Category: Theatre

Seventy-One and Having Fun: Coronado Playhouse 71st Season Opens with 'Altar Boyz'

Seventy-One and Having Fun: Coronado Playhouse 71st Season Opens with ‘Altar Boyz’

[ 0 ] January 17, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Last season at Coronado Playhouse, they hosted a sellout concert reading of Altar Boyz. Audiences raved, so the Playhouse is mounting the full-length, all-singing, all-dancing production with Director and Choreographer Michael Mizerany on board and Sean Laperruque will serve as music director. Altar Boyz (book by Kevin Del Aquila, music and […]

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

[ 0 ] January 11, 2017

Featuring an All-New Lineup of Creative, Contemporary and Sometimes Controversial Artists and shows. Segerstrom Center’s annual Off Center Festival returns January 12 – 28, 2017 with an acclaimed line-up of creative, contemporary and sometimes controversial artists and shows. The festival will present Keith A. Wallace in The Bitter Game, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Marga Gomez […]

THE LAST 5 YEARS: Meeting in The Middle

THE LAST 5 YEARS: Meeting in The Middle

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by tony reverditto –    In a nutshell, The Last Five Years is an intimately powerful musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Jamie tells his story chronologically, while Cathy tells her story in reverse, with the two meeting at the […]

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  In 1996, an original, rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… And forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. RENT came along in my sophomore year of high […]

Sam Hartley: Connecting With Your Inner "Elf"

Sam Hartley: Connecting With Your Inner “Elf”

[ 0 ] December 16, 2016

by tony reverditto –  ELF, The Musical is a charming and modern, yet classic tale which was inspired from the 2003 smash hit feature film starring, Will Ferrell. The heartwarming story was adapted into a musical and the comedic story revolves around a young, toddler orphan named Buddy, who accidentally crawls into Santa’s big, red […]

ion theatre Announces Additional Performances of 'The Normal Heart' by Larry Kramer

ion theatre Announces Additional Performances of ‘The Normal Heart’ by Larry Kramer

[ 0 ] December 14, 2016

ion is proud to announce that it is extending the revival of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer with a new closing night set for December 23, 2016 at ion’s BLKBOX theatre. Additional performances are Wednesday, December 21 at 7pm, Thursday, December 22 at 8pm, and Friday, December 23 at 8pm (closing). Co-directed and produced […]

Once Upon a Panto: “A Snow White Christmas” - Yvette Cason Is Comin’ To Town

Once Upon a Panto: “A Snow White Christmas” – Yvette Cason Is Comin’ To Town

[ 0 ] December 5, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  What you’re probably asking is: What is a “Panto?” Well, let us enlighten! Traditionally, it’s a popular form of British theatre in which the actors break the “third wall,” creating productions known for their interactive style and humor. Each production is based on fairy tales, Grimm’s and otherwise, with each story […]

Here Comes... Hedwig! Euan Morton Debuts "The Angry Inch" In San Diego

Here Comes… Hedwig! Euan Morton Debuts “The Angry Inch” In San Diego

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  With rehearsals now underway in San Francisco, Tony and Oliver Award-nominee Euan Morton is preparing for his debut performance as Hedwig. Morton signed on to the Hedwig and the Angry Inch national tour just a few weeks ago, with his debut taking place here in San Diego. The history of Hedwig […]

The Great Escape: 'Lend Me a Tenor' star Davis Gaines

The Great Escape: ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ star Davis Gaines

[ 0 ] November 3, 2016

by tim parks –  When Davis Gaines takes to the stage in Lend Me a Tenor as Tito at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, he brings an impressive acting resume along with him. Many theatre-loving audiences will recognize him from his over 2,000 performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the […]

A Wild Romp with a Four-Headed, Brains-Conjoined Lizard: Chatting with the Creators of 'Lizard Boy'

A Wild Romp with a Four-Headed, Brains-Conjoined Lizard: Chatting with the Creators of ‘Lizard Boy’

[ 0 ] October 7, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Lizard Boy is best described as a comic book, musical fantasy. Or as Director Brandon Ivie, one of the four-headed, brain-conjoined, creators said, “It’s Once meets Spiderman, meets Grindr.” Ivie originally staged the show at Seattle Repertory and will return to stage it for The Diversionary. The team all insist on […]

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