August 4, 2023

Royal Folly, Brilliant Theater

SCS's King Lear—Ultimate Drama Admit it. We were there to watch a distinguished actor power his way through ultimate Shakespeare. Yet one of the most...
August 1, 2023

Shrewd Shakespeare

Battle of wordplay in SCS's second offering The Taming of the Shrew is a brilliant comedy of errors, squarely set 400 years—and many social...
July 19, 2023

Will Power

SCS opens its season of legacy with a comic thriller What would William Shakespeare think if he knew his theater works were being performed in...
July 12, 2023

Cabrillo Stages a Hit!

A Classic Tale, a Resounding Success As a veteran patron of Broadway and London musical productions, I was prepared to be hopeful about Cabrillo Stage’s...
June 27, 2023

The Bard Quotes for Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2023 Season

Managing Director Mike Ryan says that his favorite is probably “One fell swoop” from Macbeth,  Act 4, Sc 3. Actress Hayley Huntley was introduced to...
June 7, 2023

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ is a Welcome Treat

Nick has spent every Sunday having dinner with his loving, infuriating grandparents in their Hoboken, New Jersey home. Every Sunday! But this Sunday, in...
April 4, 2023

The Jewel Theatre’s Unique Take on Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House: Part 2’

Jewel Theatre’s ‘A Doll's House: Part 2’ updates the language of the 1893 classic
February 1, 2023

The Jewel Theatre’s World Premiere of ‘Little Heart’

Irene O’Garden’s play dives into the life of artist and ’60s cultural icon Corita Kent
January 25, 2023

8 Tens @ 8’s Short Play Festival Returns

The fest showcases 16 stellar 10-minute plays at the intimate Center Stage
December 28, 2022

Andrea Hart Selected as Cabrillo Stage’s New Artistic Director

Jon Nordgren retires after 17 years with the nonprofit musical theater company
December 7, 2022

Tomáseen Foley’s ‘A Celtic Christmas’ Returns

After 27 years, the beloved show has become a Santa Cruz holiday tradition
November 30, 2022

‘Forever Plaid’ is a Kitschy Tribute to Pre-Beatles Pop

Jewel Theatre Company's musical production runs through Dec. 11 at Colligan Theater
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