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“Each and Every Thing” Triumphs, at The Marsh, Berkeley

“Each and Every Thing” Triumphs, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Dan Hoyle Draws Laughter from Digital Lunacy by Barry David Horwitz In his new version of “Each and Every Thing,” Dan Hoyle hits pay dirt with his warm, winning personality, his down home San Francisco ways, and his unique “journalistic theater.” In his show, he ponders the word of cell phones, Twitter, rigged elections, and the power of the Midwest to predict our futures. Ever since he won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Solo Show in 2014, Dan has…

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“Seeing Red” Brings Cheers, Shouts, at S.F. Mime Troupe

“Seeing Red” Brings Cheers, Shouts, at S.F. Mime Troupe

Millennial Notes  Agbabiaka, Holden Find Socialism in Trumpland by Evelyn Arevalo The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off its 59th season with a comic  musical, “Seeing Red,” in the midst of an enthusiastic Opening Day audience. A hand-crafted wooden stage, smack dab in the middle of Dolores Park, sports picket signs announcing: “Build that Wall!” and a caricature of Donald Trump. We are visiting Ruby’s Bar, along with the regulars in a small Ohio town. We are invited in, to…

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“A Walk on the Moon” Rocks the Crowd, at ACT, S.F.

“A Walk on the Moon” Rocks the Crowd, at ACT, S.F.

Pamela Gray Pens Summer of ’69 Musical by Robert M. Gardner  Sex, drugs, and rock and roll rule Pamela Gray’s bold new musical “A Walk on the Moon.” Premiering at ACT, based on her 1999 movie and book, Gray has turned her 1969 retrospective into a high energy musical, featuring fabulous singers and actors. Infidelity, teen age angst, and suburban tedium erupt into a cataclysm of emotions in the idyllic Catskill Mountains. ACT audiences are blessed to be the first…

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“Hamlet”—Family Affair Rocks Outdoors, at Marin Shakes, San Rafael

“Hamlet”—Family Affair Rocks Outdoors, at Marin Shakes, San Rafael

Millennial Notes Shakespeare, Currier Hold Mirror Up to Vengeance by Michael V. Rodriguez Lush trees surround Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, offering shade. Birds sing and crows inch closer to the action. “Hamlet” intertwines with nature. As Hamlet (flawless Nate Currier) wields an assault rifle, wearing plaid pajama bottoms. Even  his off-mic lines from the front rows ring clear and resolute. Currier evokes a young Hamlet who knows too much for his own good. Nate Currir draws us onto his side by…

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