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.
Vasquez chats about '42nd Street', the San Diego theatre community, his time at Juilliard and one of his worst auditions.
There are some things that are the signal that the holidays have come around, depending on when you want to start celebrating. For some that means fall with the return of Pumpkin Spice Latte, for others, it’s prepping the turkey, but for those that love the winter holidays it’s the return of the holiday musicals in San Diego. For the fourth year, WHITE CHRISTMAS has returned to San Diego Musical Theatre where it has quickly established itself as an excellent holiday tradition. Following the plot of the movie musical of the same name, we start with Bob Wallace (David Engel) ... Read more
San Diego once again has a La Cage aux Folles to attend, the cagelles to enjoy and in-laws to meet. San Diego Musical Theatre presents this show through October 11th at the Spreckels Theatre. Georges (Robert J. Townsend) and Albin (David Engel) run a successful French nightclub where Albin works as the talented and beautiful Zaza. Georges is the emcee, producer, and the calm behind the storm that is his partner. Their lives are turned upside down when Georges son, Jean-Michel, announces he is engaged. To make things worse, his future father-in-law, the uptight, conservative politician that is running on ... Read more
David Engel is no stranger to the Broadway or the San Diego stage. Some of his Broadway credits include PUTTING IT TOGETHER (opposite Carol Burnett), SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, and the original Broadway production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES In San Diego he just completed a run as Harold Hill in The Music Man at the Moonlight Amphitheater and returns to the San Diego Musical Theater stage as Albin in their current production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES . David was in the original production on Broadway 32 years ago as one of the cagelles (one of the dancers in the ... Read more
The past couple of months have been filled with firsts for Robert J. Townsend. In June, he made his Broadway debut in the long-running crowdpleaser, Mamma Mia. After that, he had another production to tend to: the birth of his first child. So, what’s a Broadway star/new father do as a follow up? Star in San Diego Musical Theatre’s production of La Cage aux Folles. Townsend plays Georges, the owner and MC of La Cage aux Folles, which features a drag show starring the fabulous Zaza, who just so happens to be his partner, Albin. After twenty years of together, ... Read more
Brandon talks about his role, being on stage at the Spreckels and the craziest thing to happen to him on stage.