Interview: Emily Shain and DeLeon Dallas talk about ACTUALLY

“Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”…ACTUALLY, now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre explores the dynamics and the importance consent, communication, and how words and actions may have unintended repercussions. This two person play is set on a college campus during the first semester for (Emily Shain) and Tom (DeLeon Dallas). After a first date and a…

BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, playing through October 14th at Diversionary Theatre, is a fast paced comedy that looks at the historical friendship of Mary Woolley and Jeanette Marks through a contemporary lens as they try to reform the meaning of women’s education during the height of the suffragette movement, without losing their jobs, their…

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – this hit musical takes the life and music of Carole King and weaves the songs with the triumphs and the heartbreak of her life to create a, shall we say beautiful, musical about finding success in embracing yourself and your voice. Carole Kline, as she was known before she…

Life and love in a HUNDRED DAYS

Is there anything more exhilarating than the start of a new relationship? HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla playhouse explores those first days of romance, anticipation, and apprehension through the personal lens and story of Abigail and Shaun Bengsons, aka The Bengsons as the duo is known. This couple, joined by the immensely talented band, Ashley…

BLITHE SPIRIT is in full spirits

BLITHE SPIRIT, the hit comedy by Noel Coward brings a spirited performance to the stage of The North Coast Repertory Theatre through September 30th. It all begins when Charles (J.Todd Adams) wants to hold a séance in his house to observe for his next novel. His supportive, if proper wife Ruth (Joanna Strapp) throws a…

Kevin Hafso Koppman joins a family of comedic mad scientists in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Mel Brooks may have declared that ‘It’s good to be the king”, but being another one of his iconic creations that is invading San Diego Musical Theatre with his science experiments later this month. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen” ) played by Kevin Hafso Koppman When Dr. Frankenstein (Koppman) finds out he has inherited his family’s…

THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL

It’s hard not to feel good when listening to Huey Lewis and the News, so it’s no accident that THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe, manages to instill the 80’s loveable, pop vibe from the music into this high octane musical about following your dreams and the power of love. It…

FUN HOME

San Diego Repertory Theatre invites you to FUN HOME, an uplifting, if moving and bittersweet musical of trying to understand yourself by understanding your family. Based on the autobiographical “tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel, it follows Alison (Amanda Naughton) as she attempts to chronicle her childhood in a small town, to better understand and gain some…

Lorin Latarro talks Huey Lewis and the fun of THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

The first thing you notice about dancer and choreographer Lorin Latarro are her passion and enthusiasm for her subject of storytelling through dance.  Currently in town working at The Old Globe as the choreographer for the brand new musical THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL with the music inspired by the songs Huey Lewis and…

SEIZE THE KING at La Jolla Playhouse

There are few names that instantly bring to mind a ruthless, scheming sort of greed, someone for whom there is no act too low, than the name of King Richard III of England.  In SEIZE THE KING, the new play at the La Jolla Playhouse by Will Power, Richard and his machinations are moved to…

SMOKEFALL by Backyard Renissance

SMOKEFALL, by Backyard Renaissance and playing through September 16th is a dark comedy that is looking to explore some weighty topics. The play, written by Noah Haidle, opens with a narrator character called Footnote (Brian Mackey) introducing the family, the events, and the area to the audience in a way that feels like Rod Serling…