Review: ‘Company’ at SF Playhouse (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) The late ’60s and early ’70s were times of revolutionary cultural change in the USA, and it was reflected in our theatre. In 1969, the tribal love rock musical “Hair” was cause for celebration, but it was Sondheim’s “Company” that brought psychological […]

Review: ‘Into The Woods’ at San Francisco Playhouse (***)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ***) (“Into The Woods” plays at San Francisco Playhouse June 24 through September 6, 2014) We all know the stories of the Brothers Grimm: Cinderella marries the Prince (and lives happily ever after). The evil witch imprisons Rapunzel (and gets her comeuppance). Jack climbs the beanstalk and kills the giant so he and his […]

Review: ‘Camelot’ at San Francisco Playhouse

(Charles Kruger) Rating: ***** (“Camelot” plays at the SF Playhouse July 16 to September 21, 2013) Lerner and Loewe‘s charming musical of Arthur and Guinevere carries a lot of historical weight. Few viewers will forget that this was one of Jack Kennedy’s favorite plays, with its vision of a kingdom where might is always used for […]