Comedy and romance make for an irresistible mixture in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s charming production of Ring Round the Moon. Staged by Producing Artistic Director, Robert Smyth, and Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, the evening satisfies with smart laughs delivered by an excellent ensemble.
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There’s something especially appealing about watching an interpretation of a William Shakespeare show from a true devotee of the playwright. Over his extensive career, the Director of Professional Training for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, Jesse Perez, has acted/directed/choreographed different Shakespeare tragedies and comedies.
Legendary feuds between prominent stars has probably existed for as long as theater has been performed. It’s not surprising when two notable stars of the stage and screen, who have wonderful chemistry, turn out to hate each other in real life.
The Welk Resort Theatre has a reputation for putting on lighthearted Christmas musicals, including shows such as Plaid Tidings, Winter Wonderettes and the upcoming revue, Welkome Home for the Holidays!. This year the Escondido theatre company is celebrating Halloween, presenting a hilarious version of the musical comedy The Addams Family.
There was no shortage of things to see at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) Festival 2019 held at Liberty Station, last Thursday through Sunday (October 17-20). The array of site-specific and immersive theatrical experiences offered plenty of entertainment for theatre fans.
Playwright Lynn Nottage is best known for her two Pulitzer-Prize winning dramas Ruined and Sweat. She has, however, written some other plays that are just as excellent and equally strong.