Just as human beings make mistakes, they ideally take advantage of the reprieves that life magically hands them. San Diego Repertory Theatre’s terrible ‘Hand to God’ resorts to puppetry as an extension of human behavior — and it doesn’t work any better onstage than in real life.
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It carried its harmful side effects, but in many quarters, the Great Recession was no match for human enterprise and ingenuity. If something like it ever happens again — and it will — New Village Arts’ good ‘American Hero’ will serve as a marker for those who showed their colors despite themselves.
In musical theater, getting everybody on the same page is tantamount to hunting for a needle within a needle in a silo of hay. That’s all the more reason to enjoy Broadway San Diego’s outstanding ‘Disney’s the Little Mermaid.’
‘An American in Paris’ was such a great movie musical that a bunch of people decided it might do well on Broadway. The love quadrangle story is mediocre at best in this Broadway San Diego entry — but oh, the dancing. . .