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Rutina Wesley,left, and Sara Topham in  Old Globe's  Twelfth Night,

Rutina Wesley,left, and Sara Topham in Old Globe’s Twelfth Night,

There is much to love in Balboa Park. The Old Globe’s 10th Twelfth Night’ is Bright and Amiable’ and sexual ambiguity and randy roughhousing run rampant…” (Welton Jones)

Four films screen for free on select Mondays at The Old Globe, including Henry V from 1944, June 29 at 8:15 pm. Film critic Beth Accomando offers details.HenryV_print_t1200

Johannes Vermeer’sThe Woman in Blue Reading a Letter” is on exhibit at the Timken Museum. (Kraig Cavanaugh)

Johannes Vermeer, “The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter,” about 1663-64. Oil on canvas, 18 5/16 x 15 3/8-inches (49.6 x 40.3 cm). Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest). Image: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Johannes Vermeer, “The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter,” about 1663-64. Oil on canvas, 18 5/16 x 15 3/8-inches (49.6 x 40.3 cm). Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest). Image: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

What’s not to love about a slick instrument salesman? Moonlight’s All Shook Up with all Elvis hits has left the amphitheater in Vista. Next up is The Music Man. David Engel, a San Diego Musical Theatre vet, plays Harold Hill, the slick instrument salesman. July15 through Aug. 1, with 125 in the cast and orchestra. The season continues with Shrek the Musical and Big Fish.

Too shouty? Screws up auto-correct? ArtPower loses its loveable exclamation point! and gains a new director. The 2015-16 Season includes music and film, and three dance performances: Huang Yi & KUKA, Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug Dance Company, and Idan Cohen Dance Company. SanDiegoStory.com will meet new director Jordan Peimer now that he’s returned from the Oerol Festival in the Netherlands.

Huang Yi Kuka Dance. Presented by ArtPower.

Huang Yi Kuka Dance. Presented by ArtPower.

Blythe Barton Dance returns to the San Diego Fringe Festival to present Reverberate in partnership with the classical music offerings of the Neave Trio. BBD and Neave Trio first paired together at ArtPower’s Wonderland in the fall of 2013. The Fringe Fest runs July 23 thru Aug. 2.

 

Tosca. Brochure image. sdopera.com.

Tosca. Brochure image. sdopera.com.

A year ago, opera lovers saved San Diego Opera. The 2015-2016 International Season opens Feb. 13, 2016 with Puccini’s Tosca, starring Alexia Voulgaridou. Sandiegostory.com’s music critic Ken Herman will be there. On the back cover of the opera’s subscription brochure you’ll find a quote from one of his splendid reviews. “The phoenix is not rising. It is soaring…” 

 

 

 

 

 

Kris Eitland

Kris Eitland

Kris Eitland covers dance and theater for Sandiegostory.com and freelances for other publications, including the Union Tribune and Dance Teacher Magazine. She grew up performing many dance styles and continued intensive modern dance and choreography at the Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, and San Diego State Univ. She also holds a journalism degree from SDSU. Her career includes stints in commercial and public radio news production. Eitland has won numerous Excellence in Journalism awards for criticism and reporting from the San Diego Press Club. She has served on the Press Club board since 2011 and is a past president. She is a co-founder of Sandiegostory.com. She has a passion for the arts, throwing parties with dancing and singing, and cruising the Pacific in her family's vintage trawler. She trains dogs, skis, and loves seasonal trips to her home state of Minnesota.

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  1. Avatar Blythe on June 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks, Kris!

    What a line-up for San Diego this summer. We are honored to be part of such a noble list.

    #loveislove

    -Blythe Barton

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