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

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.

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

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.

San Diego Rep Launches Latinx Play Festival

San Diego Rep Launches Latinx Play Festival

Aug. 30, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The festival takes place Sept. 2-3 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. It features four play readings, including "El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey" by Culture Clash co-founders Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And F...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Latin Sounds, Icons And Flavors

Aug. 18, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a celebration of Latin food, music — even an iconic Argentinian leader — plus a salute to "Fiddler on the Roof."

Barry Edelstein Gives Us A Vigorous, Youthful 'Hamlet'

Barry Edelstein Gives Us A Vigorous, Youthful 'Hamlet'

Aug. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando

For some actors and directors, Shakespeare's "Hamlet" represents a challenge that must be met at some point in one's career. Five years into his job as artistic director at The Old Globe Theatre, Barry Edelstein is meeting that challenge and directing his first "Hamlet."

Halloween Conventions Part Two: ScareLA

Halloween Conventions Part Two: ScareLA

Aug. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Only 88 days till Halloween and thankfully for the second weekend in a row there is a Halloween convention to help you prepare for whatever you need. This weekend it's ScareLA.

UC San Diego Grad Returns With Dark Comedy 'Kill Local'

UC San Diego Grad Returns With Dark Comedy 'Kill Local'

Aug. 3, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Playwright Mat Smart is tackling a big question in his latest play, "Kill Local," at the La Jolla Playhouse: Are there aspects of ourselves that are impossible to change?

Ken Ludwig's 'Robin Hood!' Earns Its Exclamation Point

Ken Ludwig's 'Robin Hood!' Earns Its Exclamation Point

Aug. 1, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Robin Hood is an iconic character in film and literature. The Old Globe Theatre serves up its own version of the heroic outlaw in its newly commissioned play from Ken Ludwig called "Robin Hood!"

Halloween Conventions Part One: Midsummer Scream

Halloween Conventions Part One: Midsummer Scream

July 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

It is a mere 95 days to Halloween. For many, that is no reason to panic, but if you do a home haunt like I do, it means down to the wire for planning and shopping. That’s why Halloween conventions like Midsummer Scream and ScareLA are so important.

'Songs From An Unmade Bed' Tells A Rare Love Story

'Songs From An Unmade Bed' Tells A Rare Love Story

July 27, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

"Songs From an Unmade Bed" is a rarely-staged show that makes its San Diego debut this weekend.

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

July 18, 2017
By Nina Garin

Comic-Con brings its share of culture, comedy and creative personalities to San Diego, here is a look at the 10 best arts-inspired events.

Globe's New 'Robin Hood!' Stages Swordplay In The Round

Globe's New 'Robin Hood!' Stages Swordplay In The Round

July 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Errol Flynn defined the swashbuckling heroics of Robin Hood in the 1938 film "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Now the Old Globe takes inspiration from that movie for its newly commissioned play by Ken Ludwig, "Robin Hood!"

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Hamilton' To The Ma...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Hamilton' To The Marx Brothers

July 7, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend celebrates old and new Broadway, plus a look at one of San Diego's most prolific musicians.

2017 San Diego Fringe Awards

2017 San Diego Fringe Awards

July 3, 2017
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival closed its fifth year Sunday night with an awards ceremony at the Spreckels Theatre.

Black Kat Theatre Presents 'Guide To The Bill Of Rights'

Black Kat Theatre Presents 'Guide To The Bill Of Rights'

June 19, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Black Kat Theatre uses humor to entertain and enlighten audiences about current events and politics. Its new show, "Guide to the Bill of Rights," provides a humorously informative journey through the first 10 amendments.