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
As a showcase for Deborah Cox’s amazing voice, The Bodyguard is well worth a visit.
With outstanding performances, a beautiful set and lighting design, Finding Neverland should easily put a smile on your face.
Aaron Harrington is absolutely fantastic as Tom Collins and Katie LaMark is equally good as Maureen.
Criss is entirely captivating from beginning to end, and delivers a truly enjoyable show which the audience in his native San Francisco thoroughly enjoyed.
'Seize the Day' and check out 'Newsies' at the Civic!
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
Broadway San Diego is exactly what Broadway San Diego has brought to town with Idina Menzel and 'If/Then'
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
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.
Duncan Sheik's new musical, Whisper House, is now playing.