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Friday, May 17, 2024

’Galileo: A Rock Musical’ Review: Grafting 80s-Style Power Ballads Onto The Story of a Renaissance Visionary Yields Assertive But Awkward Results by Dennis Harvey

With science denialism and theocratic politics both on the rise, it’s an opportune moment to revisit the life of Galileo Galilei, whose discoveries about the cosmos four centuries ago were…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:08PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Seattle Theater Review: ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,’ The Musical by Dennis Harvey

While the potential is still there for a musicalized “R&M” to improve upon its source, as “Legally Blonde” did, at present this loud, effortful stab at a crowdpleaser goes in the…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:47AM
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Berkeley Theater Review: ‘Monsoon Wedding,’ the Musical by Dennis Harvey

An evening that feels like a brash but cloddish welding of ill-matched parts beside the original film’s smooth, mosaic-like assembly.

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00AM
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sundance Film Review: ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’ by Dennis Harvey

This slick, entertaining portrait won't provide many surprises for those who've followed the subject's high-profile career, but should fascinate the less familiar.

SOURCE: Variety at 02:53AM
Friday, October 17, 2014

Film Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’ by Dennis Harvey

With sets and costumes aiming for a vaguely '60s/'70s feel, “Lucky Stiff” onscreen is a very light black comedy in a broad, campy tenor.

SOURCE: Variety at 08:41PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Berkeley Theater Review: ‘An Audience with Meow Meow’ by Dennis Harvey

A little charm goes but a little way in “An Audience with Meow Meow,” a show with a title character whose program bio description as a “post-post-modern diva” likewise overestimates…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00AM

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