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“Reel to Reel” Opens Our Ears to Love, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

“Reel to Reel” Opens Our Ears to Love, at Magic Theatre, S.F.

John Kolvenbach Offers Antidote to Cynical Times by Jeremiah Wall On the way to see Magic Theatre’s World Premiere of John Kolvenbach’s “Reel to Reel,” I  stopped  to listen to sound artist Bill Fontana’s revival of a 1981 installation at Fort Mason’s Pier 2.  The sound of foghorns glided through the early evening air, and Alcatraz loomed, dimly lit in the Bay.  “Reel to Reel” is about a different form of captivity,  a marriage made in sound, capturing intangible frequencies…

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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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“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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“Over the River and through the Woods” Sparkles with Fun & Food, at CCCT, El Cerrito

“Over the River and through the Woods” Sparkles with Fun & Food, at CCCT, El Cerrito

Joe DiPietro Celebrates Immigrant Italians Finding Famiglia by Barry David Horwitz If you’re going to grandmother’s house for the Holidays, take in “Over the River and through the Woods” at Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito, first. Joe DiPietro’s play will prepare you to appreciate annoying relatives, excessive feasting, and possible blind dates. You may get to know your grandma, your auntie, or uncle a little bit better. “Over the River,” taking it title from the Christmasy song “to…

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