Category archive: Theatre

Busy weekend

I haven't posted a life update here in ages. Not sure why; just haven't felt the urge, I guess. Rather... (More...)

Fixing the garbage disposal

The most important thing I learned in high school stage tech was a paradigm. I usually phrase it this way:... (More...)

Hamilton night!

I'M GOING TO SEE HAMILTON TONIGHT! I arranged a fair bit of my plans for the past few months around... (More...)

Queering Fluellen

Last night, I rewatched the Branagh Henry V, which led me to look some stuff up in the original play.... (More...)

My review of Hamilton

A friend asked this morning what the deal is with this Hamilton thing. Here's what I posted in response: It's... (More...)

Hamilton rap becomes a musical

In 2009, composer/lyricist/performer Lin-Manuel Miranda performed an amazing hip-hop piece about Alexander Hamilton (5-min video, with mostly-accurate captions) at the... (More...)

Interim entry

I posted here a whole bunch toward the beginning of WorldCon, mostly about the Hugos, and then switched to Facebook... (More...)

Assorted updates

I feel like I haven't posted a general life update here in ages. Partly that's because I have half a... (More...)

Astonishing balancing performance

I'm going to recommend a video in a minute. But first, some backstory: Kam and I went to see Cirque... (More...)

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Every time I mention Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and someone says they haven't heard of it,... (More...)

Star Trek + Gilbert & Sullivan

Went yesterday to see the Stanford Savoyards' ST:TNG-themed production of H.M.S. Pinafore. They wore Star Trek costumes, and mapped the... (More...)


Wow, it’s apparently been two weeks since I posted here. FOGcon was good. It was great to get some time... (More...)

Not too late to see Noises Off!

Tonight I went to see the Palo Alto High School theatre production of Noises Off. The short version of the... (More...)


The NY Philharmonic recently did a production of Sondheim's Company starring Neil Patrick Harris (also featuring Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer,... (More...)

Upcoming events and other stuff

Suddenly it seems like there are many Things going on around here: This weekend in Vallejo: NorCal Pirate Festival. Entertainers,... (More...)

That was the month that was

I haven't been posting much lately, have I? In particular, it looks like I haven't posted any life updates here... (More...)

Great storytelling recordings, super-cheap!

Info about a bunch of excellent albums of the stories of Willy Claflin and/or Maynard Moose—and how you can buy some of them for $2 apiece. (More...)


This evening, I went to see Stomp. I've been hearing about it for years, and it was one of the... (More...)

Writers With Drinks

Ended up dozing for much of yesterday afternoon, alas—which would've been fine if I'd actually been getting restful sleep, but... (More...)

Running away to watch the circus

Kam and I went to Cirque du Soleil's Ovo this evening. It was a really good show. They didn't have... (More...)

Classics recast into high school settings

I recently learned about another modern movie that takes a Shakespeare play and reworks it to set it in a... (More...)

Latest earworm

A couple weeks ago, the webcomic Darths & Droids had an episode that quoted two songs from Les Misérables. In... (More...)

Midsummer afternoon's "Dream"

Last time I wrote a life-update entry, I mentioned the Shakespeare Santa Cruz offsite, but didn't go into detail. Not... (More...)

Improv Everywhere in San Francisco this afternoon! (And Chicago tomorrow)

Improv Everywhere is running one of their Mp3 Experiment events in San Francisco this afternoon--two hours from now, which presumably... (More...)

Philadelphia: Secret Theater, tonight and tomorrow

It's the "second annual five-company Shakespearian Secret Dessert Theater"! The last two nights of it are tonight and tomorrow night.... (More...)

The Wheel of Death, and other amazements

I just noticed that it's been over ten years that I've been meaning (but failing) to see Cirque du Soleil.... (More...)

Best theatre

Last week's production of Carousel had some great moments, but sadly overall I wasn't thrilled with it. (I was going... (More...)

Video roundup, part 1

It's been a while since I've posted a collection of videos, and the links keep rolling in. So here's a... (More...)

Sultan's Elephant and Tyger

I keep seeing links to photos of "The Sultan's Elephant," but not to information about it. In case anyone else... (More...)

Earworm: Somewhere That's Green

The other day the song "Somewhere That's Green" (from Little Shop of Horrors, though I have the movie soundtrack rather... (More...)

Review: Rent

It's been Jed's movie week. Narnia last weekend; Æon Flux Monday night; Brokeback Mountain last night (review to come later).... (More...)


These items aren't quite coherently connected, but they felt like they made a certain amount of sense together. There's a... (More...)

Another disappearing weekend

Been a while since I've posted anything personal, hasn't it? Some assorted updates: First, I apologize for all those items... (More...)

Cirque Eloize in SF through this week

Beth tells me that she just saw Cirque Éloize's "Rain" at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. She loved it;... (More...)

Circus circus

(Is "Circus circus" the genus and species name of the common Circle?) It seems to be a circus weekend. Kam... (More...)