BACHELORETTE shows girls gone wild

If only what happens at the BACHELORETTE party stayed at the bachelorette party. In this play, presented by Backyard Renaissance and playing at the Diversionary Black Box Theatre through April 1st, this hilarious dark comedy is one party that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. It should be noted that this play is one in the…

Ivan Salazar brings STOMP to San Diego

STOMP, the long running hit performance piece creating music and rhythms using matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more in front of the audience. This hit show is a mix of music, and dance to create an audience electrifying theatrical experience. Playing at the Balboa Theatre March 2nd – March 4th, one of the…

UNCLE VANYA at The Old Globe rings true in a new translation

Classics are classics because they have a resonance that lasts long after their final word has been written.  The Old Globe’s production of UNCLE VANYA, by Anton Chekhov, with a new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky with playwright and production director Richard Nelson, is nothing short of an excellent example of letting a…

CARDBOARD PIANO a moving exploration of forgiveness and faith

THE CARDBOARD PIANO by Hansol Jung, now playing at The Diversionary Theatre through February 25th is a moving play that focuses on a fragile balance between faith and forgiveness. A play in two parts it start on New Year’s Eve 1999, as the dawn of the new millennium draws near the future looks bright for…

BLISS is trying to change your fate

It seems consistent, no matter how far back you go in to the myth’s that man created to help themselves understand the word, that gods always were and will always be petty and cruel. In the case of the new play BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD) this sadly still proves to be true, as…

THE FULL MONTY may lack pants but not heart or charm at SDMT

San Diego Musical Theatre is going THE FULL MONTY at the Horton Grand Theatre through February 25th. Keeping the charm of the original productions, this show keeps the heart and the charm intact for these down on their luck central characters. The musical (the first premiered at The Old Globe 18 years ago) is based…

Finally, JESSICA JONES is coming back to Netflix

Netflix released the trailer for the new season and it gives the audience a lot to look forward to discovering. when Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the private investigator turned reluctant superhero is comes to Netflix on March 8th.   Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, we last saw her killing her nemesis Kilgrave at the end of…

Nafessa Williams talks about BLACK LIGHTING on the CW

The CW has added to their superhero show roster with their newest show BLACK LIGHTNING. Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, this show explores what happens when a superhero gives up the life for his family, only to be called back into action to protect his family. The superhero series stars…

VIETGONE – humor, and ninjas, and rapping – oh my!

If theatre is supposed to push boundaries in its exploration of how to tell a story, then VIETGONE by Qui Nguyen at the San Diego Repertory delights in using creative outlets to tell this sassy and sexy refuge story. From rapping, time jumps, swinging between sarcasm and sentimentality, a lot of profanity, humor, and the…

Danny Stiles brings THE FULL MONTY to SDMT

Danny Stiles has been seen performing all over the country over the years; from the original Broadway casts of WONDERLAND, SISTER ACT, and LEAP OF FAITH, to playing the Genie among other roles at Disneyland’s theme park theatre. His travels in performing have taken him around Europe and back to Orange County, and his current…

“The Last Wife” by Kate Hennig at the Cygnet Theatre plays out as a sleek and contemporary portrait of the power and politics of love, marriage, and survival. After all, a woman who can survive marriage to Henry the Eighth is a woman who can do anything. Set in a modern and upper class dwelling,…