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.
San Diego Musical Theatre
“There is nothing like a dame,” and there is nothing like a musical to send a strong message on racism and stereotypes. SDMT’s strong staging of “South Pacific” celebrates the 70-year-old classic…
The canvas that was the 1990s started out blindingly white and died a murky, bloodstained mess. ‘Pump Up the Volume: a ’90s Palooza,’ San Diego Musical Theatre’s salute to the era, doesn’t quite know why that’s so — but as a spectacle in and of itself, you could do a lot worse.
The Craig Noel Award nominations represent the collective view of the Critics Circle members as to the strongest productions, performances, and technical work in the past year – and as such represent a kind of “report card” on the San Diego theatre community.
We asked each of our writers to cast their thoughts as “bravos” and “boos.” As you’ll see, some of them found it easier to do than others. Be that as it may, we proudly present essays by Ken Herman, Kris Eitland, Bill Eadie, David Dixon, Martin Jones Westlin, and Welton Jones.
There are many, many forces at work out there, and that’s never more apparent than during the holiday season. San Diego Musical Theatre has copped the clue — and its excellent ‘Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play’ justifies our inclination toward belief in the unseen.