There’s been general consensus that the New York theatre season has been a middling one. Little of a groundbreaking nature opened on Broadway, though some interesting work appeared off-Broadway. Nevertheless, even a mediocre season on Broadway produces enough of interest to keep one busy over what amounted to a long weekend (shows Friday evening, three on Saturday, and two the following Wednesday)…
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New painting exhibitions at three La Jolla galleries are within easy walking distance from a single parking spot on Girard Avenue. R.B. Stevenson Gallery features a group show, Scott White Contemporary Art has a solo-show by San Diego artist Gail Roberts, and another solo-show at Quint Gallery features works by L.A.-based artist Mara De Luca.
Listening to Jacques Heim talk about hefty structures used in his choreography is fascinating, not because he’s also driving through the concrete jungles of Los Angeles, or that he’s the artistic director of the leaping and flying Diavolo Dance Theater based there. It’s his vibrant accent and his obsession with architecture.
“Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design” is very much like “The Rocky Horror Show.” Like the musical’s pivotal gender bending mad genius character Frank ‘N’ Furter who continuously alters his persona, Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778) was also a mad genius who perpetually had to alter his persona from architect to printer and an influential designer of the Rococo and Neoclassical periods to finally become an architectural historian.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announced today that its 2014 national conference will be held June 19-21 in San Diego. Theatre company artistic and managerial staff members, board members, individual theatre artists, and students from across the country are the prime audience for the gathering, which will be centered at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, near Petco Park and the convention center.
The Russians are coming to San Diego, but not from the Bolshoi. Instead, dancers from the Dutch National Ballet and a handsome Cuban will guest star in California Ballet Company’s “Swan Lake” in May. To cap off its 45th Anniversary season, CBC has been promoting…