It’s hard to resist. Wicked has the allure of dirty high school gossip and soap operas. We know the characters before the show begins, and they suck us into the underdog story, love triangle twist..
In his ten years at the helm of the San Diego Symphony, maestro Jahja Ling has been a Mahler proponent, and on Saturday (November 22) at the Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Hall, Ling offered Mahler’s mighty Symphony No. 7 in E Minor. . .
Who knows how director, Bets Malone, does it all. Not only has she just directed and choreographed an ebullient staging of Winter Wonderettes at the Welk Resorts Theatre, but she is featured co-starring in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe and recently starred in an impassioned production of Next to Normal at the North Park Theatre.
The pianist Louis Lortie headlined this week’s Jacobs Masterworks concert by the San Diego Symphony in more ways than one. Mr. Lortie not only provided the marquee performance but the work in which he was featured turned out to be the most interesting of the three on the program…