Category: Theatre

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 […]

SAN DIEGO FRINGE FESTIVAL

SAN DIEGO FRINGE FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

A Performance Smörgåsbord ~ by joel martens ~ What do you think of when you hear the word “fringe?”  Those dangly bits at the end of your mother’s old tablecloth, the sparkly Mylar trim at the edge of a Pride float, or maybe the jiggly bits from a 1920s flapper’s beaded dress?  The possibilities are […]

HAMILTON COMING TO SAN DIEGO DURING 2017-2018 SEASON

HAMILTON COMING TO SAN DIEGO DURING 2017-2018 SEASON

[ 0 ] June 9, 2016

  The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in San Diego as part of the 2017-2018 season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway San Diego.  The best way to guarantee tickets to HAMILTON is to purchase a season subscription for the 2016-2017 season. Subscribers who renew their subscription […]

PUTTING THE “FUN” BACK INTO DYSFUNCTION… SORDID LIVES

PUTTING THE “FUN” BACK INTO DYSFUNCTION… SORDID LIVES

[ 0 ] June 8, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Dubbed a black comedy about white trash, Sordid Lives by Del Shores, has everything—Texans, an affair, a funeral, a psychiatrist, a gay boy who loves to dress up as country western stars, unconditional love, eccentricities, redemption and a singer named Bitsy Mae. The show was nominated for over 30 awards during […]

ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016

The Royal Swedish Ballet, one of Europe’s first and most revered ballet companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 with the West Coast debut of Juliet and Romeo by choreographer Mats Ek. This production provides a contemporary twist and retelling of Shakespeare’s most treasured and tragic love […]

TOKYO  FISH  STORY: CAUGHT BY  THE OLD GLOBE

TOKYO FISH STORY: CAUGHT BY THE OLD GLOBE

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Written by Kimber Lee, Tokyo Fish Story takes us to the heart of a Sushi Restaurant in Japan. Master chef Koji built his successful career on respect: for tradition, fine ingredients and the legends who came before him. But now his restaurant is losing its customers to newer places. Koji’s protégé […]

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

[ 0 ] May 10, 2016

by joel martens –  Like many theatrical tales, Newsies is based on a true story pulled from history’s pages. In this case, it’s a story directly associated with the pages of New York’s two most powerful news sources The New York World and The New York Journal, owned by tycoons Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

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