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Theater Review: ‘Beetlejuice’

There’s a lot of chaos in mayhem happening downtown right now and it’s not just because the Padres are scrambling for a wild card spot in the playoffs. It’s because Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most, has brought his traveling sideshow of demons to the Civic theater. Based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film That starred Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as Lydia, the musical follows the same basic storyline, albeit with a few

Theater Review: ‘1776’

As crazy as the political landscape in America is right now, re-introducing the 1969 musical 1776 to the masses was one heck of a good idea. This version of the show, though, comes with a Twist: an all female and gender non-conforming cast.

Theater Review: ‘Mean Girls the Musical’

Mean Girls the Musical, Tina Fey’s adaptation of her hit 2004 film, is currently strutting its stuff at San Diego’s Civic Theatre and if you’re a fan of the film or Fey, it’s definitely a must see.

Theater Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’

“Once not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” Those sentences are projected on the stage as the show begins but don’t let those words mislead you. One of the wonderful things about theater is that it can make something interesting and compelling out of even the smallest of stories. Just like The Band’s Visit. Set in 1996, it’s the story

Theater Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

It’s an emotional show and most will walk away relating to one of the characters. It’s an ‘of the moment’ musical and it’s one that you shouldn’t miss.

Theatre Review: ‘Anastasia’

The performances, however, won’t be the only thing you’ll be talking about after the show. The physical set, which is basically just an arch, is benefited by multiple on-stage projections

Theatre Review: ‘Cats’

‘Cats’, which is now on tour, has some terrific musical numbers and an outstanding performance by Keri Rene Fuller, who plays Grizabella.

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