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…

Kate Burton is magical in THE TEMPEST

A sorceress, and sequins, and spirits – oh my! THE TEMPEST playing through July 22nd at The Old Globe Festival Theatre plays up the theatricality for a wonderful night under the stars. Prospera (Kate Burton) is the Duke of Milan, or at least she was until her brother Antonio (René Thornton Jr) conspired with the…

NATIVE GARDENS

Neighbors have always been a touchy subject, which is why they make such an interesting entertainment dynamic. You can find them from sitcoms, to films, and currently on the stage of the Old Globe, playing through June 24th in NATIVE GARDENS. In a delightfully funny and energetic show, this 90-minute comedy finds the older established…

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS opens bathed in a warm and rosy light, with the mountains in relief in the distance. Not unlike the desert in which this play is set, this beauty comes tinged with danger and sorrow as the details show the materials of the sun and mountains are sharp edged and jagged pieces…

THE WANDERERS at The Old Globe

The ties that bind people to each other are bound to fray now and then, but it is up to each person in the relationship, be it friendship or romantic, to keep those threads from breaking. But when the threads get more complicated and new elements are introduced to the picture, instead of a beautiful…

AMERICAN MARIACHI

AMERICAN MARIACHI, currently playing at the Old Globe, is a brightly engaging and sentimental play that tugs at your heartstrings.  It manages to be both intensely  personal and universal as it explores the power of music and memory, family, and circumventing traditional norms through humor and music. Set in the mid 1970’s we find Lucha…

ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe

The Capulet’s and the Montague’s might be both powerful and wealthy who answer to no one but the Prince, but sadly, even with all the power and prestige; even they can’t control headstrong teenagers.  Alas, ROMEO AND JULIET, is still relevant as ever in that regard, modern life has not found a cure for impetuous…

Globe for All ‘Twelfth Night” is traveling treat for San Diego

Shakespeare comedies are at their best when they embrace the most silly side, and the Old Globe’s Globe For All production of “Twelfth Night” takes that premise and runs with it in a delightfully entertaining way. This touring production is the fourth annual production of Globe For All, a program aimed at bringing live Shakespeare…

The Old Globe Gala was an Evening of Illusions

The Old Globe 2017 Gala Evening of Illusions was on Saturday, September 23rd at the Old Globe Campus in Balboa Park. More than just party, this event was held to support the theatre’s artistic and arts engagements programs. Attendees at the opening reception enjoyed watching aerialists performing daring feats of gymnastics on silks while looking…

BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe

The 1990’s are back in a big way, in fashion, in remakes, and now on stage with a new musical version of the indie hit movie BENNY AND JOON, now playing at the Old Globe through October 22nd. This show has things younger generations may have only heard of, like VHS tapes, pagers, and (gasp)…

Murder and madness in HAMLET at the Old Globe

Shakespeare’s HAMLET is so ubiquitous that it seems amazing that there are still so many unexplored ways to present this story of revenge of the Prince of Denmark. Yet, the Old Globe brings a smart, imaginative, and powerful version to their San Diego stage that you don’t want to miss. Grantham Coleman carries the title…