Category Archives: Musical Review

Irene Review – Revival of the 1919 hit Musical

So what does the Opera Nut do on November 1, 2013, when faced with a two-week vacation after seeing 6 operas (and reviewing 4 of them) in October?  Continue reading »

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Miss Saigon Review – An old story newly told

An American serviceman in the Far East has a happy liaison with a young native woman that is solemnized in a native ceremony. He is suddenly transferred away leaving her behind. Three years pass. He returns to the United States and marries an American woman. Unknown to him, he is the father of a son by his native wife, who never gives up hope of being reunited with her husband. Continue reading »

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Curtains – Who Says that Broadway’s Golden Age is Long Gone?

What a treat I have just given myself. It is late in the evening of Sunday July 31 2011, and I have just come home from seeing and hearing Kander and Ebb’s “Musical comedy whodunit” Curtains — for the second time in 3 days. Imagine, if you will, Agatha Christie, Groucho Marx, Noel Coward, and Richard Rodgers all locked in a small room and told they can’t come out until they’ve written a new musical. Continue reading »

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The Music Man – A Wonderful Rendition of one of the Top American Musical Theater Classics

My friends you got Trouble
Right here in Redwood City
With a capital T
And that rhymes with C
And that stands for Cool.

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Kiss Me Lucia di la Mancha – A glorious musical weekend

What a fantastic 31 hours! Lucia di Lammermoor in Met HD starting at 10 am Saturday March 19 2011, continuing with the Gunn High School performance of Kiss Me, Kate Saturday evening, and ending at 5 pm Sunday when the curtain came down on Man of La Mancha performed by Symphony Silicon Valley as the final 2010-2011 Broadway in Concert series. Continue reading »

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