Reviews

“HERSHEY FELDER BEETHOVEN” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

“HERSHEY FELDER BEETHOVEN” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/5/19 RUN DATES:  2/21/19 - 3/24/19 VENUE:  San Diego Repertory Theatre Even the most abused, socially awkward and possibly misanthropic person can produce sheer, unadulterated beauty that is timeless and everlasting. Beaten by his father as a young boy and later afflicted in the very seat of his creative power, as he became deaf, Ludwig von Beethoven heard the most magnificent music in his head and heart, and left a legacy that is undeniable and Read More →

“HOOKMAN” at SDSU in association with Moxie Theatre

“HOOKMAN” at SDSU in association with Moxie Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 3/22/19 RUN DATES:  3/15/19 - 3/24/19 VENUE:  SDSU in association with Moxie Theatre Urban legends have a way of staying in your head and getting under your skin. Especially the scary ones, like that guy with a hook for a hand who goes around killing young women. The mother of 17 year-old Lexi, a college freshman 3000 miles from her California home, has been warning her about The Hookman for years. Now, Lexi sees him everywhere. Read More →

“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 →

“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 →