Category: THEATRE

CYGNET THEATRE'S 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' Setting the Scene with Andrew Hull

CYGNET THEATRE’S ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ Setting the Scene with Andrew Hull

[ 0 ] December 9, 2014

by lisa lipsey –  Cygnet Theatre welcomes the return of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, though this year’s production is not the signature radio play you might have seen develop and flourish over the last few years. Artistic Director Sean Murray has opted for a full out, traditional production and it includes an original […]

CRACKIN’ NUTS WITH THE SECOND CITY

CRACKIN’ NUTS WITH THE SECOND CITY

[ 0 ] December 8, 2014

by chris carpenter –  Leave it to The Second City improv masters, to mine comedic gold from holiday horrors such as drunken relatives, inappropriate gifts and office parties gone wild. The troupe returns to the La Jolla Playhouse following their enormously successful run last summer, with an all-new The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue, currently […]

HEART OF DIXIE

HEART OF DIXIE

[ 0 ] December 8, 2014

by ken knox –  TRAVELING TUPPERWARE LEGEND DIXIE LONGATE, TELLS THE RAGE MONTHLY ALL ABOUT LIFE ON THE ROAD, GROUPIES AND WHY TUPPERWARE IS “THE BEST CRAP ON THE PLANET.” If there’s one thing Dixie Longate knows about, it’s how to spin selling plastic storage containers into an art form. Having once fallen on hard times (and […]

PILOBOLUS: DANCE REDEFINED

PILOBOLUS: DANCE REDEFINED

[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

by joel martens –  POWER sometimes comes in small packages and as is often the case, what is on the surface belies what lies beneath. Both are perfect metaphors for the dance phenom, Pilobolus. Much like its namesake, a tiny phototropic fungus that grows in barnyard organic matter, which can propel itself with extraordinary strength, […]

“LUCIE” IN THE SKY WITH THE NATIONAL TOUR OF 'PIPPIN'

“LUCIE” IN THE SKY WITH THE NATIONAL TOUR OF ‘PIPPIN’

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014

by tony reverditto –  The new, circus-inspired production of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, features Lucie Arnaz with an acrobatic troupe of performers. Pippin, a young prince, longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when Leading Player convinces the […]

HAVING A HUNCH ON THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

HAVING A HUNCH ON THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

[ 0 ] October 13, 2014

by chris carpenter –   Disney’s 1996 animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame may well be the storied studio’s most gay-relevant production to date. The movie was controversial in conservative Christian circles upon its release for that very reason, as well as for its inclusion of more adult than […]

NUN... OF THE ABOVE - A LESSON FROM MARIPAT DONOVAN

NUN… OF THE ABOVE – A LESSON FROM MARIPAT DONOVAN

[ 0 ] October 11, 2014

by tony reverditto –  Introducing, the one, the only, Maripat Donovan. This “sister” is a transplant from Chicago, where she attended Catholic school, from grammar to high, on Chicago’s South Side. She found her “wings” working in her high school theatre department and then later, at Loyola University on the city’s North Side. Maripat developed […]

STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S 'BRIGHT STAR' SHINES WITH A.J. SHIVELY

STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S ‘BRIGHT STAR’ SHINES WITH A.J. SHIVELY

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014

by lisa lipsey –  From award-winning actor, screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Roxanne, Father of the Bride and my personal favorite—the sadistic dentist in Little Shop of Horrors) and chart-topping, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes Bright Star; a world premiere American musical inspired by the duo’s 2013 Grammy Award-winning song “Love Has Come For You.” Set […]

KINKY BOOTS AND KYLE TAYLOR PARKER - HIGH ON LOLA'S HEELS

KINKY BOOTS AND KYLE TAYLOR PARKER – HIGH ON LOLA’S HEELS

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014

by joel martens –  KYLE TAYLOR PARKER is an original Broadway company member for Kinky Boots. Starting off as an angel and as understudy to Billy Porter (the originator of the title role of Lola). Now, he is himself taking over the coveted role of Lola, as the award-winning show hits the road on its […]

SAN DIEGO THEATRE BRIEFS - SEPTEMBER EDITION

SAN DIEGO THEATRE BRIEFS – SEPTEMBER EDITION

[ 0 ] September 9, 2014

  REGRETS ONLY One of San Diego theatre’s favorite mulit-taskers, Jessica Johns, is making her Diversionary directorial debut with Regrets Only, the Paul Rudnick social comedy set firmly in the George W. Bush era. The story features Tibby McCullough, her high-powered attorney husband Jack and her GBF (gay best friend) fashion designer Hank Hadley, who […]

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