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“HAMILTON” in Puerto Rico

“HAMILTON” in Puerto Rico

Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/1/19 RUN DATES: 1/10/19 - 2/1/19 VENUE:  Centro de Bellas Artes, San Juan, Puerto Rico  When an unexpected opportunity presents itself, you just have to grab it. So, when a friend called and said she had an extra ticket to “Hamilton” – in Puerto Rico, starring Lin Manuel Miranda, I leapt at the chance. Two days later, we were in the air and on our way. Miranda, the Pulitzer Prize-winning MacArthur ‘genius’ who created the Read More →

“HAMILTON” at the Civic Theatre

“HAMILTON” at the Civic Theatre

Aired on KSDS-FM on 1/12/18 RUN DATES: 1/3/18 - 1/28/18 VENUE: Broadway San Diego at the Civic Theatre  There are few things on earth that live up to their hype. “Hamilton,” the groundbreaking, blockbuster musical, actually exceeds expectations. I was familiar with the fast-paced, word-drunk music and lyrics of the genius Lin-Manuel Miranda. But the production blew me away. It’s every bit as brilliant as the score. The costumes, stylized moves, choreography and lighting create an unforgettable experience – stunning to Read More →

2021 IN REVIEW: Best San Diego Theater of the Year

2021 IN REVIEW: Best San Diego Theater of the Year

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/28/21 Whew! Whatta year! What a two-year debacle, actually. It’s been harrowing, distressing, depressing, anxiety-provoking and more. Oh, and lately, increasingly contagious. Just when we were getting back to going out to the theater… things aren’t looking so good again for indoor gatherings. Sigh. Theater cancellations have hit New York hard, and started to trickle in, in San Diego, at the end of the year. 2021 was sort of the inverse of 2020, which started Read More →

2020 Theater Year in Review

2020 Theater Year in Review

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/30/20 It was a tough and terrible year — in oh, so many ways. Theaters and theatermakers were especially hard-hit. Nationwide, all theater spaces were closed down, and all those who lovingly toil in those spaces lost their gigs and their livelihood — including designers, directors, actors, musicians, stage managers, technicians and more. Some of them may not make it through. But on the upside, theatermakers remained endlessly imaginative and resourceful, and they found Read More →

“JQA” streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

“JQA” streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/20/20 RUN DATES: 10/16/20 - 11/29/20 VENUE: Streaming from the San Diego Repertory Theatre You’re undoubtedly familiar with several Presidential triple-initials (they pop up in crossword puzzles all the time): FDR, JFK, LBJ. But JQA? Not so much. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the 6th President of the United States. He was the son of Founding Father John Adams, and served nine terms in Congress, as well as being, at various times in his career, U.S. Read More →

2018 SAN DIEGO’S POLITICALLY CHARGED YEAR IN THEATER

2018 SAN DIEGO’S POLITICALLY CHARGED YEAR IN THEATER

Aired on KSDS-FM on 12/28/18 It’s not surprising that divisive politics and our collective anxiety crept or stomped their way into many theatrical productions in 2018. From overtly political work like “Building the Wall” at the Point Loma Playhouse and “King Charles III” at Coronado Playhouse, to more subtly subversive plays like “Seize the King” at La Jolla Playhouse, the state of the nation was very much on theatermakers’ minds. The first production of the year, the phenomenal Read More →