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David L. Coddon

Moira Buffini’s “Handbagged” is a treat for anglophiles. “The Sunshine Boys” is good fun for theatergoers. Read more

Theater

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Photo by Karli Cadel Photography

Love is happy, love is sad. Love is sad, love is happy. This is the rotating sensibility of Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years,” a musical chronicle of a relationship (and subsequent marriage) based on his own that soured. Read more

Theater

"Heathers The Musical," directed at OB Playhouse by Manny Bejarano, relies more on anarchic spirit and often-profane parody than on the schematics of the original film. Read more

Theater

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The Besties for Best Theater Production of the year went to “The Book of Mormon,” presented in late July by Broadway San Diego at the Civic Theatre downtown. Read more

Best of San Diego

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Photo by Jim Carmody

The story set in the early ’90s in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, finds chauvinistic drug-cartel kingpin Don Ernesto (John Padilla) recruiting a young girl raised in a convent (Yvette Angulo) to be his submissive, subservient wife. Read more

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The Besties have honored The Old Globe as the Best Live Theater in San Diego County. Read more

Best of San Diego

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Photo by Daren Scott

“Intimate Apparel” runs through October 20 at New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad, and Heather Raffo's “Noura” runs through October 20 at the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in Balboa Park. Read more

Theater

Cameron Crowe’s stage-musical adaptation of his 2000 film “Almost Famous” is ebullient, joyous and warm, shining a strobe light not only on his youthful (he was 15) pursuit of a career as a music journalist. Read more

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Photo by Neal Preston

"Almost Famous," a stage musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film begins a world-premiere engagement at the Old Globe Theatre on Friday. Read more

Theater

A diverse set of plays are opening at local theaters this week. Read more

Theater

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Photo by Aaron Rumley

North Coast Repertory Theatre has opened its 38th season with a resounding production of Peter Shaffer’s drama “Amadeus,” the acclaimed 1979 play about the Imperial Kappelmeister of Vienna, Antonio Salieri, and his envy of young Mozart. Read more

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Photo courtesy of San Diego Repertory Theatre

“It’s the first narco comedy ever,” said Siguenza, whose collaborators on Bad Hombres/Good Wives include one of his Culture Clash partners, Ric Salinas. Read more

Fall Arts

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Photo by Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What makes this all so disappointing is that Kiss My Aztec!, a co-production of the Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, was written by Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone and the multitalented John Leguizamo. Read more

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Photo by Jim Carmody

For the most part, the characters in Keith Bunin’s play The Coast Starlight don’t talk to each other much either. Read more

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Photo courtesy of San Diego Repertory Theatre

The mission of San Diego Repertory Theatre’s Latinx New Play Festival never been more important: to connect with and understand each other, not only as a diverse community but as human beings. Read more

Features

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Photo by Jim Cox

The Old Globe Theatre’s new production of Romeo and Juliet is a youthful and sometimes outrageous take on the immortal love story. Read more

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Photo by Daren Scott

For those with long memories and silvering hair, 33/1/3—House of Dreams is a great big nostalgic hug. Read more

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Photo by Jim Cox

The Underpants of Steve Martin’s 2002 play belong to Louise Maske, a German housewife in the early 20th century who inadvertently drops her unmentionables in public. Read more

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Photo by Ken Jacques

Dogfight is one of the great underrated musicals of the 2000s. Read more

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Photo by Eddie Martinez

The passion to produce a particular play can spark any number of artistic endeavors. And while it doesn’t happen often, it can sometimes even facilitate the formation of a new theater company. Such is the case with Loud Fridge Theatre Group. Read more

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