HOUSE OF DREAMS

Hollywood has always been a place where people flock to make their dreams come true, but usually those are dreams of film or television fame.  HOUSE OF DREAMS, making its world premiere playing at the San Diego Repertory explores the story of Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood whose unique sound had a lasting impact…

ROCK OF AGES is a rock n roll fairy-tale

ROCK OF AGES, now playing at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town through August 25th, is a rock ‘n’ roll fairy-tale that wants everyone to have “nothin’ but a good time.” Set in the magical land of the 1980’s Sunset Strip in LA, there is a bar and club called the Bourbon Room which also…

MIXTAPE at Lamb’s Players Theatre is a blast from the past

MIXTAPE, the audience favorite that ran for many years at the Horton Grand These is back at the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado through September 1st and it has brought all of the 80”s back for the audience to enjoy. All of the spectacle, music, and pop culture highlights allow you to go back in…

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…