Category: Theatre

FINDING NEVERLAND - Tom Hewitt Soars into California

FINDING NEVERLAND – Tom Hewitt Soars into California

[ 0 ] March 17, 2017

~ by lisa lipsey ~ It is October 1911 and Scottish born playwright J.M. Barrie has just completed his newest play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A story he based on the imaginative antics of four neighboring children near his London home. He met them while out walking his Saint Bernard and […]

BLACK GRACE

BLACK GRACE

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

DANCE UNBOUND ~ by joel martens ~ They say that music is the universal language. It’s inherent to all human conditions and a language that shares stunning commonalities, no matter what place you inhabit on the globe. Another expression we share as  humans? We dance. Drop yourself anywhere on this diverse planet, no matter how […]

CHARLES  BUSCH:  The Lady At The Mic

CHARLES BUSCH: The Lady At The Mic

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Charles Busch authored and stared in The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, the latter of which, ran for 777 performances on Broadway, receiving a Tony nomination for best play. He also wrote and starred in the film versions of Psycho […]

TWO IN THE BUSCH: "Die, Mommie, Die’s" Drew Droege and Ryan Bergmann

TWO IN THE BUSCH: “Die, Mommie, Die’s” Drew Droege and Ryan Bergmann

[ 0 ] February 8, 2017

by tim parks –  What do you have, when you combine a washed-up Hollywood maven wanting to resurrect her career, her distant husband, a well-endowed on-the-side lover and two horrible children? Well, if you add a splash of film noir, a dash of camp and a big heaping teaspoon of strong female lead, then you […]

February Theatre Briefs - Orange & Los Angeles Counties

February Theatre Briefs – Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] February 7, 2017

AIDA Experience Verdi’s impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous, when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, Aida. The opera recounts the doomed, love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young, Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love. Set amid the chaos and political upheaval of ancient Egypt, Aida unfolds its edge-of-your-seat story […]

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - "What a Way to Make a Living"

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL – “What a Way to Make a Living”

[ 0 ] February 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey – Get ready for a wild romp as San Diego Musical Theatre presents the regional premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the film that starred three living legends: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Parton, with […]

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 […]

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