EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW

EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW at The Old Globe is like the perfect serving of espresso; it is a perfectly concentrated shot of holiday fun and festivity, that leaves you full of energy and good cheer as you continue into this holiday season. Instead of a lengthy or overly sentimental and saccharine version…

AMERICAN BUFFALO

There is a certain musical cadence to a David Mamet piece; if the cast doesn’t find the right rhythm to make this hyper literate, profanity peppered dialogue flow then the story never quite comes together. Luckily, AMERICAN BUFFALO, currently playing at 10th Avenue Arts by Backyard Renaissance through December 7th is performed so well by…

CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND

Usually when parents and kids discuss music it ends in a disagreement of some sort and not in a touching and emotional understanding of the lives the parents had lived. Nor does one think of putting something like the events of the Cambodian genocide that was the Khmer Rouge with 1970’s inspired fun ,and funky…

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

The 50th anniversary national tour of the iconic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has landed at Broadway San Diego, where you can catch this passion play through Sunday, November 17th. Based on the original concept album, this reinvention of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR focuses on the music to give the feeling of a concert with smoke,…

Globe For All – The Winter’s Tale

The best part of Globe for All, the free tour of professional Shakespeare performances by The Old Globe, throughout San Diego County, is that one can never quite knows what to expect. This play this year, THE WINTER’S TALE proved to be no exception to inspiring delight, reflection, and a full theatrical experience to those…

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

Neil Simon‘s THE SUNSHINE BOYS now playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre about the reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comedians still has a few laughs but seems to have lost its shine. 11 years before the play opened Al (James Sutorius) announced to his comedic partner Willie (Lenny Wolpe) that he was…

HANDBAGGED

Behind every powerful woman, is the younger version of herself showing how she got there and what she did with that power. Or at least, this is true in the case of HANDBAGGED, now playing at the MOXIE Theatre through November 17th. Who knew that the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and the steely Iron…

TWELFTH NIGHT

Mischief and mayhem are always a solid base for a comedy, and TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old Globe through November 10th offers plenty of laughs, with a side helping of lords and ladies looking for love that makes for a very enjoyable night at the theatre. Meanwhile, in the realm of the lords and ladies,…

THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Cygnet Theatre

Love is never easy, and breakups are even harder. Yet the musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS now playing at Cygnet Theatre through November 17th has compelling performances and impressive vocals which make this musical easy to love. Jamie (Michael Louis Cusimano) and Cathy (Racquel Williams) are the couple whose relationship and seemingly opposite character directions…

Reviews: WITHOUT WALLS FESTIVAL at La Jolla Playhouse – PDA, TALL TALE OF THE HIGH SEAS, INCLUSION, & IKAROS

The La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival offers the most thought provoking, surprising, and creative theatrical fun you’ll have outside a theatre this year. Playing through Sunday, October 20th at Liberty Station this choose-your-own-adventure approach to theatre means there is something for everyone to enjoy. Liberty Station has proven to be an excellent location for…

The Winter’s Tale

THE WINTER’S TALE brings one of Shakespeare’s most unique shows to life with at Coronado Playhouse and is playing for free through October 13th. The play is famous for a few reasons; the first is that famous stage direction “Exit, pursued by a bear,” but second for feeling like a combination of both a tragedy…

ANASTASIA

ANASTASIA, the musical is a charming mix of fairytale and history, all accented by some truly stunning costumes. This musical on memory, family, and adventure is playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through October 6th. Anya (Lila Coogan) is Anya, an amnesiac orphan trying to make a way in the newly Bolshevik controlled Russia….