Pam Kragen

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Reviews (5)
San Diego Union-Tribune

for a previous production “Harris is a magnetic performer, strong singer and high-powered dancer, who brings to life Baker’s trademark African banana dance, as well as numerous 20th century hit songs by Billie Holiday and others...Harris’ script is faithful to facts, but it still bears the marks of a work in progress and could use some tightening. Baker was free with her body, and so is Harris, who performs a portion of the show in a G-string and pasties, so it has an NC-17 rating." Full Review

San Diego Union-Tribune

for a previous production "Much of the humor is built on his self-described contempt and resentment for others less talented or more fortunate,. The show is part confessional, part therapy session and part black comedy and the laser-focused, hyper-articulate Zimmerman demands your attention. Thankfully, his story is so compelling, you’ll want to sit forward, listen and laugh." Full Review

Plaid Tidings
Midtown E
San Diego Union-Tribune

for a previous production "The Globe's 'Plaid Tidings' cast is very good, and most have done 'Plaid' shows so many times they could do the moves and music in their sleep, but that's one of my quibbles with the show...Ross has written a joke into the 'Plaid Tidings' script that implies that people continue aging after death, but the boyish goofiness still seems a bit off for the maturity of the quartet onstage...The foursome are all excellent singers and good actors." Full Review

San Diego Union-Tribune

for a previous production "Felder’s well-written and well-designed show is chock full of surprising and poignant moments...What’s interesting is his unearthing of little-known gems Berlin wrote as a teenager...And there are some eye-opening stories behind some of his best-known hits...Berlin and Felder are a bit of perfect marriage. Like Berlin, Felder is a showman, storyteller, entrepreneur, and Jewish immigrant who has found a large and devoted audience in America." Full Review

Maestro
Midtown E
San Diego Union-Tribune

for a previous production "Bernstein's biography is easily the most fascinating, complex and thought-provoking of the theatrical portraits, and Felder delves deeper into Bernstein's tortured psyche than he went with the 1999 debut piece on Gershwin...It's a gripping portrait, studded with fine performances of Bernstein's most famous and obscure compositions. Felder's a stronger pianist than a singer, but he sings with passion and conviction, so it works well enough." Full Review