Reviews

“TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS” at The Old Globe

“TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS” at The Old Globe

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/1/19 RUN DATES:  2/9/19 - 3/17/19 VENUE:  The Old Globe It’s always been fascinating to me that people pour out their hearts and souls to a complete stranger in an advice column. I guess anonymity is empowering. In 2010, when best-selling author Cheryl Strayed was asked to take over an advice column called “Dear Sugar,” in The Rumpus, an online literary magazine, her response was an unequivocal ‘No.’ In addition to the difficulty of the Read More →

“GABRIEL” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

“GABRIEL” at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/25/19 RUN DATES:  2/20/19 - 3/17/19 VENUE:  North Coast Repertory Theatre During World War II, there was one part of England that was occupied by the Germans – the Channel Islands. On the island of Guernsey, in 1943, a young man washes up on the beach, naked. He’s rescued by a young woman and brought back to a shed-like retreat where four females are trying to hold on, having lost their men – and their Read More →

“CHAPS” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

“CHAPS” at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/29/19 RUN DATES: 3/1/19 - 5/26/19 VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre English chaps in western chaps Read the full review here.http://www.jazz88.org/CenterStage/ Read More →

“SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” at New Village Arts

“SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” at New Village Arts

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/15/19 RUN DATES:  2/2/19 - 3/10/19 VENUE: New Village Arts Lyricist Jerry Leiber and composer Mike Stoller wrote some funny, rockin’ and poignant pop songs, with 70 chart hits in the ‘50s and ‘60s. They had a major impact on early rock & roll, bringing R&B and boogie-woogie into the mix. Some of their songs, like “On Broadway,” “Stand By Me,” and “I’m a Woman,” have become classics, but some just sound silly today, like Read More →

2018 SAN DIEGO’S POLITICALLY CHARGED YEAR IN THEATER

2018 SAN DIEGO’S POLITICALLY CHARGED YEAR IN THEATER

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 12/28/18 It’s not surprising that divisive politics and our collective anxiety crept or stomped their way into many theatrical productions in 2018. From overtly political work like “Building the Wall” at the Point Loma Playhouse and “King Charles III” at Coronado Playhouse, to more subtly subversive plays like “Seize the King” at La Jolla Playhouse, the state of the nation was very much on theatermakers’ minds. The first production of the year, the phenomenal Read More →

2018 BEST OF THE YEAR IN SAN DIEGO THEATER

2018 BEST OF THE YEAR IN SAN DIEGO THEATER

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 12/26/18 Hot-button topics took center stage in 2018. From campus rape to the plight of immigrants, from racism, sexism and homophobia to the subjugation -- and self-assertion -- of women, this year has been a dramatic doozy. And, whether directly or indirectly, by name or by inference, Trump was a palpable presence, as was the collective anxiety of most of the country in the fraught year we all just survived. My Top 10 plus Read More →