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Behind The Scenes: 'Hot Guys Dancing'

Jan. 9
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Diversionary Theater wanted dance on its program but couldn’t risk losing money. That’s when organizers came up with "Hot Guys Dancing" (the latest edition opens tonight and runs through Sunday).

'Tis The Season For Christmas Plays

Dec. 5
By Beth Accomando
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Tis the season for holiday theater fare and two San Diego standards are back. The Globe presents "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" for its 16th year, and Cygnet stages the classic "A Christmas Carol" for the second time.

Behind The Scenes: 'Sideshow'

Nov. 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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The musical “Sideshow” just opened at La Jolla Playhouse. It takes its inspiration from the 1932 film "Freaks" and the real life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.

Preview: Malashock/RAW4

Nov. 14
By Beth Accomando
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A trio of dynamic choreographers team up to shock and amaze audiences with the fourth installment of Malashock/RAW4. Guest choreographer Michael Mizerany talks about pushing the envelope in dance.

Behind The Scenes: 'She-Rantulas From Outer Space In 3D'

Nov. 1
Evening Edition
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Diversionary Theater opened “She-Rantulas from Outer Space in 3D” on Halloween. But don’t be tricked by it’s B-movie trappings.

'Evil Dead The Musical' Reanimates For Halloween

Oct. 25
Evening Edition
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The dead don’t always like to stay dead, which is why “Evil Dead The Musical” has reanimated itself for the Terror on Tenth program at the Tenth Avenue Theater downtown through November 2.

Play Puts County Of San Diego On The Stage

Oct. 4
By Angela Carone
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One hundred San Diegans who've never acted before will take the La Jolla Playhouse stage to provide a theatrical portrait of our region. "100% San Diego" is part of the Playhouse's "Without Walls" festival, which takes place this weekend.

Amish School Shooting Subject Of Local Play

Sept. 26
By Angela Carone
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After a mass shooting, there’s the struggle to make sense of tragedy. Sometimes art can help. At a downtown San Diego theater, cast and crew rehearse for "The Amish Project," a play based on a shooting in an Amish community.

Behind The Scenes: 'Logan Heights'

Sept. 20
Evening Edition
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Last weekend, playwright Josefina Lopez had two plays running in San Diego, the politically charged "Detained in the Desert" at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Shank Theater and the highly personal "Logan Heights" at Onstage Playhouse. The productions reveal the role community theater plays in telling these stories.

Casting Grows Difficult For Play About San Diego, Starring San Diegans

Sept. 9
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse has been working all summer to cast a play about San Diego featuring 100 San Diegans. The cast of non-actors will represent the demographic makeup of the city. Now it's down to the wire and casting the last 25 is getting difficult.

Mo'olelo Founding Director Leaving For Pasadena

Sept. 5
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego theater community is losing one of its innovative leaders. Seema Sueko will leave Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company at the end of the year.

Preview: 'Woman in the Mirror'

Aug. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Yesterday was the late pop star Michael Jackson’s birthday and MJ impersonator Devra Gregory celebrated with a dance class teaching his signature moves. She continues the celebration with a revival of her one woman show “Woman in the Mirror” at White Box Live Arts at Liberty Station tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00pm.

Preview: 'Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein'

Aug. 22
Evening Edition
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“Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein” makes its San Diego professional premiere this week at Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheater. I went backstage for a preview.

Improv Comedy Troupe 'Second City' Roasts San Diego

Aug. 16
By Angela Carone
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What's so funny about San Diego? A lot, according to Chicago’s famed improv comedy troupe "The Second City," performing their show "The Good, The Bad, and the I-5" at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Old Globe Gives 'Double Indemnity' Its San Diego Premiere

Aug. 15
Midday Edition
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James M. Cain's hard-boiled novel "Double Indemnity" was made into a film in 1944 and into a play in 2011. The play gets its San Diego premiere this summer at the Old Globe Theatre.