Big, brawny, and macho, El Henry, the Without Walls collaboration between the La Jolla Playhouse and the San Diego REPertory Theatre, has marched, rumbled, and cruised its way into the Makers Quarter district of San Diego’s East Village…
I’ve been at the Hilton, sitting in on a variety of plenary and breakout groups, and struggling with how to make the conference relevant to readers who are interested in theatre but who are not theatre professionals. The question that kept coming up for me was, “Why should you care?”
American orchestras have always had a penchant for hiring foreign conductors as music directors. On Wednesday (June18), Mexican maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto cast his hat into the Mainly Mozart Festival ring, leading the Festival Orchestra in an exuberant and insightful account of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert . . .
The royally funny cast is stocked with some of San Diego’s best. Deliberately cheesy fairytale sets are the originals from Broadway. You may want to go back a second time just to see the French taunting scene and the cow fly.
Depending on your point of view, the Day of the Dead is a pretty cool holiday amid its spooky history. The middle of June doesn’t fuel the mood, but you’ll like Teatro Mascara Magica’s “Journey of the Skeletons” nonetheless.