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Sunday, February 3, 2019

San Diego Musical Theatre opens 12th season with a rollicking 'Crazy for You' by David L. Coddon

With a flimsy storyline amounting to little more than an evocation of the old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland “Let’s put on a show!” films of the ’30s wrapped around a love story, “Craz…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Lamb's Players Theatre's Festival of Christmas reaches for the stars with strong music by David L. Coddon

At the close of a year in which Coronado’s Lamb’s Players Theatre distinguished itself with a long-running, unforgettable production of the musical “Once,” it’s appropriate that it…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Moxie's 'Voyeurs de Venus' an 'uncompromising, visceral theater experience' by David L. Coddon

The story of Saartjie Baartman is horrific. A Khoikhoi woman who lived in southwestern Africa around the turn of the 19th century, she would leave her native country upon a British trafficke…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lamb's Players Theatre's 'Camping with Henry & Tom' a three-way sparring match by David L. Coddon

In spite of the whimsicality of its title, Mark St. Germain’s “Camping with Henry & Tom” is a confrontational play. In imagining what might have happened when the automaking titan Henr…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

At Diversionary Theatre, entertaining 'The Moors' makes a West Coast premiere by David L. Coddon

The moors of 19th century literature are lonely and isolated, as enigmatic as the shifting fog that enshrouds them. Mystery and even danger inevitably await. They are also a “savage” pla…

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

'Ironbound' a thoughtful character study at Moxie Theatre by David L. Coddon

At one point amid the crushing drama and disappointment of Polish immigrant Darja’s life in a New Jersey at its seediest, she confides: “I’m not someone who wonders why.” She’s not…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

'The Bodyguard' runs to the Civic Theatre by David L. Coddon

Twenty-five years after it touched audiences at the movies, “The Bodyguard” is having the same effect on theatergoers. “People are really moved and inspired when they leave the show,…

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