SISTER ACT at San Diego Musical Theatre

What do you do if you’re an aspiring lounge singer in the 70’s, who accidentally witnesses her gangster boyfriend murder someone? How do you stay safe?  And more importantly, where do you go that can possibly contain all of your fabulousness?  Luckily, the fun and funny SISTER ACT now playing at San Diego Musical Theatre…

North Coast Rep proves comedy is ALL IN THE TIMING

Don’t let the laughter or the crazy hijinks fool you- comedy is hard work to get right. Luckily, with a strong ensemble cast of six people ALL IN THE TIMING brings the laughs to the stage of the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 5th. The show, by David Ives is itself an ensemble piece…

James and the Giant Peach – SDSU

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, now playing at the San Diego State University’s Don Powell Theatre is a delightfully entertaining, and creative show with wonderful sets, puppets, and a cast.  It’s only playing through May 3rd so go see it before it’s gone! Based on the Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name this…

SWEAT at San Diego Rep

In the factory town of Redding, PA there is nothing more coveted than a union factory job- after all for generations a lifetime job in a factory and the support of your union were all you needed to build the American Dream.  SWEAT, playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through May 12th is a…

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at New Village Arts

If you’re looking for a zany, high energy show then look no further than THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at New Village Arts.  This world premier adaption by AJ Knox who also directs, and Samantha Ginn who tackles the role of the titular servant, mines every comedic source for inspiration of this frenetic farce. Based…

THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON

It’s amazing that there is still so much recent history that has been forgotten or even buried by the quest for progress.  I grew up knowing the name Sally Ride, my elementary school participated in library research projects to name the next shuttle being built, and even Star Trek had a female captain with Captain…

CATS and their Jellical Ball come to Broadway San Diego

You know what happens when an award winning composer loves an obscure book of cat poems by T.S. Eliot?  Well, if that composer is Andrew Lloyd Webber then next thing you know you create a hit musical named CATS that lasts well over two decades.  CATS captured the hearts and imaginations of people worldwide and…

LIFE AFTER at The Old Globe

LIFE AFTER, a new musical by composer and lyricist Britta Johnson is a beautiful and complex musical about the emotional growing pains that come with growing up. Playing at The Old Globe this is a show that should not be missed. It opens on the sixteenth birthday of Alice (Sophie Hearn) when her father Frank…

ANGELS IN AMERICA at Cygnet Theatre

In current popular culture, the word “epic”” has proven to be overused in a way that has leeched some of the power and awe that it would involve. However, for a play like ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES there is no other world that qualifies for this powerful and riveting show playing…

Coronado Playhouse invites you to come to the CABARET

Some musicals entertain, some leave with things to ponder and some, like CABARET now playing at the Coronado Playhouse through April 28th, manage to do both. This production proves that Kander and Ebb’s musical (winner of 8 Tony awards in 1966) is still as relevant as it was then; relationships, love, and having a good…

Gossip makes the world go round in MR.AND MRS. FITCH

Some couples spend time together playing a sport, traveling, or watching a favorite show. For MR.AND MRS. FITCH, the title characters of the play presented by Backyard Renaissance they find their connection in being the snarky, society gossips that bring the hottest news to the public to devour. Andrew Oswald and Sandy Campbell bring a…

San Diego is about to get BariToned at Martini’s Above Fourth

At 8pm on April 6th Martini’s Above Fourth San Diego is going to get BariToned. The three talented men, Joe Hager, Edward Miskie, and Kyle Hines are taking the best songs from strong women characters in the Broadway catalogue and giving it their own musical and sometimes whimsical touch. With a cast that has performed…