Thursday’s (March 16) New York Times arts news story announcing Los Angeles Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda’s appointment as the new CEO of the New York Philharmonic placed into sharp focus the significant role that the west coast has attained in that rarified realm of classical music, symphony orchestras. In the middle of the […]
CRITIC AT LARGE
The current president says he’s at war with the media — but to local theater’s detriment, a script publishing giant may be bringing up the troops’ rear.
The Craig Noel Award nominations represent the collective view of the Critics Circle members as to the strongest productions, performances, and technical work in the past year – and as such represent a kind of “report card” on the San Diego theatre community.
We asked each of our writers to cast their thoughts as “bravos” and “boos.” As you’ll see, some of them found it easier to do than others. Be that as it may, we proudly present essays by Ken Herman, Kris Eitland, Bill Eadie, David Dixon, Martin Jones Westlin, and Welton Jones.
One of my keenest pleasures during decades as a theatre reviewer has been to switch sides and do shows myself. This vice-versa dexterity is but one delight I shared with my beloved friend George Weinberg-Harter (1944-2016). When I met George in 1980, he was one of the founders of the San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan […]