‘Wicked,’ whose rise to untold fame began 15 years ago, harbors life lessons that date to the advent of theater itself. Currently, the colossal Broadway San Diego production serves as an outstanding example.
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Television stakes its own reality, often at the expense of real life. In Teatro Pueblo Nuevo’s good ‘Guadalupe in the Guest Room’, a Mexico native and her former son-in-law learn this indelibly — and two cultures come away a little wiser.
The world seems determined to sabotage its best efforts — even as it clearly defines its problems, its myopic better angels can’t deliver the cure. Innermission Productions’ good ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ looks at the state of humanity and doesn’t hesitate for an instant to point the finger of blame.
Adjusted for age, the annual U.S. suicide rate increased 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, from 10.5 to 13 suicides per 100,000 people — the highest rate in 28 years. That’s a horrible portent — but Cygnet Theatre Company’s good ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ offers the right philosophical alternative.
Marvin Neil Simon, whose name and reputation equated with massive Broadway and Hollywood success amid stories about the grit of the big-city day and the familial entanglements within it, died Sunday, Aug. 26 at Manhattan’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital of complications of pneumonia. He was 91. For those familiar with the mid-20th century’s Sid Caesar and […]
The world has enjoyed author Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” since its original publication in 1831 — so much so that the story has commanded lots of attention amid technical advancement. Moonlight Stage Productions is giving the live show, based on Disney’s 1996 animation, a go — and the result is a cautionary tale about the theater’s errant place in matters that probably shouldn’t concern it.