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…

Pride, Prejudice, and plenty of laughs

As surely as it is known that “it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” It is also a universal truth that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be portrayed with the stiff formality of prior Austen adaptations – it’s the law. …

MOON OVER BUFFALO

MOON OVER BUFFALO, now playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through February 10th, is a farce that proves that sometimes the most dramatic action is happening behind the scenes in the green room. George (Arthur Hanket) and Charlotte Hay (Katrina Ferguson) are in Buffalo with their (failing) touring theatre company playing CYRANO DE BERGERAC…

THE FATHER brings a misty water colored memory

Usually the audience is in the best seats in the house, at least information wise during a play.  We are privileged to see as everything unfolds, and watching as every angle develops while we wait for the other characters to catch up.  In THE FATHER, playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through June 24th,…

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at Diversionary is worth an E Ticket ride

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH is a memoir about the family of playwright Philip Dawkins, as they cope with unexpected tragedy, trying to find happiness, and how the creation and magic of Disneyland mirrored informed his family history moving forward. Following this family’s pursuit of happiness in the Magic Kingdom, is a personal recount of…

Philip Dawkins talk about THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

Philip Dawkins is a prolific, critically acclaimed playwright with plays like CHARM, THE HOMOSEXUALS, and DR. SEUSS’S THE SNEETCHES – THE MUSICAL, as well as many other works. Diversionary Theatre brings one of his most personal plays THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, to stage through April 15th. Philip had a moment to chat about how…

BALLAST: Let your future take flight

BALLAST, a new play eloquently written by Georgette Kelly and skillfully directed by Matt M. Morrow explores this of balance and stability through personal and professional relationships for people going through the process of transitioning. What the characters Grace and Xavier, with their contrasting narratives, and their loved ones find in times of assessment everything…