Category Just a Moment

Just a Moment: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Selma Arts Center

In any production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the show-stopping scenes are typically the Lovers’ Quarrel in Act III, scene 2 and the performance of Pyramus and Thisbe by the Mechanicals at the end of the play.   In the current iteration of Midsummer at the Selma Arts Center, the Mechanical’s endearing and collaborative performance […]

Just a Moment: Duplicitous Daggers in The Tragedy of Macbeth at College of the Sequoias

The Tragedy of Macbeth, as freely adapted by Chris Mangels at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, is an ambitious feat. Which is, of course, apropos of the play itself.

Just a Moment: “Titanic” at Playhouse Merced

There are no spoilers in Titanic, right?

Moments of Grief: Into the Woods and Little Women

I don’t know if it is because we live in such a loud world these days, but last weekend I was all about the quiet moment on stage. Or perhaps, I was really all about the grief.

Just a Moment: “Proof” at 2nd Space gets a moment of honesty right.

Please be aware, there is a minor SPOILER in this post regarding Proof. If that bothers you, please come back after you’ve seen the play! Proof is one of those plays that can have a thousand different loglines. Is it about the relationship between a father and a daughter? The line between madness and genius? […]

Just a Moment: “A Streetcar Named Desire” at University Theater Fresno State

It is very difficult to write about a single moment or scene in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” without giving away spoilers. Although I don’t know how you can spoil a 70-year-old American Classic, but hey . . . There are people out there who have never experienced “Streetcar” and that’s just the world […]

Just a Moment: “Guys and Dolls” from Fresno Pacific University Theater

As the title implies, “Guys and Dolls” is all about the pairings, and there are a lot of fun and lovable pairings to choose from in this production of the show presented by Fresno Pacific University this weekend – from lovers quarrels to male bonding and female solidarity, it’s got something for everyone in the […]

Just a Moment: The Drowsy Chaperone – GCP at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

While there are so many terrific moments that come to mind after seeing The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday night, including drop-dead gorgeous Camille Gaston singing in a truly drool-worthy silver sequined bomber jacket (just let that image sink in), the moment both my husband and I have mentioned several times this weekend involves a PowerBar. […]

Just a Moment: The Full Monty at StageWorks Fresno

One of the things about making comedy work is that to get to the truthful emotion beneath the comedy, you have to play it straight. You can’t goop up the joke with obvious pandering and knowing winks to the audience. You have to commit. My favorite moment in Stageworks Fresno’s production of the hilarious The […]

Just a Moment: “The Christians” at StageWorks Fresno

There were several moments of realism that struck a chord with me in the beginning minutes of StageWork’s Fresno’s “The Christians”. Literally. Any girl who regularly attended an evangelical church in the late 80’s would recognize the opening chord of “Awesome God” the moment it is struck and the choir enters singing those declarative lyrics: […]