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“Book of Mormon” Creates Perfect Storm at Broadway San Jose

“Book of Mormon” Creates Perfect Storm at Broadway San Jose

Parker, Lopez, Stone Deliver Missionary Musical Masterpiece by Rosa del Duca “The Book of Mormon” opens with the hit song “Hello,” in which one young man rings a doorbell, enthusiastically introduces himself, and offers a free copy of “the most amazing book.” Before long there is a cacophony of doorbells and the stage is full of beaming young men going door to door, reciting a cheery script, until Elder Cunningham (the fantastically funny Conner Peirson) ruins the groove, taking liberties…

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“Glass Menagerie” Breaks from Past, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“Glass Menagerie” Breaks from Past, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Tennessee Williams in Moving, Fragile Moments by Lisa Portes by Rosa del Duca “The Glass Menagerie” opens with Tom Wingfield’s short, poetic monologue, explaining that he is both the narrator and a character in the play. We are entering his memory of a particular time of strife in his family. At Cal Shakes, Tom (the fabulous, convincing Sean San Jose) delivers his monologue as the sun illuminates the East Bay hilltops behind him. His mother and sister sit still as…

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“Rainbow Fish Musical” Delivers Lessons, Laughs, at BACT, Oakland

“Rainbow Fish Musical” Delivers Lessons, Laughs, at BACT, Oakland

Austin Zumbro Hooks Kids with Singing Fish at Fairyland by Rosa del Duca Rainbow Fish has an ego problem. He cannot imagine anyone more special than him. He snubs ordinary fish who try to get his attention, he doesn’t understand when he’s being rude or insulting, and he abhors the idea of sharing. In short, he’s a spoiled brat. The Bay Area Children’s Theater takes the core of Marcus Pfister’s book and puts its own expert twist on the story….

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“A Night with Janis Joplin” Transports Audiences, at A.C.T., San Francisco

“A Night with Janis Joplin” Transports Audiences, at A.C.T., San Francisco

Kacee Clanton Channels Folk Rock Icon with Conviction and Command                                       by Rosa del Duca “A Night with Janis Joplin” is billed as a musical journey celebrating the soulful singer and her greatest musical influences. It is much more. It’s an invitation to meet Janis long before she became known for that unmistakable voice, and to follow her as she evolves into a…

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