Jay Hernandez is the new MAGNUM PI

Depending on your age and how sacred you consider 1980’s hit TV shows, the last few years of remakes either leave you breathlessly excited or rolling your eyes.  From MACGYVER on CBS to LEATHAL WEAPON on Fox, and now MAGNUM PI  is joining the retro line remake line up on CBS starring Jay Hernandez as…

BLITHE SPIRIT is in full spirits

BLITHE SPIRIT, the hit comedy by Noel Coward brings a spirited performance to the stage of The North Coast Repertory Theatre through September 30th. It all begins when Charles (J.Todd Adams) wants to hold a séance in his house to observe for his next novel. His supportive, if proper wife Ruth (Joanna Strapp) throws a…

Kevin Hafso Koppman joins a family of comedic mad scientists in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Mel Brooks may have declared that ‘It’s good to be the king”, but being another one of his iconic creations that is invading San Diego Musical Theatre with his science experiments later this month. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen” ) played by Kevin Hafso Koppman When Dr. Frankenstein (Koppman) finds out he has inherited his family’s…

THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL

It’s hard not to feel good when listening to Huey Lewis and the News, so it’s no accident that THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe, manages to instill the 80’s loveable, pop vibe from the music into this high octane musical about following your dreams and the power of love. It…

FUN HOME

San Diego Repertory Theatre invites you to FUN HOME, an uplifting, if moving and bittersweet musical of trying to understand yourself by understanding your family. Based on the autobiographical “tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel, it follows Alison (Amanda Naughton) as she attempts to chronicle her childhood in a small town, to better understand and gain some…

Lorin Latarro talks Huey Lewis and the fun of THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

The first thing you notice about dancer and choreographer Lorin Latarro are her passion and enthusiasm for her subject of storytelling through dance.  Currently in town working at The Old Globe as the choreographer for the brand new musical THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL with the music inspired by the songs Huey Lewis and…

SEIZE THE KING at La Jolla Playhouse

There are few names that instantly bring to mind a ruthless, scheming sort of greed, someone for whom there is no act too low, than the name of King Richard III of England.  In SEIZE THE KING, the new play at the La Jolla Playhouse by Will Power, Richard and his machinations are moved to…

SMOKEFALL by Backyard Renissance

SMOKEFALL, by Backyard Renaissance and playing through September 16th is a dark comedy that is looking to explore some weighty topics. The play, written by Noah Haidle, opens with a narrator character called Footnote (Brian Mackey) introducing the family, the events, and the area to the audience in a way that feels like Rod Serling…

EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Cygnet Theatre

Like every good list, it starts at the number one and moves on from there. Ice cream EVERY BRILLIANT THING, playing at Cygnet Theatre through September 16th, has a premise that seems incongruous at first.  This is an amazing, and emotional, immersive storytelling experience that explores such topics as depression and attempted suicide, but leaves…

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is back in San Diego

The Phantom is back at Broadway San Diego and he’s brought his famous, if slightly ominous chandelier with him! Playing through September 3rd this Cameron Mackintosh re-staging of the popular musical brings a new focus, energy, and even more spectacle to this popular tale. The Phantom (Quentin Oliver Lee) is a mysterious genius, but due…

VOYEURS DE VENUS at MOXIE Theatre

History is written, and perceived through the lenses of those that have the privilege to tell the story. VOYEURS DE VENUS, now playing at MOXIE Theatre through September 9th is a stunning and provocative show that makes the audience reflect on when exploitation has masqueraded as exploration, science and prejudice has gone hand in hand,…