Category: Theatre

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Breaking The Sound Barrier with John McGinty

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Breaking The Sound Barrier with John McGinty

[ 0 ] September 14, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical that depicts a dramatic retelling of the epic but tragic Victor Hugo novel. Two masterful icons of American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Pippin have fashioned a […]

Kyle Selig: The Stars Align in ‘October Sky’

Kyle Selig: The Stars Align in ‘October Sky’

[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

by lisa lipsey – The Old Globe is hosting the West Coast premiere of October Sky, which developed out of a love for the 1999 Universal Pictures film of the same name. Both the play and film are based on the book, Rocket Boys, by Homer Hickam, Jr., a NASA engineer who penned a heartwarming […]

The Lion King: San Diego Native Nick Cordileone Bringing Timon to Life

The Lion King: San Diego Native Nick Cordileone Bringing Timon to Life

[ 0 ] September 7, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Nick Cordileone, was brought home from the hospital to a Colombia Street apartment in Little Italy, the same one his father went home to upon his birth. Following that long-standing family tradition, Nick and his wife would take their baby girl home to that same apartment. Now as Nick and company […]

RANDY HARRISON

RANDY HARRISON

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

QUEER CABARET FOLK ~ by joel martens ~ “Honing your craft,” is a phrase often bandied about in the theatre community. It’s a way to collect and expand on the tools necessary for building a successful career. Something Randy Harrison has been doing, ever since he first saw Sandy Duncan step on the stage in […]

BE KIND, “RU-WIND”! KATYA HOSTS SEASON 8: THE QUEENS ON TOUR

BE KIND, “RU-WIND”! KATYA HOSTS SEASON 8: THE QUEENS ON TOUR

[ 0 ] August 9, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Get your fill of RuPaul royalty in August! RuPaul’s gals have hit the road with Season 8: The Queens Live Across America and will be in San Diego for one night only on Sunday, August 21. The evening features Russian and Boston Jewel, Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, who you might know simply […]

A GAY PERSPECTIVE ON TRAGEDY IN 'WTC VIEW'

A GAY PERSPECTIVE ON TRAGEDY IN ‘WTC VIEW’

[ 0 ] August 8, 2016

by chris carpenter – Like many readers, I watched the devastating U.S. terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on television as they were happening. It is hard to believe that next month will mark the 15th anniversary of the horrific day. The one that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and injured more than 6,000, among the […]

MICHAEL MIZERANY’S [manhandled]  DANCES ITS WAY TO DIVERSIONARY CABARET

MICHAEL MIZERANY’S [manhandled] DANCES ITS WAY TO DIVERSIONARY CABARET

[ 0 ] August 4, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  They say to write what you know and use observations from your everyday life. As artistic director for Compulsion Dance and Theatre, Michael Mizerany follows that same golden rule when choreographing dance. His newest piece, [manhandled], came out of waiting in the airport, “I was traveling back home for Christmas, or […]

RAGE REVIEWS:  BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

RAGE REVIEWS: BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Popular movies have been serving as inspiration for Broadway musicals for at least the past two decades.  The Producers, Hairspray, The Lion King and Kinky Boots all originated on the silver screen.  The much-admired 1975 documentary Grey Gardens and 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are additional, somewhat more surprising picks for musicalization […]

THE HILLS ARE..."REVIVED" WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE HILLS ARE…”REVIVED” WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

[ 0 ] July 12, 2016

by tony reverditto – The Sound of Music is a staple of musical theatre and there’s a brand new version touring America. But, just in case you don’t know the story, the true story is based on Austria’s von Trapp Family Singers. The celebrated film adaptation starred Julie Andrews as Maria, a young nun who […]

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Most remember the 1969 film version starring Barbra Streisand, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, or the ten-time, Tony Award-winning musical version based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, both featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles). It’s the turn of the century and […]

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