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'Return To Forbidden Planet' Serves Up Shakespeare's Lost Rock And Roll Masterpiece

Aug. 21
By Beth Accomando
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"Return to Forbidden Planet" (running through Sept. 6 at Carlsbad's New Village Arts Theatre) approaches Shakespeare by way of rock and roll music and sci-fi B movies.

Choreographer Michael Mizerany Launches New Dance Company

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando
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Being pumped up after Fringe, I was looking for some more eyeball busting entertainment and I found it with the launch of Michael Mizerany’s new dance company and his show “Man Clan” (now through Sunday at Diversionary Theater).

Extreme Haunt McKamey Manor To Leave San Diego

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando
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McKamey Manor has been listed on horror websites as one of the top extreme haunts in the world. Last October I was blindfolded and delivered to the North County haunt for a four-hour sissy tour. Now I return for a visit with owner Russ McKamey to discuss why the haunt is moving.

'Frozen' Composers Create New Musical At La Jolla Playhouse

Aug. 6
By Angela Carone
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The husband and wife who composed the music for the Disney hit "Frozen" have created an new musical getting a world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Hobbits And Circus Win Big At 2015 Fringe Awards

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando
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The 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival wrapped up Sunday night with an awards ceremony and here's who won.

Checking In On San Diego International Fringe

July 30
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego International Fringe has been running for almost a full week and it’s been delivering on its promise of “eyeball busting” entertainment.

San Diego International Fringe Festival Kicks Off Third Year Thursday

July 22
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con is over but prepare for another kind of sensory overload with the third annual San Diego International Fringe Festival.

Tony Award-Winning Director Back At The Old Globe With 'Kiss Me, Kate'

July 6
By Angela Carone
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After winning last year’s Tony Award for best director of a musical, Darko Tresnjak is back in San Diego with “Kiss Me, Kate."

North County Theater Takes On Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana

July 3
By Angela Carone
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Topics facing the baby boomer generation are finding their way to the stage. The small but mighty Intrepid Theatre Company is taking on some big issues.

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.

Real Life And Art Intersect At La Jolla Playhouse's 'Come From Away'

June 28
By Beth Accomando
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“Come From Away,” the world premiere musical that opened at the La Jolla Playhouse in May, was inspired by the true story of what happened when 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 2001. Recently, art and real life intersected at the Playhouse.

Old Globe Presents Summer Shakespeare Films

June 25
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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It’s summer so that means Shakespeare takes the stage at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. But for its 80th anniversary, the Globe is adding a twist to the Summer Shakespeare season — films.

'Stories From The Sun Cafe' Looks To Japanese, Chinese Immigrant Communities

June 24
By Beth Accomando
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Asian Story Theater will present "Stories from the Sun Cafe" (this Thursday through Sunday at the Lyceum Theater), a play that draws on the real Japanese and Chinese immigrants who have lived in San Diego over the past century.

'Bright Star' Heads To Broadway

June 17
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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"Bright Star," a musical created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, is on its way to Broadway after premiering in San Diego. The play was developed and had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre last year.

Art Takes On Religion In Controversial Black Mass

June 12
By Beth Accomando
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Art is often about pushing not just the envelope but people’s buttons as well. And religion is a particularly sensitive one. Here's a preview of a Black Mass performance in which art takes on religion.

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