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Friday, March 10, 2017

Dazzling design, dance add kick to 'Kinky Boots' by Pam Kragen

Three years after knocking San Diego’s collective socks off on its first tour through town, “Kinky Boots” is back. The touring musical that continues through Sunday at the San Diego Ci…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre's '9 to 5' celebrates girl power by Pam Kragen

The film “9 to 5” came out in 1980, and its musical adaptation arrived in 2008, but the women’s empowerment comedy is definitely having its day in 2017. "9 to 5: The Musical" When: 7:…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse's 'Bitter Game' takes on a new urgency by Pam Kragen

Last year, La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival had more than two dozen shows, but a clear critics’ favorite was “The Bitter Game,” an interactive solo play about an unarm…

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Well-cast 'Producers' honors its roots by Pam Kragen

Mel Brooks’ 2001 musical “The Producers” is a big, bawdy tribute to the glitz of old Broadway. So when a real-life producer takes the risk of staging this large-scale show, it requ…

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Friday, September 9, 2016

‘Lion King’ still has power to awe by Pam Kragen

Epic Disney musical shines in its third visit to San Diego

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Epic ‘Titanic’ arrives in style by Pam Kragen

Moonlight’s huge production features fine corps of male singers

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Come From Away' sets Broadway dates by Pam Kragen

La Jolla Playhouse-born musical inspired by events on 9/11

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

New Village puts fresh spin on ‘Oklahoma!’ by Pam Kragen

Small but lively production honors musical’s roots but modernizes its characters

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Friday, July 22, 2016

High-spirited ‘Peter Pan’ soars at Moonlight by Pam Kragen

Lavish production sure to be a hit at Vista amphitheater

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Friday, July 15, 2016

San Diego Opera to hit the rails by Pam Kragen

Free family-friendly ‘Cinderella’ opera shows will be presented near trolley stations in Santee, Chula Vista, National City and more

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SD Fringe fest nearly doubles ticket sales by Pam Kragen

Fourth-annual San Diego theater/dance festival dramatically increased sales, scale

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

More from the Fringe at Diversionary by Pam Kragen

Reviews of 'Bedrooms & Boyfriends,' 'Eleanor's Story,' 'The Biscuiteater' and 'I Can't Tell You'

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

‘Hedda Gabler’ takes surprising comic turn by Pam Kragen

North Coast’s reimagined Ibsen classic mines dark humor in script

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

High-stepping ‘Newsies’ delivers with dazzle by Pam Kragen

Disney musical’s thrilling dance numbers, scenic design make up for weak spots in score, script

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Friday, May 27, 2016

‘Frozen’ musical warms up Disney tale by Pam Kragen

New stage adaptation at Disney California Adventure theme park adds heart, dazzle to story

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

‘Boy’ a compelling musical on repellent tradition by Pam Kragen

Diversionary world premiere thoughtfully explores Afghan tradition of boy sex slaves

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Funny ‘Great Scott’ winks at modern opera by Pam Kragen

San Diego Opera’s premiere is visually dazzling but libretto needs some work

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

‘Great Scott’! O’Brien’s back for opera premiere by Pam Kragen

Former Old Globe chief is helming new comedy opera by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Moore brings new dimension to ‘Butterfly’ by Pam Kragen

Soprano astonishes with acting, vocals in lavish San Diego Opera production

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SD Opera unveils new season, look, schedule by Pam Kragen

Grand and chamber operas with modern scenic designs and the debuts of many American artists highlight '16-'17 lineup

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NVA’s spirited ‘Big River’ a high-water mark by Pam Kragen

Mark Twain-inspired musical the biggest show in Carlsbad theater’s history

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Actors illuminate dark ‘Elephant Man’ by Pam Kragen

Backyard Renaissance and Oceanside theater troupes co-produce well-performed staging in Oceanside

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

SD Opera fans give thumbs-up to change by Pam Kragen

Polling at community forum shows ticket-buyers support company's reinvention

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Friday, March 18, 2016

San Diego Opera all ears on tour by Pam Kragen

Four-night listening tour will invite San Diegans to help chart company’s future

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Globe serves ‘Match’ but it’s not quite an ace by Pam Kragen

Anna Ziegler’s sports drama is set at the U.S. Open semifinals

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Well-sung ‘Tosca’ aims for realism by Pam Kragen

Director, singers avoid melodrama in Puccini classic

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Opera season returns with strength, optimism by Pam Kragen

Leader cites strong ticket sales, donations and plans for future

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Egan, Club M make smashing debuts by Pam Kragen

Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre now home to winter cabaret series, kicked off by Broadway star

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Review: Rep’s ‘Oldest Boy’ is moving, magical by Pam Kragen

In new play, couple grapples with son’s destiny as a reincarnated Lama

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: New ‘Grinch’ lifts Globe classic by Pam Kragen

J. Bernard Calloway is larger than life as the grumpy Dr. Seuss character

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Review: ‘Rainbow’ a moving look at icon’s last days by Pam Kragen

San Diego’s Eileen Bowman gives a tour de force performance as fading star Judy Garland

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