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“THE COLOR OF LIGHT” at Vantage Theatre and Talent to aMuse

“THE COLOR OF LIGHT” at Vantage Theatre and Talent to aMuse

Aired on KSDS-FM on 1/19/18 RUN DATES:  1/11/18 - 2/3/18 VENUE: Vantage Theatre at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center Matisse was an atheist. His muse was a nun. At age 72, the artist hired a 21 year-old student nurse to care for him post-operatively. He was furious when he found out she was a novitiate. But still, she enchanted him, became his spiritual love, and brought a dying man back to life. And more important, back to art. In 1947, the nun Read More →

“WEST SIDE STORY” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“WEST SIDE STORY” at Moonlight Stage Productions

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/17/19 RUN DATES: 8/14/19 - 8/31/19 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions The song says “Something’s Coming,” but actually, it’s here. “West Side Story,” the beloved 1957 musical based on the Romeo and Juliet tragedy of star-crossed lovers, has returned to Moonlight Stage Productions, after earlier airings in 1987 and 2007. And it’s a knockout. The magnificent score was composed by Leonard Bernstein, and the lyrics were written by a 25 year-old Stephen Sondheim, making his Broadway debut. Equally iconic Read More →

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL” at Moonlight Stage Productions

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/30/19 RUN DATES: 7/17/19 - 8/3/19 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions You gotta love a brainy, bookish young heroine. She may take guff for her smarts—ridicule, bullying—but she always winds up with a top-shelf ending. For instance, Belle gets her Beast-turned-Prince and Matilda gets a loving home. In “Matilda, the Musical,” the protagonist is not only brilliant; she has superpowers, though less than the film version exhibits. The stage offers different possibilities, cleverly executed at Moonlight Read More →

“THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” at Moonlight Stage Productions

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/17/18 RUN DATES: 8/15/18 - 9/1/18 VENUE:  Moonlight Stage Productions Not every musical can create a good story. And not every good story makes a good musical. Case in point: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Victor Hugo’s 1831 romantic/Gothic novel about faith and love, outsiders and acceptance. Noble themes all, especially at this moment in our own history. But when Disney gets into the act, the depth and darkness are typically sheared off. The 1996 animated film, Read More →

“MAMMA MIA” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“MAMMA MIA” at Moonlight Stage Productions

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/22/18 RUN DATES: 6/13/18 - 6/30/18 VENUE:  Moonlight Stage Productions  It all depends on how you feel about ABBA (the Swedish pop group), or jukebox musicals (in general), or “Mamma Mia!” (in particular). If you like any or all of the above, you’re gonna love the Moonlight Stage production. Truth be told, I’m not a fan of any of the aforementioned, yet I was totally smitten by this show. You may never see a better production Read More →

“PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” at Lamplighters Community Theatre

“PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” at Lamplighters Community Theatre

Aired on KSDS-FM on 5/4/18 RUN DATES: 4/20/18 - 5/13/18 VENUE:  Lamplighters Community Theatre When you were young, didn’t you wish you could fly? Then disaster struck: you grew up. Everyone’s favorite airborne sprite, the one who never grew up, is back, in “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which is the creation legend of Peter Pan. The wildly imaginative play by Rick Elice, based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, was first seen locally as a Page-to-Stage workshop Read More →