Reviews

“ALL SHOOK UP” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“ALL SHOOK UP” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/6/19 RUN DATES: 8/2/19 - 9/1/19 VENUE: San Diego Musical Theatre Elvis is in the building (once again). Well, sort of. A facsimile is currently sporting “Blue Suede Shoes” in Vista (Lamb’s Players Theatre’s “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Avo), and a simulacrum is an Elvis stand-in in “All Shook Up,” produced by San Diego Musical Theatre. The 2005 musical mines the Elvis catalogue for 25 songs – but fewer than half would be considered Read More →

Theatre Review: “american Rhythm” Lamb’s Players Theatre @ The Lyceum

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JULY 11, 2001 As the old song goes…. "I Got Rhythm…. who could ask for anything more." Well, turns out you could ask for a bit more… more story, more characters, more glue to hold together nearly three hours of musical memories that span 100 years. Writer-director Kerry Meads and musical director/arranger Vanda Read More →

“THE VIRGIN TRIAL” at Cygnet Theatre

“THE VIRGIN TRIAL” at Cygnet Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/17/19 RUN DATES: 9/11/19 - 10/6/19 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre Any time your dysfunctional family gets you down — just turn your gaze back to the hair-raising House of Tudor, and you’ll instantly feel relief and gratitude. For over a century (1485-1603), Tudors ruled the Kingdom of England, producing five monarchs, the last of which was Elizabeth I. They themselves were ruled by ambition, rage, jealousy and lust. Succession, being the major obsession, led to nefarious Read More →

“THE ZOO STORY” at San Diego Actors Theatre

“THE ZOO STORY” at San Diego Actors Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/30/17 RUN DATES:  10/28/17 - 11/12/17 VENUE:  San Diego Actors Theatre   Watching “The Zoo Story” again after a number of years, it’s not hard to see why Edward Albee’s dramatic debut was such a game-changer. When it opened in Greenwich Village, NY in 1960 (after a Berlin premiere two years earlier), it helped ignite the burgeoning Off Broadway theater scene. The writing is so astute and precise, the characters so clearly etched, the 60-minute interaction between Read More →

“INTIMATE APPAREL” at New Village Arts

“INTIMATE APPAREL” at New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/1/19 RUN DATES: 9/20/19 - 10/20/19 VENUE: New Village Arts A woman alone in New York can be a treacherous enterprise. Especially in 1905, when immigrants are flooding the city, there’s a migration northward from within the country, and there are rigid societal divides according to race, religion and class. But Esther Mills lives in a safe boardinghouse. And she has a valuable skill that allows her to cross those boundary lines: she’s a seamstress 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 →