San Francisco

Pieces of Bay Bridge fall: Once again Twitter first on the scene

Check out this dramatic photo posted to Twitter today by a very anxious and concerned bridge crosser. That is a cable and steel fragments, fallen from a cantilever section of the famous Bay Bridge which links San Francisco to Oakland; the bridge that commuters universally loathe. I can only imagine...

Opening this week: Spring Awakening (Broadway San Jose), November (ACT), Bald Soprano (Cutting Ball), Mrs. Whitney (Magic)

Quick update for all you fans of great theater and musicals! The hits keep coming. Four shows open this week in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, we have November, a political satire by David Mamet. Apparently it would make "even a Glengarry...

Disastrous newspaper circulation numbers, San Francisco Chronicle loses 25% of its subscribers

No sense in kicking an industry when it's down, but you may find it hard not to rubber neck a little at the sight that is traditional media, dying roadside. And it's Frankenstein ugly—too bad, it only wanted some readers and love. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, all...
The Creature Black Box Theatre San Francisco

On Location: Live Sushi and The Creature in San Francisco

Check out the Porsche: I think he just robbed a bank!!

Theater review: ‘The Creature’ an unbelievably good story

"I am satisfied!" says The Creature as his journey nears an end in Trevor Allen's adaptation of the famous Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein. And so was I. Very. This production is a through-and-through masterpiece. If it was a bumper car ride at the fair, I'd circle back into line to...

Theater review: ‘Goldfish’ West Coast premiere at Magic Theatre

The Bay Area Premiere of "Goldfish" is a gritty and heart wrenching study by playwright John Kolvenbach into the bonds that unite us as fathers, mothers, sons and daughters and what happens when change threatens them. Leo (Rod Gnapp) is the father to a loving teenage son, Albert (Andrew Pastides)....

In search of Goldfish and Blue Angels

Clint and Loni fight 101 traffic on way to San Francisco in search of Goldfish and Blue Angels, run into 49ers. https://vimeo.com/7037909

ACT’s Brief Encounter extended… again

American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco has a Brit hit on their hands. Brief Encounter which StarkSilverCreek loved (5 out of 5, review) is pleasing audiences across the Bay Area, and has been extended a second time (to October 17), with the addition of seven performances. And no wonder....

Theater review: ‘Brief Encounter’ a masterful composition of classic cinema and theater

Lights, camera, action! The romance of classic cinema—think Humphrey Bogart—married with the immersion of live theatre whisked me off for a brief rendezvous. It started innocently as any other theatre visit to the ACT on opening night; some murmur of excitement is always expected with the rolling out of the...