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Rob Richardson and Joan Hess play the lovers in the musical version of “The Bridges of Madison County” presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Picturesque ‘Bridges’ needs more troubled waters

Everything about “The Bridges of Madison County” at TheatreWorks in Mountain View…

 

Weightless, a world-premiere rock opera by The Kilbanes (Bay Area couple Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses) , opens at Z Space in February. [Courtesy Emily Sevin)

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Theater

The theater season serves up major tours, offbeat experiments, musicals, comedy and…

 

From left, Ajna Jai, Jason Kuykendall, Tristan Cunningham, Michael Gene Sullivan and Ron Campbell are funny in TheatreWorks’ entertaining “Around the World in 80 Days,” based on the Jules Verne novel. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Hilarity ensues in TheatreWorks ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley deserves to have a holiday hit on its hands…

 

Moses (Diluckshan Jeyaratnam, top left) and his brother Ramses (Jason Gotay, right) race their chariots in TheatreWorks’ premiere of “The Prince of Egypt.  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Prince of Egypt’ needs spiritual direction

It’s going to take some divine intervention to guide “The Prince of…

Moses (Diluckshan Jeyaratnam, top left) and his brother Ramses (Jason Gotay, right) race their chariots in TheatreWorks’ premiere of “The Prince of Egypt.  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Carie Kawa and Robert Gilbert appear in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Constellations.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Constellations’ melds science and matters of the heart

Everything that can happen does happen and is happening. If you can…

Carie Kawa and Robert Gilbert appear in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Constellations.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
“Hershey Felder, Beethoven” is onstage in a TheatreWorks presentation in Mountain View. (Courtesy Christopher Ash)

Felder takes on diverse tasks portraying great composers

Hershey Felder, in Mountain View this month performing his one-man show about…

“Hershey Felder, Beethoven” is onstage in a TheatreWorks presentation in Mountain View. (Courtesy Christopher Ash)
TheatreWorks’ busy production of “Rags,” a musical about the Jewish immigrant experience at the turn of the 20th century, is onstage in Mountain View. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Rags’ spotlights immigrant history in richly sung score

Persecuted immigrants flee to America only to discover more persecution. Headline du…

TheatreWorks’ busy production of “Rags,” a musical about the Jewish immigrant experience at the turn of the 20th century, is onstage in Mountain View. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
From left, Steve Brady, Jessica Wortham and Lucinda Hitchcock Cone appear in “Outside Mullingar” at TheatreWorks. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Outside Mullingar’ a touching slice of Irish life

Sentimental, yes, and predictable, yet altogether beguiling, John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy…

From left, Steve Brady, Jessica Wortham and Lucinda Hitchcock Cone appear in “Outside Mullingar” at TheatreWorks. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Journalist Will (Richard Prioleau) hits the campaign trail with colleague Stephanie (Tasha Lawrence) in TheatreWorks’ “Confederates” at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Confederates’ a timely look at racism in the digital age

New York playwright Suzanne Bradbeer’s enormously clever drama, “Confederates,” world premiering at…

Journalist Will (Richard Prioleau) hits the campaign trail with colleague Stephanie (Tasha Lawrence) in TheatreWorks’ “Confederates” at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Cyrano (J. Anthony Crane) steals a moment with Roxane (Sharon Rietkerk) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Cyrano.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

TheatreWorks’ comic ‘Cyrano’ stays true to original

“Cyrano” starts off in contemporary fashion, with the actors wandering casually onstage…

Cyrano (J. Anthony Crane) steals a moment with Roxane (Sharon Rietkerk) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Cyrano.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
TheatreWorks presents “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” a delightful one-man show about the great American composer. (Courtesy Eighty Eight Entertainment)

Everything about ‘Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin’ is appealing

A virtuoso pianist, singer, actor and playwright, Canadian-born Hershey Felder has for…

TheatreWorks presents “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” a delightful one-man show about the great American composer. (Courtesy Eighty Eight Entertainment)
Kimberly King, pictured with Jason Kuykendall, lights up TheatreWorks’ production of “The Country House.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Chekhov’s soul goes missing in ‘Country House’

Parodies and adaptations of, and homages to, turn-of-the-century Russian playwright Anton Chekhov…

Kimberly King, pictured with Jason Kuykendall, lights up TheatreWorks’ production of “The Country House.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Award-winning playwright Donald Margulies’ dramedy “The Country House,” presented by TheatreWorks, begins previews in Mountain View. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Aug. 26-27: TheatreWorks’ ‘Country House,’ Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe

WEDNESDAY AUG. 26 Regional premiere: TheatreWorks’ production of Donald Margulies’ “The Country…

Award-winning playwright Donald Margulies’ dramedy “The Country House,” presented by TheatreWorks, begins previews in Mountain View. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
From left, Ross Lekites, Zachary Prince and Megan McGinnis are strong in TheatreWorks’ world-premiere musical “Triangle.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Triangle’ sings of a memorable stitch in time

The New York immigrant experience of last century has been explored in…

From left, Ross Lekites, Zachary Prince and Megan McGinnis are strong in TheatreWorks’ world-premiere musical “Triangle.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
From left, Ross Lekites and Megan McGinnis appear in TheatreWorks’ premiere of “Triangle.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

New musical ‘Triangle’ stretches across time

The idea for musical set in the New York building where the…

From left, Ross Lekites and Megan McGinnis appear in TheatreWorks’ premiere of “Triangle.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
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Coal miners’ plight tunefully addressed in ‘Fire on the Mountain’

“Be careful today — be alive tomorrow,” reads a wooden sign hanging…

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Haunting family mysteries play out in ‘Lake Effect’

The way playwright Rajiv Joseph peels back layers of lies and obfuscation…

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COURTESY KEVIN BERNEDarren Dunstan

‘2 Pianos’ is funny, sweet and simple

If you’ve taken the emotional roller-coaster ride offered by the current Oscar-nominated…

COURTESY KEVIN BERNEDarren Dunstan
COURTESY KEVIN BERNEAdrienne Walters and Tim Homsley appear in TheatreWorks’ thoroughly entertaining  "Peter and the Starcatcher.”

TheatreWorks’ ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ flies high

Those who found the recent television broadcast of “Peter Pan” a little…

COURTESY KEVIN BERNEAdrienne Walters and Tim Homsley appear in TheatreWorks’ thoroughly entertaining  "Peter and the Starcatcher.”
COURTESY KEVIN BERNEAnna Ishida plays a character looking for a connection in a chat room in TheatreWorks’ production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful.”

Vivid online interaction in 'Spoonful' at TheatreWorks

Two stories intersect in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, “Water…

COURTESY KEVIN BERNEAnna Ishida plays a character looking for a connection in a chat room in TheatreWorks’ production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful.”