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Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage provides a wide-ranging look into select productions that are premiering or touring in the Bay area.

Dedicated to enhancing the theater-going experience, this mother/son team gives you tips on show-focused and local "things to do" that will get you revved up and ready for the show - even before you enter the actual theater. They also give a theatre critics "what to watch for" perspective and do the ever popular celeb review! They're fun, campy and a little zany - just perfect for San Francisco!

Linda Hodges is a freelance writer who has been covering the vibrant and exciting San Francisco Bay Area theater scene for the past six years. A dedicated theater aficionado, Linda first became involved in the dramatic arts while in college, becoming one of the first “techies” at her school to be voted into Delta Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society. She holds a Masters in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion and maintains that theater, at its best, is a religious experience! Linda is currently working on her first novel and, as always, is looking forward to another opening night.

Nick Hodges has been a theatre critic with BroadwayWorld for three years now. He's performed in theater since the fifth grade and his passion for the arts has only continued to grow. Now 26, he currently studies acting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has been in dozens of shows. He also did summer camps at Berkeley Rep and attended at Disney University in Orlando while also working at Disney World. Through these rich and varied experiences he has gained a deep perspective of what it truly takes to make a theatrical production successful. He is thrilled to be writing for BroadwayWorld!
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BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19thBWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19th
Posted: Sep. 29, 2014


PIPPIN Comes to SHNSF's Golden Gate Theatre, Now thru Oct 19thHodges & Hodges Set the Stage for PIPPIN!
Posted: Sep. 23, 2014


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BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21
Posted: Sep. 5, 2014


BWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14thBWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14th
Posted: Sep. 3, 2014


MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit:  Now thru Sep 28!MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit: Now thru Sep 28!
Posted: Aug. 23, 2014


BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!BWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!
Posted: May. 30, 2014


BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19thBWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19th
September 29, 2014

The air was crackling with excitement on opening night for the much anticipated revival of Pippin at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. And for good reason. The show won four Tony Awards last year including Best Musical Revival, with Diane Paulus taking home the Tony for Best Director. Patina Miller as the Leading Player took home Best Actress, while Andrea Martin won Best Featured Actress. Not to be outdone, the national tour signed Sasha Allen, Lucie Arnaz, and John Rubinstein, not to mention Canada's circus troupe, Les 7 doigts de la main. Talk about the wow factor. Pippin is an exuberant, extravaganza of a show and it plays now through October 19 at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre.
PIPPIN Comes to SHNSF's Golden Gate Theatre, Now thru Oct 19thPIPPIN Comes to SHNSF's Golden Gate Theatre, Now thru Oct 19th
September 23, 2014

Pippin 'is almost here!' Broadway's high-flying hit musical is coming to SHN's Golden Gate Theater, tonight, September 23rd, thru October 19th!
PIPPIN Comes to SHNSF's Golden Gate Theatre Sep. 23-Oct 19th!PIPPIN Comes to SHNSF's Golden Gate Theatre Sep. 23-Oct 19th!
September 17, 2014

Pippin 'is almost here!' Broadway's high-flying hit musical is coming to SHN's Golden Gate Theater September 23rd thru October 19th!
BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21
September 5, 2014

'Hello gorgeous.' The Hillbarn Theatre in San Mateo kicked off its 2014-2015 season with the sensational Funny Girl. Based on the life of Fanny Brice, Funny Girl originally starred Barbra Streisand in the icon role of the famous vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies legend. It was a part that catapulted her into stardom and made Streisand a household name. Hillbarn Theatre showed a lot of chutzpah in putting on a show so closely associated with a major star, but this is their 'Season of Awakening,' therefore daring, dreams and self-discovery are most definitely in the air. Debuting Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers wraps it all up with this quote from Mark Twain (by way of Demers' mother): The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,' which certainly could be a quote about Ms. Brice.
BWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14thBWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14th
September 3, 2014

Glinda and Elphaba have flown into San Jose to appear in Wicked and have broken box office records at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,516,245 during the first week of its three-week engagement. The two witches will be in town (along with a phenomenal cast) through September 14 only so get your tickets now before somebody drops a house on you. Hodges & Hodges are seasoned Wicked audience viewers, but we're here to tell you that this company is spectacular and you're in for a wonderful night of theatre at Broadway San Jose.
Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL, Aug. 28 - Sep. 21Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL, Aug. 28 - Sep. 21
August 28, 2014

Get ready for Hillbarn Theatre's production of Funny Girl, playing August 28 - September 21. Based on the real life story of famous Vaudeville star Fanny Bryce, Funny Girl is a Broadway classic that you're going to want to see on stage! It originally starred Barbra Streisand in both the stage and film version, garnering the actress an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress, among many other awards and nominations. Although the movie and musical have some major differences, the stage production is bound to bring the same laughs and chutzpa as the original. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, this is a must-see musical.
Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's WICKED!Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's WICKED!
August 25, 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in . . . and you know what that means. That's right! WICKED is back in the Bay Area at Broadway San Jose, August 27 through September 14! So fly in on a broomstick, drop down in a house or float in on a bubble or a hot air balloon and get your tickets now! But before that, Hodges & Hodges set the stage for you, so get ready to have some fun!
MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit:  Now thru Sep 28!MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit: Now thru Sep 28!
August 23, 2014

Hodges & Hodges grooved their way down to the Orpheum Theatre to dance the night away at MOTOWN the Musical! The hit record company defined the sound of the sixties and seventies, breaking down racial barriers with a signature soul/pop sound that cut across the black/white divide at a time when segregation was still the law of the land. Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations were just a few of the artists that made up the hit parade at Motown.
BUYER & CELLAR Dazzles Now thru August 31st!BUYER & CELLAR Dazzles Now thru August 31st!
August 23, 2014

Hodges and Hodges were practically giddy with anticipation and almost drooling at the thought of seeing Michael Urie in his one-person show Buyer & Cellar, which is all about the amazing, magnificent, brilliant (and sometimes a teeny-tiny bit OCD) Barbra Streisand.
BWW Interviews: BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael UrieBWW Interviews: BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael Urie
August 19, 2014

This month, San Francisco is in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York.
Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for BUYER & CELLAR with Michael UrieHodges & Hodges Set the Stage for BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie
August 18, 2014

Pop Quiz! Who's the greatest star, who is by far, a person who needs people like us to love her from a-far? You guessed it - Barbra Streisand! This month San Francisco bay area people are in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York. It's being presented to us by SHNSF at the Curran Theater, August 19-31, 2014 so get your tickets now!
BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!
July 17, 2014

When you hear the term The Four Seasons and you think of 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Oh, What a Night,' and 'Walk Like a Man' instead of snow, leaves, rain or sunshine, then the hit musical Jersey Boys is a must see!
Hodges and Hodges Set the Stage for JERSEY BOYS Coming Soon to Broadway San Jose!Hodges and Hodges Set the Stage for JERSEY BOYS Coming Soon to Broadway San Jose!
July 3, 2014

Dedicated to enhancing the theater-going experience, 'Hodges and Hodges' act as your very own dramaturges, theatre critics and local tour guides so that you can fully immerse yourself in the show - even before you enter the actual theater. It's nothing you couldn't look up yourself - but why bother when they've already done the research for you? So, sit back and enjoy the fun and get ready for JERSEY BOYS at Broadway San Jose!
BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!
May 30, 2014

Hodges and Hodges were on the scene at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts for the opening night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 'Joseph' is part of Broadway San Jose's current season and if you haven't been to this venue to take in a show, then you're missing something special. Their current offering stars American Idol alums (and newlyweds) Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young who were announced as the leads for the 2014 tour in March.
BWW Reviews: HARVEY MILK 2013 with SF GAY MEN'S CHORUS and ANDREW LIPPA Celebrates the Human SpiritBWW Reviews: HARVEY MILK 2013 with SF GAY MEN'S CHORUS and ANDREW LIPPA Celebrates the Human Spirit
July 4, 2013

Hodges and Hodges attended an historic night at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco as droves of people came out to celebrate the 35th anniversary season of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. The world premiere, with words and music by Tony nominated Andrew Lippa soared.
BWW Reviews: CCCT's NEXT TO NORMAL is Anything But and is a Must-See!BWW Reviews: CCCT's NEXT TO NORMAL is Anything But and is a Must-See!
April 16, 2013

Contra Costa Civic Theatre offers a prescription for a remarkable theatre experience and an emotionally powerful journey in the Tony award winning "Next To Normal"
BWW Reviews: Broadway San Jose's BLUE MAN GROUP AstoundsBWW Reviews: Broadway San Jose's BLUE MAN GROUP Astounds
April 6, 2013

'Blue Man Group' is full-throttle fun, deliriously served up and flung out into the audience - which is why the front row people are given plastic ponchos to wear! 'Hodges and Hodges' was there to review the show for you!
BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Limited Engagement Now Thru March 24BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Limited Engagement Now Thru March 24
March 18, 2013

'Little Shop of Horrors, the deliciously dark comedy/horror-rock musical -- beloved by high school and community theatre companies across the country -- spreads its gripping green vines now through March 24 in the East Bay at Holy Names University's Regents' Theatre.
BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTHBWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH
March 2, 2013

The gloves came off last night as Mike Tyson took center stage at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre in his one-man-show entitled 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.' As the curtain went up, loud cheers erupted and suddenly there he was, seated center stage in a pose reminiscent of Rodin's 'The Thinker'- a single shaft of light shining down on the man who was once the heavyweight champion of the world.
BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES is Awesome at Broadway San Jose!BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES is Awesome at Broadway San Jose!
January 31, 2013

'Rock of Ages,' is rocking on stage at the San Jose Performing Arts Center and will blow your mind!


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