“oil City Symphony” At The Poway Centre For The Performing Arts


KPBS AIRDATE: January 13, 1993 Okay, word-freaks. Get out your slang dictionary and look up all the synonyms for "nerd," because the "Oil City Symphony" has just wormed its way into Poway, courtesy of the Pasadena Playhouse and the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. From the looks of it, Oil City should be called Geek-town.   It's a Read More →

“the All Night Strut” At The Theatre In Old Town


KPBS AIRDATE: January 7, 1993 > The Theatre in Old Town is moving backward in musical time.   Following its return-engagement, wildly successful 33-week run of "Beehive," the 60s musical revue, they've taken down their hair and donned their platform shoes for "The All Night Strut," a musical celebration of the 30s and 40s. Musical revues can be a tricky business, but Read More →

“sholem Aleichem” At The Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company


KPBS AIRDATE: December 16, 1992 Sholem Aleichem means "Peace be with You." But it also means Solomon Rabinowitz. Sholem Aleichem was the pen name for one of the most literate, humorous and revered of Jewish poets and writers. Born in 1859 near Kiev in Russia , he died Read More →

“a Christmas Carol” At The San Diego Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: December 9, 1992 There's A Christmas Carol everywhere you go these days. Not only in elevators, department stores and telephone hold-lines, but also on stages around the county. The story by Charles Dickens has been with us for almost 150 years. And the San Diego Repertory Theatre has been twisting, turning, revising, revamping Read More →

“greetings” At The North Coast Repertory Theatre


KPBS AIRDATE: December 2, 1992 Season's "Greetings"!   The holiday theater season has officially begun. It's been launched with a laugh at North Coast Repertory Theatre, with "Greetings!" by Tom Dudzick, a new playwright with a great sense of humor. His plot-line is silly and predictable and his play is old-fashioned, Read More →

“the Dresser” At The Coronado Playhouse


KPBS AIRDATE: November 25, 1992 For no apparent reason, there are eight actors in "The Dresser," a comic drama by British playwright Ronald Harwood. It's really a two-person piece. There's the title character, Norman , and there's Sir, the fading actor-manager at the helm of a crumbling Shakespearean company. Read More →