Kimberlye Gold: Bay Area singer-musician presents Rock ‘n’ Soul Holiday Revue, featuring members of Santana and Tower of Power and other Bay Area musicians; 8 p.m. Dec. 21; Empress Theatre, Vallejo; empresstheatre.org. Creatures of Impulse: The Pleasanton teen troupe presents its annual holiday comedy/improv show, this year titled “A Long Winter’s Tale,” created nightly from audience suggestions; Nov. 27-30; Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton; $2 Nov. 27, $7-$12 afterward; 931-4848, www.firehousearts.org.
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“Esperanza!’s” storyline follows Maggie as she joins a romance writing class hoping to finish her tale of a young woman’s daring romance with a pirate. As Maggie’s imaginary life heats up, so does her real life. Add in the drama created by her best friend’s creepy new husband and the comedy provided by the colorful characters in the writing class, and you have lots of opportunity for entertaining theater. Rhonda Joy Taylor as Maggie captures the character beautifully as she easily navigates between fantasy and reality, adding her polished vocals to myriad songs. Jene Bombardier (also the musical director) displayed her own impressive singing in the comedic role of Dinah, especially with Matthew Martin in “Talk Dirty to Me.” Many of the other cast members, unfortunately, had either the acting or the singing down but not both.
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Multiple performances Saturday through Dec. 21 should satisfy those who can’t imagine the holidays without a trip to the Candy Kingdom or a dance from the Sugar Plum Fairy. “I love watching the transformation of the company each year,” artistic director Graham Lustig said. “We have over 40 young dancers and the Mt. Eden High School women’s ensemble, plus the professional dancers. They all rehearse under florescent lights in a studio. But as the production nears, we move to the Paramount Theatre, costumes are added, stage lights come on, and the sounds of Tchaikovsky played by a full orchestra surround us all. Then the performers step onto the stage, and the magic happens.”.
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