February and March are the grand-jete months of dance around San Diego. If you want romance, take a chance and go see professional dance. Here’s a look at shows leaping your way. Our TOP PICKS are starred..
San Diego Musical Theatre
Judging from the reaction of SanDiegoStory.com’s team of reviewers, 2014 was a mixed year for the arts in San Diego. While there was plenty to savor, there was also plenty to criticize…
Berlin’s delightful songs put us in the holiday mood and help the show plod along through 18 scenes. Director Todd Nielsen preserves the corny romantic plot. Still, the show glitters all the same because of the music, excellent dance sequences choreographed by Lisa Hopkins, and a few comic surprises.
Beth Malone’s on the verge of stardom? Seems so. And, she’s giving a star’s performance in the San Diego Musical Theatre production of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun…
You’ll want to wash the storyline, the gags, the characters in snow…But If you’re a Christmas fanatic, Lawrence Welk fan club member, and still enjoy the film from 1954, this musical is your big mug of eggnog.
Mr. LaMarr has us hooked from his first drag in “The Viper’s Drag,” better known as the “Reefer Song.” He sings with gravelly sensuality, a bit like Sammy Davis Jr., and giggles and puffs while his pals cheer him on. The entire theatre turns a dark green, and smoke swirls over the stage and into the crowd.