May 22, 2024

‘Torch Song’ at Marin Theatre

It’s been more than 40 years since Harvey Fierstein exploded into our cultural consciousness with Torch Song Trilogy. At a time when being gay...
Feb 13, 2024

Canned Theater: ‘Spamalot’ in Novato

It’s been almost 50 years since the antics of the British comedy troupe known as Monty Python’s Flying Circus were unleashed on an unsuspecting...
Jan 31, 2024

Classic ‘Our Town’ at Ross Valley Players

Long before there was Jerry Seinfeld and his eponymous show about nothing, there was Thornton Wilder and his play about nothing. While Seinfeld mined...
Aug 15, 2023

Stars Crossing: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in fair Mill Valley

Mill Valley’s Curtain Theatre must not have gotten the memo about Summer Shakespeare al fresco in Marin requiring a production of Twelfth Night. (Two...
Jun 20, 2023

Shakespearean Silliness at 6th Street

The Venn diagram that displays the relationship between lovers of the works of William Shakespeare and musical theater probably shows very little overlap. Nevertheless,...
May 30, 2023

What a Drag! ‘Kinky Boots’ in Mill Valley

Watch it, Mill Valley! Your quiet little burg is currently under siege from what may be—according to some pundits and politicians—the greatest threat our...
Mar 28, 2023

Matrimony Melodies: Jane Austen’s musical in Ross

Fans of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice have had a plethora of adaptations of the 19th-century novel from which to choose, from the trio...
Feb 21, 2023

‘A Little Night Music’ soars

Some Stephen Sondheim musicals are more recognizable and identifiable than others. Sweeney Todd? Murderous barber. Into the Woods? Fractured fairy tales. Assassins? Assassins. A...