Previews

PREVIEW: “SOUL DOCTOR” at the Lyceum Theatre

PREVIEW: “SOUL DOCTOR” at the Lyceum Theatre

The “Soul Doctor” comes to San Diego: First Stop on the Singing Rabbi Musical Tour by Pat Launer February 26, 2018 San Diego Jewish Journal He’s been called the Rebel Rabbi, the Rock & Roll Rabbi, the Folk-Singing Rockstar Rabbi, the Peace and Love Troubadour, even a life-changing cult figure. You can judge for yourself at the upcoming production of “Soul Doctor, The musical journey of Shlomo Carlebach” (April 3-22 at the Lyceum Theatre). Reb Shlomo, as he was known Read More →

“PREVIEW: “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” at InnerMission Productions

“PREVIEW: “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” at InnerMission Productions

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/11/18 RUN DATES: 2/16/18 -2/17/18 VENUE: Diversionary Black Box In February, our thoughts turn to VD. That would be Valentine’s Day. But there’s another kind of V-Day commemoration happening in San Diego and worldwide. This is the 20th anniversary of “The Vagina Monologues,” by playwright/performer/activist Eve Ensler. Ensler herself starred in the original Off Broadway production. In 1998, she and others launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised over $100 million for groups working Read More →

“LETTERS FROM THE WALL/CARTAS DESDE EL MURO” at Coronado School of the Arts and Bayfront Charter High School

“LETTERS FROM THE WALL/CARTAS DESDE EL MURO” at Coronado School of the Arts and Bayfront Charter High School

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/23/18 Everybody’s talking about immigration and deportation. Some people are doing something to enrich the conversation. For the first time in local history, two high schools are coming together to collaborate on a timely, topical theater production. It all began with theater teachers Kim Strassburger (Coronado School of the Arts) and Linda Libby (Bayfront Charter High School in Chula Vista). They had worked together before (Strassburger has directed Libby several times), but they’ve never Read More →

PREVIEW: “BRUNDIBAR” at Bodhi Tree Concerts

PREVIEW: “BRUNDIBAR” at Bodhi Tree Concerts

RUN DATES: 6/11/16 VENUE: Bodhi Tree Concerts at Qualcomm Hall The year was 1943. The Jewish composer Hans Krása was already incarcerated in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. He gathered together the children who had performed his opera, “Brundibár” (the name comes from a Czech colloquialism for a bumblebee) when they were in a Jewish orphanage in Prague. After 55 successful performances of the musical fable in the camp, the Führer requested a special presentation of Read More →

PREVIEW: “LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

PREVIEW: “LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

RUN DATES: 6/6/16 VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre Big Names wrote it and Big Names are appearing in it. Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron wrote “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” Mariette Hartley and Marion Ross will appear in the comic play for one night only, for a fundraiser at North Coast Repertory Theatre. How did it all come about? The Emmy Award-winning Hartley, who lives in Los Angeles, has known NCRT artistic director David Ellenstein for a long Read More →

PREVIEW: “STUPID F***ING BIRD” at Cygnet Theatre

PREVIEW: “STUPID F***ING BIRD” at Cygnet Theatre

Printed in the San Diego Jewish Journal May 2016 RUN DATES: 5/19/16 - 6/19/16 VENUE: Cygnet Theatre When someone asks the precocious four-year-old daughter of playwright Aaron Posner the name of her father’s play, she shouts, “Stupid Fucking Bird!” (She knows to say it only at home). Posner’s very personal response to Chekhov’s “The Seagull” has a very considered title. “I figure that anyone who’s offended by the title won’t come see the show,” he says. Probably a good idea, Read More →