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“Gangster of Love”—A Spectacular Family Reunion, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

“Gangster of Love”—A Spectacular Family Reunion, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

Millennial Notes Hagedorn, Greco Create Masterful Visual Palette by Evelyn Arevalo “The Gangster of Love” by Jessica Hagedorn transports us to the 70s, to follow the outlandish exploits of the newly arrived Filipino Rivera family in San Francisco. Get ready to be amazed by a live action rock band, a psychedelic LSD trip, and a raucous birthday party. Director Loretta Greco gives us an intimate look into the Rivera family’s troubled assimilation into America. With them, we travel the familiar…

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“Crystal” Cracks Barriers, at SAP Center, San Jose

“Crystal” Cracks Barriers, at SAP Center, San Jose

Millennial Notes Cirque Du Soleil Conjures  a Circus Musical by Tyler Jeffreys and Evelyn Arevalo Cirque Du Soleil’s “Crystal”–a magical circus on ice–branches out into a cool realm of music and light displays. “Crystal” breaks through Cirque du Soleil thrills into a spectacular circus world. This old-fashioned circus promises nostalgia, re-fashioned for the ice–an old mystery, frozen and new. “Crystal” focuses on synchronized skating and dancing, worthy of Olympic medals. “Crystal” offers  visually stunning sets with minimal props, concentrating on…

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“What Just Happened?” Magnifies Mundane Moments, at PlayGround, S.F.

“What Just Happened?” Magnifies Mundane Moments, at PlayGround, S.F.

Millennial Notes Nina Wise Makes Politics Omnipresent by Tyler Jeffreys In her solo show “What Just Happened?” Nina Wise develops her daily recollections into extraordinary political commentary on prejudice, veganism, and immigration. She even pokes fun at Bay Area political fads, making us feel slightly uncomfortable.  Her rants make us think about why we believe what we believe. Wise explains that each of her shows is unique. She tells us about a single day that started with an emergency nuclear…

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