Review: `Caroline or Change’

Apr 10

C. Kelly Wright is Caroline Thibodeaux in TheatreWorks’ Caroline, or Change (Anise Ritchie in the rear is The Moon). Photos by David Allen TheatreWorks tackles challenging `Caroline’ with soaring results Four stars (Rich, rewarding, moving) I cannot imagine any other Bay Area theater company other than TheatreWorks having the guts to produce one of the...

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Looking ahead: Theater ‘08 highlights

Jan 03

There are some theater treats heading our way in 2008. Here’s a mere sampling. The show I’m most excited about also seems the furthest away. The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening is slated to start sometime in the second half of the year, courtesy of SHN/Best of Broadway. Spring Awakening was the best thing I saw on...

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Make `ShowBusiness’ your business

Oct 12

One of the most interesting documentaries of the year had nothing to do with health care or Iraq. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway sort of slipped in and out of theaters without a whole lot of fanfare, which is really too bad because director Dori Berinstein has created a fascinating glimpses behind the scenes of four major musicals opening in New York during the...

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TheatreWorks’ new season

Feb 06

Jane Austen, Thronton Wilder, Tony Kushner and Golda Meir will all be there…sort of. Robert Kelley, the founding artistic director of Mountain View’s TheatreWorks has just announced his company’s 38th season. Unlike many theaters around the Bay Area, TheatreWorks begins its season in the summer, and this year, Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant...

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