Another year, another upbeat Christmas musical at Welk Resort Theatre. The Escondido entertainment space has featured plenty of festive shows during the holidays. A major section of the light musical Meet Me in St. Louis takes place around December 25 and features the classic tune, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is not simply a virtuoso cellist—he is a celebrity equally at home performing concertos with major orchestras as he is appearing on television or recording sound tracks for blockbuster films. His Wednesday (March 12) recital with pianist Kathryn Stott drew an overflow crowd and offered an eclectic array of classical and popular music . . .

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San Diego State’s Master of Fine Arts program in musical theatre has a reputation for producing little known but interesting musicals and finding in them what’s interesting to contemporary audiences. The current production, Pal Joey, fits into that pattern but achieves mixed results…

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