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…

Reviews: WITHOUT WALLS FESTIVAL at La Jolla Playhouse – PDA, TALL TALE OF THE HIGH SEAS, INCLUSION, & IKAROS

The La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival offers the most thought provoking, surprising, and creative theatrical fun you’ll have outside a theatre this year. Playing through Sunday, October 20th at Liberty Station this choose-your-own-adventure approach to theatre means there is something for everyone to enjoy. Liberty Station has proven to be an excellent location for…

WRITTEN IN STONE

For the Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, participating in this years Without Wall’s Festival by La Jolla Playhouse, was an easy decision. After all, with as a San Diego theatre company dedicated to joyful play and a human connection, what’s more fun than a festival that encourages creative storytelling in a location that is as close…

PANDORA AND THE JAR OF HOPE

The Without Walls Festival is almost here, and one of the best parts of this La Jolla Playhouse Festival being held at Liberty Station is that some of the talented artists that make their home at Liberty Station are participating. Theatre Arts School of San Diego calls Liberty Station their home year round, but for…

Teresa Sapien talks about the Without Walls Festival

Sometimes the audience goes to the theatre but in the case of the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival the theatre comes to the audience at the Liberty Station Arts District. This exploration of immersive, and site specific theatre is running through Sunday, October 20th and promises a variety of theatre. Teresa Sapien, the Without…

KISS MY AZTEC!

KISS MY AZTEC! is both a title and sassy reply in this revisionist musical tale about the Aztecs, and all those uninvited Spaniards that keep arriving and offers an entertaining, and energetic spoof on Latinx history now playing at The La Jolla Playhouse. Narrated by Tolima (Maria-Christina Oliveras), a native who has the ability to…

THE COAST STARLIGHT

Ever sat on a plane, or a train, or even in a theatre seat and wondered about the lives, choices, and stories of the strangers around you?  How your life, and theirs could be impacted by a simple action like saying “hello”?  THE COAST STARLIGHT, by Keith Bunin is making its world-premiere at The La…

AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP

 AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP, now playing through August 25th by Backyard Renaissance is an intriguing and thought provoking exploration on scientific discovery, the cost in the pursuit of that knowledge, and a mystery to solve. Set in a stately English home in Newcastle, where both families past and present have a healthy curiosity…

DIANA at La Jolla Playhouse

You don’t need a passport to take in the drama of the English royal family, you just need to go to the La Jolla Playhouse to see DIANA.  Extended through April 14th, you can let the musical melodrama sweep you away into a story of monarchs, marriages, and one not so happily ever after that…

Interview with DIANA’s Jeanna de Waal

According to most fairy tales, it is when the beautiful, young maiden is married to her Price Charming that their “Happily Ever After” can begin. DIANA, the world premiere musical at the La Jolla Playhouse explores what happens after the pomp and circumstance of the royal wedding? In this case, that fairytale wedding belonged to…

Theatre to look forward to in 2019

As this year draws to an end there are many different articles and lists about the best theatre in San Diego in 2018. This is not one of those articles.  This is a list towards the future, looking out on the horizon at the shows that are singing their irresistible sirens song. So here are…

THE YEAR TO COME

As a New Year dawns, everyone looks forward in anticipation on all the good things that the future holds.  In THE YEAR TO COME playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through December 30th, shows one family’s New Year’s celebrations journey through the years and how their past has built the future. Mostly set in Florida…