THE FULL MONTY may lack pants but not heart or charm at SDMT

San Diego Musical Theatre is going THE FULL MONTY at the Horton Grand Theatre through February 25th. Keeping the charm of the original productions, this show keeps the heart and the charm intact for these down on their luck central characters. The musical (the first premiered at The Old Globe 18 years ago) is based…

Danny Stiles brings THE FULL MONTY to SDMT

Danny Stiles has been seen performing all over the country over the years; from the original Broadway casts of WONDERLAND, SISTER ACT, and LEAP OF FAITH, to playing the Genie among other roles at Disneyland’s theme park theatre. His travels in performing have taken him around Europe and back to Orange County, and his current…

Janaya Jones and SDMT bring the 90’s back in PUMP UP THE VOLUME

For those people who grew up in the 90’s, it doesn’t seem possible that this decade is over 20 years in the past. San Diego Musical Theatre is hoping the world premiere of their newest show (by the creators of the hit musical MIXTAPE the Lamb’s Player’s Theatre musical review) PUMP UP THE VOLUME: A…

Leslie Stevens talks fun, flirting, and the challenge of being Lola

Leslie Stevens is having some devilish fun playing Lola in San Diego Musical Theatre’s current production of DAMN YANKEES! As Lola, Leslie gets to dance, sing, and flirt in this musical about America’s favorite pastime. When baseball fan Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil in order to play baseball and take his favorite…

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…

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….

SDMT’s MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET gives sparkle to the season

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET: A LIVE RADIO PLAY by San Diego Musical Theatre is the perfect aperitif for the holidays.  Instead of the sometimes fruitcake heaviness of Scrooge’s self-reflection, or the cloying sweetness of sugar plums; this production offers the perfect mix of bubbly fun and festiveness to spark the holiday spirit. The story follows…

SDMT brings history to life with RAGTIME

“All things old are new again”, is proven true on stage at San Diego Musical Theatre’s production of RAGTIME, now playing at the Spreckels Theatre through February 21st. RAGTIME follows three groups of people pursuing the American Dream over the course of a few years in the early 20th century: the well to do and…

San Diego has a “White Christmas” thanks to SDMT

There are some things that are the signal that the holidays have come around, depending on when you want to start celebrating.  For some that means fall with the return of Pumpkin Spice Latte, for others, it’s prepping the turkey, but for those that love the winter holidays it’s the return of the holiday musicals…

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a lively and lovely from SDMT

San Diego once again has a LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in to attend, the cagelles to myriad of talents to enjoy, and in laws to meet.  San Diego Musical Theatre presents this show through October 11th at the San Diego Spreckels Theatre.   Georges (Robert J. Townsend) and Albn (David Engel) run a successful French…

David Engel: La Cage aux Folles is full of heart

David Engel is no stranger to the Broadway or the San Diego stage. Some of his Broadway credits include PUTTING IT TOGETHER (opposite Carol Burnett), SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, and the original Broadway production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES In San Diego he just completed a run as Harold Hill in The Music Man at the…

Brandon Davidson brings the rain to San Diego!

San Diego native Brandon Davidson is back in town to bring us some good old fashioned entertainment and a chance to see some rain in San Diego!  San Diego Musical Theatre brings SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN to the Speckels Theatre stage through June 7th. Brandon Davidson is stepping into some famous shoes as he takes on…