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Author: Evelyn Arevalo

“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

“Hunchback of Notre of Dame” Dazzles, Delights, at Bay Area Musicals

Millennial Notes Matthew McCoy Elevates Disney Favorite by Evelyn Arevalo Director and Choreographer Matthew McCoy brings thrills to Victor Hugo’s gothic tale The Hunchback of Notre of Dame in this vibrant adaptation of the Disney movie. If you see one musical this year, see “Hunchback” by Bay Area Musicals. McCoy’s production presents an hypnotic kaleidoscope of colors, dances, and angelic choruses—leaving us singing and tearful. It’s 1482, Paris, and the chimes of Notre Dame usher us into the solitary world…

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“Seeing Red” Brings Cheers, Shouts, at S.F. Mime Troupe

“Seeing Red” Brings Cheers, Shouts, at S.F. Mime Troupe

Millennial Notes  Agbabiaka, Holden Find Socialism in Trumpland by Evelyn Arevalo The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off its 59th season with a comic  musical, “Seeing Red,” in the midst of an enthusiastic Opening Day audience. A hand-crafted wooden stage, smack dab in the middle of Dolores Park, sports picket signs announcing: “Build that Wall!” and a caricature of Donald Trump. We are visiting Ruby’s Bar, along with the regulars in a small Ohio town. We are invited in, to…

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“In Braunau” Thrills with Dark Past, at S.F. Playhouse

“In Braunau” Thrills with Dark Past, at S.F. Playhouse

Millennial Notes Dipika Guha Delves into White Nationalism by Evelyn Arevalo Dipika Guha’s world premiere of “In Braunau” by S.F. Playhouse unravels a tale of good intentions turned sinister. She gives us a modern day horror story about two idealistic 20-something Americans who move to Austria. And they decide to remodel Adolf Hitler’s birth house into a Bed & Dinner hostel. With only a dilapidated, yellow house, a hanging light, and burnt paper littering the floor, we feel the force…

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“A Lesson From Aloes” Explodes a Thorny Past , at Z Below, S.F.

“A Lesson From Aloes” Explodes a Thorny Past , at Z Below, S.F.

Millennial Notes Athol Fugard Stuns with Painful Memories   by Evelyn Arevalo South African playwright Athol Fugard pieces together a compelling story that examines racism, friendship, and fear at its very core. “Lesson from Aloes,” set in 1963, in apartheid South Africa masterfully explores the realities of the country’s enforced racial separation, using sizzling symbolism. Resourceful Piet (dynamic Victor Talmadge) and distressed Gladys (enchanting Wendy vanden Heuvel) are waiting for the arrival of their longtime family friend Steve (captivating Adrian…

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