Category: Theatre

BRIAN FLORES IN 'PIPPIN' - There Is Magic To Be Made!

BRIAN FLORES IN ‘PIPPIN’ – There Is Magic To Be Made!

[ 0 ] August 6, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  Critics agree, Pippin won the 2013 Tony Award for best revival of a musical and the original 1972 production nearly swept the Tony’s that year. Music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and book by Roger O. Hirson. The new Pippin is directed by Tony-winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Porgy & […]

THE PHANTOM  OF THE OPERA: Chris Mann's “Music of The Night

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Chris Mann’s “Music of The Night

[ 0 ] August 5, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Since its debut in 1988, The Phantom of the Opera has become one of the most beloved musicals of all time and the most successful, with a worldwide gross nearing the six billion dollar mark. Following its sold-out U.K. tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal score […]

August Theatre Previews - L.A. & Long Beach

August Theatre Previews – L.A. & Long Beach

[ 0 ] August 4, 2015

by brad hart –  SHAKESPEARE’S R & J A provocative adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Joe Calarco, Shakespeare’s R&J takes the audience on a theatrical adventure. This time, the play features four Catholic schoolboys and in this version of the passion-fueled teen tragedy, the boys must face all the similar undercurrents, challenges and emotional […]

RAGE Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis

RAGE Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015

by chris carpenter –  First performed in 1979, Martin Sherman’s play Bent has become regarded as a watershed theatrical expose of the persecution of homosexuals under the Nazis prior to and during World War II. Given that, it seems odd that despite successful original productions in London and on Broadway in 1982 plus a star-studded […]

RAGE RECOMMENDS: San Diego Theatre Events

RAGE RECOMMENDS: San Diego Theatre Events

[ 0 ] July 9, 2015

  ETERNALLY BAD How much do you remember about your studies in ancient mythology? Now, even more pointed… how much do you know about the powerful women, who made up such a large portion of those myths and legends? Returning to the Moxie Theatre stage from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, August 2 is the […]

TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL Swings into Southern California

TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL Swings into Southern California

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Familiar to families over several generations, Tarzan tells the classic tale of a shipwreck that leaves an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. He is taken in and raised by a band of gorillas; in particular, by an ape who is grieving the loss of her baby. As […]

MIKE MCGOWAN: Commanding The Old Globe Stage in 'Kiss Me, Kate'

MIKE MCGOWAN: Commanding The Old Globe Stage in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015

by bill biss –  All the elements align to a fine degree with the latest revival of Kiss Me, Kate at The Old Globe theatre. There is the glorious, witty and enchanting music and lyrics from Cole Porter mated perfectly with the world of Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew. Match this with the backstage […]

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Novelist Roald Dahl’s books are rife with precocious children, many of them depicted in a less than favorable light.  Think of the greedy brats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie withstanding, or Danny the Champion of the World’s schoolyard bullies. Of course, Dahl was perceptive enough to lay the blame for children’s misbehavior […]

COME FROM AWAY: THE SILVER LINING IN NEWFOUNDLAND’S OPEN HEART

COME FROM AWAY: THE SILVER LINING IN NEWFOUNDLAND’S OPEN HEART

[ 0 ] June 10, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  For the 2015/2016 season, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley has selected to premiere the new musical Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The Playhouse bills Come From Away as “An original, rock-infused musical based on the true […]

It’s A Jolly Holiday as Mary Poppins Sweeps Through La Mirada

It’s A Jolly Holiday as Mary Poppins Sweeps Through La Mirada

[ 0 ] June 5, 2015

by tony reverditto –  BASED ON THE BOOKS BY P.L. TRAVERS and the classic Walt Disney film, the musical Mary Poppins, includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Feed the Birds,” “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoon Full of Sugar” and the Academy Award-winning, “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.” In the story, Jack of all trades, Bert, introduces […]

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