The danger of amplifying tappers’ footfalls, especially with up to eight dancers onstage, is that if anyone goes a hair off-beat or doesn’t tap cleanly, it’s exposed. Dorrance and her seven dancers nailed it, whether in tight unison or doing a counterpoint like a downpour of sound—a downpour in which you can hear individual raindrops, they’re that precise.
Gemma New’s impressive debut on the podium of the San Diego Symphony Saturday, May 18, in Copley Symphony Hall made the over programmed Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony sound fresh and engaging, and Michael Barenboim opened us up to the pleasures of Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A Minor.
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a timeless classic, but only to a point — its scrums on love and marriage take a back seat to the institutions themselves. In its current turn, Cygnet Theatre transgresses this; the result is a less-than-standard effort.
A classics grad student needs help and Zeus sends the Gods of Comedy in the Ken Ludwig farce at the Globe, a welcome comedy romp with room to grow,
Moxie Theatre concludes its fourteenth season with Dipika Guha’s Yoga Play, a satirical comedy that explores the fashion world of yoga. Its premise is promising, Moxie’s production is appealing, but the spirituality gets muddled, ultimately sinking the play…
“One Amazing Night,” the San Diego Opera program featuring tenor Stephen Costello, baritone Stephen Powell, and members of the San Diego Symphony, offered a pleasant potpourri of arias, three flashy duets, and a few orchestral interludes Wednesday, May 15, at the Balboa Theatre.