Reviews

“RAIN” at The Old Globe

“RAIN” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/8/16 RUN DATES: 3/24/16 - 5/1/16 VENUE: The Old Globe In adapting a piece of literature, there’s an obligation to maintain the spirit of the original. W. Somerset Maugham’s riveting 1921 short story, “Rain” (originally titled “Miss Thompson”), has certainly provided fertile ground for adapters: three films, and an aborted musical, called “Sadie Thompson,” created in 1944 with Ethel Merman in mind. Now, along come composer/lyricist Michael John La Chiusa and librettist Sybille Pearson, with a Read More →

“THE METROMANIACS” at The Old Globe

“THE METROMANIACS” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/12/16 RUN DATES: 1/30/16 - 3/6/16 VENUE: The Old Globe The lights come up on a sylvan wood – plopped inside an ornate drawing-room. Servants portray other servants – or their masters – in a play-within-a-play. There’s a dizzying array of noms de plume. Yiddish words mix with French. Britney Spears gets a mention. And in case you think things can’t get worse; the whole thing’s presented in rhyming verse! Welcome to the world of Read More →

“THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX” at Diversionary Theatre

“THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX” at Diversionary Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 12/16/16 RUN DATES:  11/25/16 - 12/24/16 VENUE: Diversionary Theatre Racism, sexism and homophobia – the merry triumvirate that seems to be on so many lips these days -- feature prominently in “The Mystery of Love and Sex.” The dramatic comedy, named by the New York Times as one of the Top Ten shows of 2015, is making its San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre – in a delightfully well-acted and well-directed production. When we meet Read More →

Theatre Review: “jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” At North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Published in Gay and Lesbian Times December 07, 2002 Deadheads and midgets and chains, oh my! Sounds like Saturday night in Hillcrest. But no, it's Jacob Marley… he's baaaaack, dragging all his baggage with him (isn't everyone??) Dickens created the firm of Scrooge and Marley in 1843. Now, here comes Chicago actor/playwright Tom Mula, to revive and revisit the penny-pinching pair so Marley can tell Read More →

“MARY POPPINS” – J*Company Youth Theatre

“MARY POPPINS” – J*Company Youth Theatre

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RUN DATES: 10/16/15-11/1/15 VENUE: J* Company Youth Theatre “Anything can happen if you let it,” Mary Poppins repeatedly exclaims. And that includes producing a musical withy 92 kids onstage, ranging from age 7-18. J*Company youth theater artistic director Joey Landwehr has done it again – and this isn’t even a record! (he’s exceeded 100 participants in other shows). “Disney’s Mary Poppins” (music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with additions by George Stiles and Anthony Read More →

Teaser/excerpt: “the Price” At The Old Globe; “the Phoenician Women” At The Theatre, Inc.

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Pat Launer on San Diego Theater By Pat Launer , SDNN Thursday, May 21, 2009 READ REVIEWS OF: “The Price,” “The Phoenician Women” Mini Reviews of : “On the Divide,” “Jane Austen Unscripted,” “ Jean Isaacs 35th Anniversary Retrospective Concert” Read More →