Interview with DIANA’s Jeanna de Waal

According to most fairy tales, it is when the beautiful, young maiden is married to her Price Charming that their “Happily Ever After” can begin. DIANA, the world premiere musical at the La Jolla Playhouse explores what happens after the pomp and circumstance of the royal wedding? In this case, that fairytale wedding belonged to…

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at The Old Globe

In this age of social media when a person can be flooded with a million chattering voices, it seems that it is a rare commodity to feel truly heard. For someone to connect and listen is a potent thing. Which is what makes TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, now playing at The Old Globe through March 17th, so…

AUBERGINE at San Diego Repertory Theatre

For some people food is more than a way to get sustenance.  It can be linked to memories, a way to share something about yourself with other people, or used to mark an occasion.   AUBERGINE, playing at San Diego Repertory Theatre through February 17th explores the bonds of love and family through food. Ray (Brian…

FAMILIAR at The Old Globe

Sometimes it seems that even with the best laid plans, the potential for drama is always there…lurking around the corner.  There is no event more ripe for family drama or comedic interactions than a wedding; the stress of it all going well, the blending of new families, new traditions, and dealing with all those relatives. …

A JEWEL IN THE CROWN CITY at Lamb’s Players

Truly, the Crown City (Coronado is Spanish for “crowned one”) it has an abundance of riches. Its beach has been repeatedly names one of the best in the country, it has a world famous hotel, adorable shops line it’s streets, and it has the Lamb’s Players Theatre as their home theatre for the past 25…

MOON OVER BUFFALO

MOON OVER BUFFALO, now playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through February 10th, is a farce that proves that sometimes the most dramatic action is happening behind the scenes in the green room. George (Arthur Hanket) and Charlotte Hay (Katrina Ferguson) are in Buffalo with their (failing) touring theatre company playing CYRANO DE BERGERAC…

Well “Hello” Jessica Sheridan

In the iconic scene when Dolly Levi returns to the Harmonia Gardens in HELLO DOLLY, the casts sing ‘Well, hello, Dolly, It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!” When the show comes to Broadway San Diego playing Tuesday January 15th – 20th the audience may want to sing along and instead say…

Theatre to look forward to in 2019

As this year draws to an end there are many different articles and lists about the best theatre in San Diego in 2018. This is not one of those articles.  This is a list towards the future, looking out on the horizon at the shows that are singing their irresistible sirens song. So here are…

Theatre Challenge 2019

I don’t know if you can tell by my site name, but I really like to talk about theatre.  So when I went looking for a theatre challenge for the new year, like all those reading a fitness challenges that pop up this time of year, I was surprised there really wasn’t one.  They (that…

THE YEAR TO COME

As a New Year dawns, everyone looks forward in anticipation on all the good things that the future holds.  In THE YEAR TO COME playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through December 30th, shows one family’s New Year’s celebrations journey through the years and how their past has built the future. Mostly set in Florida…

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…