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BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - September 15, 2015

Broadway San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts plays host to Disney's THE LION KING now through October 4 only. That's the most important thing you need to know because if you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is ... (more...)
BWW Review: Woodminster's AIDA Passionate and Powerful - Now Thru Sept. 13 Only
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - September 08, 2015

AIDA at Woodminster. The love triangle between Nubian Princess Aida, Egyptian Captain Radames and his Princess Amneris will tug at your heartstrings. But only thru September 13. Get your tickets now!... (more...)
Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA at Woodminster Now thru Sept. 13
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - September 04, 2015

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, Hodges & Hodges act as your very own dramaturges, theater critics and local restaurant, local tour guides so that y... (more...)
BWW Review: New PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Lush and Romantic
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - August 31, 2015

Hodges and Hodges Set the Stage for The Phantom of the Opera at SHNSF's Orpheum Theatre, playing now through October 4th.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Woodminster's THE PRODUCERS Shines Now Thru August 16
by Linda Hodges - August 10, 2015

Woodminster Summer Musicals celebrated opening night of The Producers, the hit Broadway musical based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name. With a Book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan and Score by Brooks, The Producers won 12 out of its 15 Tony nominations in 2001. It tells the story of a down-o... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sheena Easton, Scott Coulter and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - July 24, 2015

Singer Scott Coulter joked that those sitting in the Terrace sections had the "view to kill" at Thursday's San Francisco Symphony concert, but truly all who attended enjoyed a "killer" evening of action-packed, sensual scores and vocals.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - July 23, 2015

Get up off your couch and stop watching TV. Run past Miss Trunchbull's chokey and Miss Honey's shack and go see Matilda the Musical! This Tony award-winning musical is inspiring and uplifting and has just a hint of magic. This is the perfect show for families of all ages - especially if you have a v... (more...)
Broadway San Jose's BOOK OF MORMON is Heavenly Now thru July 12
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - July 02, 2015

The BOOK OF MORMON is holding court at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts now through July 12!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA - Simply Fabulous!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - June 29, 2015

Steven Brinberg's portrayal of the famous Broadway and music legend is a joy to see and if you have never seen Barbra Streisand in concert, then Brinberg is the very next best thing.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Weekend in Wine Country - Transcendence Theatre, Sonoma Valley Inn, Wine Tastings and More!
by Christina Mancuso - June 24, 2015

Sonoma County is known as the wine lover's dream destination. More than wine, however, this Northern California region is near to miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, over 50 parks with hiking and cycling trails, world-class restaurants, boutique shopping, and a one-of-a-kind outdoor theatre experie... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Witness THE ILLUSIONISTS at Broadway San Jose - Now Thru June 14th!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - June 12, 2015

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for THE ILLUSIONISTS, a hepta-pod of magicians, each with their own seeming super-power, who will wow you with their high-tech wizardry!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stunning Creative Choices and Broadway Cast Lead ACT's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Harmony Wheeler - May 29, 2015

Taking his inspiration from the summer solstice and a turn of the twentieth century Sweden setting, director Mark Lamos gives Sondheim's A Little Night Music an "erotic" staging at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre . A Little Night Music features breathtaking scenic design from Riccardo... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT at Playhouse Merced Full of Laughs
by Harmony Wheeler - May 12, 2015

And the Arthur Award goes to… Playhouse Merced for its production of Monty Python's Spamalot. Actually, the production, which plays now through May 24, could win several "Arthur" awards: Best use of "Sir Not Appearing." Best use of original staging. Best reference to previous season shows. Honorable... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Tan Dun Martial Arts Trilogy at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - April 28, 2015

San Francisco Symphony continues to provide innovative, new programming for its film series. Saturday night saw a particularly different kind of film score as orchestra members used their hands, feet and voice next to their usual instruments.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ONCE at Broadway San Jose This Month
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - April 23, 2015

Hodges & Hodges couldn't wait to see this eight time Tony award winning show.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stage 1 Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR a Huge Hit
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - April 22, 2015

Final Weekend April 24-26, Stage 1 Theatre's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a Must-See Performance! It flips this show on its head.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: GOTTA DANCE at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - March 31, 2015

San Francisco announced its new season recently, including the continuation of its film series with another John Williams favorite, ET, the reprise of Vertigo, and two Christmas classics - one a musical - Nightmare Before Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life. But Saturday night saw something more fam... (more...)
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - March 20, 2015

'Hello, possums!' Welcome to Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye The Farewell Tour! This Dressed to kill, Astonishingly Magnificent, Elegant, Enchanting, Delightful, Nonsensically Amazing diva is now at SHN's Orpheum Theatre now through March 22. And if you can't come see the show - 'Well then, possum, you... (more...)
BWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS a Wish Come True
by Harmony Wheeler - March 02, 2015

Be careful what you wish for… but if your wish is for great theatre, your wish is granted. Playhouse Merced offers a creative set and fantastic cast in Sonheim's "Into the Woods."... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES Delights San Fransisco Now thru March 15
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - February 21, 2015

Stop the presses! Stop the presses! Newsies is hitting the headlines in a way that is worthy of front page, above-the-fold coverage. If you're looking for an uplifting powerhouse show that will inspire you to action then Newsies is the show for you.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAMELOT a Dazzling Masterpiece
by Harmony Wheeler - January 14, 2015

The lyrics tell all. "In short there's simply not a more congenial spot than here in Camelot," now lodged at Fresno's Saroyan Theatre through tonight only. Originally launched into success by Julie Andrews and Richard Harris, the classic receives a new, simplified staging with an overwhelming ambian... (more...)
by Harmony Wheeler - December 22, 2014

Short and sweet, A Charlie Brown Christmas does not arrive until the second half of San Francisco Symphony's current holiday concert. But Charlie is worth the wait. In their West Coast debut, Charlie and friends dance about the Davies Hall stage and warm many a heart with feel-good cheer. Celebratin... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ELF is MAGICAL at San Francisco's Curran Theatre
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - December 18, 2014

Get up off your couch; pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and head on down to the Curran Theatre to see everyone's favorite Elf - Buddy! This family friendly Christmas spectacular is going to bring the whole family into the holiday sea... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PETER & THE STARCATCHER Flies at Theatreworks
by Harmony Wheeler - December 10, 2014

Peter and the Starcatcher may not match your idea of the perfect Christmas show, but it's certainly best friends with the holidays. An emotional and inspirational experience awaits at Theatreworks' production of the Pan prequel. And there's always the company's faux snow after each performance.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS in San Francisco
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - December 08, 2014

Ladies, gentleman and those who are yet to make up your mind -- strut your stuff down to the Orpheum Theatre and march those stilettos into Kinky Boots! This, mind-bending tour-de-force will open up your mind, open up your heart, and maybe open up your legs -- to dancing in your boots (don't think s... (more...)


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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The Light in the Piazza in San FranciscoThe Light in the Piazza
(Runs 10/9 - 10/25)
The Nance
(Runs 10/2 - 11/1)
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Seminar in San FranciscoSeminar
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