Torn Tickets: Part One

’Tis the time for “Best of” lists, so in the spirit of my illustrious predecessor and with a nod to the substantial differences in...

An open letter to Broadway’s latest craze

Dear Evan Hansen,I attended the opening-night performance of the San Francisco run of your national tour at the Curran. I’ve heard a lot about...

Unger Games

There’s no more proven commodity for community theaters than Neil Simon’s Odd Couple. A reliable audience-pleaser since its 1965 Broadway debut, the story of...

True Believers

For Marin audiences seeking live, holiday-themed entertainment, local theater companies are currently presenting an ecclesiastical musical and a one-man holiday reminiscence.In 1985, writer-composer Dan...

Forever New

In 2016, the Marin Theatre Company participated in the “rolling” world premiere of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. The...

Needle in the Hay

Shot in West Marin and based on a pair of father-and-son memoirs, Beautiful Boy concerns the tragedy of addiction from two angles.Young Nic Sheff...

Front Row

If you’re trying to avoid attending the umpteenth production of The Nutcracker in your lifetime, Marin theater companies are providing several other entertainment options...

Myth Buster

When after 16 years the Sun and Bohemian’s theater reviewer David Templeton hung up his critic’s hat, his stated purpose was to turn his...

Ennui the People

I don’t know anyone who attends theater to reinforce a belief that life is simply a series of travails to be endured until the...

Real Monsters

In the past month, North Bay stages have been occupied by vampires, ghosts, a Thing and Transylvanian transvestites. The Novato Community Playhouse now finds...