Opera NEO Offers Mozart, Gounod, and Rameau in Promising 2020 Summer Opera Festival

By Ken Herman | February 19, 2020 |

Following a pattern that has won devoted audiences, the Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival has announced its August 2020 season: two repertory favorites, Charles Gounod’s “Faust” and Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” complemented by a Baroque rarity, Jean Philippe Rameau’s “Platée.”

‘A Kind of Weather’ Launches Three-Play ‘Gender Series’

By Bill Eadie | February 18, 2020 |

A Kind of Weather plumbs the depths of how a cis-gender father adapts when his trans son is what’s left of his life. The 90-minute, no intermission, production thoughtfully presents characters winding their way through relationships they want to be intimate…

Gods Know We Need Lots More Help; Old Globe Theatre Does Its Best

By Welton Jones | February 16, 2020 |

Olympian gods are always potentially helpful, at least, even when the problems have piled up as they have presently. And some people just don’t want help, Madeleine George laments at Old Globe.

Is a Generous ‘She Loves Me’ Exactly What We Need Right Now? Here It Is

By Welton Jones | February 12, 2020 |

Classics like ‘She Loves Me’ deserve special handling. And that’s what the San Diego Musical Theatre has provided.

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