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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 →

“THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY” at Diversionary Theatre

“THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY” at Diversionary Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/12/19 RUN DATES:  1/31/19 - 3/3/19 VENUE:  Diversionary Theatre How far would you go to be forgiven? As far as remote, rural Alaska in winter? Ed left the tiny (fictional) town of Bethlehem, Alaska five years ago, on the heels of a family tragedy. Now he’s back, hoping to reconcile with his angry, bitter, estranged brother. A gay Jesuit priest, Ed has just left his order. He’s questioning his relationship to God and the universe; he Read More →

“CRAZY FOR YOU” at San Diego Musical Theatre

“CRAZY FOR YOU” at San Diego Musical Theatre

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/819 RUN DATES:  2/1/19 - 3/3/19 VENUE:  San Diego Musical Theatre If you like rhythm, you probably like tap. And if you like tap, you’ll love “Crazy for You,” a 1992 musical that’s billed as ‘tap-tastic.’ Actually, it’s dance-happy in lots of ways. Think: chorus lines, cowpokes, jazz moves and romantic ballroom numbers. Add in lots of cheeky, raunchy comedy. As the song goes, ‘Who could ask for anything more?’ To be honest, the story is Read More →

“A PERMANENT IMAGE” at Point Loma Playhouse

“A PERMANENT IMAGE” at Point Loma Playhouse

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Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/22/19 RUN DATES:  2/15/19 - 3/3/19 VENUE:  Point Loma Playhouse There’s something about family that brings out the child in all of us. You can be a perfectly competent, rational adult – but the minute you return to the old homestead, you’re 8 again, bickering with your sister, brawling with your brother. And Mom always knows the right buttons to push to set you off. “A Permanent Image,” a 2011 drama by Samuel D. Hunter, adds Read More →

“ALADDIN” at the Civic Theatre from Broadway San Diego

“ALADDIN” at the Civic Theatre from Broadway San Diego

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 2/24/19 RUN DATES:  2/20/19 - 3/3/19 VENUE: Civic Theatre (brought by Broadway San Diego) Glitter and glitz. Sparkle and spangles. Feathers and fans. Sword-play and scimitars. Buff, bare-chested men and beautiful, belly-dancing babes. And a big, brash tap number. If spectacle is your thing, “Aladdin” is your show. The North American touring production, launched in 2017, is now at the Civic Theatre, courtesy of Broadway San Diego. It’s beyond extravagant. Spectacular, gilded, rapidly-changing sets (Bob Crowley). Seemingly Read More →

“A JEWEL IN THE CROWN CITY” at Lambs Players Theatre

“A JEWEL IN THE CROWN CITY” at Lambs Players Theatre

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Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/21/19 RUN DATES:  1/11/19 - 2/24/19 VENUE:   Lamb's Players Theatre Anniversaries and milestones should be celebrated. So, it makes perfect sense that Lamb’s Players Theatre would want to crow about its 25 years in Coronado. Producing artistic director Robert Smyth began the narrative section of the evening by recounting how the move from the small arena stage in National City came about – including crawling into a small, dark opening, using flashlights for the first viewing Read More →