ARTICLES BY Gregory M. Alonzo

Despite living in the South Bay, Greg’s heart remains in his hometown of San Francisco. When he’s not spending time attending local theatre, art exhibitions or the cinema, he practices law in San Jose. He likes to think of himself not as a “critic” but as an unabashed fan of the performing arts with an opinion that, he hopes, is worth sharing. His reviews can also be read at bayareacritic-at-large.blogspot.com which covers theatre venues throughout the Bay Area.
Bay Area Stage
by on 02.02.13

Depicting a pre-feminist era when sexual harassment was almost considered acceptable masculine behavior, the story is certainly an eye-opener in terms of the way women were treated 45 years ago.

A Christmas Tale
by on 12.03.12

In its own special way this comic odyssey, which is as dark as it is hilarious, is as wonderful and indelible as anything Frank Capra could have imagined.

A Comic Opera
by on 11.11.12

Although the plot involves infidelity, duplicity and revenge, it’s a frothy romp that waltzes its way onto your funny bone and doesn’t let go until the last bottle of bubbly is uncorked.

Bay Area Stage
by on 09.22.12

Stephane Alwyn’s portrayal, both in terms of singing and acting, is a spot on evocation of the style and essence of a debonair leading man of the period.

Opening Night
by on 09.16.12

This taut, engrossing masterpiece does not confine itself to the cerebral, with the more inspirational and human interludes taking place in the remaining two sections of the artfully imagined triptych scenic design.

Season Debut
by on 09.10.12

The young and exotically good-looking Ms. Lopez makes for a convincing Leila, and her siren voice is truly enchanting.

Recessionary Comedy
by on 09.10.12

But what makes this Renegade Theatre Experiment production a success is the marvelous cast, anchored by a compelling performance by the luminous Alika Ululani Spencer

Exemplary Community Theatre
by on 09.02.12

Director Lee Foster, undaunted by the limited confines of a small thrust stage, has produced a triumphant musical experience that is both visionary in scope and a master class in imaginative theatrical staging.

San Francisco Arts
by on 07.23.12

Saturday night’s performance at the Herbst Theatre did not disappoint the enthusiastic crowd

Cutting to the Chase
by on 07.18.12

Ray of Light Theatre’s magnificent current treatment eschews any fancy staging or overblown production values and adroitly places the emphasis upon strong acting and skilled vocalizations.