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Theatre Review: ‘Hamilton’ at San Diego Civic Theatre

If you're wondering whether or not Hamilton lives up to its hype, worry no more. It does. It absolutely does.

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: ‘The Bodyguard’ Starring Deborah Cox

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

Review: A Delightful ‘Finding Neverland’

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

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: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Starring Darren Criss and Lena Hall (Touring Production)

Criss is entirely captivating from beginning to end, and delivers a truly enjoyable show which the audience in his native San Francisco thoroughly enjoyed.

Theatre Review: ‘Newsies’

'Seize the Day' and check out 'Newsies' at the Civic!

Theater Review: ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at The Gym at Judson (NYC)

In the Bedlam production of Sense & Sensibility, Top 40 pop music is played prior to curtain (which in this case is just a figure to speech – there is no curtain), and the actors begin the performance dressed in lazywear of hoodies and sweatpants. This gives the initial impression that Jane Austen’s novel about the love lives of the Dashwood sisters will be subject to a stripped-down, “modern” retelling. However, it’s all a bit of theater sleight-of-hand because this introduction simply points out the parallels between the social gossip of today and that of the era of Austen’s novel ... Read more

Theatre Review: ‘If/Then’ Starring Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder

Broadway San Diego is exactly what Broadway San Diego has brought to town with Idina Menzel and 'If/Then'

Theatre Review: ‘Mud Blue Sky’ at San Diego’s Moxie Theatre

Ninety percent of Mud Blue Sky, which opened last week at San Diego’s MOXIE Theatre, is set in a small, almost cramped hotel room near Chicago’s O’Hare airport. But out of that tiny space comes some really terrific performances. The play, which is having its West Coast premiere, was written by Marisa Wegrzyn and tells the story of aging flight attendant, Beth (DeAnna Driscoll). Stuck night after night in non-descript hotel rooms, she’s thinking it’s about time to call it a career and take a buyout the airline is offering. She’s done with the travel and thanks to her bad ... Read more

Review: ‘The Wedding Singer’ at the Secret Theatre (NYC)

If you’d like to see an animated production of one of the better musicals from last decade, I’d recommend getting your tickets to The Wedding Singer soon.