Reviews

“NOURA” at The Old Globe

“NOURA” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/28/19 RUN DATES: 9/13/19 - 10/27/19 VENUE: The Old Globe “Noura” isn’t a ‘women’s play,’ per se. But it will pierce deep into the soul of women. Loosely inspired by the central character, Nora, in Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 masterwork, “A Doll’s House,” this 2018 drama shares, sadly, some of the same concerns — 140 years later. That story concerned doors bolted and unlocking. Women have been straining against the constraints society imposes on them — pretty Read More →

“ALMOST FAMOUS” at The Old Globe

“ALMOST FAMOUS” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/30/19 RUN DATES: 9/13/19 - 10/27/19 VENUE: The Old Globe A beloved San Diego-set film has become a rockin’ San Diego-launched musical. The 2000 film, “Almost Famous,” told a version of writer Cameron Crowe’s own story: his formative years (Crowe attended University of San Diego High School AKA Cathedral Catholic), his writing about music for underground papers, his meeting with legendary rock critic (and former San Diegan) Lester Bangs, and being unleashed, at age 15, Read More →

“MAN OF LA MANCHA” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“MAN OF LA MANCHA” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/04/19 RUN DATES: 9/27/19 - 10/27/19 VENUE: San Diego Musical Theatre We could all use a few stars in our eyes right now. A few more people who see others through rose-colored (instead of turd-colored) glasses. A bit more chivalry and honor. Compassion. Ethics. Morality. Nobility. High-mindedness. Those qualities are in short supply these days. But they were in 16th century Spain, as well. It was, after all, the time of the Inquisition (which, I’m Read More →

“AIDA” at San Diego Opera

“AIDA” at San Diego Opera

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 10/25/19 RUN DATES: 10/18/19 - 10/27/19 VENUE: San Diego Opera/Civic Theatre It takes a good-sized village to mount an opera. And “Aida” is giving us a peek inside. To kick off its 55th season, San Diego Opera is presenting its eighth production of the beloved 1871 Verdi masterwork in a new way—a ‘theatricalized concert’ that puts the 80-piece orchestra right onstage with the black-clad 41-member chorus. The pit is sealed off, so the principal singers can Read More →

“BAD HOMBRES/GOOD WIVES” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“BAD HOMBRES/GOOD WIVES” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/15/19 RUN DATES: 10/3/19 - 10/27/19 VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre Take one part Shakespeare, 3 parts Molière, a soupçon of Oscar Wilde. Toss in a sprinkling of banda music, macha feminisma, narco-traficantes and telenovelas. And what do you get? Herbert Siguenza’s latest concoction: a tasty new Spanglish treat:  the world premiere, “Bad Hombres/Good Wives.” As in “The School for Wives” (Molière), an older man has a young girl sequestered in a convent, groomed to be Read More →

“INTIMATE APPAREL” at New Village Arts

“INTIMATE APPAREL” at New Village Arts

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/1/19 RUN DATES: 9/20/19 - 10/20/19 VENUE: New Village Arts A woman alone in New York can be a treacherous enterprise. Especially in 1905, when immigrants are flooding the city, there’s a migration northward from within the country, and there are rigid societal divides according to race, religion and class. But Esther Mills lives in a safe boardinghouse. And she has a valuable skill that allows her to cross those boundary lines: she’s a seamstress Read More →