Fuzzy no more: life after Disneyland

Nov 03

Fuzzy no more: life after Disneyland

Last summer at Berkeley's Impact Theatre, Trevor Allen dusted off Working for the Mouse, his finely tuned one-man show about his years as Pluto, Mr. Smee, the Mad Hatter and others on the pavement at Disneyland.

I reviewed the show in June (read the review) and had a chance to interview Allen about the show as he prepared to re-open it at the EXIT Theatre. Read the feature in the San Francisco Chronicle here.

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Now and at the Hour is time well spent

Feb 14

EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 27! The last major magic show to hit the Bay Area theater scene involved Siegfried and Roy giving their stamp of magical approval to a kid who sang show tunes while doing fairly lame tricks. It’s no wonder that magic gets such a bad rap for being such a cheeseball staple of the Las Vegas showroom. But when magic is done well, it’s...

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Holidays on edge: Alternatives to `Carol’

Dec 08

“God bless us, everyone!” doesn’t warm the cockles of every holiday heart. Traditional holiday theatrical fare is great, but sometimes you need an alternative. Thankfully, here in the Bay Area, we can do holiday entertainment with edge. Here’s a handy guide to some Carol alternatives (not that there’s anything wrong with A Christmas...

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Review: `I’m Yours! (or Deranged by Love)’

Oct 06

Opened Oct. 5, 2008 Christian Cagigal (left) is Miguel, Andrew Calabrese (center) is Cardenio and Erin Carter is Don Fernando in Precarious Theatre’s new musical I’m Yours! (or Deranged by Love) at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco. Photos by Stephanie Temple Cervantes gets the musical treatment in `I’m Yours!’ Precarious Theater is...

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Fringe Fest frenzy flares

Sep 03

Thessaly Lerner stars in The Ukulady’s Pony Show, part of the 17th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival. Photo by Lennon   And here Edinburgh, Scotland thinks it’s got a great fringe festival. Ha! Back for a 17th season is the San Francisco Fringe Festival, beginning today (Sept. 3) and running through Sept. 14 at a dozen downtown San Francisco...

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Here comes DIVAfest

Apr 08

Above: Alissa Mortenson in Nebunele Theatre Company’s Medea Knows Best, part of this year’s DIVAfest at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco. Photo by Rob Gruhl Celebrating the work of established and emerging women writers, directors and performers, the seventh annual DIVAfest opens Thursday, April 10 and runs through April 26 at San Francisco’s...

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