Reviews

“THE TAMING” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

“THE TAMING” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/20/22 RUN DATES:  4/5/22 - 5/1/22 VENUE:  Scripps Ranch Theatre An ultra-conservative political operative, a left-liberal social media influencer and a bespangled beauty queen are locked in a hotel room. Sounds like the beginning of a joke. At least two of the three trapped women have hangovers. The third, the Miss America finalist from Georgia, who gave the other two roofies, kidnapped them, took away their phones (horrors!) and the conservative’s suit pants… insists that they Read More →

“iNTO THE WOODS” from New Village Arts and Oceanside Theatre Company

“iNTO THE WOODS” from New Village Arts and Oceanside Theatre Company

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/5/22 RUN DATES:  3/18/22 - 5/1/22 VENUE:  Oceanside Theatre Company (in association with New Village Arts) In her Program Notes for “Into the Woods,” director Kristianne Kurner reminds us that the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical had originally been scheduled for May 2020. And we all know how that turned out. When she revisited the show (which had its world premiere at The Old Globe in 1986) for the current co-production of New Village Arts (of Read More →

“I’LL BE SEEIN’ YA,” streaming from CTGLA (Center Theatre Group)

“I’LL BE SEEIN’ YA,” streaming from CTGLA (Center Theatre Group)

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/6/22 RUN DATES: 4/1/22 - 5/1/22 VENUE:  Streaming from CTGLA (Center Theatre Group) There have been many plays about broken people breaking down, losing their grip on the reality of the present and/or past. Now comes “I’ll Be Seein’ Ya,” a world premiere by Jon Robin Baitz (Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist for “A Fair Country,” 1996), who has been acclaimed as a “playwright of conscience.” Several of his notable works have been produced in Read More →

“BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN'” at The Old Globe

“BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN'” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/7/22 RUN DATES:  4/19/22 - 6/5/22 VENUE: The Old Globe Broadway-bound revival Read the full review here. Read More →

“BHANGIN’ IT: A BANGIN NEW MUSICAL” at La Jolla Playhousee

“BHANGIN’ IT: A BANGIN NEW MUSICAL” at La Jolla Playhousee

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/27/22 RUN DATES: 3/8/22 - 4/17/22 VENUE:  La Jolla Playhouse The world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, “Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical,” has a lot of performers, a lot of dancing, a lot of serious themes, a lot of energy and passion — and a lot of work still to be done. Like Bhangra, the dance its name refers to, “Bhangin’ It” is exuberant and energetic. (The folk-dance form had its origins in the Read More →

“MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS” at Coronado Playhouse

“MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS” at Coronado Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/26/22 RUN DATES: 3/18/22 - 4/16/22 VENUE:  Coronado Playhouse Dame Agatha Christie was the queen of the locked room murder mystery. Edgar Allan Poe may have written the first one, in 1841 (“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”), but Christie wrote the most famous ones, among which is “Murder on the Orient Express” (1934). At the center is her popular Belgian detective extraordinaire, Hercule Poirot. Set on the elegant train in 1934, and inspired by the Read More →