Linda Hodges

Linda Hodges Linda Hodges is a theatre reviewer and playwright who’s been covering the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area theater scene since 2009. She got her start at Broadway Magazine but soon found her true home at BroadwayWorld where she is the senior theatre critic. Highlights include interviewing Stephen Schwartz, Rupert Holmes, Rita Moreno, Betty Buckley, Melissa Manchester and more.

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 Master of Theological Studies degree from Pacific School of Religion and maintains that theater, at its best, is a religious experience!






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Review: POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE -- A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF at The Palace Of Fine Arts
Review: POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE -- A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF at The Palace Of Fine Arts
December 21, 2023

What did our critic think of POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE -- A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF at The Palace Of Fine Arts?

Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broadway San Jose
Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broadway San Jose
December 13, 2023

What did our critic think of MAMMA MIA! at Broadway San Jose? Mamma Mia! is back in the bay area at Broadway San Jose now thru December 17th in all its high energy 1970s, spandex-clad exuberance and mamma mia, you don’t want to miss it! The story centers on three men and a lady whose heyday was in the late 70s when the group ABBA was an international sensation.

Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at Broadway San Jose
Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at Broadway San Jose
November 29, 2023

What did our critic think of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at Broadway San Jose?

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Broadway San Jose
Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Broadway San Jose
November 1, 2023

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Broadway San Jose?

Review: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Golden Gate Theatre
Review: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Golden Gate Theatre
August 3, 2023

What did our critic think of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Golden Gate Theatre? If you're a fan of Tina Turner, and who isn’t, you won't want to miss Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre, playing now through August 27, 2023. Diehard fans and newbies can also see “Tina” from August 29 – September 3, 2023 at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts. This Broadway hit tells the story of the legendary singer's life and career, from poverty and parental neglect in Nutbush, Tennessee, through racism and the abusive years with husband Ike Turner, to her eventual solo rise to global stardom.

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Broadway San Jose
Review: BEETLEJUICE at Broadway San Jose
August 2, 2023

What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE at Broadway San Jose? Who knew that Beetlejuice would be just the right tonic for the nightly news and this summer’s Indictment Watch ’23 (there’s still Georgia to watch for).  Turns out that frighteningly funny laughs about death beats reality every time. This screen-to-stage adaptation from the iconic, beloved 1998 Tim Burton film of the same name was made for the stage. But it has a less than one-week-only, “Bay-stay” (it RIP after August 6) so get your tickets now. Forget your troubles, c’mon it’s scary at Broadway San Jose’s Beetlejuice!

Review: 1776 MUSICAL SHINES A LIGHT ON THE PRESENT at Broadway San Jose
Review: 1776 MUSICAL SHINES A LIGHT ON THE PRESENT at Broadway San Jose
May 17, 2023

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Review: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre
Review: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre
April 28, 2023

What did our critic think of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre?

Review: COME FROM AWAY at Golden Gate Theatre
Review: COME FROM AWAY at Golden Gate Theatre
April 13, 2023

What did our critic think of COME FROM AWAY at Golden Gate Theatre?

Review: JUSTICE: A NEW MUSICAL at Marin Theatre Company
Review: JUSTICE: A NEW MUSICAL at Marin Theatre Company
March 6, 2023

What did our critic think of JUSTICE: A NEW MUSICAL at Marin Theatre Company?

Review: MEAN GIRLS at Golden Gate Theatre
Review: MEAN GIRLS at Golden Gate Theatre
February 4, 2023

What did our critic think of MEAN GIRLS at Golden Gate Theatre?

Review: ANNIE at Broadway San Jose
Review: ANNIE at Broadway San Jose
January 13, 2023

What did our critic Linda Hodgesthink of ANNIE at Broadway San Jose? It's a hard knock life for sure, but Broadway San Jose's ANNIE infuses even today's troubled times with unrestrained optimism. And even though the sun isn't really shining in rain ravaged Northern California, it didn't stop the carloads of boys and girls and their adults from streaming into San Jose for the show.

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Golden Gate Theatre
Review: BEETLEJUICE at Golden Gate Theatre
December 19, 2022

What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE at Golden Gate Theatre? Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, beat a path to San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre for a night of frighteningly funny laughs about death.

Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts
Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts
November 24, 2022

What did our critic think of THE BOOK OF MORMON at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts?

Review: DISNEY'S FROZEN at Orpheum
Review: DISNEY'S FROZEN at Orpheum
November 23, 2022

What did our critic think of DISNEY'S FROZEN at Orpheum?

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
November 13, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, SF?

Review: CATS at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts
Review: CATS at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts
September 22, 2022

What did our critic, Linda Hodges think of CATS at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts?

Review: HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre
Review: HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre
September 18, 2022

What did our critic, Linda Hodges, think of HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre, SF?

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre
September 14, 2022

What did our critic think of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre? Sometimes a show happily checks all the boxes for a satisfying performance, but then there is that rare creature that rises above the rest to so thoroughly dazzle, delight and enchant theatergoers that it leaves an indelible imprint on their minds forever. And what is the show? Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical, a jukebox musical like no other. Prepare to be dazzled! Playing now through November 6, BroadwaySF's Moulin Rouge! The Musical will take your breath away. 

Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! at Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco
Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! at Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco
August 20, 2022

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