2007 theater Top 10

Dec 27

I can always tell whether a theater year has been good or not so good when I sit down to hammer out my Top 10 list. If I can summon five or more shows simply from memory, it’s a good year. This year’s entire list came almost entirely from memory (which is a feat in itself as the old noggin’ ain’t what it used to be), so it was a good year...

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Review: `Emma’

Aug 26

Opened Aug. 25 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts TheatreWorks’ Emma charms, delights in world premiere musical adaptation three [1/2] stars A match well made Oh the pain of being an eligible bachelor in a Jane Austen novel. All the single women claw at you like cats at a scratching post, and everyone in the county is up in your business like...

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Making `Emma’ sing

Aug 24

Here’s how Jane Austen describes the title character of her novel Emma: Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence, and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. Austen goes on to mention, in a nice way, that...

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