High schoolers win big `Beach Blanket’ bucks

Jun 09

After San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom took his foot out of his mouth (he made an inappropriate comment about gay marriage), and after former SF Mayor Willie Brown introduced a film clip, and after the Beach Blanket Babylon cast throttled a song from Wicked, the Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship for the Arts competition got under way and did what it has been doing...

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Making theater music

May 15

American Conservatory Theater’s final Koret Visiting Artist Series event is a good one — and it’s free! On Sunday, May 18 at 5 p.m. on the ACT stage, the topic is “Notes on Music and Theater.” And the panelists are 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang, Grammy Award-winner Tracy Chapman and local alt-rock cellist Bonfire Madigan...

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Review: `Blood Knot’

Feb 14

Opened Feb. 13, 2008 at American Conservatory Theater Powerful performances tighten ACT’s Knot Three stars (Powerful, scary) Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot comes from a terrifying place, and I don’t mean the apartheid-dominated world of South African in the early 1960s, when the play was written. The horror of Blood Knot is deeply human. It comes from that...

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