"Seize the King"

“SEIZE THE KING” at the La Jolla Playhouse

“SEIZE THE KING” at the La Jolla Playhouse

Aired on KSDS-FM on 9/7/18 RUN DATES: 8/21/18 - 9/16/18 VENUE:  La Jolla Playhouse Watch “Seize the King” at the La Jolla Playhouse and draw your own conclusions. Internationally acclaimed playwright and hip hop theater pioneer Will Power is riffing on Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” re-conceiving the brutal rise and fall of the power-mad medieval monarch for a modern audience. He insists that he isn’t making any particular parallels, but the present is constantly, eerily, informed by the past. Here are Read More →

“DISNEY’S NEWSIES” at Moonlight Stage Productions

“DISNEY’S NEWSIES” at Moonlight Stage Productions

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/22/18 RUN DATES:  7/18/18 - 8/4/18 VENUE:  Moonlight Stage Productions A David/Goliath story is always inspiring. But in these times of appalling income inequality, it’s especially gratifying to revisit a real historical event where the impoverished underdog triumphs over the affluent industrialist. As an added bonus, the story extols the virtues of two beleaguered American mainstays: journalism and unions. All this, plus singing, tap, romance, camaraderie and high-flying leaps – what’s not to love? “Disney’s Newsies,” the Read More →

“NEWSIES” at Broadway San Diego

“NEWSIES” at Broadway San Diego

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 6/1/16 RUN DATES: 5/31/16 - 6/5/16 VENUE: Broadway San Diego It’s a big week for dance musicals: San Diego Musical Theatre is presenting the tap-happiest musical of them all: “42nd Street” (at the Spreckels Theatre, through 6/12); California Youth Conservatory has “Billy Elliot” on its boards (at the Lyceum, through 6/5). And now, along comes “Newsies,” the electrifying hoofin’ tuner making its San Diego debut at the Civic Theatre, courtesy of Broadway San Diego. The inspiring Read More →

The Most Interesting Yiddish Story You’ve Never Heard: “the Twenty-seventh Man” At The Old Globe

The Most Interesting Yiddish Story You’ve Never Heard: “the Twenty-seventh Man” At The Old Globe

13150 Portofino Drive Del Mar CA 92014 FOR: THE SAN DIEGO JEWISH JOURNAL FEBRUARY 2015 He first heard the story when he was 19. It lodged in his head and heart, and wouldn’t let go. Acclaimed novelist/short story writer Nathan Englander couldn’t believe that no one had publicized this hair-raising tale. The event, sometimes referred Read More →

Without Walls ( Wow ) Festival At La Jolla Playhouse

Without Walls ( Wow ) Festival At La Jolla Playhouse

WoW Factor: The Four-day Without Walls Festival at the La Jolla Playhouse by PAT LAUNER The San Diego Jewish Journal September 2013 Wow, is all you can say. The list of performances and presentations for the first site-specific Without Walls ( WoW ) Festival at the La Jolla Read More →

“curtain Calls” The Root Of All Evil

“curtain Calls”  The Root Of All Evil

By Pat Launer www.sdtheatrescene.com 10/21/05 Guilt and innocence, corruption and greed Drama and satire without a screed; On the comic side is ‘The Miser’s’ bravado And the ludicrous laws of The Mikado; Read More →