Aired on KSDS-FM on 9/7/18
RUN DATES: 8/21/18 - 9/16/18
VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse
Watch “Seize the King” at the La Jolla Playhouse and draw your own conclusions.
Internationally acclaimed playwright and hip hop theater pioneer Will Power is riffing on Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” re-conceiving the brutal rise and fall of the power-mad medieval monarch for a modern audience. He insists that he isn’t making any particular parallels, but the present is constantly, eerily, informed by the past. Here are Read More →
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 →
Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/22/18
RUN DATES: 7/18/18 - 8/4/18
VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions
A David/Goliath story is always inspiring. But in these times of appalling income inequality, it’s especially gratifying to revisit a real historical event where the impoverished underdog triumphs over the affluent industrialist.
As an added bonus, the story extols the virtues of two beleaguered American mainstays: journalism and unions.
All this, plus singing, tap, romance, camaraderie and high-flying leaps – what’s not to love?
“Disney’s Newsies,” the Read More →
Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/1/16
RUN DATES: 5/31/16 - 6/5/16
VENUE: Broadway San Diego
It’s a big week for dance musicals: San Diego Musical Theatre is presenting the tap-happiest musical of them all: “42nd Street” (at the Spreckels Theatre, through 6/12); California Youth Conservatory has “Billy Elliot” on its boards (at the Lyceum, through 6/5).
And now, along comes “Newsies,” the electrifying hoofin’ tuner making its San Diego debut at the Civic Theatre, courtesy of Broadway San Diego.
The inspiring Read More →