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A BottleRockin’ hit: A convergence of music, food and art

Halsey and Giada De Laurentiis hardly seem as though they belong in the same sentence, let alone on the same stage. Yet, at BottleRock 2018 on Sunday, May 27, on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage they stood, drinking prosecco and cooking pasta in the sizzling 80 degree weather. This is the peculiarity and excitement of…

‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ is a grossly entertaining production

I often wonder about the peculiar connections we make between love and pain: love as an agonizing sickness, love as an arrow-shaped wound, love as a torture of sorts. These two forces, though seemingly antithetical, feel inextricably linked. Stanford Theater Lab ties this link, between love and pain, together through an intimate and confrontational production…

It’s all aliebn to me

This past June, when I went to Barnes & Noble to pick up Jonny Sun’s new book, ‘everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too,’ my interaction with the book clerk went a little something like this: “Hi, do you happen to carry the book, ‘everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too?’” “Sorry, could…

‘No Hero’ at Roble Gym is ‘a multimedia masterwork’

The art of storytelling can take many forms, whether it be through dance, film or the written and spoken word. Stanford Theater and Performance Studies, in their multimedia production of “No Hero,” incorporates all of these art forms to develop a comprehensive, oft-unheard narrative about the meaning of dance in the rural west. The production…

BLACKstage’s ‘Ragtime’ reverberates with hope and strife

“Make Them Hear You,” sings the chorus of the newly-revived BLACKstage production of the musical “Ragtime.” In this musically rich, thought-provoking production, the voices of BLACKstage are heard loud and clear as their wonderfully melodic harmonies crescendo and sharpen to share the pain and strife inherent within the stories of desolate and disenfranchised Americans. These…

Ram’s Head Theatrical Society’s ‘Wild Party’ brings out the party animal in us all

Reeling in last year’s success with the rock musical, “Rent,” Ram’s Head Theatrical Society took on yet another difficult and risqué production: “The Wild Party.” This year, exchanging rock ballads for ragtime show tunes, Ram’s Head proved once again the versatility of Stanford’s premier performers and technicians. Set in the concrete jungle of New York City, “The…

StanShakes’ “Macbeth” is wickedly entertaining

Three hooded figures, all masked with gold, stand in a triangular formation. Their voices are eerily calm. Waves of distorted frequencies begin to permeate the theater. Suddenly, the figures drop to the ground, as if possessed by some demonic force, and contort their bodies in rhythmic disharmony. So begins Stanford Shakespeare’s (StanShakes’) haunting performance of…

“The Vagina Monologues” grabs back female empowerment

Call it pooki, dee dee, coochi snorcher, Mimi in Miami, or simply just a vagina. No matter how you say it, you are unearthing a very controversial, often unspoken subject. The alternative, euphemistic names used to describe female genitalia range from funny, to pejorative, to downright uncomfortable; the same can be said about the individual…

Theater review: Great timing for ‘Gaieties of Future Past’

A malfunctioning time machine and an unrealized tour guide dream give birth to yet another not-so-genius evil plot to destroy Stanford University in Ram’s Head’s 2016 production of “Gaieties.” While this plot may appear to be disastrous for Stanford University, and for Gaieties, this is the tried-and-true method for a successful production. This year’s “Gaieties…

Theater review: ‘Seared’ is a cutting-edge new drama

Theresa Rebeck’s new play “Seared” received a rather hearty welcome at the San Francisco Playhouse. Its premiere marks Rebeck’s first theatrical release since her work on “Smash,” a popular musical television show which she not only created, but also co-produced. Rebeck’s dramatic skills, both on screen and on stage, do not fail to impress. “Seared” takes…
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