Reviews

“BEEHIVE” from New Village Arts

“BEEHIVE” from New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/14/21 RUN DATES: 6/11/21 - 7/25/21 VENUE: New Village Arts at the Flower Fields In “Beehive, the ‘60s Musical,” sisters are doin’ it for themselves. Okay, maybe that’s a 1985 Eurythmics song, but it was also recorded by Aretha Franklin (in ’85), and it perfectly captures the sensibility of the 1980s musical about the 1960s. The show, featuring 30+ popular tunes, is actually a revue rather than a musical. Lots of songs (thankfully, mostly in their Read More →

“ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” at Moonlight Stage Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/19/21 RUN DATES: 6/16/21 - 7/3/21 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions It may be “the jewel of the Antilles,” but this Caribbean Island is rather rough-cut. It’s split down the middle — by color and class. On one side live the Peasants, dark-skinned and poor. On the other, the Grands Hommes, wealthy. Light-skinned descendants of the French planter/colonialists who mingled with their slaves. For generations, the peasants have recounted the legend of a young girl who was Read More →

FEATURE: BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/13/21 RUN DATES: 6/13/21 - 6/19/21 VENUE:  Various Celebrating Juneteenth As so many great relationships do, it all began with Breaking Bread. That was the name of the February 2020 dinner gathering organized by The Old Globe, to bring together local black theater artists and the cast of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which was running at the time. “It was so wonderful,” says Joy Yvonne Jones, President and co-founder (with Rich Soublet and Zack King) of the San Read More →

‘CONSTELLATIONS” streaming from Coronado Playhouse

‘CONSTELLATIONS” streaming from Coronado Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/16/21 RUN DATES: 5/12/21 - 5/30/21 VENUE:  streaming from Coronado Playhouse Bees have it easy. They may have a short lifespan, but they know exactly what their role is, why they’re here, and what they contribute to the survival of the species. Humans, not so much. Do we have any idea why we’re here? Is there actually a reason? Do we have any Free Will at all, or are we just “particles governed by particular laws,” Read More →

“EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

“EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH” streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/1/21 RUN DATES: 4/28/21 - 5/23/21 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre Hank is a little meshugah, to borrow a Yiddish word from the play he appears in (and from my Grandma). He’s so manic, he makes your head spin, talking a mile-a-second, running around his tiny apartment, doing voices (Groucho, anyone? And of course, Einstein). He even performs a standup routine in his tiny living room. He has tons of alarms going off at irregular intervals, Read More →

“NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI,” Hershey Felder streaming from San Diego Rep

“NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI,” Hershey Felder streaming from San Diego Rep

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 5/18/21 RUN DATES:   5/16/21 - 5/23/21 VENUE: Streaming from San Diego Repertory Theatre The great Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff reportedly once proclaimed: “I am 85% music, 15% man.” If that quote is accurate, as noted in Hershey Felder’s latest biopic, “Nicholas, Anna & Sergei,” then Felder — the multi-talented, multi-lingual, multi-hyphenate (writer-actor-director-producer-piano performer) — has pretty much stuck to those proportions in recounting the composer’s life. Extended excerpts from 14 Rachmaninoff creations Read More →