‘Beauty and the Beast’ was first presented as a nursery rhyme in an 18th-century kids magazine — and just as the printed word enables the imagination, so to does it conspire to fuel an absolutely marveloous Broadway / San Diego entry at the Civic Theatre.
It’s hard to be a person in today’s America, let alone grow up. The two young principals in Annie Baker’s ‘The Aliens,’ current entry at ion theater company’s BLK BOX, know this all too well — and ion and Baker join forces in a very good nod to everybody feeling the heat.
Another year, another upbeat Christmas musical at Welk Resort Theatre. The Escondido entertainment space has featured plenty of festive shows during the holidays. A major section of the light musical Meet Me in St. Louis takes place around December 25 and features the classic tune, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Two girls kiss passionately in the poetic rain and World War I Europe loves it. But Sholem Asch’s play “The God of Vengeance’ doesn’t fare as well in New York, where the English-language version is busted on Broadway. Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman ponder the story in a nimble drama at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Watch for his hiccup-stroll across the stage in those too-tight shoes. He’s a giant in road-kill green fur…