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A ‘Beautiful’ look at the life of Carole King

“Beautiful– The Carole King Musical” has joyously returned to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre for a limited two week engagement. Its stellar touring cast effectively propagates a unique dialogue with San Franciscan audiences and emphasizes “Beautiful’s” tonal complexity and engaging narrative. The Tony and Grammy-winning musical centers on the life and career of singer/songwriter Carole…

In TAPS’ ‘Cabaret,’ even the orchestra is beautiful

NOTE: A previous version of this article inaccurately reported the identities of Cabaret ensemble members in “Maybe This Time” and “Entr’acte”. Commentary on the live sound design has also been amended. Come hear the music play in the 2019 Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Mainstage production of Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” (1966), choreographed and directed…

Cinderella in San Jose

As soon as I traipsed out of my Computer Science class, pondering the different types of selection sorts, I saw the Cardinal Nights email and immediately became excited. San Jose Broadway would be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Saturday and the tickets were only $15, including transportation. Straightaway, I contacted one of my closest…

‘In The Heights’ is a stunning debut from Latinx in Theater

Last weekend, entrant theater group Latinx in Theater (LiT) — in collaboration with BLACKstage and the Asian American Theater Project (AATP) — burst onto Stanford’s radar with its first major musical production, “In The Heights.” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical masterpiece, “In The Heights” takes place in the largely immigrant neighborhood of Washington Heights in New…