The Hausmann Quartet Brilliantly Surrounds Haydn with Ned Rorem and Maurice Ravel

By Ken Herman | September 18, 2023 |

San Diego’s Hausmann Quartet played a program of Maurice Ravel’s beloved 1903 Quartet in F Major and Ned Rorem’s rarely heard 1994 String Quartet No 4 surrounding Haydn’s F-sharp Minor Quartet.

Clever and Ridiculous Antics Collide in The Roustabouts’ Hilarious ‘Savoyard Murders’

By David Dixon | September 17, 2023 |
David McBean and Phil Johnson (Photos courtesy of Ken Jacques.).

Earlier this year, the Artistic Director of The Roustabouts Theatre Co., Phil Johnson, starred in one of the most grim, tragic and intense satires of the year, gUnTOPIA. Johnson clearly has range, because he is now co-directing and starring in one of the silliest and funniest plays of the year, >The Savoyrard Murders.

Jodorowsky’s Surreal Film ‘The Holy Mountain’ with Electronic Improvisation by Joe Cantrell

By Ken Herman | September 17, 2023 |

San Diego’s adventurous Project [BLANK] opened its 2023-2024 season Friday with a screening of ‘The Holy Mountain’ at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan accompanied by Joe Cantrell’s live electronic score improvisation.

Disillusionment Meets Literary Allusion in ‘The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical’

By Cassiopeia Guthrie | September 17, 2023 |
Hunter transcribes The Great Gatsby.

Contraceptives, literate children, funding for the arts, radical mercy, and weed. The demands of The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical are specific and intentional, told through the life story and experiences (real or fabricated) of the infamous titular Gonzo journalist himself. The production, a world premiere with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss, catches the wild ride that is Thompson’s career and pairs it with a vibrant rock score. The musical runs at La Jolla Playhouse through October 8.

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