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

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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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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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"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

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The Kid Thing asks all of us—no matter our sense of identity, our gender or our preference—what bringing a child into an uneasy world might mean. Read more

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In these disturbing times, in which so many of us are apprehensive about the now and the soon to come, the darknesses of our collective history may be obscured, especially those that did not spring purely from war, terrorism or politics. Th... Read more

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Sixteen-year-old Olivia, an emotionally damaged girl, resides in an imaginary world in which she communicates her alienation via a blog—her inveterate readers are her “castaways.” Read more

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As for the ensemble, Robert Smyth (as “Shagspear”) has all the gravity and mindful elocution to transcend the play’s structural shortcomings. Even when his character’s motivations feel mercurial, Smyth evinces the surefootedness of a desira... Read more

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The story’s focal character is Amir (Ronobir Lahiri), a Pakistan-born New York attorney with all the trappings of corporate success (Upper East Side dream flat, gorgeous artist wife, $600 dress shirts). But he’s a man deeply conflicted abou... Read more

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Kristianne Kurner (left) and Melissa Fernandes in God of CarnagePhoto by Shaun Hagen Alan, Veronica, Michael and Annette are definitely not nice people, and that's what makes Yasmina Reza's God Read more

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August Wilson is the featured playwright in Cygnet Theatre’s annual fall rotating repertory offering. Seven Guitars and King Hedley II, both part of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, are set 40 years apart, though they feature several of the same ... Read more

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ART is smart. It’s also funny as hell, which makes braving the Gaslamp traffic to see this urbane one-act comedy well worth the effort. Read more

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You don’t come across a lot of relationship dramas centered on a grandson and his grandmother. But Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, onstage at ion theatre in Hillcrest, is just that. Read more

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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. Read more

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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 Mike Lew’s Tiger Style! at La Jolla Pla... Read more

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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 . Read more

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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). Read more

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