Three aspects of San Diego’s 2018 theatre season stood out prominently. First, the quality was, by and large, excellent.
One look at the set for Moon Over Buffalo, the current North Coast Repertory Theatre showbiz send-up, and you know what’s in store for the duration. About 48 1/2 doors line its perimeter, all ripe for the slamming; and if that doesn’t foretell a high farce, little else does. The story peaks a crumb too […]
I don’t pretend to be an expert in the business of theatre, but as an interested observer I have been alarmed by both the decrease in the number of professional productions, as well as the difficulty of finding venues where work can be produced.
Patsy Cline, as much as anyone, fueled ‘50s and ‘60s country music into a major genre as rock commanded the music scene — even so, Cline harbored a dark side in her private persona. ‘Always… Patsy Cline’ is aboard right now at North Coast Repertory Theatre, but the piece heralds only what playwright Ted Swindley wants you to see.
A classic Christmas event continues in Coronado. For over 40 years, the Lamb’s Players Theatre has presented new holiday shows as part of an annual tradition, the Lamb’s Festival of Christmas, with this year’s offering being the original musical story Reaching for the Stars.
The years slip sluggishly along in the retirement Florida of Lindsey Ferrentino’s ‘The Year to Come’ at the La Jolla Playhouse. But who cares?