Sing for me

Posted: August 31st, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater | No Comments

“The Phantom of the Opera,” as part of its first national tour in three years, is playing at the San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., now through Sept. 2. For more information about the production or Broadway San Diego, visit

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Bringing back a holiday classic

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater | No Comments

By David Dixon

Various Christmas-themed shows and musicals are returning to San Diego County this year. The Old Globe Theatre’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Cygnet Theatre’s version of “A Christmas Carol” and Lamb’s Players Theatre’s presentation of “An American Christmas” will continue to provide annual holiday entertainment.

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‘Absolute Brightness’ of being true to yourself

By Jean Lowerison | Theater Review

For my money, there’s no better theater than a single good storyteller. The Old Globe has found a splendid one in James Lecesne, now performing at the Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre through Oct. 29 with his one-man show “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”

Don’t let that gobstopper of a title keep you from this terrific one-act show, which is based on Lecesne’s 2008 young-adult novel “Absolute Brightness.”

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Defining the family business

By Jean Lowerison | Theater Review

Keep it in the family, they say, but when Sheila (Amanda Quaid) complains that “I just don’t know how much … joy I get from this anymore” and threatens to quit her job as a hired assassin, it not only threatens the family business but also kicks off a fascinating, sometimes horrifying, often funny meditation on the possibility and likelihood of human change.

Mat Smart, a 2004 UC San Diego Playwriting MFA, debuts his new play “Kill Local” through Aug. 27 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Jackson Gray directs.

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Thronies unite

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater | No Comments

Openly gay actor explores Westeros through song By David Dixon George RR Martin fans can’t complain about a lack of fantasy experiences in July. Not only is season seven of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” starting July 16, but a panel on the show will be taking place at Comic-Con International on July 21. As the annual comic festival gets underway in Downtown San Diego, the comedy, “Game of Thrones: The Musical,” will be playing at […]

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