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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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“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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“Durst Case Scenario” Brings Out the Best, at The Marsh, S.F.

“Durst Case Scenario” Brings Out the Best, at The Marsh, S.F.

Millennial Notes  Will Durst Creates Cathartic Comic Community  by Gilad Barach “Durst Case Scenario” is most certainly a guilty pleasure. To laugh at suffering in the worst of times feels wrong, but to laugh together can feel so right. Will Durst cutely kicks around stage with energy, switching effortlessly between impersonations and monologues. He addresses us personally, yet never loses his way in his cornfield maze of a comedy show. “Welcome to the Bay Area, where we are tolerant of…

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