Photo by Jim Cox

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 and beautifully mounted. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

Thank you, Aaryn Belfer, for your column of Sept. 14, “Keeping Kaepernick in the headlines.” Keep it up, sister. Don’t back down, don’t tone it down, don’t sugarcoat the truth. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Unlike many a youthful protagonist, Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) life isn’t destroyed upon moving from familiar confines (Manhattan) to a new wild frontier (Brooklyn). more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Film

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. more

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 AM Theater

What is being overlooked in all this discussion of the convention center [“Contiguously speaking,” Sept. 16] is the lack of fiscally sound management oversight, which has been missing since executive management... more

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

I love Ryan Bradford's Well That Was Awkward column. It is consistently funny. I mean, laugh-out-loud-three-or-four-times-per-column funny. more

Sep 16, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Imaginative” is the word that best describes Big Fish, Moonlight Stage Company's closing offering of its outdoor amphitheater season. more

Sep 16, 2015 12:00 AM Theater

Dolly Levi, matchmaker and self-proclaimed circumventer of any obstacle in the way of a potential love match, is a BIG personality. more

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 AM Theater


Photo by Daren Scott

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 scene. If executed with technical savv... more

Sep 2, 2015 12:00 AM Theater

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