Category: Theatre

REVIVING WILDE: The Importance of Being Earnest Comes to The Old Globe

REVIVING WILDE: The Importance of Being Earnest Comes to The Old Globe

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  Oscar Wilde’s best known comedy The Importance of Being Earnest is getting a moment in the spotlight at The Old Globe. If you haven’t seen this show, it is high time you got to know a playwright from our LBGT family tree. Wilde, one of the brilliants in a long line […]

Journey to The Heart of Fabulous with Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Journey to The Heart of Fabulous with Priscilla Queen of the Desert

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by tony reverditto –  In 1993, a low-budget, feature film crew drove from Sydney to Alice Springs with a truckload of sensational costumes donned by three brilliant actors traveling in a signature pink and lavender bus. The film they returned with, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, would land them in Australian cinematic […]

A FIRST LOOK: Melanie Griffith - Ready to Captivate and Entertain as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

A FIRST LOOK: Melanie Griffith – Ready to Captivate and Entertain as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by bill biss –  There is a scene near the end of the classic romantic-comedy film Working Girl. The head of Trask Industries compliments Melanie Griffith’s character “Tess” by saying, “You’ve got a real fire in your belly.” She responds, “I think it’s just nervous knots.” Hence, when the opportunity came forth to interview one […]

THE CAKE: Baking, Conservatism, Love and Community

THE CAKE: Baking, Conservatism, Love and Community

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  In this world premiere play from play-and-screen writer/producer Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us), The Cake introduces audiences to Jen, who lives in New York, but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown. She heads down south with her partner, asking her late mother’s best friend, Della, […]

KRISTIN CHENOWETH

KRISTIN CHENOWETH

[ 0 ] January 22, 2018

BIG POWER IN A LITTLE PACKAGE by joel martens This gifted lady is one big dynamo to be sure. Though diminutive in stature she may be, her size belies the power of her pure, coloratura soprano, enchanting and catching the world’s ears and eyes and cementing her as one of the world’s great voices. It’s […]

RAGE REVIEWS:  Magic from the Big Apple

RAGE REVIEWS: Magic from the Big Apple

[ 0 ] January 16, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Aladdin has proven to be Disney’s latest cash cow on Broadway, at least until Frozen begins previews next month.  It is now making its Los Angeles premiere at the fabled Hollywood Pantages through March 31.  After attending opening night last week, I have no doubt this eager-to-please musical will likely be […]

CARDBOARD PIANO: Politics, Religion and Consequence

CARDBOARD PIANO: Politics, Religion and Consequence

[ 0 ] January 8, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  The relationship between a theatre and its audience can be therapeutic and cathartic. The theatre amplifies voices by telling stories and being vulnerable.We the audience, sit in the dark and witness by laughing, sharing, hurting, supporting and encouraging. To shake up that relationship, Diversionary Theatre’s Artistic Director Matt Morrow tosses a […]

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: Spreading Cheer on Downtown San Diego's 4th Street

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: Spreading Cheer on Downtown San Diego’s 4th Street

[ 0 ] December 12, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Christmas time is upon us and with it comes Miracle on 34th Street. You know the one with the department store Santa Claus, who claims he’s the real Kris Kringle and gets arrested? His case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, of course. And of course, a miracle […]

THE MOORS: Juxtaposing The Old and The New at Diversionary

THE MOORS: Juxtaposing The Old and The New at Diversionary

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Is it true that everything old is new? Perhaps everything is just old? Maybe just timeless? The issues, relationships, the story of humankind? Playwright Jen Silverman investigates this concept in her play The Moors, the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. By set and costume, the show […]

ROTTERDAM: Living and Loving Authentically

ROTTERDAM: Living and Loving Authentically

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  This holiday season Skylight Theatre Company asks audiences to join them as they examine transformation, humor, complex relationships and authenticity. Welcome to Rotterdam, an Olivier Award-winning show by Jon Brittain, that is making its West Coast Premiere. Since 2011, Skylight has focused on discovering, developing and producing new plays and Rotterdam […]

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