PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER La Jolla Playhouse is smart and scary

It’s an old joke that dating can be dangerous business, but no more so then in the world premiere of Ike Holter‘s horror influenced, and thought provoking PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER at the La Jolla Playhouse, now playing through June 30th. Everyone has been on some bad dates, but for Caroline (Shannon Matesky) and…

VENUS IN FUR -no matter who’s on top they both win

Power is intoxicating, but in the sexy, and funny, drama VENUS IN FUR, now playing at the OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista through June 15th, it can leave you wondering- in the game of power politics who is it that actually has the upper hand? In this charismatic theatrical duet we find theatre director Thomas…

Little Shop of Horrors at New Village Arts

Scifi, B movie monsters, comic book colors, and the imminent threat to humanity via your local florist have never looked as good as it does in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at New Village Arts, playing through August 4th.  Honestly, this production and talented cast so perfectly define campy, musical fun it’s a shame it couldn’t…

Pride, Prejudice, and plenty of laughs

As surely as it is known that “it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” It is also a universal truth that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be portrayed with the stiff formality of prior Austen adaptations – it’s the law. …

THE GODS OF COMEDY

It’s not uncommon for people to call upon a higher power when looking for help, but as THE GODS OF COMEDY, now playing at The Old Globe, you may want to be specific in whose help you’re imploring. In this case you may get the cheerful, but only mildly helpful Dionysus the god of comedy…

SISTER ACT at San Diego Musical Theatre

What do you do if you’re an aspiring lounge singer in the 70’s, who accidentally witnesses her gangster boyfriend murder someone? How do you stay safe?  And more importantly, where do you go that can possibly contain all of your fabulousness?  Luckily, the fun and funny SISTER ACT now playing at San Diego Musical Theatre…

North Coast Rep proves comedy is ALL IN THE TIMING

Don’t let the laughter or the crazy hijinks fool you- comedy is hard work to get right. Luckily, with a strong ensemble cast of six people ALL IN THE TIMING brings the laughs to the stage of the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 5th. The show, by David Ives is itself an ensemble piece…

James and the Giant Peach – SDSU

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, now playing at the San Diego State University’s Don Powell Theatre is a delightfully entertaining, and creative show with wonderful sets, puppets, and a cast.  It’s only playing through May 3rd so go see it before it’s gone! Based on the Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name this…

SWEAT at San Diego Rep

In the factory town of Redding, PA there is nothing more coveted than a union factory job- after all for generations a lifetime job in a factory and the support of your union were all you needed to build the American Dream.  SWEAT, playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through May 12th is a…

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at New Village Arts

If you’re looking for a zany, high energy show then look no further than THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at New Village Arts.  This world premier adaption by AJ Knox who also directs, and Samantha Ginn who tackles the role of the titular servant, mines every comedic source for inspiration of this frenetic farce. Based…

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…