Photo by Rick Markovich Walter M. Mayes, Guest Reviewer Like visiting Fisherman’s Wharf or Alcatraz, seeing Beach Blanket Babylon is one of those uniquely San Francisco experiences that many natives feel is more for the tourists—something wild but safe to do when Aunt Hannah comes to town; though I have lived in the city for […]Read more "Theatre Review: Steve Silver’s “Beach Blanket Babylon” @ Club Fugazi (SF), 04/24/10"
Here are The Broadway Critic’s picks for Bay Area Theatre this weekend: 1. Peter Pan at Ferry Building (San Francisco) – While this hasn’t officially opened, (so therefore, I haven’t seen it) word on the street is that Peter Pan is a totally new and exciting theatrical experience – one that you won’t want to […]Read more "Bay Area Theatre: Weekend Picks, April 30 – May 2"
Audra McDonald shined as she walked on to the San Francisco Symphony stage and sang her opening number, “Gorgeous” from the musical, The Apple Tree. McDonald really did look gorgeous in her bright beautiful gown. From that moment on, she had the entire audience captivated during her 2-hour concert. The combination of McDonald’s incredible vocals […]Read more "Concert Review: Audra McDonald @ SF Symphony, 4/26/10"
This interview is a little delayed, especially since this particular production just closed over the weekend, but I thought I would publish it as it was fun getting to learn more about Chris Smith, the director of the Lady, Be Good! at 42nd Street Moon. I wasn’t able to check out this production, but I […]Read more "Interview with Chris Smith – Director of “Lady Be Good” @ 42nd Street Moon"
It’s been a big year for Berkeley Rep this year! Their fall musical, American Idiot, is opening on Broadway tomorrow, April 20th, 2010 and their world premiere of Girlfriend opened over the weekend on their intimate Thrust stage. The story of Girlfriend is a simple one. Boy meets boy, boy falls in love, boy moves […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Girlfriend” @ Berkeley Rep, 04/14/10"
This post was written on April 14th, 2010. If you would like the read the REAL review, then please go here: Theatre Review: “The Book of Mormon” @ Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 04/12/2011 Yes, a show called, The Book of Mormon musical is coming to Broadway in March 2011, by none other than the creators of […]Read more "“The Book of Mormon Musical” Coming to Broadway 2011"
My goal is to write clear, consistent and honest critical reviews that people can trust. I hope that my readers can rely on my reviews to gauge whether or not they would be interested in seeing a particular show. With that said, I was quite surprised when last week a theatre decided to not invite me […]Read more "Honesty is Still the Best Policy (especially as a critic)"