Entertainment

HIGH ENERGY MUSICAL ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE

HIGH ENERGY MUSICAL ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE

Ain’t Misbehavin’, a sassy and toe-tapping tribute to the music of legendary piano-playing jazz musician, composer, and all-round musical entertainer Thomas “Fats” Waller, is knocking the socks off audiences at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach. The high energy show directed by award-winning actor/singer/producer/director Yvette Freeman who is familiar to audiences for her […]

OLD GLOBE STAGES A SPARKLING MUSICAL GEM

OLD GLOBE STAGES A SPARKLING MUSICAL GEM

When it comes to precious stones, diamonds in particular, there are precious few that are flawless. However, when it comes to musical adaptations of classic source material, the field is wide open. San Diego’s venerable Old Globe Theatre is currently staging a vibrant, engaging and thoroughly delightful production of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”. Austen’s […]

OLD GLOBE DEBUTS “MACBETH” FOR 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

OLD GLOBE DEBUTS “MACBETH” FOR 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

It’s been said that there are only 36 plotlines for even the most brilliant and inspired playwrights to render. The progenitor and genius for English speakers in this regard is Shakespeare.  The master of plot, the conductor and orchestrator of emotions, the person most responsible for inspiring playwrights over the last 400 years. There are […]

AYAD AKHTAR’ POWERFUL/FUNNY/ANGRY PLAY ON SOCIAL DISCOURSE

AYAD AKHTAR’ POWERFUL/FUNNY/ANGRY PLAY ON SOCIAL DISCOURSE

One can get away with a lot when the weapon of biting social discourse is comedy. Remember, ‘God of Carnage’? Yazmina Reza’s four seemingly-intelligent adults meet to sort out a schoolyard incident involving their young sons, only to have the meeting explode into hand-hand combat when a casual remark sets off a firestorm of recriminations. […]

OLD GLOBE STAGES A DELICIOUS COMEDY ABOUT THE ART OF SUSHI

OLD GLOBE STAGES A DELICIOUS COMEDY ABOUT THE ART OF SUSHI

Japan as an Island country had been insulated, by choice, from outside influences for centuries. Its culture and customs were relatively unknown to Westerners until the 16th Century. The Japanese people have always taken pride in their more measured lifestyle with its appreciation for patience, regimentation, introspection, and discipline along with a respect for periods […]

NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION OF HENRIK IBSEN’S POWERFUL DRAMA HEDDA GABLER

NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION OF HENRIK IBSEN’S POWERFUL DRAMA HEDDA GABLER

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler may be a 19th century gal but she could easily fit into the machinations of any 21st century society with a tweak here and a left turn there.   Then as now, Hedda Gabler wannabes show up with regularity. Take any Bette Davis or Joan Crawford movie or Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Little […]

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