prone, middle-aged gay man with middle-aged angst about still feeling desirable. Meet Stephen (Joey Alvarado),…

6 days ago

‘Marie and Rosetta’ explores power of music, friendship

It’s always a pleasure to discover new talent, and that pleasure is four-fold in “Marie and Rosetta” at the Lucie…

1 week ago

A hugely entertaining rock centers ‘Come From Away’

Dismiss all thoughts of Dwayne Johnson or Alcatraz the next time you hear someone say, “Welcome to The Rock!” Instead,…

2 months ago

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…

5 months 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”…

6 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…

6 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…

6 months ago