Robert Sokol

Ethel Merman musical biography not yet coming up roses

Ethel Merman introduced some of the best songs ever written by the…

‘Freedomland’ asks tough questions amid music, laughs

How can we live in a world like this? That’s the question,…

Mime Troupe’s ‘Freedomland’ explores the farce of racism

Producing a play about racism in the summer of 2015 might seem…

‘Jersey Boys’ star Jarrod Spector hitting new high notes

Jarrod Spector is living the busy New York actor’s life, dashing from…

Eddie Izzard is a force of nature

Contemplating Eddie Izzard is an invitation to think globally. The English actor…

Fame a flickering ember in ‘Club Inferno’

Attending a Thrillpeddlers performance is making a pilgrimage to creatively twisted insanity…or…

‘Addams Family’ creepy, kooky and grand

San Jose Stage Company wraps its current season with a smorgasbord of…

Broadway by the Bay’s ‘Lady’ not quite fair

One of the most perfectly formed musicals of Broadway’s golden age, “My…

Non-Equity ‘Annie’ a hard-knock tour

Though W.C. Fields recommended never sharing a stage with kids and animals,…