Review: ‘Sam and Dede or My Dinner with Andre the Giant,’ a world premiere at CustomMade Theatre (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) CustomMade’s publicty packet for ‘Sam and Dede’ informs us of the following fact: 12-year old Andre the Giant, already over 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, didn’t fit on the school bus. Andre’s neighbor, as repayment of a favor, offered to […]

Review: ‘Grey Gardens: The Musical’ at CustomMade Theatre Company (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Enthusiastic fans of the cult classic documentary film, “Grey Gardens,” have eagerly awaited the San Francisco premiere of the Broadway musical it inspired. CustomMade’s production, under the capable direction of Stuart Bousel and musical director David Aaron Brown does not disappoint. The […]