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….

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…

Jameela Jamil talks about THE GOOD PLACE

Few characters leave as lasting an impression, or pointed commentary, as Jameela Jamil’s haughty, name dropping socialite Tahani al-Jamil.   As The Good Place moves into its fourth and final season, here is the quick chat with Jamil about what Jameela Jamil wants for Tahani, for everyone, and why speaking out is something she won’t stop…

Kristen Bell & William Jackson Harper on THE GOOD PLACE

As Eleanor and Chidi, Kirsten Bell and William Jackson Harper have explored ethics, love, and in the good place and the bad place (not heaven or hell), and even the medium place. So what else can they possibly hope to explore when the fourth and final season of The Good Place? Well, let’s see what…

Cobie Smulders tackles a new role as a P.I. in ‘Stumptown’

You may know Cobie Smulders has had many memorable characters, from Robin in “How I Met Your Mother,” S.H.E.I.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even from her Broadway debut in 2017 in PRESENT LAUGHTER.  In the end it was a character named Dex Perios in the show Stumptown, based on the…

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…