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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.

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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?

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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!"

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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!"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Adventures And Last-Chance Shows

June 16, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend brings art in unconventional ways-- plus it is your last chance to see some popular local shows.

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Robert Sean Leonard Returns To The Old Globe As Richard II

June 14, 2017
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

The Old Globe kicks off its summer Shakespeare season with a debate over how best to challenge a ruler's legitimacy, especially if he is divinely chosen to lead.

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La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Reacts To Tony Win

June 14, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Marissa Cabrera

Christopher Ashley took home his first Tony Award Sunday for directing “Come From Away,” a musical about the small Canadian town of Gander, which sheltered thousands of airline passengers stranded after their planes were diverted on 9/11.

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Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' Launches In San Diego

June 2, 2017
By Susan Murphy

A tropical paradise is sweeping over the La Jolla Playhouse for Parrotheads and non-Parrotheads alike. 'Escape to Margaritaville' includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs.

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Write Out Loud Presents 'Fractured Fairy Tales'

May 25, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Write Out Loud regularly performs at Cygnet Theatre but on Tuesday it will present “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a piece designed to compliment Cygnet’s current production “Shockheaded Peter,” which is a collection of stories about naughty children and misguided parents.