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…

Life and love in a HUNDRED DAYS

Is there anything more exhilarating than the start of a new relationship? HUNDRED DAYS at La Jolla playhouse explores those first days of romance, anticipation, and apprehension through the personal lens and story of Abigail and Shaun Bengsons, aka The Bengsons as the duo is known. This couple, joined by the immensely talented band, Ashley…

SEIZE THE KING at La Jolla Playhouse

There are few names that instantly bring to mind a ruthless, scheming sort of greed, someone for whom there is no act too low, than the name of King Richard III of England.  In SEIZE THE KING, the new play at the La Jolla Playhouse by Will Power, Richard and his machinations are moved to…

SMOKEFALL by Backyard Renissance

SMOKEFALL, by Backyard Renaissance and playing through September 16th is a dark comedy that is looking to explore some weighty topics. The play, written by Noah Haidle, opens with a narrator character called Footnote (Brian Mackey) introducing the family, the events, and the area to the audience in a way that feels like Rod Serling…

The SQUIRRELS are acting a little nutty

Squirrels…you see them in parks, or running around looking adorable with their fluffy tails and the cute way they eat.  But we all know, even as we may throw them scraps of food from a park bench, deep down in every squirrel lurks the heart of a vicious animal with Machiavellian tendencies, ready to fight…

Summer at the Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse wants the audience to say, “I Feel Love” towards the ‘Hot Stuff” that is the new Donna Summer jukebox musical SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL.  With a long list of hit songs “On The Radio”, there is plenty of material to work with for this show (and review, but “Enough is…

Ariana DeBose brings SUMMER to San Diego in the winter

Ariana DeBose has performed in so many popular shows it may be hard to figure out where you first saw her perform.  It may have been on TV in  “So You Think You Can Dance?,”  or cheering  in BRING IT ON, creating a pivotal presence as “The Bullet” in HAMILTON, or when she stepped into…