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Aug. 26 2015
For its inaugural production, Francis Gercke and Jessica John’s Backyard Renaissance theater company chose British playwright Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song
Aug. 19 2015
During this steaming summer that only an ogre could love, Moonlight Stage Productions’ Shrek: The Musical is the next best thing to air conditioning
Aug. 18 2015
It's only three weeks from opening night when Gercke and John's new nonprofit theater company, Backyard Renaissance, will debut with a production of Jez Butterworth's bittersweet Parlour Song
Aug. 12 2015
This is the premise of Up Here, a world-premiere musical by husband-and-wife composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo who created the Disney smash Frozen.
Aug. 5 2015
Sir Arthur Conan Doyles The Hound of the Baskervilles is an ingenious mystery story, but Sherlock Holmes witty elucidations aside, it is largely humorless
July 29 2015
Cygnet Theatres new season is off to a promising start with a heartfelt production of the little-known musical Dogfight
July 22 2015
Now in its seventh decade of productions, The Music Man remains a quaint, hearty Broadway musical, as much a time warp as the Year 1912 in River City, Iowa, in which it is set
July 15 2015
This will sound like heresy to devout Shakespeareans, but sorry, folks, Kiss Me, Kate has it all over The Taming of the Shrew
July 7 2015
Playwright Jane Anderson's The Quality of Life addresses life and death as well in a contemplative and gripping production from Intrepid Theatre Co. directed by Christy Yael-Cox.
July 1 2015
Youll be hard-pressed to find a production of Twelfth Night as beautifully conceived as the one that just opened the Old Globe Theatres Summer Shakespeare Festival
June 24 2015
Ion Theatres transformation of its adjacent URBN CENTR 4THE ARTS into a faded South Philly bar in the late 50s provides an intimate candlelit setting for the gifted Cashae Monyas performance as Billie...
June 17 2015
Thematically, Come From Away does not resort to flag-waving or double-park itself in melancholy.
June 10 2015
The year is just halfway through, but the comic performance of 2015 so far has to go to Samantha Ginn, who stars as a dogyep, a dogin New Village Arts Theatres delightful production of A.R. Gurneys Sylvia.
June 3 2015
Take Henry James short novel Washington Square, adapt it for the Lifetime (Television For Women) network, and youd have something like Victoria Stewarts play Rich Girl, now at the Old...
May 27 2015
Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale is an uneasy spectator experience: two hours without intermission in the presence of a 600-pound character, Charlie, whos been eating himself to death in the aftermath...
May 20 2015
With its sumptuous 19th-century costumes (designed by David Israel Reynoso) and applause-eliciting sets (scenic design by Ralph Funicello), the Old Globes production of George Bernard Shaws Arms and...
May 13 2015
If youve never experienced Cabaret in personin other words, your only reference point is the 1972 moviethen you really havent experienced Cabaret at all
May 6 2015
The evolution of theater in San Diego, and the burnishing of its reputation, depends on theatersbeyond just the Old Globe and La Jolla Playhousepresenting world-premiere works.
April 29 2015
If thinking about artificial intelligence or the idea of downloading human consciousness freaks you out, or, if youre prone to free-floating anxiety, Uncanny Valley probably isnt for you
April 22 2015
Playwright Paul Slade Smiths Unnecessary Farce is a comedy about... forget it, details of the plot are unnecessary.


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