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…

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM….at the North Coast Rep

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, playing through August 12th at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a colorful and fun summer trip to Ancient Rome, as told with a small detour through vaudeville for style. The play even announces its intentions at the top of the show “Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight”…

THE LORAX is a fantastical and fun fable

On the opening night of THE LORAX, when the house lights dimmed and the stage lights grew bright, the excited giggles and murmurs that flitted through the audience proved that children and adults alike were excited to see another Seuss book take onstage. While based on a more serious theme then some of his other…

SPAMALOT is silly and sidesplitting at Cygnet Theatre

Are some things in life looking really bad? Other things are making you really mad? Have a strong desire to swear and curse? True, it may seem like every news cycle brings more stress so the Cygnet Theatre in Old town invites you to “look on the bright side of life” with their wonderfully silly…