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Author: Rosa del Duca

“The Bodyguard” Captures Sustaining Note, at Broadway San Jose

“The Bodyguard” Captures Sustaining Note, at Broadway San Jose

Deborah Cox Steals the Show as Rachel Marron by Rosa del Duca “The Bodyguard” begins with a literal bang that will send your heart straight into your mouth. And then, as your heart settles back to its proper place, it will quickly be won over by Rachel Marron (Deborah Cox), who sings like an angel, a diva, a gift. The audience hangs on every note, whether Cox is going through a whirlwind of choreography while belting out a Whitney Houston…

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“The Lost Years” Delivers Laughs at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

“The Lost Years” Delivers Laughs at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

Cynthia Wands Reaches for Wit and Whimsy by Rosa del Duca At the center of “The Lost Years” are secrets. The first is that teacher and poet Humphrey Bludgepot (a peppy Ben Knoll) is not exactly who he says he is. In short, he is a hack, who grossly inflates his qualifications, and who just might be the worst poet you’ve ever heard. The play opens as Mr. Bludgepot is trying to regain his footing after a night of fever…

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“Fly Guy” Tickles Young Funny Bones, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

“Fly Guy” Tickles Young Funny Bones, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Not Your Typical Pet, Not Your Typical Musical by Rosa del Duca Buzz (Benjamin Nguyen) really wants a pet, but instead of going to the animal shelter, he packs some gadgets into his little red wagon and heads outside. He doesn’t have to go far before running into a creature who can say his name. It’s a fly. He’s Fly Guy to be precise, played by the compelling, athletic, and delightful Dominic Dagdagan. A fast friendship is born. Buzz doesn’t…

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“Wheels on the Bus” Takes Kids on Adventure, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

“Wheels on the Bus” Takes Kids on Adventure, at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Toddlers Delighted, Engaged by One-of-a-Kind Bus Ride by Rosa del Duca With trepidation, I arrived at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Oakland for a 10 A.M. performance of “The Wheels on the Bus.” It was raining cats and dogs, my 16-month-old daughter was cutting a new tooth (or four), and she had fallen asleep on the ride to the theater, which meant she was clingy, suspicious, and poised to have a meltdown.  I hoped I would not have to…

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