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Author: Phil Fagundes

“Cabaret” Celebrates Sally Bowle’s Independence, at CCCT, El Cerrito

“Cabaret” Celebrates Sally Bowle’s Independence, at CCCT, El Cerrito

Millennial Notes Kander and Ebb’s Historical Musical Hits Home! by Phil Fagundes The alt-right has risen in the East Bay. And I’m not just talking about the seemingly unending parade of Milo Yiannopoulos, Anne Coulter, Ben Shapiro, and others on the far right claiming their right to speak at Berkeley. Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s new production of “Cabaret” shows us just how terrifyingly relevant Kander and Ebb’s classic musical remains—especially in these days of returning “white supremacy” notions. Director Marilyn…

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“Hair”: Still Hirsute and Contradictory, at Great Star Theatre, S.F.

“Hair”: Still Hirsute and Contradictory, at Great Star Theatre, S.F.

Millennial Notes Sixties Tribal-Rock Musical Sage & Aging  by Phil Fagundes  As the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love draws to a close in San Francisco, Landmark Musical Theater has revived the classic musical “Hair.” The tribal rock musical celebrates the hippie counterculture of the 60s, and the protests against the Vietnam War. “Hair,” of course, refers to the luscious locks that grace the head of nearly each cast member, a rejection of the 50s crew cuts. The show…

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