ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, the smart production by NEW MATCH COLLECTIVE is a highly entertaining version of the play highlighting the petty political battles between people whose love for power keeps them all hopelessly entwined in both love and war. Cleopatra and Antony are in love with each other, but they also both love their individual…

The Try Guys try live theatre

The Try Guys are YouTube superstars with over 6 million subscribers, their new book “The Hidden Power of F*cking Up” hit number one on the New York Times Bestseller list, and they have their podcast “TryPod.” So what do you do when all your dreams come true? Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene…

THE LUCKIEST at La Jolla Playhouse

THE LUCKIEST is a kind of love story, though not in the traditional form. This is a show about the power and strength that come from loving friends, family, and loving yourself enough to know what to do in the face of a life changing event.  This world premier play by Melissa Ross, playing at…

Jasmin Haddad directs ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA for New Match Collective

Who is more powerful than the Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, or the mighty Roman general Mark Antony? Queens and generals are great, but it was more fun to chat with Jasmin Haddad, the director of New Match Collective’s second Shakespeare play this year ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA playing through July 21st at The Space at…

PUFFS: they’ve got magic to do

A Slytherin theatre critic reviews:  PUFFS: OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL FOR MAGIC AND MAGIC , the first show of the inaugural season for The Eastern. I state my house affiliation because as anyone who has even glanced upon the Harry Potter universe knows, the house affiliations are a key component…

ROCK OF AGES is a rock n roll fairy-tale

ROCK OF AGES, now playing at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town through August 25th, is a rock ‘n’ roll fairy-tale that wants everyone to have “nothin’ but a good time.” Set in the magical land of the 1980’s Sunset Strip in LA, there is a bar and club called the Bourbon Room which also…

Christine Bunuan brings Saigon to Broadway San Diego

Sometimes high school theatre dreams come true. Just ask Christine Bunuan, the actress who plays Gigi in the national tour of MISS SAIGON. Christine and the talented cast of the national tour are bringing the heat of Saigon back to the Broadway San Diego stage July 9th – July 14th. She’ll tell you how lucky…

MIXTAPE at Lamb’s Players Theatre is a blast from the past

MIXTAPE, the audience favorite that ran for many years at the Horton Grand These is back at the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado through September 1st and it has brought all of the 80”s back for the audience to enjoy. All of the spectacle, music, and pop culture highlights allow you to go back in…

AS YOU LIKE IT – The Old Globe

The forests in Shakespeare plays have always promised some mischief, mistaken identities, and flirty couples and the Forest of Arden in AS YOU LIKE IT, currently playing at The Old Globe through July 21st is no exception. The opening show for the Summer Shakespeare Festival on the outdoor Lowell Davies stage is a delightful and…

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Sometimes A WALK IN THE WOODS is exactly what you need to be reminded that theatre can showcase some dynamic performances while also offering some talking points that were as relevant in 1988 when it first premiered as it is today. Peace, nuclear disarmament, and high level political negotiations are no stranger to our current…

THE PRODUCERS shine at Moonlight

Moonlight Amphitheatre opens its summer season with a laugh – actually with a lot of them with their production of THE PRODUCERS. This Mel Brooks show still has all of the zing, silliness, and more than flirts with political incorrectness and some uncouth humor. Based on the beloved movie of the same name, the musical…

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…