Friday’s San Diego Symphony concert turned out to be an evening of thrilling rhapsodies, crowned by Edward Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto featuring 24-year-old International Tchaikovsky Competition prize winner Andrei Ioniță.
“There are lots of tuxes and fringe, Charleston and jazz. Having Lisa Hightower sing and improvise, well, that takes ballet to another level.“Watch for the partnering. It’s very physical and my dancers make high-flying lifts and tosses look easy…”
Fresh Sound presented the duo of violinist Andie Springer and guitarist James Moore Monday, April 2, at Bread and Salt in a program of their own compositions as well as pieces that friends had written or arranged for them . . .
New Village Arts’ ‘Men on Boats’ features more than a female cast. It sets a certain bar for the availability of material regardless of gender — and as important as that is, the production values don’t hurt, either.
When San Diego Repertory Theatre’s co-founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and writer Herbert Siguenza (San Diego Rep’s Playwright In Residence) work together, they’re not afraid to take risks. In 2014, they premiered the dystopian spectacle El Henry, presented by the La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls program and the San Diego Rep, at the outdoor public space SILO in Makers Quarter.
‘Love Never Dies,’ the sequel to the all-time great ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ makes a worthy spectacle. In fact, it does everything a spectacle should do — except one.