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Thursday, April 11, 2019

The time has arrived for David Ives' 'All in the Timing' at North Coast Rep by James Hebert

Solana Beach company staging perennially popular collection of comic plays

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Felines make a beeline for Civic Theatre as latest 'Cats' revival arrives in San Diego on tour by James Hebert

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical still a fan favorite, 37 years after its Broadway debut

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Friday, April 5, 2019

In Old Globe's 'They Promised Her the Moon,' women's dreams of traveling into space wind up lost in the stars by James Hebert

Laurel Ollstein play, which is getting its West Coast premiere at Balboa Park theater, is based on real-life stories of female trainees in the '60s-era 'Mercury 13' program.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

'Geography of a Horse Dreamer' anchors a monthlong Sam Shepard tribute at Tenth Avenue Arts Center by James Hebert

Play reunites actors who did the piece together more than a quarter-century ago here

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'Church' about to go into session at InnerMission Productions by James Hebert

Young Jean Lee's immersive play, which puts theatergoers in the middle of a worship service, gets local premiere.

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La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD commit to commissions for graduating playwrights by James Hebert

New joint program will ensure professional development of works by writers trained in university's renowned MFA program

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New Village Arts dives into comedic classic 'Servant' with a world-premiere adaptation by James Hebert

Carlsbad theater's team bringing modern influences to 18th-century play

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Skiing mishap can't keep Lea Salonga down as she makes her way back to San Diego for date with symphony by James Hebert

Tony Award-winning singer and star of Old Globe-bred Broadway musical 'Allegiance' is joining orchestra here for a 'City Lights' concert.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: 'Hedwig' gets her closeup in raw, hard-rocking and funny production at Diversionary by James Hebert

Musical about gender-fluid performer a good fit for University Heights theater and its cozy performance space

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Review: Old Globe's 'Life After' is a lush, poetic and surprisingly funny meditation on grief by James Hebert

U.S. premiere of chamber musical showcases a significant new voice in writer-lyricist-composer Britta Johnson

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announces location for its next WOW Festival: Liberty Station by James Hebert

Theater's latest celebration of immersive and site-based performance will unfold at Point Loma-area arts district in October

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'Return Engagements' examines love over the long haul at Scripps Ranch Theatre by James Hebert

Play by the writer of 'Same Time Next Year' crosses the decades

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019

Review: 'Angels' is stirring and strange in second part of epic play at Cygnet Theatre by James Hebert

'Perestroika' probes spirituality and human struggle as Tony Kushner masterwork concludes

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'Angels' is stirring and strange in second part of epic play at Cygnet Theatre by James Hebert

'Perestroika' probes spirituality and human struggle as Tony Kushner masterwork concludes

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: Coronado Playhouse captures the mood and menace of 'Cabaret' in sharp revival by James Hebert

There’s a party through one door, catastrophe through the other, and “Cabaret” asks: What would you do? Doesn’t seem such a hard question, until you consider that the party is more l…

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Spring arts 2019 | Theater: Catching up with actress Monique Gaffney by James Hebert

The plays of Lynn Nottage have a way of taking on huge and difficult topics and distilling them into intimate, gritty and deeply authentic stories of individual lives in turmoil. They shy fr…

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Spring arts 2019 | Top theater picks in San Diego: 'Sweat,' 'Cats,' 'Babette's Feast,' 'Pride and Prejudice' and more by James Hebert

From “Cats” to Jane Austen to people in space — but not, alas, “Cats” in space — San Diego’s spring theater scene has a little bit of everything. Old Globe Theatre: "They Promi…

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Spring arts 2019 | Theater: Catching up with actress Monique Gaffney by James Hebert

The plays of Lynn Nottage have a way of taking on huge and difficult topics and distilling them into intimate, gritty and deeply authentic stories of individual lives in turmoil. They shy fr…

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Spring arts 2019 | Top theater picks in San Diego: 'Sweat,' 'Cats,' 'Babette's Feast,' 'Pride and Prejudice' and more by James Hebert

From “Cats” to Jane Austen to people in space — but not, alas, “Cats” in space — San Diego’s spring theater scene has a little bit of everything. Laurel Ollstein’s world-prem…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Festival honoring the playwright August Wilson is set for next weekend at downtown library by James Hebert

A late, great American playwright known best for his epic chronicles of the African-American experience will be celebrated March 30 with a day of free readings, panel discussions and more. I…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Life is a 'Cabaret' at Coronado Playhouse, with revival of musical classic by James Hebert

A little bit of Berlin is about to break out in Coronado, with the latest revival of the Kander & Ebb classic “Cabaret.”

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Two decades after its off-Broadway debut, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' rocks back into San Diego at Diversionary Theatre by James Hebert

For an “internationally ignored song stylist,” the one and only Hedwig Robinson is flirting awfully close to fame these days. (And Hedwig does love to flirt.) The wisecracking, gender-fl…

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Two decades after its off-Broadway debut, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' rocks back into San Diego at Diversionary Theatre by James Hebert

For an “internationally ignored song stylist,” the one and only Hedwig Robinson is flirting awfully close to fame these days. (And Hedwig does love to flirt.)

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: Lamb's Players wrangles plenty of silliness from cute conceit in fluffy 'Chaps!' by James Hebert

You can see how this thing got started: Somebody noticed that “chaps” is both a veddy British word for “fellows” and a term for the leggings favored by cowpokes. So, presto!

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Jesse J. Perez brings a new voice to classical acting as he takes over leadership of Old Globe/USD graduate program by James Hebert

Step into Jesse J. Perez’s office at the University of San Diego and the first thing you spy might be the bobblehead dolls of Darth Vader and company lined up on a shelf.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lamb's Players Theatre's 'Chaps!' brings the Wild West to the London airwaves by James Hebert

British humor meets twangy country tunes in “Chaps!,” a musical comedy about a bunch of BBC types who find themselves posing as singing cowboys for a 1944 radio broadcast.

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Frights, laughs and an urban legend as SDSU and Moxie Theatre team on Lauren Yee's 'Hookman' by James Hebert

Who doesn’t love an “existential slasher comedy” as told through a feminist lens? The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film is teaming with Moxie Theatre to stage this twist on …

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Diving into 'Spamalot' with the Lady of the Lake, as road production of show heads to Escondido by James Hebert

Musical theater is rich with memorable and stirring sentiments: “No day but today.” “I could have danced all night.” “There’s a place for us.” And, of course: “Supreme execut…

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Diving into 'Spamalot' with the Lady of the Lake, as road production of show heads to Escondido by James Hebert

Musical theater is rich with memorable and stirring sentiments: “No day but today.” “I could have danced all night.”

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Monday, March 11, 2019

'Angels' resonates in compelling, sharply acted revival at Cygnet Theatre by James Hebert

The world as it was — the world of 1985, when “Angels of America” begins — could hardly have imagined the news of 2019: Last week, it was announced that for the second time in histor…

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