THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON

It’s amazing that there is still so much recent history that has been forgotten or even buried by the quest for progress.  I grew up knowing the name Sally Ride, my elementary school participated in library research projects to name the next shuttle being built, and even Star Trek had a female captain with Captain…

CATS and their Jellical Ball come to Broadway San Diego

You know what happens when an award winning composer loves an obscure book of cat poems by T.S. Eliot?  Well, if that composer is Andrew Lloyd Webber then next thing you know you create a hit musical named CATS that lasts well over two decades.  CATS captured the hearts and imaginations of people worldwide and…

LIFE AFTER at The Old Globe

LIFE AFTER, a new musical by composer and lyricist Britta Johnson is a beautiful and complex musical about the emotional growing pains that come with growing up. Playing at The Old Globe this is a show that should not be missed. It opens on the sixteenth birthday of Alice (Sophie Hearn) when her father Frank…

ANGELS IN AMERICA at Cygnet Theatre

In current popular culture, the word “epic”” has proven to be overused in a way that has leeched some of the power and awe that it would involve. However, for a play like ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES there is no other world that qualifies for this powerful and riveting show playing…

Coronado Playhouse invites you to come to the CABARET

Some musicals entertain, some leave with things to ponder and some, like CABARET now playing at the Coronado Playhouse through April 28th, manage to do both. This production proves that Kander and Ebb’s musical (winner of 8 Tony awards in 1966) is still as relevant as it was then; relationships, love, and having a good…

DIANA at La Jolla Playhouse

You don’t need a passport to take in the drama of the English royal family, you just need to go to the La Jolla Playhouse to see DIANA.  Extended through April 14th, you can let the musical melodrama sweep you away into a story of monarchs, marriages, and one not so happily ever after that…

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD – London Edition

Dear Jo, Can I call you Jo? J.K. Rowling just feels so formal and Jo just feels right considering I’ve been reading your books, seeing movies, and now attending your play in London written by your pen.  It’s the false closeness of social media I suppose.  Anyways Jo, here’s the thing…through HARRY POTTER AND THE…

Hershey Felder: BEETHOVEN highlights the man behind the genius

Beethoven, it’s one of those names that make music lovers sigh in appreciation and piano students vow to practice even harder. There is no doubt that his music is dynamic, complex, and captivating; not unlike the man himself it turns out. In HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN, now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through March…

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. …