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Fall Arts 2016: Highlights From Theater, Music And Visual Arts

Fall Arts 2016: Highlights From Theater, Music And Visual Arts

Sept. 23
By Nina Garin, Alison St John

Arts writers Seth Combs, James Chute and Nina Garin discuss their top picks for San Diego's robust fall arts season.

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

The playhouse strives to showcase female playwrights and plays with dynamic women characters. Its current production "Peerless" offers a reimagining of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth."

San Diego Opera Debuts Performance Dedicated To Veterans

San Diego Opera Debuts Performance Dedicated To Veterans

Sept. 21
By Steve Walsh

The San Diego Opera debuts Soldier Songs, an opera dedicated to telling the stories of veterans from several conflicts. The performances are also seen as a way of helping veterans in the audience tell their stories.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'The Lion King'

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'The Lion King'

Sept. 21
By Nina Garin

What does it take to put on one of the most popular stage musicals in the world? We go backstage at Disney's "The Lion King."

A Theater First: Cygnet Pairs Two August Wilson Plays

A Theater First: Cygnet Pairs Two August Wilson Plays

Sept. 19
By Nina Garin

The Old Town theater stages "Seven Guitars" and "King Hedley II," two of August Wilson's plays that feature similar characters and themes.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kaaboo And Roald Dahl Day

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kaaboo And Roald Dahl Day

Sept. 16
By Nina Garin

This weekend brings a giant music festival, a 100th birthday celebration and more.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Lion King' To Animal Photography

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Lion King' To Animal Photography

Sept. 9
By Nina Garin

This weekend brings a little bit of everything from animal photography to comedy, and much more.

'Tiger Style!' Tackles Asian-American Experience With Humor

'Tiger Style!' Tackles Asian-American Experience With Humor

Sept. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new comedy at the La Jolla Playhouse tells the story of two Asian-American siblings struggling with their careers and romantic lives. Mike Lew, who has found success in New York as a playwright, returns home for the play's West Coast premiere.

La Jolla Playhouse Restages 'The Bitter Game' In Southeast San Diego

La Jolla Playhouse Restages 'The Bitter Game' In Southeast San Diego

Sept. 2
By Nina Garin

The intimate show about excessive police force was written by, and stars, UC San Diego MFA graduate Keith A. Wallace.

Podcast Episode 88: Wild And Crazy Steve Martin Gets Serious About ...

Podcast Episode 88: Wild And Crazy Steve Martin Gets Serious About Comedy

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The comic-turned-playwright's latest work, "Meteor Shower," has its world premiere at the Old Globe.

Old Globe Turns 'October Sky' Into New Musical

Old Globe Turns 'October Sky' Into New Musical

Aug. 26
By Nina Garin

The beloved film about rocket science is adapted into a family-friendly, 'wholesome' musical.

Shakespeare's 'Taming Of The Shrew' Reimagined In The Era Of 'Mad Men'

Shakespeare's 'Taming Of The Shrew' Reimagined In The Era Of 'Mad Men'

Aug. 19
By Beth Accomando

The Bard was a great writer, but some of his work can be problematic for contemporary audiences. A new production frames one character as a budding feminist dealing with chauvinistic attitudes in the 1960s.

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre would like Steve Martin to view its stage as a home for anything he writes. Two years ago it hosted his musical "Bright Star." Now comes the world premiere of his play "Meteor Shower."

Vista's 'Titanic the Musical' Blends History And Music

Vista's 'Titanic the Musical' Blends History And Music

Aug. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Moonlight Amphitheatre's "Titanic the Musical" is a grand production that personalizes the 1912 disaster at sea.

La Jolla Playhouse Explores Economic Excesses In 'Junk'

La Jolla Playhouse Explores Economic Excesses In 'Junk'

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The play is about a team of lawyers in the mid-1980s using junk bonds, along with some illegal tricks, to wage a hostile takeover of a major manufacturing company. But playwright Ayad Akhtar said it isn't a period piece.

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