Luminous Dance from Aakash Odedra; Sometimes Too Luminous

By Janice Steinberg | December 6, 2019 |

Spinning on his heels, arms slashing, Aakash Odedra electrified the stage at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre on Tuesday. For the other solos on the program, titled “Rising,” he turned to three contemporary choreographers: Khan, Russell Maliphant, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. And it happened that the order of the pieces here marked a progression from breathtaking to meh.

Jazz Pianist and Vocalist Champian Fulton Champions the Songs of Billie Holiday

By Ken Herman | December 2, 2019 |

Master jazz pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton ruled the Copley Symphony Hall stage Saturday in her sizzling program Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday.

‘A Christmas Story’ Sands the Rough Edges off of Jean Shepherd’s America

By Bill Eadie | December 2, 2019 |

The town is a loser place (you can tell because the junior high school is named for Warren G. Harding). Nevertheless, Shepherd’s phrase that captures its character is succinct: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid,” That phrase echoes over and over in San Diego Musical Theatre’s splashy and funny holiday show for the whole family, A Christmas Story…

Scrooge Shows Up For the Holidays, Just Next Door to Globe’s Grinch

By Welton Jones | December 1, 2019 |

It’s Christmastime, there’s an empty stage at the Old Globe… Can Scrooge be far behind?

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