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"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

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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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“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

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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 Jim Cox

Red Velvet unfolds slowly and at times wavers in tone. It opens with a methodically paced encounter between a grim, aging Aldridge and a sincere but irritating Polish reporter (Halina Wozniak). Read more

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The miracle of The Mystery of Love and Sex is how Jonny (John W. Wells III), a well-intentioned but conflicted college student, doesn't go completely flippo on account of all the self-destructive narcissists... Read more

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