Category: San Diego

Theater Review: ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is docked at the Civic Theater this week and judging from the reactions of the kids in the audience watching Ariel (Diana Huey), Sebastian (Melvin Abston) and Scuttle (Jamie Torcellini) come to life, it’s going to make a big splash here in San Diego. The story is the same as the animated classic: Ariel, a young mermaid with a beautiful singing voice who has a penchant for disobeying her father, King Triton (Steve Blanchard) and his rules, especially when it comes to her curiosity about the world of humans. When she rescues Prince Eric (Eric Kunze) ... Read more

Theatre Review: ‘An American in Paris’

Lovely and wonderful are two words that can best describe the touring production of 'An American in Paris'

Theatre Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ Starring Deborah Cox

As a showcase for Deborah Cox’s amazing voice, The Bodyguard is well worth a visit.

Theatre Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at the La Jolla Playhouse

Welcome to Margaritaville – a place filled with color, lush foliage, steel drums, guitar, and lots (lots) of alcohol.

Theatre Review: ‘Ballast’ at Diversionary

BALLAST is a poignant and thought provoking piece that proves that only by being yourself can your future take flight.

Interview: Rebecca Johannsen on Her Solo Show, ‘Women at War’

Women at War, actor/director Rebecca Johannsen's show about women in the US Army's Female Engagement Team, had it's first full reading at San Diego's Ion theatre.

Review: A Delightful ‘Finding Neverland’

With outstanding performances, a beautiful set and lighting design, Finding Neverland should easily put a smile on your face.

Review: ‘Matilda: The Musical’

Jenna Weir, one of the three young actresses who rotate in the role of Matilda, deserved the standing ovation she received for her sharp, smart and fun performance.

Theatre Review: The 20th Anniversary Tour of Jonathan Larson’s ‘Rent’

Aaron Harrington is absolutely fantastic as Tom Collins and Katie LaMark is equally good as Maureen.

Review: Lift Up Your Hands for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

The National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch got two new leads when it opened here in San Diego this week and both are terrific.

Theatre Review: ‘The Sound of Music’

The show, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, feels brisk and much quicker than its 2-hour and 50-minute run time.

Review: ‘The Lion’ at The Old Globe

Scheuer brings something unusual for his (and my) generation of entertainment, an absence of snark to this emotional material.

Review: ‘Lizard Boy the Musical’ at Diversionary Theatre

Run, jump, swing from a web, fly in your invisible jet, or whatever you have to do to see this show!

Do you have ‘Manifest Destinitis’?

This play has enough local and current cultural humor that it doesn’t feel like it will get dated.

With ‘October Sky’, the Sky is the Limit at The Old Globe

Like its main characters and their rockets, this show isn’t done growing up yet, but it is worth watching it progress on its way to being out of this world.

MOXIE Theatre is ‘Peerless’

In MOXIE Theatre's PEERLESS, this teenage drama is elevated to Shakespearean levels, quite literally.

Director Jamie Torcellini on SDMT’s ‘The Producers’, its Cast and His Worst Audition Ever

Actor/Director Jamie Torcellini chats about the show and cast, his time as a young actor in New York City and his worst audition ever.

San Diego’s GI Film Festival Returns

The GI Film Festival is back for its second year with even more film screenings, panel discussions, a family movie night and an awards ceremony.

Fall in Love with ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ at the Old Globe

Nothing is more full of drama, grandiose and misbegotten plans, and over-the-top moments than youth.

Everything is Coming Up Rose in Cygnet’s ‘Gypsy’

Sometimes a Stage Mother is a magnificent sight to behold, like in the current production of GYPSY