July 17, 2024

Contact High

“In the Heights” is a gem of collaboration, from the slick dance moves choreographed by Chris “Boogy” Marcos to the righteous hip hop direction of RJ Wayne.


May 15, 2024

Jewel Theatre’s Upbeat Adieu

Always … Patsy Cline is the brainchild of musical entrepreneur Ted Swindley, and this musical show fits the talents of lead performer and Jewel founder Julie James from her bouffant hairdo down to her kitten heels.
April 3, 2024

Under Ben Bulben — A Jewel Theatre premiere

While the rest of us were busy looking for the right yoga pants, or flirting with the guy across the bar, Kate Hawley was...
March 20, 2024

TEDxSantaCruz Returns After Four Years

TEDxSantaCruz is back for its first in-person event since 2019, taking over Cabrillo College’s Crocker Theatre with a stacked lineup of speakers this coming...
February 28, 2024

Hitting the Spotlight

Williams, 67, founded the UCSC African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) in 1991, a student-run organization meant to give a voice to the small African American population at the school. However, his story begins earlier when he founded his first theater group while attending Michigan State, called the Last Minute Hookup Theater Company
January 31, 2024

Ten-minute Plays

Much like flash fiction, 10 minute plays loaded with fresh energy seem to captivate without sagging.
January 2, 2024

Karen with a K

Songwriter Laura February Strange and her music partner and arranger, Scott Kail, give us an inspired and gritty album of ten rock songs that are the soundtrack of the comedy rock opera Karen with a K. Karen is the meme for middle-aged white women who have become infamous...
December 27, 2023

A New Stage of Life

You can end the year with the fastest talking comedian at Scotts Valley’s newest venue. Coming on Dec. 30 is a comedy show and fundraiser, for the Scotts Valley Community Theater Guild
November 28, 2023

A Look from Behind Bars

Anthony Michael Jefferson describes himself as a “returned citizen.” The actor, playwright and chef was incarcerated for 23 years in Soledad State Prison for first degree murder and was released in 2015. The Bumpy Road Less Traveled is Jefferson’s powerful one-person play...
October 25, 2023

Hilarious Crossing

British playwright Tom Stoppard's 1984 play-within-a-play comedy, Rough Crossing, launches the Jewel Theatre's ultimate season with madcap flourish. Hellbent on creating a theatrical success...
October 11, 2023

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Where do we go when we die? Is it a magical plane of existence located in the wisps of clouds? Or is it lurking...
August 15, 2023

Karen with a K brings rock opera to Corralitos

Comedic play is based on the internet meme Karen blunders on social media, blames everyone else, then doubles down and does it all over again....
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...
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