Reviews

“CHURCH” at InnerMission Productions

“CHURCH” at InnerMission Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/8/19 RUN DATES: 4/6/19 - 4/20/19 VENUE: InnerMission Productions When you go to “Church,” you go to church. The audience is the congregation, being preached to (and sung to and danced for) by four traveling clerics who aim to minister to our souls. More or less. But first, they have to degrade and shame us into submission – and belief in Jesus Christ. The show begins with hellfire-and-brimstone. We can’t even see the speaker, but he’s demeaning Read More →

“HAMILTON” in Puerto Rico

“HAMILTON” in Puerto Rico

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/1/19 RUN DATES: 1/10/19 - 2/1/19 VENUE:  Centro de Bellas Artes, San Juan, Puerto Rico  When an unexpected opportunity presents itself, you just have to grab it. So, when a friend called and said she had an extra ticket to “Hamilton” – in Puerto Rico, starring Lin Manuel Miranda, I leapt at the chance. Two days later, we were in the air and on our way. Miranda, the Pulitzer Prize-winning MacArthur ‘genius’ who created the 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 ALMOST the first woman in space Read the full review here.http://www.jazz88.org/CenterStage/ Read More →

“DIANA THE MUSICAL” at the La Jolla Playhouse

“DIANA THE MUSICAL” at the La Jolla Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/8/19 RUN DATES: 2/19/19 - 4/14/19 VENUE: La Jolla Playhouse What if your Prince turns out to be not so charming? The whole world watched the fairy tale wedding on TV in 1981 – the 20 year-old bride and the 25-foot train on her sumptuous gown. But Lady Diana Spencer’s storybook marriage had no happy ending – and not much of a rapturous royal beginning. There was Trouble in Paradise from the get-go, as the story Read More →

“TO FALL IN LOVE” at Melpomene Productions

“TO FALL IN LOVE” at Melpomene Productions

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/1/19 RUN DATES: 4/6/19 - 4/13/19 VENUE: Melpomene Productions If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I were a fly on the wall,” here’s your chance. Over the next two weeks (eight opportunities only), “To Fall in Love” is being performed in a private house in Pacific Beach, with a bridge-chair-seated audience of 12 in the living room, nearly nose-to-nose with the two actors. What you’ll be watching – often feeling more like a voyeur than a Read More →

“MR. AND MRS. FITCH” at Backyard Renaissance

“MR. AND MRS. FITCH” at Backyard Renaissance

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 4/7/19 RUN DATES: 3/28/19 - 4/14/19 VENUE: Backyard Renaissance Theatre Co. There’s a long history of oh so witty, aren’t-we-clever literary couples. A few standouts spring to mind: Beatrice and Benedick (“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare, 1612); Elyot and Amanda (“Private Lives,” Noël Coward, 1930); Nick and Nora (“The Thin Man,” Dashiell Hammett, 1934); George and Martha (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Edward Albee, 1962). In 2010, playwright Douglas Carter Beane though he’d try to join Read More →