Review: ‘Cinderella’ at the Orpheum Theatre (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Magical? Check. Musical? Check. Charming? Check. Yes, the tour of the Broadway production (nominated for nine oscars) of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lovely “Cinderella,” with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, is everything Cinderella should be! On opening night, there were […]

Review: ‘Once’ at SHN Orpheum Theatre (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Fans should rejoice at the opportunity to enjoy the San Francisco arrival of Broadway’s “Once”! In 2012, “Once” was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Book. The touring company lives up to this stellar reputation. […]