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“Pete the Cat” Thrills Kids, at BACT, Berkeley

“Pete the Cat” Thrills Kids, at BACT, Berkeley

Zachary Hasbany Brings Favorite Cat to Life by Rosa del Duca In the throes of an epic rock guitar solo, Pete the Cat (dynamic, compelling Zachary Hasbany) does not see the cat catcher until too late. Pete is whisked away from his band mates and placed with the Biddle family. Pete is less than thrilled to become a house cat, and the Biddles are puzzled by Pete’s unorthodox ways. He loves to “jam.” He’s a bed hog and easily forgets…

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“Quixote Nuevo” Attacks La Frontera, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“Quixote Nuevo” Attacks La Frontera, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Millennial Notes Octavio Solis Gives Quixote Purpose by Michael V. Rodriguez Playwright Octavio Solis has rejuvenated Don Quixote. Emilio Delgado plays Quixote as the classic knight errant we want to believe in. But where Quixote of the past has given in, “Quixote Nuevo” stands strong. He clings to his convictions till the end, wildly swinging his sword at the giant border wall separating him from the beauteous Dulcinea. As the sun sets at Cal Shakes, Dulcinea becomes a living idol,…

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“Tinderella”—Sexting, BART, & Lost Heels, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Tinderella”—Sexting, BART, & Lost Heels, at Custom Made, S.F.

Millennial Notes Rose Oser & Weston Scott’s Raw Lyrics Astound by Evelyn Arevalo “Tinderella” weaves more than a typical romance into its tapestry. Our modern princess is looking for more, as she discovers strange and wonderful suitors. And she makes a serious discovery of what it takes to start living your best life, in Custom Made Theatre’s co-production with Faultline Theater. Writer Rose Oser, lyricist Weston Scott, and composer Christian B. Schmidt tackle race, sexual identity and the superficiality of…

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“Head Over Heels” Spews Dazzling Chaos, at Curran, S.F.

“Head Over Heels” Spews Dazzling Chaos, at Curran, S.F.

Magruder & Meyer Pull Out All the Stops  by Cindi Stephan I took my gender fluid teen to “Head Over Heels” because they love musical theater, and I figured I could get them hooked on the music of The Go-Go’s. I did not know that gender fluidity forms a central theme of the show, that our new pronouns (the ones our family is tripping over) receive an official welcome! My kid cried in happiness and I bounced up and down…

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