octobersky_25
Sept. 28 2016
October Sky is emblematic of wholesome dreams and can-do spirit. Every turn in the story is one you see coming, as is each allusion to reaching for the stars, but this West Coast-premiere musical is sincere...
tigerstyle_
Sept. 21 2016
With its DJ mixing transitions between scenes and its two young protagonists riffing at warp speed about cultural stereotyping, over-parenting and the plain fact that sometimes things suck, playwright...
Intrepid Co-Founders
Sept. 14 2016
When Intrepid Theatre Company opens its seventh season on Oct. 1 with a production of Yasmina Reza’s comedy ART, it will do so in the 10th performance space Intrepid has used in six years, the Horton...
theaterforweb
Sept. 13 2016
It's hard to get too jacked up about the squabbles among a privileged northeastern family. Yet that's what we're asked to do by playwright A.R. Gurney in his autobiographical The Cocktail Hour
unnamed-5
Sept. 7 2016
Wholesome. In a word that’s Oklahoma!, the Broadway musical warhorse that was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration 73(!) years ago. To this day, audiences apparently can’t get...
titanic
Aug. 30 2016
Like James Cameron's Titanic movie, Peter Stone and Maury Yeston's Titanic the Musical relies on artificial drama—until the legendarily doomed ship hits that iceberg (the real star of the show)
love_26_web
Aug. 24 2016
Don’t even try to analyze why anyone does anything in Shakespeare’s scattershot comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost. Just sit back (warning you, it’s a lengthy sit), enjoy the summer...
meteor2-web
Aug. 17 2016
Two married couples get together, with booze, and the outrageous happens. No, this isn’t Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?
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Aug. 10 2016
You need not comprehend high finance or know what buying and selling “junk” is to be pretty much blown away by La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s Junk: The Golden...
a---Carnegie-Hall
Aug. 3 2016
Beautiful is not only an entertaining musical biography of the incomparable Carole King, but a retrospective on the gifted songwriters of the ’60s
Anise-Ritchie-&-Tony-Perry
July 27 2016
If you find yourself tapping your feet, singing along and even breaking into a grin during a performance of Ain’t Misbehavin’, look around. You won’t be alone
sense_01_web_
July 20 2016
Barbara Gaines directs a superior cast that features Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk as the Regency-era Dashwood sisters Marianne and Elinor, who if you know Austen, represent sense or sensibility when...
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July 12 2016
Chances are, The Last Tiger in Haiti will be your first exposure to the heartbreaking plight of the restaveks, child slaves in Haiti whose freedom and much, much more is robbed of them until they reach...
827
July 6 2016
Lamb’s Players Theatre’s revival of its 2000 musical American Rhythm might as well have been titled “American Marathon.”
macbeth_13-print
June 29 2016
Rather than freshen or fortify the perpetually staged Macbeth, the Old Globe’s new production that kicks off its 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival calls too much attention to its creative nuances
Lydia11
June 21 2016
This production is beautifully directed by Raygoza and gifted by evocative performances from ion newcomers Guevara and Mazon, especially
Golda1
June 14 2016
The expository Golda's Balcony is an essential history lesson (with intermittent background projections by Victoria Petrovich) that besides the 1973 showdown with the Nixon Cabinet recalls Meir's personal...
sandoval_baird
June 7 2016
A new translation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler by San Diegan Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey (Dinner with Marlene), at least figuratively speaking, brings the 125-year-old play into the 21st century
SFB_Ro_Rachel_1
May 31 2016
Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird, an "adaptation" of Anton Chekhov's bold but turgid play, The Seagull, tries really fucking hard to deconstruct its 19th-century predecessor as subversively as possible
camp_david19_web
May 25 2016
A pivotal two weeks in history are dramatized in Lawrence Wright’s one-act Camp David

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