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Photo by Ken Jacques

The Brits have an uncanny knack for creating comedy that is laden with slapstick, physicality and shameless sexual innuendo. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

Men on Boats’ 10 actors—all of them women portraying men—tirelessly create the illusion of adventurers challenging the wrath of the Green and Colorado Rivers. more

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Photo by Jim Cox

American Mariachi is extremely sentimental, but José Cruz González’s new play has its heart in the right place: wrapped around a musical art form that is deeply ingrained in Mexico’s history, culture and people. more

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Photo by Eric Woolsey

The weightiness of this re-creation of a shameful, paranoid chapter in American history is undeniable. But A Jewish Joke succeeds. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

A Little Night Music is best known for “Send in the Clowns,” arguably the most poignant song Sondheim has written. more

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth, often referred to in traditionally superstitious theatre circles as “The Scottish Play,” is back yet again on a San Diego stage. more

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Photo by Aaron Rumley

The world of Steven Dietz’s prefab play isn’t so much random as it is highly coincidental. Of course This Random World makes for a much bolder title than This Highly Coincidental World. more

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Photo by Jim Cox

That’s Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s quietly simmering (until the end of Act III of IV) dissection of life’s longings, impossible dreams and harsh realities. more

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Photo by Jim Cox

As dependable as the sun coming up over the English countryside, Oscar Wilde’s venerable comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, entertains mightily no matter how often it’s staged. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

The ingenuity of playwright Qui Nguyen is on exuberant display in the San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of his 2015 play Vietgone. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

Cygnet Theatre’s The Last Wife is not so much a deconstruction of history as it is, in the words of playwright Kate Hennig, a reimagining of the people who made it. I more

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Photo by Joan Marcus

From the night it debuted nearly three years ago Off Broadway at The Public Theater, Hamilton, the Musical has been rightly acclaimed for its innovative, propulsive approach to the American musical. more

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Photo courtesy of North Coast Repertory Theatre

While Around the World in 80 Days is Vought’s debut at the North Coast Rep, he’s not new to theater, having appeared off-Broadway in Orgasms The Play and regionally in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. more

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Powerful commentaries on race, two world-premiere dramas and a couple of exciting musical revivals distinguished what was a memorable year in San Diego theater. more

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Photo by Ken Jacques

The message of forsaking greed and taking care of the less fortunate couldn’t be any more resonant than in is this season of GOP tax “reform.” And yet Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is relevant every year. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

Cabaret is the ultimate in ironical musical theater. In spite of what the title tune suggests, life is not a cabaret, old chum. more

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Photo courtesy of San Diego Repertory Theatre

There are many personal crises that are milked for pathos in San Diego Repertory’s Black Pearl Sings!, but all of them are secondary to the sheer emotive power of Minka Wiltz’s vocals. more

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Photo by Kevin Berne

Summer is an expensive-looking and technologically sophisticated docu-musical constructed around the songs that defined Donna Summer. more

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Photo by Daren Scott

As with Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot, a drama staged earlier this year in InnerMission Productions’ Black Box space in University Heights, Deanna Jent’s 2012 one-act play Falling is intense almost to the breaking point. more

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Bottom line: If this production of Romeo and Juliet gets college students or younger audience members into the theater this fall, then its jillionth return to the stage will have been well worth it. more

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