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World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

Many are called to become piano virtuosos, but few, very few, are chosen.  Fortunately for audiences of LA’s Geffen Playhouse, Hershey Felder likes the intimate confines of the Gil Cates theatre. Hershey Felder, the brilliant and creative concert pianist also had theatrical ambitions to go along with his life as a world class entertainer. Fifteen […]

SUPERB AMERICAN MUSICAL PREMIERE OF                 “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

SUPERB AMERICAN MUSICAL PREMIERE OF                  “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse, one of the country’s leading Tony Award Regional Theatres, is a recognized leader in the art of transferring its productions from La Jolla to Broadway, and they have a genuine, bona fide candidate with the Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Parnell production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The libretto by […]

 North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

 North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

At last, a thinking person’s play about the vexing concepts and issues concerning the philosophy of science versus the philosophy of faith in today’s society.  It wasn’t much of an issue, say, 5000 years ago.  Then again, there wasn’t much of a scientific community or advocates to challenge the established order.  But, today it’s a […]

Pasadena Playhouse Stage Sizzles With “Kiss Me, Kate” Musical

Pasadena Playhouse Stage Sizzles With “Kiss Me, Kate” Musical

Any time a theatre presents a Cole Porter musical, expectations run high. After all, we’re dealing with a giant of the American musical theatre. Porter is one of the most iconic and sophisticated composer/lyricists in Broadway history. A Cole Porter show borders on being almost bulletproof in the hands of a skilled director with a […]

North Coast Rep Theatre Launches 33Rd Season With “Fallen Angels”

North Coast Rep Theatre Launches 33Rd Season With “Fallen Angels”

When a theatre decides to present a Noel Coward play be it in the San Diego area, or anywhere else for that matter, it had better have a director with the understanding and appreciation for the gifted and prodigious playwright (more than 50 plays), from Teddington, Middlesex England. Coward was not only a bold and […]

Love Is In The Air At San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Festival

Love Is In The Air At San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Festival

If you haven’t seen a production of the Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Outdoor Theatre Festival this year you still have time to catch “Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the Lowell Davies Outdoor Theatre in Balboa Park. Whether Shakespeare is writing stories about comedy, drama or tragedy, the subject of love is never far away.   It’s […]

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