Review: “Jazz” in Mill Valley

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘jazz’ as a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. The same definition could be applied to Nambi E. Kelley’s Jazz, her theatrical adaptation of Toni Morrison’s 1992 novel of the same name. Awoye Timpo directs the Marin Theatre Company…

Review: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in San Francisco

Most folk’s exposure to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came through reading the book or watching the somewhat renamed 1971 Gene Wilder film. “Charlie” purists rejected Tim Burton’s 2005 cinematic take on the tale as too dark and weird. Well folks, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. San Francisco’s SHN Golden Gate Theatre is…

Sonoma Arts Live Unveils 2019-2020 Season

The Sonoma theatre community gathered in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center for Sonoma Arts Live’s 2019 – 2020 season announcement. Attendees were treated to sweets, champagne and musical performances by Sarah Wintermeyer and Daniela Innocenti Beem as SAL Executive Artistic Director Jaime Love announced their “Season to Remember” of six productions. They are:…