Reviews

“CHAPS” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“CHAPS” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/29/19 RUN DATES: 3/1/19 - 5/26/19 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre “Chaps” is full of corn and beans. The corniness involves groaner puns, and the beans give us that old male-comedy staple, fart humor. Which makes the entire cheesy endeavor more Mel Brooks than Monty Python, an advertising come-on used in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s promotional material. The only link to that wacky British group is, well, Brits. And the BBC, the setting for this hokey musical revue, Read More →

“THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON” at The Old Globe

“THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 5/3/19 RUN DATES: 4/6/19 - 5/12/19 VENUE: The Old Globe There seems to be a never-ending list of women whose significant contributions were ignored, demeaned, usurped, hidden or overridden by men. Some of these trailblazers and heroines of history, who should be household names, are finally being brought out of the shadows. The latest revelations come in a provocative, informative and incisive play having its West coast premiere at The Old Globe. “They Promised Her the Moon” Read More →

“SWEAT” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“SWEAT” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 5/10/19 RUN DATES: 4/18/19 - 5/12/19 VENUE: San Diego Repertory Theatre The American Dream is slipping away. Once upon a time, folks believed that if you worked hard, you’d earn a comfortable, middle-class life. But the middle class is eroding, and nowhere is that more evident than Reading, Pennsylvania. In 2011, the year that city was named the poorest in the country, playwright Lynn Nottage started making trips there from New York, interviewing residents to Read More →

“SISTER ACT” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“SISTER ACT” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 5/17/19 RUN DATES: 4/26/19 - 5/26/19 VENUE: San Diego Musical Theatre You’ve got your brotherhood of gangsters and your sisterhood of nuns. And a bevy of characters straight out of central casting: the gun-shy cop and the hard-nosed Mother Superior. The jocular Monsignor and the repressed novitiate who yearns for excitement. “Sister Act” is kind of silly, and it doesn’t run deep, but it’s very entertaining. You just have to suspend all your disbelief… which Read More →

“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH” at Diversionary Theatre

“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH” at Diversionary Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/12/19 RUN DATES: 3/21/19 - 5/5/19 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre Poor Hedwig. Born Hansel in East Berlin, a city, like himself, split in two, he was abandoned by his American G.I. father and neglected by his Hitler-loving Teutonic mother. An American soldier promised him a new life – if he’d put on a wig and become a wife. So, he left something of himself behind, and the botched surgery also left a little something -– the Read More →

“ALL IN THE TIMING” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“ALL IN THE TIMING” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/19/19 RUN DATES: 4/10/19 - 5/5/19 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre In theater, it’s said that “Timing is everything.” Or, as acclaimed playwright David Ives put it in his title, it’s “All in the Timing.” To prove the point, North Coast Repertory Theatre artistic director David Ellenstein has assembled a crackerjack cast of comic virtuosos. In the late 1980s, Ives began to create a series of playlets that go together as a sextet, enacted by a Read More →