ALMOST FAMOUS

ALMOST FAMOUS may be about people chasing music, and the bright lights of fame, but with a fantastic cast, great music, and creative choreography, this new musical doesn’t need to chase anything, it’s ready to bring some rock and roll to Broadway. Based on the movie of the same name by Cameron Crowe, it chronicles…

ROMEO AND JULIET

ROMEO AND JULIET may be a classic, but thanks to the talented cast and creative staging the new production at The Old Globe this story has yet to grow old. Playing through September 15th this production will remind audiences of all the passion, pitfalls, and emotional mood swings of youth and first love. It is…

THE UNDERPANTS

THE UNDERPANTS, now playing at The Old Globe through September 8th, based on the 1911 comedy from Carl Sternheim, and then adapted by Steve Martin in 2008 shows how far comedy has come and how far we still have to go.  Alas, even with a charming and talented cast and the comedic pedigree of Martin…

THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX

 “Love is ridiculous.” It can inspire people, it can cause people to do rash things when in pain, and in the case of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX it can inspire even the mice and rats to chase dreams different than that they were born to pursue. For me, it means that I fell in love…

THE GODS OF COMEDY

It’s not uncommon for people to call upon a higher power when looking for help, but as THE GODS OF COMEDY, now playing at The Old Globe, you may want to be specific in whose help you’re imploring. In this case you may get the cheerful, but only mildly helpful Dionysus the god of comedy…

THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON

It’s amazing that there is still so much recent history that has been forgotten or even buried by the quest for progress.  I grew up knowing the name Sally Ride, my elementary school participated in library research projects to name the next shuttle being built, and even Star Trek had a female captain with Captain…

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…

FAMILIAR at The Old Globe

Sometimes it seems that even with the best laid plans, the potential for drama is always there…lurking around the corner.  There is no event more ripe for family drama or comedic interactions than a wedding; the stress of it all going well, the blending of new families, new traditions, and dealing with all those relatives. …

Clint Black’s LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe

LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS, the new Clint Black musical at The Old Globe is like a cup of hot cocoa on a cold day (under 70 is cold in San Diego), or that first bite of your favorite holiday confection. It’s sweet, comforting, and with the addition of songs from Clint Black’s holiday album, it’s a…

Globe for All – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

There is a magic and mischief in the air in The Old Globe production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, now playing through November 18th around the San Diego community.  As a part of the mobile Globe for All program which focuses on bringing theatre into the community; the lovers, fairies, actors, and the forest in…

THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL

It’s hard not to feel good when listening to Huey Lewis and the News, so it’s no accident that THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe, manages to instill the 80’s loveable, pop vibe from the music into this high octane musical about following your dreams and the power of love. It…