Theatre

  • Men On Boats: True(ish) history comes to life on Carlsbad stage

    Men On Boats: True(ish) history comes to life on Carlsbad stage

    The last day of Women's History Month 2018 is March 31 — a fine time for Carlsbad's New Village Arts Theatre to open "Men On Boats," a "gender-bent historical adventure comedy" about John Wesley Powell's 10-man 1869 expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon ... with women...

  • La Jolla Playhouse sponsors middle-schoolers

    La Jolla Playhouse sponsors middle-schoolers

    Middle-schoolers in San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) will have a rare opportunity to express themselves through the JumpStart Theatre Program, sponsored by La Jolla Playhouse. The Playhouse was selected by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) to be one of two regional theaters to...

  • CANCER DANCER: La Jolla oncologist cuts rugs with her patient

    CANCER DANCER: La Jolla oncologist cuts rugs with her patient

    When most people age out of their childhood dreams, that’s it, they’re gone. But Dr. Irene May-Ling Hutchins hit upon a loophole. An oncology and hematology fellow at Scripps Green Hospital, she now ballroom-dances, just like she did before medical school, as a feature act at cancer fundraisers.

  • North Coast Rep Theatre explores 'This Random World'

    North Coast Rep Theatre explores 'This Random World'

    THEATER PREVIEW: Playwright Steven Dietz's "This Random World" (having its West Coast premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach this weekend) examines how different life today is from the days most Baby Boomers knew growing up. NCRT artistic director David Ellenstein, who has worked...

  • Developing flipper consciousness at UCSD Calit2's 'Ideas Performances' in La Jolla, and other shows in 2018

    Developing flipper consciousness at UCSD Calit2's 'Ideas Performances' in La Jolla, and other shows in 2018

    Do you have "flipper consciousness?" The dolphins, whales and porpoises (cetaceans) that swim off La Jolla do. They navigate the seas with their flippers just like we navigate the land with our hands, arms and legs. UC San Diego Dance Theatre MFA student Aurora Lagattuta, an advocate of inter-species...

  • LET'S REVIEW: Aged atheist/artist + inspiring young nun = theatrical delight in 'The Color of Light'

    LET'S REVIEW: Aged atheist/artist + inspiring young nun = theatrical delight in 'The Color of Light'

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954). When you think of his work, you probably think of one of his paintings, maybe the “Red Studio,” or one of his late-life cutouts, like the “Blue Nudes.” But Matisse considered his greatest work to be his last one — the chapel at Vence, in the south of France, that he designed,...

  • JCompany stages Les Misérables, Jan. 13-28: Eight La Jollans among the cast

    JCompany stages Les Misérables, Jan. 13-28: Eight La Jollans among the cast

    Do you hear the people sing? You will! Les Misérables — a production that has stood the test of time from its origins as a 1800s epic novel to hundreds of staged productions all the way to a 2012 start-studded feature film — gets a “politically engaging” twist in the JCompany Youth Theater incarnation,...

  • Stand-out acts fill January bill

    Stand-out acts fill January bill

    If you’re interested in experiencing cutting-edge music, dance and performance art from all over the globe, you should get to know ArtPower, a sparkling gem in the crown of UC San Diego. And this month would be a great time to start. Kicking things off Jan. 17 is one of Europe’s hottest touring...

  • Girls rule at 33rd Playwrights Project festival

    Girls rule at 33rd Playwrights Project festival

    Founded in 1985, Playwrights Project (PP) has been nurturing writers, especially young ones, ever since. For over three decades it has sponsored the Young Playwrights Contest, offering California students, ages 10-18, a chance to win professional productions of their plays at an annual festival...

  • San Diego Premiere! North Coast stages Jules Verne’s ‘Around The World In 80 Days’

    San Diego Premiere! North Coast stages Jules Verne’s ‘Around The World In 80 Days’

    The idea of going “Around The World In 80 Days” has intrigued audiences since the 1956 film starring David Niven and Shirley MacLaine. In film, book and the theater, it’s a story full of laughs for everyone. In the North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT) production, opening Jan. 13, Omri Schein joins...

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