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“Bright Star” Shoots for the Moon, at Curran, S.F.

“Bright Star” Shoots for the Moon, at Curran, S.F.

Millennial Notes Martin and Brickell Blend Banjos and Blessings by Tyler Jeffreys “Bright Star” celebrates U.S. pride in Deep South music and culture. The Tony-nominated musical, now at The Curran Theater, showcases Steve Martin’s playful comedic style with dynamic dialogue and love for the banjo. In this musical, the book outshines the music. The show begins with the whole company singing “If You Knew My Story.” Each character, intent on following her or his own bright star, seeks light in…

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“Pinky” Plucks Our Heartstrings, at Marin Onstage, San Rafael

“Pinky” Plucks Our Heartstrings, at Marin Onstage, San Rafael

Millennial Notes David Templeton Toys with Dungeons & Dragons by Tyler Jeffreys “Pinky” at Marin Onstage tells the story of two imaginative teenagers attempting a fairy tale romance. Combining nerdy references and gaming, “Pinky” makes an epic, fantastical romantic comedy. Dungeons and Dragons, the central nerdy reference, is a role playing board game about an imaginary medieval quest with friends. David Templeton’s two-hour narrative features the talented Melissa Claire as Pinky and playful Larry Williams (alternating with Jeffrey Weissman) as…

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”:  A Tropical Paradise, at African-American Shakespeare, S.F. 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”:  A Tropical Paradise, at African-American Shakespeare, S.F. 

Millennial Notes Shakespeare Explores a Labyrinth of Love by Tyler Jeffreys I am ecstatic that my first live Shakespeare play is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at African-American Shakespeare Company. Some young thespians think that a Shakespeare production will be boring. They are way Wrong! In this “Midsummer,” the romantic fairy tale is transported to the small but culturally rich islands of Trinidad & Tobago. I would buy the audio book: William Shakespeare recited with Trinidadian accents! The music is a mix of soft electronic and island favorites like Calypso and Soca. And the…

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“Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations” Gives Goosebumps at Berkeley Rep

“Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations” Gives Goosebumps at Berkeley Rep

Millennial Notes Dominique Morisseau Proves Art Thrives with Activism by Tyler Jeffreys What a spectacle! I’m American, so I thought I knew all about The Temptations. I thought since I’ve seen the movie eight times, I could grasp the power these men commanded on stage. “Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations” brings the 60s back to life with thrilling young actors and soul-stirring music. The Motown style belongs exclusively to Detroit, Michigan, but the Motown experience belongs…

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