DEAR EVAN HANSEN

The most important thing to know about DEAR EVAN HANSEN which is playing at Broadway San Diego through January 12th is that you should go well hydrated because you may be in tears by the time you exit the theatre. The music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (of”La La Land” fame) is famous for…

NEW MATCH COLLECTIVE Boozin’with the Bard

The New Year is almost here and if one of your resolutions is to go to more theatre, support a growing theatre company, see more Shakespeare, or even just go out and have a drink with friends more often then New Match Collective has just the event for you! BOOZIN’ WITH THE BARD is this…

Noah Kiesersman from DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Noah Kieserman may play a bit of a surly teen as Connor Murphy in the theatrical powerhouse that is DEAR EVAN HANSEN, but he is a delightful person to interview. Even when said interview is on his birthday and he could be out celebrating. Noah was the understudy for Evan, Jared, and Connor during the…

Behind the scenes magic of the Grinch at The Old Globe

For many people in San Diego it’s not the holiday season without seeing DR. SEUSS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! To be fair it is hard to resist all that Whoville magic. The Old Globe and GRINCH Director James Vásquez spread the Whoville magic and made my holiday dreams come true by letting me watching…

THE SANTALAND DIARIES

THE SANTALAND DIARIES director Anthony Methvin is a bona fide holiday season fan. Usually, that means the holiday season starts on November 1st and last through the end of the year. This year, his holiday season began much earlier thanks to directing this holiday show, playing at Diversionary Theatre through December 22nd. In between rehearsals…

EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW

EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW at The Old Globe is like the perfect serving of espresso; it is a perfectly concentrated shot of holiday fun and festivity, that leaves you full of energy and good cheer as you continue into this holiday season. Instead of a lengthy or overly sentimental and saccharine version…

AMERICAN BUFFALO

There is a certain musical cadence to a David Mamet piece; if the cast doesn’t find the right rhythm to make this hyper literate, profanity peppered dialogue flow then the story never quite comes together. Luckily, AMERICAN BUFFALO, currently playing at 10th Avenue Arts by Backyard Renaissance through December 7th is performed so well by…

CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND

Usually when parents and kids discuss music it ends in a disagreement of some sort and not in a touching and emotional understanding of the lives the parents had lived. Nor does one think of putting something like the events of the Cambodian genocide that was the Khmer Rouge with 1970’s inspired fun ,and funky…

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

The 50th anniversary national tour of the iconic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has landed at Broadway San Diego, where you can catch this passion play through Sunday, November 17th. Based on the original concept album, this reinvention of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR focuses on the music to give the feeling of a concert with smoke,…

Globe For All – The Winter’s Tale

The best part of Globe for All, the free tour of professional Shakespeare performances by The Old Globe, throughout San Diego County, is that one can never quite knows what to expect. This play this year, THE WINTER’S TALE proved to be no exception to inspiring delight, reflection, and a full theatrical experience to those…

James Delisco Beeks talks about JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is celebrating its 50th anniversary by going on a North American tour. James Delisco Beeks brings the iconic role of Judas to life in this reinvented version of the show that pays tribute to the concept concert album that started it all. This show, which aims to please both concert and theatre…

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

Neil Simon‘s THE SUNSHINE BOYS now playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre about the reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comedians still has a few laughs but seems to have lost its shine. 11 years before the play opened Al (James Sutorius) announced to his comedic partner Willie (Lenny Wolpe) that he was…