Reviews

“VICTOR VICTORIA”at Moonlight Stage Productions

“VICTOR VICTORIA”at Moonlight Stage Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/15/19 RUN DATES: 9/11/19 - 9/28/19 VENUE: Moonlight Stage Productions All the ingredients are there: strong actor/singers, excellent dancers, gorgeous costumes, a 21-piece orchestra, timely issues of gender and sexual identity, and a Paris setting. But alas, the soufflé falls flat. “Victor/Victoria” has a long history: it began as a 1933 German film, “Viktor und Viktoria,” and was made into a British-American musical movie in 1982, written and directed by Blake Edwards and featuring his wife, Read More →

“CANADA THE MUSICAL” at the Ryan-Carter Gallery; Canmore, Canada

“CANADA THE MUSICAL” at the Ryan-Carter Gallery; Canmore, Canada

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/28/19 RUN DATES: 6/28/19 - 9/7/19 VENUE: The Ryan-Carter Gallery; Canmore, Canada O Canada! (as the national anthem has it). Who knew the depth and breadth of musical talent you harbored and launched? Well, the creators of “Canada the Musical,” that’s who. A dream venue created in the fun, arty town of Canmore, not far from Banff in the Canadian Rockies, the Carter-Ryan Gallery combines the shared passions of its co-founders:  the painting and sculpture of Read More →

“THE UNDERPANTS” at The Old Globe

“THE UNDERPANTS” at The Old Globe

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/2/19 RUN DATES: 7/27/19 - 9/8/19 VENUE: The Old Globe Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” is an equal opportunity offender. In the name of comedy, the show takes poison-tipped potshots at Jews, women, cat-lovers, civil servants, poets and old men. Some deserve it more than others. In general, though, not so droll. This adaptation of the 1910 “Die Hose,” by German playwright Carl Sternheim (1878-1942), was originally commissioned by Erna Finci Viterbi Artist Director Barry Edelstein when Read More →

“ALL SHOOK UP” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“ALL SHOOK UP” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/6/19 RUN DATES: 8/2/19 - 9/1/19 VENUE: San Diego Musical Theatre Elvis is in the building (once again). Well, sort of. A facsimile is currently sporting “Blue Suede Shoes” in Vista (Lamb’s Players Theatre’s “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Avo), and a simulacrum is an Elvis stand-in in “All Shook Up,” produced by San Diego Musical Theatre. The 2005 musical mines the Elvis catalogue for 25 songs – but fewer than half would be considered Read More →

“33 1_3 HOUSE OF DREAMS” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“33 1_3 HOUSE OF DREAMS” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/9/19 RUN DATES: 8/1/19 - 9/1/19 VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre Ever heard of the Wall of Sound? How about “Da Doo Ron Ron”? Do you know what a 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record is? Well, whether you do or don’t, you’re gonna love the ebullient world premiere musical at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. You’ll not only love it, you’ll learn something – about the early days of pop/rock, and the small, wildly successful independent Read More →

“A BRIGHT NEW BOISE” at OnStage Playhouse

“A BRIGHT NEW BOISE” at OnStage Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/11/19 RUN DATES: 8/2/19 - 9/1/19 VENUE: OnStage Playhouse The employees at the Hobby Lobby in Boise are a damaged lot, each seeking something just out of reach. The foul-mouthed manager Pauline (terrific, tough-as-nails Holly Stephenson) is trying to create order from chaos, maintaining social/business rituals and a stringent work hierarchy in a minimum wage, ultra-controlling corporate environment. Leroy (excellent, knife-edge Markuz Rodriguez) is a frustrated, angry, aggressive guy trying to shock people out of complacency Read More →