TheatreStorm’s 10 Powerful Memories from 2016

by Charles Kruger It’s time. I’ll spare you the reflections on how ambivalent I am about top 10 lists. I’m sure you share my doubts. But a theatre reviewer must represent, so here goes. The caveats: I saw 54 plays this year. That is a lot fewer than I might have (my Critics’ Circle colleague, […]

Review: ‘The Speakeasy’ (*****)

by Charles Kruger Looking for a spectacular last minute Christmas gift? Weren’t able to win the lottery to buy tickets for “Hamilton?” Don’t despair! Take the money you saved and invest in a ticket to “The Speakeasy.” Producer and co-author Nick Olivero led the ribbon cutting ceremony for this incredible event on December 14th, just […]

Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at San Francisco Playhouse (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger We all love traditional Christmas classics, whether Tiny Tim or George Bailey, Pyotr Tchaikovsky or Irving Berlin. But, in San Francisco, some of us are very grateful indeed to the SF Playhouse for their lovely tradition of offering the unexpected each Christmas season. Previous treasures have included Tennessee Williams’s charming, but rarely produced, Christmas […]