January 1, 2020, marks the start of a new decade. Looking back, I notice that I have been reviewing theatre in San Diego for more than ten years. It seems appropriate to consult what I’ve written and see, what has changed about San Diego theatre. So, instead of summarizing 2019, I’m returning to 2010 and working my way forward to the present.Read More
A nimble and diverse cast and director Scott Thompson give scenes contemporary relevance, as prisoners may be seen as migrants and refugees.
While there are no metallic solar blankets, huddled prisoners wait for their captors to lower a flight of steps into a darkened pit and drag out unlucky souls. Watching the steps being lowered is chilling…
Playwright Ken Ludwig hit gold in 1989 with his first Broadway play, Lend Me a Tenor, and he hit more gold with Crazy For You, his second Broadway production, three years later. In fact, Mr. Ludwig is so prolific that he’s got two shows currently running at the same time in San Diego (North Coast Rep’s Moon Over Buffalo, and San Diego Musical Theatre’s Crazy For You) along with a world premiere play, The Gods of Comedy, opening in May at The Old Globe. Mr. Ludwig’s popularity is well-earned, as amply demonstrated in SDMT’s production of Crazy For You…Read More
I don’t pretend to be an expert in the business of theatre, but as an interested observer I have been alarmed by both the decrease in the number of professional productions, as well as the difficulty of finding venues where work can be produced.Read More
“There is nothing like a dame,” and there is nothing like a musical to send a strong message on racism and stereotypes. SDMT’s strong staging of “South Pacific” celebrates the 70-year-old classic…Read More