THE WIND AND THE BREEZE

When you think of a play that features rap, you may be expecting a clash of over the top personalities, some witty revisionist history, or at the very least some fireworks.  Well, THE WIND AND THE BREEZE now playing at The Cygnet Theatre does offer some fireworks, but it mostly eschews the rest of the…

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…

Be the light in the darkness of everybody’s life

Generally, I write about things that are a diversion of some sort from the nuts and bolts of everyday life. I almost never delve into those three explosive topics (money, politics, or religion) unless it is a theme of a show that I have seen. But there have been a few posts in the last…

A few links to help celebrate #lovetheatreday

It is #lovetheatreday  which is a surprise to me because I honestly thought that was every day.  Maybe that’s just my preference showing?  So here are some links to some interesting interviews, videos, and a list of the San Diego theatres so you  can fall more in love with this thing we call theatre. As…

There is more to this Siren than just her song

What is it that every superhero needs? They need a formidable villain that they have to defeat. Kirsten deLohr Helland steps into this role as Siren, the sultry, sinister, singer and villain of the piece. But like most villains, there is more to her story than you can see at first glance which makes her even…

Every hero needs a super sidekick…

  William A. Williams has the role that every hero needs in order to truly become who they are supposed to be – the significant other that inspires them. In this case, he initially is the person who inspires Trevor to leave the house for the first time in a year. But as the show…

Justin Huertas on LIZARD BOY, comic books, and musical theatre

Justin Huertas is more than just the lead the for LIZARD BOY, he is also the writer of the book, music, and lyrics of this fun comic book inspired story. Like every good hero, Trevor has to come to get over what he thinks makes him “different” and embrace them as what make him special…

LIZARD BOY is the musical superhero we deserve

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL  is a unique and creative musical that fits the pop culture time that we live in.  In a world where comics inspire movie blockbusters and HAMILTON seems to have reminded people that musical theatre can be current and innovative, LIZARD BOY is the musical that we both want and deserve. This…

PEERLESS

On the best of days high school can be a powder keg of ambition, manipulation, and weird kids who randomly talk to you about visions while feeding their rats in their coat pocket…ok maybe not so much of that last one.  But in MOXIE Theatres PEERLESS, this teenage drama is elevated to Shakespearian levels, quite…

The Old Globe shoots for the “Sky”

People say “the sky is the limit” and usually don’t mean it literally, but in 1950’s West Virginia, Homer Hickam and his friends took that as a goal and decided to aim for the sky by building rockets. The new musical OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe is inspired by the Universal Pictures film and…

NEXT TO NORMAL rocks at San Diego Musical Theatre

San Diego Musical Theatre lives up to it’s promise of being “the local way to see Broadway” with their current production of NEXT TO NORMAL at the North Park Theatre. Playing through October 12th, this Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical about a woman who struggles with mental illness, and her family who struggle along with…