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“Looking for Christmas”

While it might not become an instant holiday classic like It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story, the new musical "Looking for Christmas," now playing at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theater at San Diego's Old Globe, should find a cozy home in community theaters across the country for years to come.

“BIG NIGHT”

By Lisa Lyons Award-winning playwright Paul Rudnick is known for his comic takes on gay culture set against the backdrop of everyday life - his...

IN ‘”KING OF THE YEES” A FATHER & DAUGHTER RE-DISCOVER THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER IN CHINATOWN

Special to Desert Local News by Lisa Lyons, Theatre Critic California native Lauren Yee is an award-winning playwright with an impressive resume; the 30-something's work...

“The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit…”

So says young Gordon Hirabayashi’s father to his eldest son whose outgoing and curious disposition is being tested by the increased discrimination in Washington...

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE’S “THE ORIGINALIST” BRINGS THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO LIFE

By Lisa Lyons Whether you loved him or hated him, no one could deny the powerful influence that Justice Antonin Scalia held over the Supreme...

Red Velvet

Special to Desert Star Weekly from Lisa Lyons In the history of theatre, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary multi-casting, the idea of casting a...

AMALIE – LIGHT AS A SOUFFLE MUSICAL VISITS ON WAY TO BROADWAY

By Lisa Lyons Amalie, the new musical based on the film of the same name, is like a macaron – deliciously light with a sweet...

LIZARD BOY: MODERN MYTHOLOGY + AGE-OLD DESIRES = MONSTER HIT

When Seattle Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Jerry Manning commissioned an original musical piece from Justin Huertas, a talented actor, composer, singer, musician and illustrator,...