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“Avenue Q”—Well Worth the Jaunt, at NCTC, S.F.

“Avenue Q”—Well Worth the Jaunt, at NCTC, S.F.

Witty Musical Comedy Pornifies Sesame Street by Kim Waldron Songs ranging from “You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You’re Makin’ Love)”  to “Schadenfreude” to “It Sucks to Be Me”  guarantee laughter and a light heart in the now-classic “Avenue Q,” a racy version of Sesame Street. “Avenue Q” has grown into a bona fide holiday tradition— extended two weeks even before it opened. “Avenue Q” has what every tradition needs: energy and joy, plus the…

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“School for Scandal” Satirizes Twitter, Trump, Tech, at Theatre Lunatico, Berkeley

“School for Scandal” Satirizes Twitter, Trump, Tech, at Theatre Lunatico, Berkeley

Millennial Notes  Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Comedy Updated at La Val’s  by Gilad Barach When Sir Peter Teazle (lovable Michael Barr) discovers his wife, Lady Teazle (unapologetic, powerful Jennifer Greene) hiding in Joseph Surface’s office, the cozy stage of La Val’s Subterranean Theater makes the suspense palpable. As the characters in “School for Scandal” repeatedly conceal and reveal their sins, each time with a refreshing spin, they force a question on us: What are we hiding? Director Tina Taylor’s modernized version…

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