Theater & Dance
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Keith Pinto
WolfKlain, Pinto
Tracy Martin / Diablo Theatre Company
Melissa WolfKlain, left, and Keith Pinto in "Singin' in the Rain," at Diable Theatre Company in 2013.
Keith Pinto is a song-and-dance man who has been excellent in musicals all across the nation and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He's just finishing up a stellar performance in "Cabaret," is next to direct "Altar Boyz" and there will be more shows to come. Read John Orr's profile of Keith Pinto.

Hillbarn Theatre
Kit Kat girls
Mark & Tracy Photography / Hillbarn Theatre
Entertaining at the Kit Kat Club in "Cabaret" are, from left, Catrina Manahan, Noelani Neal, Gabbi Traub, Melissa Wolfklane, Rachelle Abbey, Jessica Maxey, Jessica Whittemore and Christine Baker. The show runs January 19 through February 5, 2017, at Hillbarn Theatre.
"Cabaret," one of the greatest, most important musicals of the 20th century, is getting a fabulous production with an excellent cast at Hillbarn Theatre. John Orr said he wished he had more eyes in his head to see it all. Read his review.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Marx, O'Hara
Kevin Berne / TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Lizzie O'Hara, right, as Babe, and Joshua Marx as Barnett Lloyd in "Crimes of the Heart," presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley January 11 through February 4, 2017, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
"Crimes of the Heart" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for good reason. It's a beautifully written tale of sisters supporting sisters, with love, drama and humor. Director Giovanna Sardelli and an excellent cast bring it alive for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Read John Orr's review.

Maiberger, Carley
Kevin Berne / TheatreWorks
Hilary Maiberger as Jerusha Abbott, left, describes her fight for women's suffrage in a letter to Jervis Pendleton (Derek Carley) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of "Daddy Long Legs," playing November 30 to December 31, 2016, at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
"Daddy Long Legs" is a completely charming, funny and romantic musical, you are well advised to go see the TheatreWorks production at the Lucie Stern Theatre. John Orr reviews.

Hillbarn Theatre
Ambler, McGinty, Batchelder, Lopez, Boger
Mark & Tracy Photography / Hillbarn Theatre
Jim Ambler as Bert, Caitlin McGinty as Mary Poppins, Darlene Batchelder as Queen Victoria, Ron Lopez Jr. as policeman, and Noah Boger as Neleus, from left, in "Mary Poppins," playing November 25 through December 18, 2016, at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.
"Mary Poppins," which lives forever as a Disney movie, is getting a very lively, excellent production at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City. Director Dan Demers has assembled an awesome cast, and the show is delightful from start to finish. Read John Orr's review.

Ambler, McGinty
Mark & Tracy Photography / Hillbarn Theatre
Jim Ambler as Bert, left, and Caitlin McGinty in the title role of "Mary Poppins," playing November 25 through December 18, 2016, at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.
Caitlin McGinty, all six feet of her, flies into Hillbarn Theatre today (November 25, 2016) in the title role of "Mary Poppins," and we are expecting a delightful show. John Orr got to talk with her the other day, and believes she may be, in fact, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Read the story.

Buljan, Silverstein, Krolick
Courtesy of Hillbarn Theatre
Liz Buljan with Hillbarn Theatre’s 2016 Bravo! Award recipient, Lori Silverstein, and Christine Krolick, from left, at Hillbarn Theatre’s gala, When You Wish Upon A Star, at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, on Nov. 5, 2016.
Wish Upon A Star BRAVO! 2016 gala was a lot of fun for attendees, and also raised a nice bunch of money for Hillbarn Theatre. Tony Lacy-Thompson was there and reports on the gala.


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