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…

Lorin Latarro talks Huey Lewis and the fun of THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

The first thing you notice about dancer and choreographer Lorin Latarro are her passion and enthusiasm for her subject of storytelling through dance.  Currently in town working at The Old Globe as the choreographer for the brand new musical THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL with the music inspired by the songs Huey Lewis and…

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is the perfect summertime romantic comedy

To borrow a line from a different Shakespeare play AS YOU LIKE IT, “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”. While the line is from a different show from the bard, it is applicable to this funny, gorgeous, and emotionally resonant production of MUCH ADO…

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Love can make many things more wonderful and magical and BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, playing at the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White theatre in the round, is a charming homage to those first heady days of marriage, and what happens when reality starts to settle in. Paul (Chris Lowell) and Corie (Kerry Bishé) are…

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…