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“DEAR EVAN HANSEN” from Broadway San Diego

“DEAR EVAN HANSEN” from Broadway San Diego

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 1/10/20 RUN DATES: 12/31/19 - 1/12/20 VENUE: Civic Theatre Although the internet has always encouraged self-invention, when “Dear Evan Hansen” was birthed in 2015, we did not yet live with a perpetual tsunami of lies and social media distortion. Since the musical won six Tony Awards in 2017, its story of one depressed, anxious teenage misfit has become emblematic of a generation, and perhaps the country. The show was inspired by the real-life school experiences of Read More →

2010-2020  LOOKING BACK ON A DECADE OF SAN DIEGO THEATER

2010-2020 LOOKING BACK ON A DECADE OF SAN DIEGO THEATER

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/30/19 Read the full review here. Read More →

“WEST SIDE STORY” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“WEST SIDE STORY” at Moonlight Stage Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/17/19 RUN DATES: 8/14/19 - 8/31/19 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions The song says “Something’s Coming,” but actually, it’s here. “West Side Story,” the beloved 1957 musical based on the Romeo and Juliet tragedy of star-crossed lovers, has returned to Moonlight Stage Productions, after earlier airings in 1987 and 2007. And it’s a knockout. The magnificent score was composed by Leonard Bernstein, and the lyrics were written by a 25 year-old Stephen Sondheim, making his Broadway debut. Equally iconic Read More →

“THE SANTALAND DIARIES” at Diversionary Theatre

“THE SANTALAND DIARIES” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/3/19 RUN DATES: 11/21/19 - 12/22/19 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre What could make life a living hell for a reluctant elf in the world’s largest department store? Well, just about anything, from wailing children to demanding parents to the designated Vomit Corner at Santaland in Macy’s Herald Square, New York. Best-selling writer and hilarious deadpan humorist David Sedaris first read his essay about his less-than-joyful holiday experience, “The Santaland Diaries,” on NPR in 1992. It became an Read More →

“AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” at New Village Arts

“AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” at New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 11/25/19 RUN DATES: 11/8/19 - 12/22/19 VENUE: New Village Arts In what has become Jules Verne’s most popular and enduring creation, his 1873 “Around the World in 80 Days,” the stuffy, reclusive, “mathematically precise” Englishman Phileas Fogg takes a big risk: he bets half his fortune that he can circle the globe in less than three months. In 2019, New Village Arts has also taken a risk: turning the overstuffed novel into a world premiere, Read More →

“CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND” at La Jolla Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/22/19 RUN DATES: 11/12/19 - 12/15/19 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse In her marvelous, award-winning creation, “Cambodian Rock Band,’ currently one of the most produced plays in the country, acclaimed playwright Lauren Yee, an alumna of UC San Diego’s MFA Program in Playwriting, has worked something of a miracle. In telling a poignant father-daughter story, she has interwoven humor, history and the tragedy of 1970s Cambodia during the genocidal reign of the Khmer Rouge. During that Read More →