Reviews

“OUTSIDE MULLINGAR” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

“OUTSIDE MULLINGAR” at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/12/18 RUN DATES:  1/190/18 - 2/18/18 VENUE: Scripps Ranch Theatre There’s something touching and fulfilling about watching a reluctant lover come around and a lopsided love re-balance. In the rural Irish countryside (2010-2015), Anthony (Stephen Schmitz) doesn’t have a clue that love is in the air. He’s too busy keeping his head in the clouds and ducking away from interpersonal contact altogether. Rosemary (Vanessa Dinning), whose family owns the adjacent farm, can’t think of anything but Read More →

“AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 1/26/18 RUN DATES:  1/10/18 - 2/4/18 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre  These days, it’s possible to circle the planet in 67 hours. So going “Around the World in 80 Days,” as Jules Verne imagined in his 1872 novel, seems a bit quaint. The book was a sly but affectionate satire of British manners, captured in the 1956 movie and various stage versions. Though slapstick comedy never seems to go out of style, ethnic humor and racial or cultural Read More →

“DIANA THE MUSICAL” at the La Jolla Playhouse

“DIANA THE MUSICAL” at the La Jolla Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/8/19 RUN DATES: 2/19/19 - 4/14/19 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse What if your Prince turns out to be not so charming? The whole world watched the fairy tale wedding on TV in 1981 – the 20 year-old bride and the 25-foot train on her sumptuous gown. But Lady Diana Spencer’s storybook marriage had no happy ending – and not much of a rapturous royal beginning. There was Trouble in Paradise from the get-go, as the story Read More →

“TO FALL IN LOVE” at Melpomene Productions

“TO FALL IN LOVE” at Melpomene Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/1/19 RUN DATES: 4/6/19 - 4/13/19 VENUE: Melpomene Productions If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I were a fly on the wall,” here’s your chance. Over the next two weeks (eight opportunities only), “To Fall in Love” is being performed in a private house in Pacific Beach, with a bridge-chair-seated audience of 12 in the living room, nearly nose-to-nose with the two actors. What you’ll be watching – often feeling more like a voyeur than a Read More →

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” at The Old Globe

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/10/18 RUN DATES: 1/27/18 - 3/4/18 VENUE: The Old Globe The brilliant, famously flamboyant Oscar Wilde left us with an epigram for any occasion. When he wrote his masterwork, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” in 1895, he was taking potshots at his Victorian society: the vapidity of the wealthy, their posturing and condescension, the shallow flightiness of the women and the duplicity of the men. The latter seems particularly pointed these days, when Lies are peddled Read More →

“ROMEO ROMEO & JULIET” at The Roustabouts Theatre Company

“ROMEO ROMEO & JULIET” at The Roustabouts Theatre Company

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 6/29/18 RUN DATES: 6/14/18 - 7/8/18 VENUE:  The Roustabouts Theatre Company Seven days to rehearse one of the greatest tragedies in all of literature. What could go wrong? It’s summer stock theater on Cape Cod. The actress playing Juliet has just bailed for a gig Off Broadway. Her replacement has never performed in a Shakespeare play before – and she’s afraid to die onstage. She thinks Romeo’s last name is Monta-goo. And she finds “alack” Read More →