Reviews

“DANCE NATION” at Moxie Theatre

“DANCE NATION” at Moxie Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 9/6/19 RUN DATES: 10/14/19 - 11/14/19 VENUE: Moxie Theatre If you’ve ever wondered what pre-pubescent girls say to themselves and each other, Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation” has an off-the-wall way of showing you. The competitive dance team from Liverpool, Ohio isn’t obsessed with boys. They’re preoccupied with their changing bodies, and their position in the pack. They’re fixated on ambition, competition, masturbation, menstruation, how they’ll lose their virginity and what they’ll do with their lives. There’s Read More →

“HURRICANE DIANE” at The Old Globe

“HURRICANE DIANE” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/15/20 RUN DATES: 2/8/20 - 3/8/20 VENUE:  The Old Globe The Greeks are back at The Globe. The Greek gods, that is. Last summer, Dionysus and the Muse Thalia made an appearance in modern times in “Ken Ludwig’s Gods of Comedy.” Now, in Madeleine George’s “Hurricane Diane,” Dionysus returns, as a butch lesbian landscape expert hellbent on saving the planet from the humans who are destroying it. The Greek myths were all about Fate. These two plays Read More →

“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” at San Diego State University

“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” at San Diego State University

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/7/16 RUN DATES: 3/4/16 -3/13/16 VENUE: San Diego State University As the central character, the musical-theater-addicted Man in Chair, explains it, “In a musical, when you have a problem, you sing and dance, which is so much more interesting than whining about it. Musicals take you into another world; they help you escape the dreary horrors of the real world.” I can’t think of a show that more thoroughly, entertainingly delivers on that description than 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 →

“SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” at The Old Globe

“SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 7/22/16 RUN DATES:  7/6/16 - 8/14/16 VENUE: The Old Globe The society may be different, but the sentiments remain the same. “Sense and Sensibility” was Jane Austen’s first novel, begun when she was 20, published in 1811, when she was 36. It’s about love and marriage, wealth and social standing, patriarchy and property, in the rigidly structured, male-dominated culture of late 1700s England. Her original title was “Elinor and Marianne,” clear evidence that her focus was on character. 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 →