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Jim Munson

Jim Munson Jim has been hooked on theater ever since being dazzled by a high school production of “Damn Yankees” in Wilmington, Delaware way back in 1972 featuring his older brother in a cameo role. Fortunately, his horizons have expanded just a bit since then. A longtime San Francisco resident, Jim is an avid theater- and dance-goer throughout the Bay Area. He has also followed the theater scene across the country and loves nothing more than the 3-show days that can occasionally be scheduled in New York City. For the record, he holds a BA in Theater Arts from SUNY Buffalo, but happily learned long ago that his skills as a discerning audience member far exceed his skills as an actor.



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BWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular PhotoBWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular Close
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BWW Feature: The 2022 SEASON at San Francisco Ballet Showed the Company Performing at PhotoBWW Feature: The 2022 SEASON at San Francisco Ballet Showed the Company Performing at the Peak of Its Powers
Posted: May. 12, 2022


BWW Review: OCTET at Berkeley Rep Finds the Humanity in Our Technology-Obsessed Cultu PhotoBWW Review: OCTET at Berkeley Rep Finds the Humanity in Our Technology-Obsessed Culture
Posted: Apr. 29, 2022


BWW Feature: HELGI TOMASSON: A CELEBRATION at San Francisco Ballet Was a Night for Ch PhotoBWW Feature: HELGI TOMASSON: A CELEBRATION at San Francisco Ballet Was a Night for Cheers, Tears and Gratitude
Posted: Apr. 26, 2022


BWW Interview: Adam Strauss of THE MUSHROOM CURE & ADAM STRAUSS IS NOT UNHAPPY at The PhotoBWW Interview: Adam Strauss of THE MUSHROOM CURE & ADAM STRAUSS IS NOT UNHAPPY at The Marsh Berkeley Embraces Radical Uncertainty
Posted: Apr. 29, 2022


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BWW Interview: Hai-Ting Chinn of ASTRONAUTICA at The Marsh Explores the Wonders of Ou PhotoBWW Interview: Hai-Ting Chinn of ASTRONAUTICA at The Marsh Explores the Wonders of Outer Space from the Perspective of Women Astronauts
Posted: Jun. 22, 2021


BWW Review: SPANKING MACHINE at The Marsh Offers a  Painfully Funny Exploration of Ou PhotoBWW Review: SPANKING MACHINE at The Marsh Offers a Painfully Funny Exploration of Our Collective Fear
Posted: Oct. 7, 2021


BWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Offers a Welcome Opportunity to Revisit PhotoBWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Offers a Welcome Opportunity to Revisit an All-Time Classic
Posted: May. 26, 2021


BWW Interview: Dan Hoyle of TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE at The Marsh Explores the Messiness o PhotoBWW Interview: Dan Hoyle of TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE at The Marsh Explores the Messiness of Our Shared Humanity
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BWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular PhotoBWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular Close
Posted: May. 2, 2022


BWW Feature: The 2022 SEASON at San Francisco Ballet Showed the Company Performing at the Peak of Its Powers
May 12, 2022

BroadwayWorld takes a look back at the highlights of San Francisco Ballet's glorious 2022 season, which concluded last week and also marks the end of retiring Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's 37 years at the helm.

BWW Interview: Erin Mei-Ling Stuart of MONUMENT, OR FOUR SISTERS (A SLOTH PLAY) at Magic Theatre Can Pretty Much Do It All
May 10, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to multidisciplinary performer Erin Mei-Ling Stuart about her role in Magic Theatre's world premiere production of Sam Chanse's 'Monument, Or Four Sisters (A Sloth Play)' running May11 to 29.

BWW Review: FUN HOME at 42nd Street Moon Beautifully Explores a Daughter's Longing to Come to Terms with Her Family History
May 6, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews 42nd Street Moon's gloriously heart-rending and humorous new production of the Tony-winning musical 'Fun Home' running live in San Francisco through May 8th only.

BWW Review: SWAN LAKE at San Francisco Ballet Brings the 2022 Season to a Spectacular Close
May 2, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's glorious production of Helgi Tomasson's 'Swan Lake' running through May 8th. It also marks the end of Tomasson's wildly successful 37-year run as SFB Artistic Director.

BWW Interview: Adam Strauss of THE MUSHROOM CURE & ADAM STRAUSS IS NOT UNHAPPY at The Marsh Berkeley Embraces Radical Uncertainty
April 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to actor/playwright/comedian Adam Strauss about his two seriously funny solo shows, 'The Mushroom Cure' and 'Adam Strauss Is Not Unhappy' running at The Marsh Berkeley through May 27th.

BWW Review: OCTET at Berkeley Rep Finds the Humanity in Our Technology-Obsessed Culture
April 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews Berkeley Rep's pitch-perfect production of Dave Malloy's beguiling acapella musical 'Octet' running live through May 29th

BWW Feature: HELGI TOMASSON: A CELEBRATION at San Francisco Ballet Was a Night for Cheers, Tears and Gratitude
April 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld reports on 'Helgi Tomasson: A Celebration' at San Francisco Ballet held on April 24th to honor the retirement of its transformative artistic director after an unprecedented 37 years at the helm.

BWW Interview: McKenna Rose of FUN HOME at 42nd Street Moon Portrays Alison Bechdel's Youngest Alter Ego
April 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld speaks with young McKenna Rose, who plays 'Small Alison' in 42nd Street Moon's new production of the groundbreaking, Tony-winning musical 'Fun Home' running at the Gateway Theatre April 21 to May 8.

BWW Review: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS at A.C.T. Delivers a Uniquely Compelling Theatrical Experience
April 11, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews A.C.T.'s funny and moving new production of Maria Irene Fornes' multi-layered feminist classic, 'Fefu and Her Friends,' running through May 1st at the Strand Theater.

BWW Review: PROGRAM 6 at San Francisco Ballet Shows Off the Range of This Remarkable Company
April 8, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's stunningly varied Program 6. This final mixed rep program of SFB's 2022 season includes 2 world premieres that show off the incredible range of this world-class company.

BWW Interview: Crystal Manich of WEST SIDE STORY at Opera San José Brings Her Puerto Rican Heritage to the Iconic Musical
April 7, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to director Crystal Manich about her vibrant new production of 'West Side Story' at Opera San Jose, which runs April 16th to May 1st at the California Theatre. The Puerto-Rican born director brings her own heritage to this iconic piece of musical theater that she has loved since she was a child.

BWW Interview: Tim Bond of GEM OF THE OCEAN at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Honors the Legacy of His Friend and Colleague August Wilson
April 6, 2022

BroadwayWorld speaks with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Artistic Director Tim Bond about directing a new production of his friend & colleague August Wilson's enduringly relevant 'Gem of the Ocean' running live in Mountainview thru May 1.

BWW Review: PROGRAM 5 at San Francisco Ballet Showcases Its Dazzling Dancers
April 5, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's dazzling new Program 5 running through April 16th, which includes a world premiere by Helgi Tomasson and a reprise of Yuri Possokhov's popular 'Magrittomania.'

BWW Review: PROGRAM 4 at San Francisco Ballet Makes Everything Old Feel New Again
March 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's richly-rewarding Program 4, which runs lives onstage at the War Memorial Opera House through Sunday, March 20th. The dazzling program pairs the Bournonville Romantic-era classic 'La Sylphide' with Alexei Ratmansky's 'The Seasons,' a rambunctious, contemporary reimagining of a lost Petipa ballet.

BWW Review: Jeanna De Waal at Feinstein's At The Nikko Celebrates Life's Highs and Lows and Everything in Between
March 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews Jeanna de Waal's new cabaret show at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco. The star of 'Diana, the Musical' explores life's highs and lows in an entertaining 60 minutes.

BWW Interview: Cindy Goldfield of A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Offers a Fresh Take on Rodgers & Hammerstein
March 11, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to director & choreographer Cindy Goldfield about 42nd Street Moon's production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical revue 'A Grand Night for Singing' running at the Gateway Theatre to March 27.

BWW Interview: Roger Guenveur Smith of OTTO FRANK at Campo Santo & Magic Theatre Explores the Enduring Relevance of the Holocaust Survivor
March 10, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to Obie, Peabody and Bessie Award winning actor and writer Roger Guenveur Smith about 'Otto Frank' his new solo piece running as a Campo Santo production at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Guenveur Smith finds enduring relevance in the story of the Holocaust survivor.

BWW Interview: Paul Gordon And Robert Kelley of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Team Up to Bring Another Jane Austen Novel to Glorious Musical Life
March 4, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to composer Paul Gordon and director Robert Kelley about their collaboration on a glorious new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility' which runs live onstage at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto from March 9th to April 3rd.

BWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert at Lesher Center Leaves the Audience Floating on Air
March 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews Brian Stokes Mitchell's glorious concert at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on February 25th. When Mitchell announces at the top of his show that his hope is for you to leave the theater feeling better than you did when you came in, you had better believe he means it. By the end, he leaves the audience floating on air.

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE at San Francisco Ballet Celebrates the Joy of Dancing
February 28, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviews San Francisco Ballet's fizzy production of the classic 'Don Quixote' running live onstage at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House through March 6th. The whole thing feels like a big ol' party.



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