EduHam makes history in San Diego

You may have heard that a little show called HAMILTON has taken over the theatrical world and so many people can’t seem to stop talking about it. While the show has been vital to educating those about theatre it has also done something to help with educating high school students on American History and encouraging…

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…

The best of NY theatre in 2016

If I am making a list of the theatre that has stood out this year, I would be remiss to not mention what I saw in New York in 2016.  So here is what I thought was a few of the best of New York theatre. To be fair, it’s a list comprised of what…

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…

A quick break from our regularly scheduled programming

I write about theatre, so I am sure the election is something that does not seem like the most natural topic.  But I think it is important to address because it is something that is rippling through the country. I obsess about theatre so that I can learn more about people.  Art in all forms…

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…

Oh Brad! Ryan McCartan takes on this roles reimagining

Ryan McCartan is no stranger to taking on roles from movies that were made before he was born. In the stage musical of HEATHER: THE MUSICAL he played “J.D.” a rebel with a death wish based on a movie from 1988. Now he can be found playing Brad in the remake of THE ROCKY HORROR…

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…

Lush and lyrical, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST is a winner

Nothing is more full of drama, grandiose and misbegotten plans, and over-the-top moments than youth.  That time when life is lush and full of possibilities, and every wonderfully absurd idea or feeling is the best idea or feeling in the world.  This is what the production of LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST delivers at the Old Globe…