SUPER NIGHT SHOT & the WITHOUT WALLS FESTIVAL by LJP

SUPER NIGHT SHOT starts, paradoxically, at the end, as the audience is told to wait outside of the theatre to celebrate the triumphant return of the cast.  The cast arrives to the San Diego Central Library scantily clad, with their cameras, and the audience follows them into the theatre to see what art they have…

WILD GOOSE DREAMS is a fantastical fable

WILD GOOSE DREAMS at the La Jolla Playhouse is a play that juxtaposes the familiar and the unfamiliar, the real and dreamlike. It’s a drama that is incredibly funny, it explores family dynamics by separating families, it deals with realities by augmenting it with fantastical elements, it talks about technology as a thing that connects…

Francis Jue has WILD GOOSE DREAMS at La Jolla Playhouse

Television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally around the country, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winning actor Francis Jue is always looking for that next acting challenge. Having performed in everything from David Henry Hwang’s “Yellow Face”, “Pacific Overtures”, and in the Tony winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as Bun Foo, to recurring roles on TV’s “Law&…

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE – like a mixed drink, tastes may vary

Welcome to Margaritaville – a place filled with color, lush foliage, steel drums, guitar, and lots (lots) of alcohol. Drawn in the sun bleached and tropical colors that Jimmy Buffett songs bring to mind, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE offers you a chance to visit and try to find your lost shaker of salt. The show, like…

Theatre openings, closing, and everything in between this weekend!

I think it’s safe to say that the summer season of activates is in full swing.  Here is a list of what is opening, what is closing, and some fun entertainment options that are still running.  Two options are even outside so you can enjoy the summer weather Opening this weekend!! Damn Yankees Baseball and…

Alison Luff on beach towns and Buffett songs

Alison Luff is an actress who is no stranger to the stage – on Broadway she has played Fantine in the revival of LES MISERABLES on Broadway, Miss Honey in MATILDA, and toured the nation as Elphaba in WICKED. Now her theatrical adventures bring her to San Diego, and even more exciting, the tropical island…

What theatre to see this holiday weekend!

Looking for something unique to do this weekend?  How about catching some rising talent as they compete for a trip to New York? The Ben Vereen Awards The Ben Vereen Awards are this Sunday at the Balboa Theatre – San Diego. Come out and see San Diego’s best high school musical theatre talent compete for a chance at…

“Freaky Friday” makes family fighting fun

Remember when you were a kid and you were convinced that everything would be better when you were an adult? Especially when every adult doesn’t seem to understand how hard it is to be a kid? “Freaky Friday” at the La Jolla Playhouse is an entertaining and upbeat that allows one mother and daughter to…

San Diego Theatre highlights for 2016

One of the most frequent questions I get when I tell people that I write about theatre in San Diego is “San Diego?  Is there a lot of theatre there?” Which I think is a disservice because San Diego is one of the BEST cities for theatre, for creativity, and for thinking outside the box….

Cris O’Bryon – actor, musician, coach & con man in THE GRIFT

Have you ever met those people that seem to have an overabundance of talent?  Like they’re good at everything?  Well, Cris O’Bryon is someone like that.  Not only is he an actor, an accomplished piano player ,and  a voice and acting coach, currently he is also helping teach theatre goers the art of the short…