Published in KPBS On Air Magazine May 2005
It was the first opera he ever saw, the first opera he ever directed and the first opera performed by his company. Now, to conclude the San Diego Opera’s 40th anniversary season, general director Ian Campbell directs the work that’s perhaps nearest and dearest to his heart: Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème.
“I was 16 when I first saw La Bohème,” says the ever-impassioned Campbell, “and it changed my life. Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine May 2004 This is the story of The Little Theater That Could. Despite name and identity changes, small turnouts and financial hardship, 6th @ Penn Theatre kept up a dramatic, huffing-puffing mantra, "I think I can, I think I can." And it most definitely has. Created a warm, intimate home for high-quality theater, that is. Three years ago, Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine May 2004 Haven't you always wished you could get an inside, unburnished view of a political campaign -- and see what really goes on? Well now you can, in a very dramatic way. The La Jolla Playhouse opens its 2004 season with Continental Divide, which takes us behind the scenes -- on both sides of the aisle -- Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine May 2003 It's a family affair. That's how Alan Ziter, executive director of the San Diego Performing Arts League, sees the 12th annual STAR Awards event. The gala draws over 1000 people, but it still feels intimate. "It's a family reunion for the arts," says Ziter enthusiastically, "one of the few events that brings the entire performing arts Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine May 2002 It reads like the opening of a lush romantic novel: In a world where people have become desensitized and oblivious to the events around them, I have found a love that allows me to remain conscious and aware…This love runs within me, along the streams of my veins. It pumps in and out of my heart with Read More →
Published in Décor & Style Magazine The Merry Month of May… brings us hypocrisy and 'funkalosophy,' guys, dolls, sex farce and Shakespeare sonnets. Old plays and new, musicals and comedies, dance, drama and an actors' showcase. Who could ask for anything more? Spring has definitely sprung on local stages. On the musical front, one of the best ever is "Guys and Dolls," with its Read More →