Satire ‘It’s a Wonderful Vida’ brings telenovela and sitcom vibes to Chula Vista’s OnStage Playhouse

The familia Pacheco laughs together in a sitcom version of Christmas.

Radical drama abounds in OnStage Playhouse’s It’s a Wonderful Vida as the American dream goes on trial and is found guilty. Running at the Chula Vista venue through December 21, this world premiere by playwright/director Herbert Sigüenza is a witty period piece which explores the experiences of a Tejano family living in Corpus Christi circa Christmas 1957 through the application of a situational comedy lens…

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What’s Old is New Again: Martha Graham Dance

Fresh. Vital. These are not words I expected to use for the Martha Graham Dance Company’s performance at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday. … What a happy surprise, then, to see the exciting show the Graham company did here, performed by dancers who seemed enraptured by this work.

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Ephrat Asherie Dance Explodes with Joyously Playful “Odeon”

Some dances have such wildly inventive movement, and it flashes by so quickly, that the minute the piece ends, I want to see it again. That’s how I felt when I caught the premiere of “Odeon” by Ephrat Asherie Dance at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival last summer. I felt that way again when ArtPower presented “Odeon” at the Balboa Theatre last week.

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