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PROVOCATIVE DRAMA EXPLORES IMMIGRANT LIFE IN AMERICA AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse (LJP) founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer, is one of America’s prestige regional theatres. It...

CV REP PRESENTED CABARET SINGER LESLIE PAGE IN HER NEW SHOW “A TAPESTRY THROUGH MUSIC”

I’m often asked if I would consent to reviewing Cabaret artists. I love cabaret.  The issue is not one of whether I would or...

PALM CANYON THEATRE STAGES THE MUSICAL COMEDY “THE WEDDING SINGER”

The Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) of Palm Springs has a long and winning track record of producing musical theatre productions that please their audiences....

A GLITTERING TRIUMPHANT “TEMPEST” ONSTAGE AT SAN DIEGO’S OLD GLOBE THEATRE

June marks the month the Old Globe Theatre of San Diego launches its internationally famous Summer Shakespeare Festival in the Old Globe’s Lowell Davies...

DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS A NOIR-COMEDY HOOT IN “WOMEN BEHIND BARS”

Co-founders Jim Strait and Paul Taylor of the Valley's only LBTGQ live theatre company has a winning production on their hands making it a...

24TH ANNUAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCH 333 FILMS AT CAMELOT THEATRES IN PALM SPRINGS

If you’re a person who prefers shorter film lengths but are looking for film subjects that still delivers all of the emotions, actions, and...

WEST COAST PREMIERE OF “THE FATHER” AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE IN SOLANA BEACH A WINNER

In the world of theatre and its artistic kissing-cousins cinema and television, everything begins with “the word” (both Biblically and artistically).  Good creative writing...

POWERFUL DRAMA “DISOBEDIENCE” ON SCREEN AT CAMELOT THEATRES PALM SPRINGS, CA

Movies have come a long way since 1934 when it comes to the subject matter of ‘forbidden fruit’ as depicted in Lillian Hellman’s muted,...

WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID HENRY HWANG’S “SOFT POWER” A TRIUMPH AT LA’S AHMANSON THEATRE

The American Theatre is in a state of flux and has been since the millennium arrived.  Satisfaction is the enemy of innovation, growth, and...