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Festival Directors Talk About Benefits Of Fringe

Nov. 20, 2017
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival just played host to the Canadian and United States Associations of Fringe Festivals, as festival directors from across North America called the worldwide arts movement unique and very important.

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Fringe Festival Organizers From Across North America Gather In San Diego

Nov. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival is not until next June but Fringe Festival organizers from across North America are currently gathering at the Spreckels Theatre for its annual conference.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: To The Theater!

Nov. 10, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

'The Grinch' returns, plus standout productions in Rolando and Carlsbad.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Swan Lake' And Halloween Musicals

Oct. 27, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but many events are happening this weekend. Here's a look at some arts-related options.

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Old Globe Announces Summer Season 2018

Oct. 20, 2017
By Nina Garin

The Old Globe brings "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Dr. Seuss's The Lorax" to its summer season.

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Your Guide To The WoW Festival - Downtown Edition

Oct. 19, 2017
By Nina Garin

La Jolla Playhouse's immersive theater experience heads to downtown San Diego this year. Here's a guide to help figure it all out.

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La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Hits Downtown San Diego

Oct. 19, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The festival features more than a dozen events, including an improvised film from the European collective Gob Squad and a series of tiny homes in Horton Plaza inspired in part by San Diego's housing crisis.

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'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

Sept. 29, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The Weekly World News was notorious for its outlandish covers that caught your eye at the grocery checkout. One of those headline stories featuring a half-bat, half-boy inspired the musical “Bat Boy,” which has a new production running at OB Playhouse.

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Intrepid Theatre's 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' Combines Art And Community Outreach

Sept. 22, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Intrepid Theatre Company is partnering with the San Diego Museum of Man to facilitate school field trips to the museum’s exhibit and a stage show titled, "Race: Are We So Different?"

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

Sept. 22, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

One of the biggest events of the season hits San Diego, plus a highly-anticipated musical opens.

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'Benny And Joon' Has World Premiere At The Globe

Sept. 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The 1993 film "Benny and Joon" provides the inspiration for the world premiere musical that just opened at The Old Globe.

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'Wild Goose Dreams' Is About Making Connections

Sept. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

"Wild Goose Dreams" had its world premiere earlier this month at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum. The play looks to a pair of displaced people looking to make connections.

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Podcast Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be 'Hamlet'

Sept. 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe has a bold new production of “Hamlet” on stage now. It is directed by Barry Edelstein and it made me see the play with new eyes. This podcast is dedicated to Shakespeare’s great play and to understanding it better through film and an interview with Edelstein.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All About Musicals ... And Blues

Sept. 8, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

A collection of award-winning musicals opens in San Diego this week, plus a popular blues festival returns.

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Loneliness Takes Center Stage At Playhouse's 'Wild Goose Dreams'

Sept. 7, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The play follows a North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a "goose father," a term for a South Korean man who sends his family to an English-speaking country for schooling while he stays behind to support them.