Friday, February 24, 2017

Sights and Sounds: Guardian’s Guide to San Diego’s Music, Theater and Film

With decent access to public transportation and car services, UCSD students have a bevy of venues within their reach. Every location placates a certain desire, whether one wants to catch a band, a film...

Play Review: “Hollywood”

Rating: A Directed by: Christopher Ashley Written by: Joe DiPietro Starring: Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Scott Drummond, Jeff Marlow, Lee Sellars Runs: May 10 - June 12 Location: La Jolla Playhouse Life can often feel like a movie. When things...

Play Review: “Constellations”

Rating: A Directed by: Richard Seer Written by: Nick Payne Starring: Christian Coulson, Victoria Frings Runs: April 9 – May 8 Location: The Old Globe With an intentionally nonlinear and disjointed narrative, “Constellations” gives an unforgettable rendition of the...

Play Review: “Muir Musical: In the Heights”

Rating: A- Directed by: Aubrey Oxley Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Starring: Kevin Maneffa, Nicole McEntee, Kevin Burroughs Runs: April 2 – April 9 Location: Mandeville Auditorium Ditch your masks, cats and hairspray — “In the Heights” is a musical for...

Play Review: “The Book of Mormon”

Rating: 4.5/5.0 Directed by Trey Parker, Casey Nicholaw Written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Robert Lopez Starring Billy Harrigan Tighe, A.J. Holmes, Alexandra Ncube, Stanley Wayne Mathis Runs Feb. 23 to March 6 Location San Diego Civic Theatre Those who...

Play Review: “The Last Match”

Rating: 4.0/5.0 Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch Written by Anna Ziegler Starring Patrick J. Adams, Troian Bellisario Runs Feb. 13 to March 13 Location The Old Globe The last match. A simple phrase that can refer to any number of relationships and circumstances. One...

Play Review: “The Metromaniacs”

Rating: 3.5/5.0 Directed by: Michael Kahn Written by: David Ives Starring: Christian Conn, Cary Donaldson, Amelia Pedlow, Dina Thomas, Adam LeFevre Location: The Old Globe Runs: Jan. 30 to March 6 In the 18th century, there were a considerable number...

Play Review: “As You Like It”

At the Old Globe, USD Theater M.F.A. Program graduate students shine in a 1950s styled “As You Like It.” Rating: 5.0/5.0 Directed by: Justin Waldman Written by: William Shakespeare Starring: Amy Blackman, Ally Carey, Makha Mthembu, Ajinkya...

Play Review: “In Your Arms”

Striking dance styles and an astounding attention to aesthetics abolishes the need for dialogue in “In Your Arms,” The Old Globe’s stunning latest production. Rating:4.5/5.0 Directed and choreographed by: Christopher Gattell Vignettes by: Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo...

Play Review: “The Phantom of the Opera”

Mackintosh’s new production of “The Phantom of the Opera” turns the beloved production into a true musical spectacle. Rating:  4.5/5.0 Directed by: Laurence Connor Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Starring: Chris Mann, Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger Runs: Oct. 7...

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