World war? What world war? The human experience is a virtual kaleidoscope of triumph over adversity through humor, as evidenced through Lamb’s Players Theatre’s current ‘CHAPS!’ Sadly, that’s about all there is to be said for this surprisingly substandard piece.
English history leapt a century thanks in great part to the late Princess of Wales, whose story becomes a musical at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Saturday, March 9, 2019, San Diego’s fearless Cygnet Theatre opened part one of Tony Kushner’s prize winning “Angels in America–Millennium Approaches” in a prodigiously acted and tautly directed production under the magisterial direction of Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray.
Hershey Felder typically writes and stars in shows that feature him playing a famous musician and composer. What’s different about San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of Beethoven, however, is that he plays Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, a physician and friend of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Aladdin gets the Princess and that Genie gets everything else is the Disney version of a tale more nor less from the ‘Thousand and One Nights.’ A good time is had by all except the bad guys.
World War II was just that, a global catastrophe that threatened the future of human affairs — but it also tested family loyalties on an infinitely smaller scale. Amid its soaring language and cadence, North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gabriel’ is an intriguing case in point.