CINDERELLA’s costumes make her the belle of the ball

Rogers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is bringing the ball to San Diego this weekend, December 1st – 3rd at the San Diego Civic Theatre.  To get in the festive mood, and help those potential princesses plan their gown choices here is a quick question and answer with the multi award winning costume designer William Ivey Long…

ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe

The Capulet’s and the Montague’s might be both powerful and wealthy who answer to no one but the Prince, but sadly, even with all the power and prestige; even they can’t control headstrong teenagers.  Alas, ROMEO AND JULIET, is still relevant as ever in that regard, modern life has not found a cure for impetuous…

Ariana DeBose brings SUMMER to San Diego in the winter

Ariana DeBose has performed in so many popular shows it may be hard to figure out where you first saw her perform.  It may have been on TV in  “So You Think You Can Dance?,”  or cheering  in BRING IT ON, creating a pivotal presence as “The Bullet” in HAMILTON, or when she stepped into…

The Grinch is a holiday tradition that’s still worth the visit

“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is that lovable anti-hero that has become a San Diego tradition and as this Old Globe production enters its 20th year it’s clear that this production is as much a tradition as a Yule Log or a peppermint candy. For those that may not know, or have been…

Globe for All ‘Twelfth Night” is traveling treat for San Diego

Shakespeare comedies are at their best when they embrace the most silly side, and the Old Globe’s Globe For All production of “Twelfth Night” takes that premise and runs with it in a delightfully entertaining way. This touring production is the fourth annual production of Globe For All, a program aimed at bringing live Shakespeare…

“As One” from San Diego Opera has harmony and heart

As contemporary topics go, “As One” by the San Diego Opera could not have picked a more timely one.  The discussion about transgender people continues to come up in 2017 with varying extremes.  The beginning of this year saw roll backs in transgender  protections, and this week we saw a Transgender woman be elected to…

HAND TO GOD: satire, with a side of satanic sock puppet

You know when a show starts with a puppet telling the audience about the origin of the devil, that this is not going to be a standard show.  HAND TO GOD, besides being a Southern colloquialism that refers to telling the truth, no matter how outlandish; is also an excellent name for the show now…