Happiness isn’t automatic by the end of the music ‘Waitress,’ but nearly everybody has learned to live with the best available.
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Next door to the Old Globe Theatre, where ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ is being explained these days, another troupe of mixed ages is examining the holiday season in only a slightly more weighty way with ‘Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas.’
In the rush to redress all wrongs, greater damage is a possibility too. So suggests ‘Actually,’ a new play at the San Diego Rep seemingly rush to the Lyceum pac directly from the cable news feed.
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.
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.