Category: Theater

‘Sunday in the Park’ colorfully explores meaning of art

Being an artist has never been easy. Consider Georges Seurat, the 19th-century Frenchman who painted the masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon…

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Woodminster’s ‘Oklahoma!’ lights up East Bay hills

Just as the sun set behind the hillside in Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, Laurey and Curly, strategically…

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‘Bathtub’ a bubbling, touching performance art piece

Even if she wasn’t literally soaking in bubbles, Siobhan O’Loughlin would have an involving story to tell about how a…

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See ‘School of Rock’ for the powerhouse preteens

Though the lessons in “The School of Rock” are fairly thin, the national tour of the 2015 musical onstage at…

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East meets West hilariously in ‘Soft Power’

David Henry Hwang’s new “Soft Power,” a fun, smart concoction -- a musical within a play -- satirically touches on…

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ACT’s musical ‘Walk on the Moon’ resembles the movie

American Conservatory Theater’s new musical “A Walk on the Moon” sticks closely to its source material, the touching movie about…

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Cal Shakes’ ‘Quixote Nuevo’ fanciful yet inconsistent

In California Shakespeare Theater’s production of Octavio Solis’ gorgeous tapestry of a play “Quixote Nuevo,” a retired literature professor and…

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Patti LuPone: Failure is the ‘most valuable lesson’

Patti LuPone has learned a few things in her 45 years in theater. The two-time Tony-winning actress for 1979’s “Evita”…

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