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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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“Heisenberg”— Intriguing Tango for Two, at ACT, S.F.

“Heisenberg”— Intriguing Tango for Two, at ACT, S.F.

Simon Stephens’ Science of the Human Heart by Kim Waldron Riding on the London subway, a young woman impulsively kisses a much older man on the neck. Can he trust her? Can we trust them? Simon Stephen’s “Heisenberg” has just two characters, Alex and Georgie, opposites in every way. They embark on an affair, a romance, but maybe one is a con artist—or maybe all of that. And more. At 75, patient Alex (James Carpenter) works as a butcher, an Irish…

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“Mystery of Edwin Drood” Kills with Laughter, at Marin Onstage, San Rafael

“Mystery of Edwin Drood” Kills with Laughter, at Marin Onstage, San Rafael

Millennial Notes Rupert Holmes’ Murder Mystery Keeps Us Guessing by Maggie Lohmeyer I can see why “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” won Tony Awards at its debut in 1985. Writer and composer Rupert Holmes consistently interlaces witty humor with just the right amount of sass. “Edwin Drood” uses our imagination to play mind games from start to finish! Marin Onstage presents a high energy, interactive musical melodrama that keeps us engaged until the final scene. The Chairman of the Musical…

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“What They Said About Love” Evokes Laughter, Introspection, at The Marsh, Berkeley

“What They Said About Love” Evokes Laughter, Introspection, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Millennial Notes Steve Budd Looks Deeply at Love’s Peculiarities by Gilad Barach In his innovative and unconventional show, “What They Said About Love,” Steve Budd expresses the struggles and fantasies we wrap ourselves in when it comes to love. Like Budd, we have asked ourselves in desperate times: Why can’t I love and be loved? With only a folding chair and a cube, the energetic, multi-talented Budd creates an impressive documentary theater, imitating odd couples he has interviewed. In “What…

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