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“Man of La Mancha” Shines Amidst Challenges, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Man of La Mancha” Shines Amidst Challenges, at Custom Made, S.F.

Millennial Notes Katz and Dietrich Deliver Hope in Quixotic Musical by Michael Jeong A greying man with a silvery vest, like armor worn by knights of old, gazes into the distance. He sings wistfully about his “Impossible Dream” to “fight the unbeatable foe” and “reach the unreachable star” in an unforgiving world, surprisingly tender for an old guy wearing a basket for a helmet. Vain hope dominates “Man of La Mancha” at Custom Made Theatre, in at their cosy, intimate…

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“Megabytes! The Musical” Keeps Phones in Pockets, at Shelton Theatre, S.F.

“Megabytes! The Musical” Keeps Phones in Pockets, at Shelton Theatre, S.F.

Morris Bobrow’s Witty Musical Revue Beats Tech by Wes Adrianson “Megabytes! The Musical” with its goofy rhymes and knee-slapping comedic style, mocks our dependence on technology and its comically strong hold on our collective psyche. Morris Bobrow, a master of the original music revue, writes and directs this witty show that absolutely everyone with a smartphone can appreciate. You’ll be so entertained during the show, you may forget to check your phone. A repetitive rhyming style mimics the way we…

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“Man of La Mancha” Gives Dreamers Hope, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Man of La Mancha” Gives Dreamers Hope, at Custom Made, S.F.

Katz and Dietrich Deliver a Timely & Rousing Musical by Robert M. Gardner In the opening scene of “Man of La Mancha,” Miguel de Cervantes (striking Edward Hightower) transforms himself onstage from the aristocratic writer to the woeful Don Quixote in dress and manner. He quickly musses up his hair, and adds age lines, bushy eyebrows, and beard.  While his creation, Don Quixote, wears medieval faux armor and fake sword, the rest of the cast appear in modern dress, bridging…

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“The Lion King” Roars at SHN Orpheum in San Francisco

“The Lion King” Roars at SHN Orpheum in San Francisco

Young and Old Thrill to Sparkling African Folklore by Sysamone Phaphon Last weekend I went to a live theatrical musical for the first time. I attended “The Lion King” on Sunday evening with my two children. My son, Ari, age eight, had quite a bit to say about the display on stage. In particular I found one comment interesting: “I liked it because it had a lot of African Americans performing in it.” I should share that he’s a bit…

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