Reviews

Theatre Preview – September 2002

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Published in Décor & Style Magazine It's a Broadway musical kind of month: a couple of local premieres, and a triumphant, drawer-dropping return. The latter would, of course, refer to The Full Monty, which started its wildly successful stage life in San Diego. It emerged first onscreen in the 1997 Oscar-nominated movie, and evolved into a musical at the Globe Theatres before dancing off Read More →

“BEAU JEST” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“BEAU JEST” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/17/17 RUN DATES: 1/6/17 - 2/12/17 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre   “You don’t lie to your parents!,” Sarah Goldman’s father shouts at her.  “I’ll tell you when you lie... You lie to the man who says you can’t come into his country… You lie to the man who says you can’t go to his school because you have a name that sounds funny.” Coming late in the second act of “Beau Jest (a very funny Read More →

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” at Moonlight Stage Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/27/16 RUN DATES: 9/14/16 - 10/1/16 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions at Moonlight Amphitheatre   Finger-snapping did not accompany the cartoons of Charles Addams (1912-1988), that appeared for years in The New Yorker. But the short-lived TV show that bears his “Addams Family” name (1964-1966) inspired an animated version, several remakes, a video game and a movie franchise, not to mention the 2010 musical that has settled briefly in Vista, at Moonlight Amphitheatre (only 3 more Read More →

“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” at the Ahmanson Theatre

“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” at the Ahmanson Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/5/16 RUN DATES: 12/8/15 - 1/17/16 VENUE: The Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles It may have sold 50 million copies worldwide, but Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County” was a featherweight novel of, as one critic put it, “sentimental slush.” It’s the sappy story of an Italian war bride, stuck in the vast cornfields of 1960s Iowa. One day, a photographer from National Geographic stops by to ask directions to one of the local Read More →

“TIGER STYLE” at the La Jolla Playhouse

“TIGER STYLE” at the La Jolla Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/17/16 RUN DATES: 9/6/16 - 10/2/16 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse   It’s a big season for big cats in the theater. First, there was “The Last Tiger in Haiti” at the La Jolla Playhouse. Then, “The Lion King” at the Civic Theatre . Right after he departs, “The Lion” struts onto The Old Globe stage. And now, at the La Jolla Playhouse, we’re getting a lesson in growing up “Tiger Style!” This didactic comedy was written Read More →

“WOODY GUTHRIE’S AMERICAN SONG” from Intrepid Theatre

“WOODY GUTHRIE’S AMERICAN SONG” from Intrepid Theatre

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Posted at Timesofsandiego.com on 6/5/16 RUN DATES: 5/12/16 - 7/17/16 VENUE: Intrepid Theatre at the Horton Grand Theatre His most famous song is “This Land is Your Land.” But while everyone knows the upbeat, patriotic verses of the Woody Guthrie classic, few are familiar with the more chilling verse – the one about hunger and poverty and welfare lines that ends, “Is this land made for you and me?” In “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” a story-song narrative conceived in Read More →