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“THE MIRACLE WORKER” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“THE MIRACLE WORKER” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/14/16 RUN DATES: 3/11/16 - 4/10/16 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre “Language,” Anne Sullivan tells us, multiple times in multiple ways, is “the only way out” of the mind-prison that is deafness and blindness. Sullivan is “The Miracle Worker,” who brought discipline, words  -- and the world – to a young untamed and incorrigible Helen Keller. In William Gibson’s play, it’s a battle royal, until Sullivan figures out the best way to “discipline [Helen] without breaking Read More →

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS at Diversionary Theatre

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS at Diversionary Theatre

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PAT LAUNER - CENTER STAGE ON KSDS-FM   RUN DATES: 12/10/15 - 1/3/16 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre The country is deeply divided – racially, geographically and economically. Everyone is on edge. War is still raging, and there’s a noticeable lack of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Sounds very 2015. But Paula Vogel’s drama with music, “A Civil War Christmas,” is set in 1864. On this fiercely cold Christmas Eve, we get a glimpse of multiple characters, both real Read More →

“NEWSIES” at Broadway San Diego

“NEWSIES” at Broadway San Diego

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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 →

“THE MOORS” at Diversionary Theatre

“THE MOORS” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/20/17 RUN DATES:  11/9/17 - 12/10/17 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre   You can practically hear Heathcliff and Cathy calling to each other across the desolate, windswept landscape. What with the ominous music, the funereal wood and wine-colored furnishings, and the fog wafting in, you get the creepy feeling that things will not end well. And of course, they don’t. “The Moors,” by Jen Silverman, is a macabre satire, conjuring (and Americanizing) those Victorian literary oddballs, the Brontës: Charlotte, Read More →

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” at New Village Arts

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” at New Village Arts

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 6/28/19 RUN DATES: 5/24/19 - 8/4/19 VENUE: New Village Arts Everywhere you look these days, there’s a book, show or movie about ‘the end of the world as we know it.’ We can die by disease, monsters, zombies, natural disaster, nuclear catastrophe… and then, of course, there’s the man-eating plant. That would be Audrey II, from the 1982 horror comedy rock musical perennial, “Little Shop of Horrors,” with its clever book and lyrics by the late Read More →

“DISAPPEARING ACT” – InnerMission Productions

“DISAPPEARING ACT” – InnerMission Productions

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PAT LAUNER - posted on TimesofSanDiego.com   RUN DATES: 12/11/15-12/20/15 VENUE: InnerMission Productions The statistics are appalling – but then, so is sending young boys off to brutal wars in foreign lands and expecting them to come back unscathed, and re-integrate into society on their own. One in five of the 2.7 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Most shocking: twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. In the world premiere, “Disappearing Read More →