Independent Theater Reviews for the San Francisco Bay Area



Alexandra Garfield uses her life-long love of theater, fifteen years of experience on stage and behind the scenes and two journalism degrees to bring you the best information about theater in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recent Reviews

November 18, 2018

Chicago is the longest running American musical in Broadway history—and for good reason. Full of great music, a clever story and Bob Fosse’s incredible choreography, Chicago is a great show that is always a treat.  It is rare, however, to get the opportunity to see such an amazing cast perform this Broadway classic right here in San José. Both leading ladies performed their roles on Broadway in addition to the touring production. In fact, every lead boasts an impressive résuméthat is evident in their spectacular performances.

November 17, 2018

The glory of the show is in its high-energy acrobatic acts. From bicycle stunts to trampoline daredevilry and stunning aerial acts, Voltadelivers on everything you might want from a modern circus show and is topped off with the class and sophistication indicative of Cirque du Soleil.

November 7, 2018

Men on Boats, now playing at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, has the unusual distinction of providing neither of the things promised in the title, and being all the better for the omission.  With no men and no boats, this all-female cast tells the true story of an 1869 exploration down the Colorado River in a way that is funny, unique and thought provoking.

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