500 Clown MacBeth

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Choreography by Val Caniparoli Directed by Carey Perloff As all of London praises the joy of the holiday season, Scrooge (James Carpenter, center) embraces the Cratchit family and  ...

all wear bowlers

(l to r) Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle star in all wear bowlers, a hilarious, vaudeville hit at Berkeley Rep for the holidays. Photographer: Greg Costanzo So, who wears a bowler? Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello – right?  ...

American Buffalo

Director Mark Brokaw returns to the Dublin stage with the latest in a series of high profile productions of American dramas. He has switched registers from the stately intellectual rhythms of Arthur Miller (The Price, A View From the Bridge)  ...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Eugene O’Neill’s flawed last masterpiece is given a welcome and high voltage revival at the start of Kevin Spacey’s second year as artistic director of the Old Vic. The play is masterfully directed by Howard Davies who is re-united  ...

Don Giovanni Houston Grand Opera

Is it interesting that what some consider the world most perfect opera, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, is about a consciousless cad? Mozart’s retelling of the Don Juan legend is a study in contrasts, light vs. dark and pure vs. evil. The  ...

Opera, La Damnation de Faust, Metroplitan Opera, NYC- culturevulture.net – review

Dramatic legend in four parts by Hector Berlioz Libretto by Almire Gandonnière and Berlioz Metropolitan Opera, New York City through December 4, 2008 James Levine, conductor Robert Lepage, director http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/production.aspx?id=9929 video preview: http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/news/features/detail.aspx?id=5792 Near the end of the first half  ...

Carmina Burana – review

Ballet: Carmina Burana Choreographer: Stanton Welch Dancer(s): Amy Fote and Connor Walsh Photographer: Drew Donovan Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance: A Celebration of Movement December 1, 2006 Houston Ballet throws an on-stage dance bash  ...

Lyon Opera Ballet- review

The Lyon Opera Ballet made it convenient for West Coast audiences to sample the works of three of the most prominent choreographers in Europe today, all of them women. Appearing on a Cal Performances engagement at Zellerbach Hall, in Berkeley,  ...

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company – review

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco February 9-10, 2007 Denied their drums, enslaved Africans in the Americas reinvent- ed their spiritual dance traditions as a soulful art form that white authorities  ...