BEYOND BABEL

BEYOND BABEL, the new dance production from choreographers Keone and Mari and playing through December 16th is an outstanding show that everyone should see before it closes. (I am assuming you have read the first line and gone and bought tickets already, but if you need more information than please read on.) This show follows…

EMMA at Chance Theater

EMMA, now playing at the Chance Theater in Anaheim through December 23rd, is like a perfect tea time confection. It’s lovely, sweet, and has just enough tartness to keeping it all from getting too sticky to enjoy. (Can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of “Great British Bake Off”?) Emma (Mandy Foster) is the…

MISS BENNETT: A CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

It is a fact that if there is a single, wealthy man somewhere near Pemberley (home of the formerly too proud and too prejudiced Mr. Darcy) that a single Bennett sister will find him there. In MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at New Village arts, we get to revisit the Bennett sisters in a sequel…

Clint Black’s LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe

LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS, the new Clint Black musical at The Old Globe is like a cup of hot cocoa on a cold day (under 70 is cold in San Diego), or that first bite of your favorite holiday confection. It’s sweet, comforting, and with the addition of songs from Clint Black’s holiday album, it’s a…

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY opens with a question “Is there a particular slant you want to put on it?” The woman asking is wary of how the investigative theatre troupe The Civilians will portray her and her town. It seems reasonable that this woman who moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to help bring more evangelical people…

Lorin Latarro talks about baking up some history with WAITRESS

Sometimes you take a job and it turns out that you’re making history. That’s what happened when Lorin Latarro took the job as choreographer for the musical WAITRESS. It’ not until into the process that the team finds out they making history as part of an all-female creative team with this show including original music…

8000M invites you to climb the Himalaya’s this weekend only

Golden Shards Productions takes you up to the fourth highest peak in the world, Mount Lhotse, in their production of 8000M playing this weekend only. Directed by San Diego native Alice Cash, this ensemble brings the Himalaya’s to San Diego MOXIE stage through Sunday, November 28th. Mount Lhotse, located next to Mount Everest, is the…

Matt M. Morrow talks about THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

Faith, politics, pride, scandal, community, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY now playing at Diversionary Theatre through December 9th, may be based on past events, but finds that’s its themes are still current today. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY was written by The Civilians, and investigative theatre company that was on site and created it from actual interviews with citizens…

Alice Cash brings 8000M in the Himalayas to the San Diego stage

Alice Cash, actress, director, and former San Diego theatre youth performer is coming back home, but this time she’s bringing her show 8000M (pronounced 8,000 meters) and her production company Golden Shard Productions, back with her. Written by David Greig, the play follows an exhibition team’s attempt at climbing the Himalayas. As the characters encounter…

Globe for All – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

There is a magic and mischief in the air in The Old Globe production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, now playing through November 18th around the San Diego community.  As a part of the mobile Globe for All program which focuses on bringing theatre into the community; the lovers, fairies, actors, and the forest in…

The witches of WICKED will put a spell on you….

Those wonderfully, and wickedly talented witches,  Elphaba and Glinda are back in San Diego  to put a spell on San Diego  through November 25th at Broadway San Diego. WICKED just finished celebrating its 15th anniversary, and with this tour featuring Jackie Burns, the longest running Elphaba on Broadway as the lead, and Kara Lindsay who…

FADE at MOXIE Theatre

FADE is a two person play that tackles some timely questions on balancing culture, success, and authenticity both in real life and in the La La Land known as Hollywood now playing at MOXIE Theatre through November 11th. Hollywood is the land of dreams, tv shows, palm trees and sunshine.  Lucia (Sofia Sassone) a Mexican…