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Finest City Improv: Staging Comic Mutiny And Fearless, Unscripted Comedy

June 13
By Beth Accomando
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Finest City Improv promises mutiny and fearless, unscripted comedy. Find out what it takes to create improv.

San Diego-Born 'A Gentleman's Guide' Among Tony Winners

June 9
Midday Edition
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The Old Globe Theatre production won best musical. While Audra McDonald walked off the stage as the most decorated actress in the event's history Sunday night.

Sledgehammer Returns With Beckett's 'Happy Days'

June 3
Midday Edition
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Sledgehammer Theatre is back but has dropped “theater” from its name to announce a new brand and mission. Its production of Samuel Beckett’s 'Happy Days' runs through June 8 at Tenth Avenue Theater.

'Chasing The Song' Musical Goes 'Page To Stage' At Playhouse

May 23
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue, Nicholas McVicker
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Last year La Jolla Playhouse debuted a play development program called DNA New Works Series. "Chasing the Song" was given a concert reading through that workshop and now it returns to the Playhouse for a Page-to-Stage production.

San Diego Opera And Ken Cinema Present 'A Night At The Opera'

May 14
By Beth Accomando
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Good things can come from bad. Landmark's Ken Cinema almost closed and now Landmark is working with San Diego Opera on a fundraiser to help that organization stay open as well. Woo-hoo!

San Diego-Born Production Leads Tony Award Nominations With 10 Nods

April 29
By Tarryn Mento
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Born at the Old Globe Theatre, "A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder" led the pack with 10 nominations.

At 127, Sherlock Holmes Is Still Popular

April 22
By Beth Accomando
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Sherlock Holmes is looking pretty good for someone past the century mark. Come investigate the Coronado Playhouse’s production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" to uncover why the famous sleuth remains so popular.

San Diego Opera Singers Hope To Go To Arbitration

April 15
By City News Service
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A Los Angeles-based lawyer said more than 30 singers have a clause in their contracts that compels arbitration in case of disputes.

Rants And Raves: 'Taste'

April 11
By Beth Accomando
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Filmmaker and stage director Stuart Gordon loves cooking shows so naturally he was drawn to a play about people who eat each other. See what he’s serving up with “Taste” (opening April 11 at Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood).

Will 'Don Quixote' Be San Diego Opera's Swan Song?

April 4
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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The San Diego Opera created a stir when it announced this will be its final season. Meanwhile, there’s still a production of "Don Quixote" that needs to be staged.

Behind The Scenes: San Diego Opera's 'A Masked Ball'

March 7
Evening Edition
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Verdi’s "A Masked Ball" is an opera famous for its finale and -- SPOILER ALERT -- I'm going to tell you how it ends.

Interview: Actor And Filmmaker Crispin Glover

March 5
By Beth Accomando
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Crispin Glover’s film “What Is It?” wants audiences to ask precisely that question. And what better way to ask that question than in person with the filmmaker. That's precisely what you'll get this weekend with "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Shows" at the La Paloma Theater (March 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m.).

Behind The Scenes: DNA New Works Series

Feb. 20
Evening Edition
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Developing new works is in the La Jolla Playhouse’s blood. Perhaps that’s why its DNA New Works Series is so appropriately named. Last year's inaugural series was a success and now begins the second season of this innovative play development program. 

Opera Profile: Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti

Feb. 18
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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San Diego Opera’s “The Elixir of Love” opened this past weekend. The opera is all about love but the behind the scenes story about its tenor was almost a tragedy.

Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

Feb. 14
By Angela Carone
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A play about clashing generations in a Muslim family opens at the La Jolla Playhouse. “The Who and the What” was written by Ayad Akhtar, who won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for drama.