Nov. 25 2015
Paula Vogel’s Indecent stokes the emotional fires on multiple levels, not the least of which is sheer anger—especially about the quashing of freedom of artistic expression
Nov. 18 2015
Time travel propels Moxie Theatre’s production of Madeleine George’s The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Nov. 11 2015
She survived a cyclone in The Wizard of Oz, but Judy Garland could not survive the train wreck that was a life devastated by alcohol and drug abuse, and by the pressures of the kind of superstardom we...
Nov. 4 2015
Sometimes even the stubbornly unsentimental can be suckers for sentimentality. This is on display in Chapatti, Christian O’Reilly’s one-act play having its West Coast premiere at the North...
Oct. 28 2015
Cygnet Theatre in Old Town has wrapped its annual two-showsin-repertory project around Noël Coward, and that’s a security blanket. Ninety years after they were written, Coward’s Hay Fever...
Oct. 21 2015
If you’ve spent any serious time (or not so serious time) with pals at a corner bar you know that the more booze or whiskey consumed, the taller the tales. If that bar happens to be in Ireland you...
Oct. 14 2015
While the customers at a ritzy Upper East Side restaurant dine on overpriced fare, four busboys living paycheck to paycheck toil with remarkable precision and perseverance behind the scenes
Oct. 7 2015
La Jolla Playhouse is getting a jump on its biennial Without Walls Festival (coming up Oct. 9-11) with a presentation of Liz Lerman's dance-theater piece Healing Wars
Sept. 30 2015
Though not all of its choreographed, wordless love stories have a happy ending, the Old Globe's world-premiere In Your Arms is a joyous experience for the theatergoer and a triumph of artistic collaboration
Sept. 23 2015
Michael Benjamin Washington wrote and stars (as Rustin) in that story: La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Sept. 16 2015
Imaginative” is the word that best describes Big Fish, Moonlight Stage Company's closing offering of its outdoor amphitheater season
Sept. 9 2015
Dolly Levi, matchmaker and self-proclaimed circumventer of any obstacle in the way of a potential love match, is a BIG personality
Sept. 8 2015
When a festival only happens every two years, the wait can make expectations high. Even so, the only appropriate response to the lineup for this year's La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls, or WoW, Festival...
Sept. 2 2015
If you travel the theater circuit at all, you've no doubt experienced a few heavy-handed productions that employ screen projections to alert the audience as to the significance or definition of a given...
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 Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles is an ingenious mystery story, but Sherlock Holmes' witty elucidations aside, it is largely humorless
July 29 2015
Cygnet Theatre's new season is off to a promising start with a heartfelt production of the little-known musical Dogfight


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