From the doctor, ‘a hundred more days to live’ is not a sentence but a guess, one that Shaun and Abigale Bengson have used to discuss heavy questions of romance and mortality in their concept/show ‘Hundred Days’ at the La Jolla Playhouse.
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The romance of adulthood stretches ahead of the millennials now and how better to celebrate than with the peppy pop songs of an even earlier era? Thus the new musical at the Old Globe based on the playlist of Huey Lewis and the News, massaged vigorously by emerging talents who know how to bring the jukebox to the stage.
On the sunny Riviera of the 1930s, Facist troops take a break from combat to pursue the ancient nonsense of the beloved Shakespearean comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ almost everybody does a fine job and there’s one extraordinary turn.
The imaginary romantics of Neil Simon’s early smash hit return to the stage of the Old Globe Theatre to remind us that, among other things, Broadway comedies have changed a lot in 50 years.
From Dr. Seuss by way of London and Minneapolis comes a stage adaptation of ‘The Lorax’ which should suit Old Globe audiences without much fun about generations. The title role is played by an irresistible Japanese-style puppet.
All this talk of fences and walls and migration is exhausting, except playwright Karen Zacarias and her director, Edward Torres, make it fun at the Old Globe Theatre.