James and the Giant Peach – SDSU

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, now playing at the San Diego State University’s Don Powell Theatre is a delightfully entertaining, and creative show with wonderful sets, puppets, and a cast.  It’s only playing through May 3rd so go see it before it’s gone! Based on the Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name this…

LIFE AFTER at The Old Globe

LIFE AFTER, a new musical by composer and lyricist Britta Johnson is a beautiful and complex musical about the emotional growing pains that come with growing up. Playing at The Old Globe this is a show that should not be missed. It opens on the sixteenth birthday of Alice (Sophie Hearn) when her father Frank…

A JEWEL IN THE CROWN CITY at Lamb’s Players

Truly, the Crown City (Coronado is Spanish for “crowned one”) it has an abundance of riches. Its beach has been repeatedly names one of the best in the country, it has a world famous hotel, adorable shops line it’s streets, and it has the Lamb’s Players Theatre as their home theatre for the past 25…

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY opens with a question “Is there a particular slant you want to put on it?” The woman asking is wary of how the investigative theatre troupe The Civilians will portray her and her town. It seems reasonable that this woman who moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to help bring more evangelical people…

Lorin Latarro talks about baking up some history with WAITRESS

Sometimes you take a job and it turns out that you’re making history. That’s what happened when Lorin Latarro took the job as choreographer for the musical WAITRESS. It’ not until into the process that the team finds out they making history as part of an all-female creative team with this show including original music…

The witches of WICKED will put a spell on you….

Those wonderfully, and wickedly talented witches,  Elphaba and Glinda are back in San Diego  to put a spell on San Diego  through November 25th at Broadway San Diego. WICKED just finished celebrating its 15th anniversary, and with this tour featuring Jackie Burns, the longest running Elphaba on Broadway as the lead, and Kara Lindsay who…

Kevin Hafso Koppman joins a family of comedic mad scientists in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Mel Brooks may have declared that ‘It’s good to be the king”, but being another one of his iconic creations that is invading San Diego Musical Theatre with his science experiments later this month. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen” ) played by Kevin Hafso Koppman When Dr. Frankenstein (Koppman) finds out he has inherited his family’s…

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME brings Paris to Moonlight Stage

Moonlight Stage Productions invites you to spend a summer evening in 15th century Paris, with their production of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Who doesn’t want to go to Paris in the summer? Like the animated movie of the same name (based on the Victor Hugo novel) the show opens with a gorgeous choral opening of…

You can’t stop the beat of this HAIRSPRAY at SDMT

There is an infectious energy that starts with the opening beats of San Diego Musical Theatre’s HAIRSPRAY at the Horton Grand Theatre that grabs the audience and doesn’t let them go. There is no need to ask what gives this show power and punch, because with this top notch cast, the choreography, and the sense…

Seize the day and see NEWSIES at moonlight before it’s gone

Extra! Extra read all about it! NEWSIES, playing at the Moonlight Amphitheatre through Saturday, August 4th is a high energy, song and dance filled evening that has the audience leaving while humming a tune and doing a dance to their vehicles. NEWSIES can be a difficult show to get right; after all the actors have…

ON YOUR FEET will have you dancing in your seat

San Diego has had some hot summer weather lately, and now ON YOUR FEET is bringing the rhythm to Broadway San Diego to make it feel like we’ve all taken a trip to Miami.  Luckily, this musical, playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 5th is not only a vibrantly entertaining show…

LEGALLY BLONDE is fizzy and fun

LEGALLY BLONDE, now playing at the New Village Arts, is the theatre version of a perfect summer cocktail.  It is effervescent, fun, has a distinctive color (pink, naturally), and is a refreshing respite from the world (and heat) outside. Based on the 2001 movie of the same name, LEGALLY BLONDE follows the irrepressible Elle Woods…