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…

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, the smart production by NEW MATCH COLLECTIVE is a highly entertaining version of the play highlighting the petty political battles between people whose love for power keeps them all hopelessly entwined in both love and war. Cleopatra and Antony are in love with each other, but they also both love their individual…

The Try Guys try live theatre

The Try Guys are YouTube superstars with over 6 million subscribers, their new book “The Hidden Power of F*cking Up” hit number one on the New York Times Bestseller list, and they have their podcast “TryPod.” So what do you do when all your dreams come true? Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene…

THE LUCKIEST at La Jolla Playhouse

THE LUCKIEST is a kind of love story, though not in the traditional form. This is a show about the power and strength that come from loving friends, family, and loving yourself enough to know what to do in the face of a life changing event.  This world premier play by Melissa Ross, playing at…

PUFFS: they’ve got magic to do

A Slytherin theatre critic reviews:  PUFFS: OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL FOR MAGIC AND MAGIC , the first show of the inaugural season for The Eastern. I state my house affiliation because as anyone who has even glanced upon the Harry Potter universe knows, the house affiliations are a key component…