Arts & Events

Eye from the Aisle: HAIRSPRAY—bouffant, buoyant and a real pro show!

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday March 22, 2011 - 08:45:00 PM
Erica Richardson, Victoria Morgan. Marcus Klinger

If your spirits need a lift, I recommend CCMT’s HAIRSPRAY at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. -more-

Film Review: Worst in Show: A Pack of Humans in Dogged Pursuit of Glory

By Gar Smith
Monday March 21, 2011 - 02:50:00 PM

“Worst in Show” opens at Berkeley’s Elmwood Theater at 7PM on March 24 with a benefit screening for the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. Tickets (which include a chance to win a raffle) are $20 and can be ordered in advance online at -more-

Around & About: Theater Review:
The Iliad by Inferno Theatre at Berkeley City Club

By Ken Bullock
Monday March 21, 2011 - 02:38:00 PM

Going to our seats in the Berkeley City Club, amid the pre-acting: the players making music on accordion, guitar, while someone's bathing in a metal washtub, while soldiers in camouflage trousers and camp followers sprawl out, lounging in the lull between battles ... Then power chords on the guitar. A soldier brings in the weapons and gear: bamboo poles, parasols ... another paws a woman ... Drums, war cries, attitudinizing ... Ululation of the women; the soldiers shimmy and gyrate in a provocative Oriental dance ... Boots and cowboy hat in the hands of another, who puts them on, then dons shades, and rouges lips ... -more-

Theater Review: Narnia, the Musical

By Steven Finacom
Monday March 21, 2011 - 02:37:00 PM
“Narnia” the musical plays through April 3 at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts on College Avenue.

Near the beginning of the musical, “Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe”, a cranky housekeeper at a historic English country estate warns four newly arrived children, “I see you all have that ‘I’m going to explore Marbleton Manor’ look. Forget it. The Age of Exploration is OVER. Understood?” -more-