Noura

NOURA, by Heather Raffo, is an emotionally complex play exploring what happens when you leave your country but not your culture or sense of identity. How do you find the balance between who you are now and what you have left behind? Noura (Lameece Issaq), the title character is a wife and mother who has…

GIRLFRIEND

If you are looking for a sweet, romantic, musical comedy that is a good time at the theatre then may I suggest GIRLFRIEND at Diversionary Theatre? Set to the music of the Matthew Sweet album of the same name this musical will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. The…

ALMOST FAMOUS

ALMOST FAMOUS may be about people chasing music, and the bright lights of fame, but with a fantastic cast, great music, and creative choreography, this new musical doesn’t need to chase anything, it’s ready to bring some rock and roll to Broadway. Based on the movie of the same name by Cameron Crowe, it chronicles…

Hershey Felder as MONSIEUR CHOPIN

Hershey Felder as MONSIEUR CHOPIN now playing at the San Diego Repertory theatre through October 6th is an intimate and emotional piece, looking at the life, mind, and music of this Polish piano prodigy. As the audience everyone becomes a piano student; there to have a piano lesson from Felder’s melancholy maestro, Fryderyk Chopin.  This…

Edward Staudenmayer brings ANASTASIA to San Diego

What happens when a Grand Duchess has issued a reward for finding any of her missing Romanov family members alive and a young orphan, bearing a startling resemblance to one of the lost Romanov daughters comes your way? Well, if you’re ex-member of the Imperial Court (or so you claim) named Vlad Popov, then you…

AMADEUS – a murderous musical rivalry

AMADEUS, now playing at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a spellbinding tale of talent, jealousy, madness, and revenge that is not to be missed. The 38th season opener for the theatre playing through October 6th brings the talent and the troubles between Salieri and Mozart to spectacular life. It might be coincidence that the saying…

THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Lawrence Welk

There are many signs that get people excited for fall; the Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes available, you feel the sudden urge to go apple picking in Julian, and maybe some leaves will change color.  If none of those get you excited to be in a fall mood then may I recommend the fun, spooky, and…

THE VIRGIN TRIAL

Usually, I have to wait on BBC America or Netflix for the newest installments of dark and tormented dramatic thrillers, like “Luther” or “Broadchurch”- where you never quite know who to trust or who is telling the truth.  So imagine my delight that Director Rob Lufty and his talented cast of THE VIRGIN TRIAL have…

KISS MY AZTEC!

KISS MY AZTEC! is both a title and sassy reply in this revisionist musical tale about the Aztecs, and all those uninvited Spaniards that keep arriving and offers an entertaining, and energetic spoof on Latinx history now playing at The La Jolla Playhouse. Narrated by Tolima (Maria-Christina Oliveras), a native who has the ability to…

DANCE NATION

There are few beings on the planet that can be as dreamy, demented, or determined as teenage girls.  When those teenagers belong to an elite dance troupe trying to get to Nationals you get the funny, poignant, and challenging DANCE NATION, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for best drama, playing at MOXIE Theatre through September 15th….

THE COAST STARLIGHT

Ever sat on a plane, or a train, or even in a theatre seat and wondered about the lives, choices, and stories of the strangers around you?  How your life, and theirs could be impacted by a simple action like saying “hello”?  THE COAST STARLIGHT, by Keith Bunin is making its world-premiere at The La…

AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP

 AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP, now playing through August 25th by Backyard Renaissance is an intriguing and thought provoking exploration on scientific discovery, the cost in the pursuit of that knowledge, and a mystery to solve. Set in a stately English home in Newcastle, where both families past and present have a healthy curiosity…