A KIND OF WEATHER

Coming of age and figuring out who you are can be difficult enough to navigate in the best of times, but when your Dad shows up unexpectedly on your doorstep without warning, and can’t seem to remember where or when he is….those dynamics get a lot more difficult. A KIND OF WEATHER by playwright Sylvan…

RED BIKE takes you for a ride

RED BIKE, playing at MOXIE Theatre through February 16th captures that fleeting and adrenaline-filled time childhood where you are given the keys to exploration and adventure; when you get your dream bicycle. Before the more adult and practical dreams of freedom and pushing boundaries that come with getting your driver’s license having a bike to…

THE GREAT LEAP – Cygnet Theatre

I have been told that San Diego and basketball are a winning combination right now. There may be a chance people who tell me this are referencing the San Diego Aztecs currently being undefeated (as of this publication) but I choose to believe that they are referring to the winning play THE GREAT LEAP currently…

JITNEY at The Old Globe elevates the everyday

JITNEY playing at The Old Globe through February 23rd elevates everyday life and work in a thoroughly entertaining, hilarious, and at times devastating look at the dignity of work, providing for those you love, and the ties that bind friends and family into a community. Set in a jitney station, a dispatch office of a…

The Winter’s Tale

THE WINTER’S TALE brings one of Shakespeare’s most unique shows to life with at Coronado Playhouse and is playing for free through October 13th. The play is famous for a few reasons; the first is that famous stage direction “Exit, pursued by a bear,” but second for feeling like a combination of both a tragedy…

Noura

NOURA, by Heather Raffo, is an emotionally complex play exploring what happens when you leave your country but not your culture or sense of identity. How do you find the balance between who you are now and what you have left behind? Noura (Lameece Issaq), the title character is a wife and mother who has…

GIRLFRIEND

If you are looking for a sweet, romantic, musical comedy that is a good time at the theatre then may I suggest GIRLFRIEND at Diversionary Theatre? Set to the music of the Matthew Sweet album of the same name this musical will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. The…

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…

Hershey Felder as MONSIEUR CHOPIN

Hershey Felder as MONSIEUR CHOPIN now playing at the San Diego Repertory theatre through October 6th is an intimate and emotional piece, looking at the life, mind, and music of this Polish piano prodigy. As the audience everyone becomes a piano student; there to have a piano lesson from Felder’s melancholy maestro, Fryderyk Chopin.  This…

THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Lawrence Welk

There are many signs that get people excited for fall; the Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes available, you feel the sudden urge to go apple picking in Julian, and maybe some leaves will change color.  If none of those get you excited to be in a fall mood then may I recommend the fun, spooky, and…

KISS MY AZTEC!

KISS MY AZTEC! is both a title and sassy reply in this revisionist musical tale about the Aztecs, and all those uninvited Spaniards that keep arriving and offers an entertaining, and energetic spoof on Latinx history now playing at The La Jolla Playhouse. Narrated by Tolima (Maria-Christina Oliveras), a native who has the ability to…

DANCE NATION

There are few beings on the planet that can be as dreamy, demented, or determined as teenage girls.  When those teenagers belong to an elite dance troupe trying to get to Nationals you get the funny, poignant, and challenging DANCE NATION, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for best drama, playing at MOXIE Theatre through September 15th….