ALL SHOOK UP

Elvis may have left the building but that doesn’t mean his spirit doesn’t live on.  Nowhere is that more apparent than in the 1950’s fun musical ALL SHOOK UP by San Diego Musical Theatre now playing through September 1st. In this case, it’s the music of Elvis that is the biggest influence of this show-…

HOUSE OF DREAMS

Hollywood has always been a place where people flock to make their dreams come true, but usually those are dreams of film or television fame.  HOUSE OF DREAMS, making its world premiere playing at the San Diego Repertory explores the story of Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood whose unique sound had a lasting impact…

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

What do you get when you get Elvis Presley, Johnny Cast, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins get together for one night only in a Memphis recording studio? In real life you get history being made and in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by Lamb’s Players now playing at AVO Playhouse through September 1st you get a…

THE UNDERPANTS

THE UNDERPANTS, now playing at The Old Globe through September 8th, based on the 1911 comedy from Carl Sternheim, and then adapted by Steve Martin in 2008 shows how far comedy has come and how far we still have to go.  Alas, even with a charming and talented cast and the comedic pedigree of Martin…

DOGFIGHT at Coronado Playhouse

Before Pasek and Paul went to high school in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the circus in “THE Greatest Showman”, or even to Hollywood in “”La La Land”, they wrote what might be one of their best musicals, DOGFIGHT.   It’s a layered and thoughtful show that explores a single night before a group of Marines deploy for…

MATILDA brings magic and mischief

Much like the book Matilda by Roald Dah, the musical of the same name depends upon the talents, moxie, and sass of a small girl.  Luckily, MATILDA the musical now playing at Moonlight Amphitheatre through August 3rd has a very talented lead actress named Charity Rose, along with an incredibly talented cast, to bring this…

THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX

 “Love is ridiculous.” It can inspire people, it can cause people to do rash things when in pain, and in the case of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX it can inspire even the mice and rats to chase dreams different than that they were born to pursue. For me, it means that I fell in love…

ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE at North Coast Rep

ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE at North Coast Repertory Theatre invites audiences back to the fast taking, musical filled world of Damon Runyon with this fun and nostalgic return to Runyonland. Like GUYS AND DOLLS before it, ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE is based on Runyon’s colorful tales of New York . This time the…

THE TRY GUYS prove their status as LEGENDS OF THE INTERNET

Is there any better way for San Diego to kick off a pop culture laden Comic Con week than with internet stars, and bestselling authors The Try Guys as they bring their glam rock, comedy filled, and heart felt show to the Balboa Theatre? According to the screaming audience in the theatre on performance night…

Rob Paulsen bring ANIMANIACS LIVE! to the Balboa Theatre

There is a word to describe Rob Paulsen; that word is joy.  There are others of course, insanely talented, energetic, and impactful since the characters and shows he brings his talents to have people of all ages over the years.  It’s the live concert, ANIMANIACS: LIVE! That brings Rob, and Emmy Awarding winning cast of…