Reviews

“AMERICAN BUFFALO” at Backyard Renaissance Theatre

“AMERICAN BUFFALO” at Backyard Renaissance Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/29/19 RUN DATES: 11/14/19 - 12/7/19 VENUE: Backyard Renaissance at 10th Avenue Arts You kind of have to gird your loins for a David Mamet play. In addition to the explosive barrage of profanity and misogyny, and the lame machismo of lunkhead losers, you’re confronted by the underbelly of society at its most desperate and despairing. “American Buffalo” throws in a low-end, doomed swindle, mis-conceived by petty thieves embodying free enterprise in all its cutthroat splendor. Read More →

FALL THEATER PREVIEW 2019

FALL THEATER PREVIEW 2019

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 8/9/19 COVERING DATES: 9/19/19 - 12/19/19 Most people think summer is the time for musicals – warm nights, light fare. But San Diego is a hotbed of musical theater year-round. And this fall offers a veritable cornucopia of musical options. In fact, in September alone, there are no fewer than nine high-profile musical productions worthy of your early autumnal planning. Two world premieres come courtesy of our two Tony Award-winning regional theaters. At The Old Globe, Read More →

“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 11/8/19 RUN DATES: 10/23/19 - 11/24/19 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre “The Sunshine Boys” has some timeless themes—and some poignant ones: Partners who work together for decades, but really can’t stand each other. The ravages of time, and being forced to retire before you’re ready. In Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy, one member of a 43-year vaudevillian duo decided to call it quits. The other was furious. They haven’t spoken in over a decade. Now they’re being Read More →

FEATURE: THEATER FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

FEATURE: THEATER FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/5/19 There’s often a kind of no-man’s-land between youth performance companies and professional theater.  After kids graduate or age-out of youth theaters, they may still be too young for full-fledged professional productions. Actor/singer/director/fight choreographer Jordan Miller is determined to remedy the situation and fill the gap. He and his wife, actor/singer Jessica Couto, have founded a new, La Mesa-based company, Theater for Young Professionals (TYP). Miller has been seen on many local stages, most frequently Read More →

“HANDBAGGED” at Moxie Theatre

“HANDBAGGED” at Moxie Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/27/19 RUN DATES: 10/19/19 - 11/17/19 VENUE: Moxie Theatre There are still many U.S. citizens who cannot conceive of a woman at the helm of the country. But there was a time in the U.K. (1979-1990) when there were two females at the top: Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. They were, in many ways, antithetical: in temperament, background, personality and politics. It was rumored that the two women, born six months apart, had Read More →

“THE LAST FIVE YEARS” at Cygnet Theatre

“THE LAST FIVE YEARS” at Cygnet Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/29/19 RUN DATES: 10/23/19 - 11/17/19 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre The joy and pain of love: its rapturous beginning and its heartbreaking end. True love is all-consuming, just like devotion to an artform; both require complete commitment.  Are they compatible? Only if you’re lucky—and equally committed and attentive to both. It isn’t easy. The real-life evolution and dissolution of the marriage of brilliant, Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown inspired him to write “The Last Five Years” Read More →