“The Good Times & The Rain: 50 Years in Denver” at Tabard Theatre Company

Ric Iverson is a consummate Bay Area theatrical treasure, who, as reported in Tabard Theatre’s press release for his new one man show, The Good Times & The Rain: 50 Years in Denver, “has performed all over the Bay Area as a musician and musical theatre actor, including such roles as Teen Angel in Grease, … Continue reading “The Good Times & The Rain: 50 Years in Denver” at Tabard Theatre Company

“The Last Five Years” at International City Theatre

The splendid soprano, Gabriela Carrillo, kicks off Jason Robert Brown’s well regarded 2001 musical,The Last Five Years, softly, with “Still Hurting,” a song that presages the story of love and loss that builds to a soaring, heart rending cri de cœur that foreshadows all that is to come in this passionate, emotional play. The playwright … Continue reading “The Last Five Years” at International City Theatre

“Astrologically Screwed and Other Psychic Revelations” at Whitefire Theatre

Production photos courtesy of Pam Levin. In actor-playwright Pam Levin’s new solo performance piece, Astrologically Screwed and Other Psychic Revelations, she takes on the character of a woman who has just turned forty, a day that causes her some trepidation. A believer in the super-national, she recalls a session she had with an astrologer she … Continue reading “Astrologically Screwed and Other Psychic Revelations” at Whitefire Theatre

“The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln” at Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse

Last October, after having endured fully a half-a-year of no live, in-the-house theatre, I was offered the opportunity to review a real, in-person show at something called Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse. The excellent actor-playwright, Tom Duggan (Wiesenthal, Tell Him It’s Jackie, Oscar to Oscar and Frederick Douglass- In the Shadow of Slavery), intrigued me with the … Continue reading “The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln” at Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse

“Magical Musical Mystery Follies” at West Coast Jewish Theatre

West Coast Jewish Theatre’s ambitious fund raising extravaganza, Magical Musical Mystery Follies, is loaded with a range of talent, some superb and some so so. The show clocks in at two hours. For streaming audiences. I would recommend taking a break half-way through. The amiable Howard Teichman serves double duty as jokemeister as well as … Continue reading “Magical Musical Mystery Follies” at West Coast Jewish Theatre