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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Theater review: Whatever it is, ‘Shoggoths’ is must-see theater by Joanne Engelhardt

Leapin’ lizards!! Shazam! Sock – pow – kazam! That’s what you’ll be saying when all of your senses are assaulted by the remarkably excellent production called “Shoggoths on the V…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Theater review: ‘Mamma Mia’ a trip back in time worth taking by Joanne Engelhardt

It’s ABBAsolutely true: The ABBA-inspired musical “Mamma Mia” is ‘pop’-ping up everywhere in the Bay Area these days. Right now it’s Hillbarn Theatre’s turn, and it’s a trip.…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Theater review: ‘Pear Slices 2019’ a solid collection of laughs by Joanne Engelhardt

You probably won’t enter Pear Theatre laughing, but after seeing “Pear Slices 2019,” it’s almost a sure bet you’ll exit that way.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Theater review: ‘Grapes of Wrath’ shines a light onto a dark time by Joanne Engelhardt

The role of Ma Joad in the John Steinbeck-Frank Galati play, “The Grapes of Wrath,” is central — in fact, enormously crucial — to the understanding of this Pulitzer Prize-winning sto…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Theater review: ‘Macbeth’ bloody good at the Dragon Theatre by Joanne Engelhardt

Something wickedly good this way comes, to paraphrase the Bard himself. In this case, it’s the lyrically moving production of “Macbeth,” currently packing them in at Dragon Theatre in …

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Theater review: ‘Sojourn’ is out of this world by Joanne Engelhardt

In creating “Sojourn,” now playing through April 7 at Pear Theatre in Mountain View, budding playwright Evan Kokkila-Schumacher may have been influenced by Star Trek, Sheldon of “Big B…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Theater review: Sparkly ‘Joseph’ at the Fox Theatre by Joanne Engelhardt

If you can ignore the ridiculousness of the storyline and the bland score by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” you might still find a f…

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