Reviews

“TOMFOOLERY” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“TOMFOOLERY” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 8/18/17 RUN DATES:  8/17/17 - 8/27/17 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre He’s ferociously smart (a Harvard-trained mathematician by trade; he was admitted at age 15). And deliciously cynical. And brilliant with language and word-play.   Too bad that Tom Lehrer stopped writing his wickedly hilarious songs in the 1970s. But his wonderful oeuvre is a lasting legacy, immortalized in a sprightly musical revue, “Tomfoolery,” adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray. The show premiered in London Read More →

“THE NORTH PLAN” at ion theatre

“THE NORTH PLAN” at ion theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 9/1/17 RUN DATES:  8/19/17 - 9/9/17 VENUE: ion theatre There’s a contestable government in Washington. The country is roiling with checkpoints, crackdowns, arrests without warrants, and wanton incarceration and interrogation. A revolution is brewing. The darkly comic political thriller, “The North Plan,” by Chicago-based playwright/actor Jason Well, premiered in 2012…. but it was eerily prescient. The drama is two parts Quentin Tarantino and one part Inspector Clouseau. The dramatic tension escalates, and violence is imminent. But there’s Read More →

“OF MICE AND MEN” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“OF MICE AND MEN” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 10/28/17 RUN DATES:  10/18/17 - 11/12/17 VENUE:  North Coast Repertory Theatre 1937. The peak of The Great Depression. Dreams were hard to come by, especially for migrant farm workers in California. But George and Lennie have a whopper: they’re going to get their own piece of property (and “live off the fatta the land,” as Lennie puts it). George has the whole plan laid out. Lennie’s all in, mostly because he’ll get to tend the Read More →

“A PIECE OF MY HEART” at OnStage Playhouse

“A PIECE OF MY HEART” at OnStage Playhouse

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 9/23/17 RUN DATES:  9/15/17 - 10/14/17 VENUE: OnStage Playhouse Here’s a shocking and appalling fact: The U.S. Government has no official list of how many women served in the Vietnam War. Shirley Lauro’s award-winning 1991 play, “A Piece of My Heart,” gives voice to some of those unheralded, uncounted women. We meet six characters: four nurses, an intelligence specialist and a country singer in an all-girl band sent to entertain the troops. Each was used and Read More →

“CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL” at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood

“CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL” at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 10/27/17 RUN DATES:  10/5/17 - 10/29/17 VENUE:  The El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood I was never a fan of gangster movies, but I once watched James Cagney in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” ten times in one week, when I was home sick from elementary school. I loved his Oscar-winning performance – the original tough-guy, singing and dancing to beat the band. With some creative liberties taken, the 2016 show, “Cagney, The Musical” tells the story behind Read More →

“LOVE NEVER DIES” at Broadway San Diego

“LOVE NEVER DIES” at Broadway San Diego

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 3/29/18 RUN DATES: 3/27/18 - 4/1/18 VENUE: Broadway San Diego at the Civic Theatre  The mask remains, but The Phantom himself has re-located – to Coney Island (what a comedown from the Paris Opera House!) Coney Island, btw, is not an island – and, unlike the script for the new sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, “The Phantom of the Opera,” you don’t say you’re ON Coney Island, you’re IN it. It’s just a neighborhood. In Read More →