Chaos flocks to ‘A Murder of Crows’

Mac Wellman’s “A Murder of Crows,” directed by Peter Glazer, played at UC Berkeley’s Durham Studio Theater from Nov. 19-22. On the production’s opening night, UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) put on a performance of Wellman’s play that displayed myriad insightful and well-acted moments. Yet
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All’s fair in Custom Made Theatre’s ‘In Love and Warcraft’

Historically, gamers have often been portrayed under the unflattering light of several stereotypes. They love Mountain Dew and Cool Ranch Doritos, and they’re willingly confined to the recesses of their parents’ basements. Most of all, they’re usually stereotyped as male virgins. In a sense, the Custom Made Theatre’s take on
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Richard Rodgers Theatre

Cast List:
Idina Menzel
Anthony Rapp
James Snyder
Jerry Dixon
Jenn Colella
Jason Tam
Tamika Lawrence
Joe Cassidy
Miguel Cervantes 
Curtis Holbrook 
Stephanie Klemons
Tyler McGee
Ryann Redmond 
Joe Aaron Reid
Ann Sanders
Production Credits:
Michael Greif (Direction)
Larry Keigwin (Choreography)
Mark Wendland (Scenic Design)
Emily Rebholz (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
Brian Ronana (Sound Design)
Carmel Dean (Musical Direction)
Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin (Orchestrations)

Other Credits:
Lyrics by: Brian Yorkey
Music by: Tom Kitt
Book by: Brian Yorkey

Idina Menzel shines in ‘If/Then’ at Orpheum Theater

When Idina Menzel first appeared onstage, her presence abruptly bringing the swelling overture to a stark silence, there was perhaps no greater applause during the nearly three-hour performance of “If/Then” than when she delivered the show’s opening line: “Hey, it’s me.” And that immediate enthusiasm is completely warranted, because a
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Builder.David Allen

‘The Monster-Builder’ explores private, public life in modernity

Playwright Amy Freed’s “The Monster-Builder,” which opened Thursday in Berkeley’s intimate Aurora Theatre, is a daring play. “Monster Builder” is built with unpredictable, successful punch lines and revitalized themes of ambition and ego. At the play’s core, there is a desire for belonging in both private and public life in
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Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘Peter Pan’ soars for young audience

Berkeley Playhouse’s entry to the busy “Peter Pan” adaptation market debuted this Sunday with a kid-friendly revival of the 1954 musical version of J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, penned by Carolyn Leigh and Mark “Moose” Charlap. Daren A.C. Carollo’s direction closely follows the tradition
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Award-winning musical ‘Once’ simply captivates San Francisco

The premise of “Once” is simple. Guy gets his heartbroken and writes beautiful music. Guy meets new girl who also writes beautiful music. Guy and Girl make beautiful music together. But despite its simple storyline, simple mirror-dressed set and simple folk-inspired songs, the emotion and longing behind the eight-time Tony
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