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Premiere of musical about San Diego homeless rocks Ocean Beach Playhouse

The very talented cast includes Jon Huckaby, Patrick Kelly, Taylor Wycoff, Katherine Harroff, Michael Nieto and Stacy Hardke. Photo Susan DeMaggio

Circle Circle dot dot (La Jolla Playhouse 2014/2015 resident theater company) has three performances left in its run of “No Place Like Home,” an original musical exploring how the lives of a group of homeless people in San Diego become intertwined.

Let’s Review! The laughter abounds in Globe’s new comedy ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Haneefah Wood (Cassandra), Candy Buckley (Masha), and Martin Moran (Vanya) appear in the San Diego premiere of ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ through June 22 at The Old Globe Theatre.  Jim Cox

Many Old Globe patrons entering the theater for the San Diego premiere of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” had the same reaction. They were uttering the word “wow” at the set design by David Korins and light design by David Weiner.

Let’s Review! General has fun fighting foibles in ‘Faded Glory’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre

General Daniel Sickles (Andrew Barnicle) finds himself confronted by two sassy females (Shana Wride and Frances Anita Rivera), in the funny ‘Faded Glory.’ Aaron Rumley

Tales from the Civil War are rarely amusing, however, playwright Tim Burns’ “Faded Glory” finds huge hilarity and humor in retelling the story of one colorful old soldier — General Daniel Sickles. The delightful drama, based on the life of a long-forgotten figure has its world premiere on the North Coast Repertory stage through June 22.

Guide to Summer Fun in La Jolla

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Here comes the Summer of 2014 and with it moonlit pier walks, extended hours at galleries, concerts, camps for kids, beach parties, and all kinds of cultural events from art exhibits to music fests to world-class theater. Below is your guide to June, July and August in The Jewel.

La Jolla Playhouse gala marks 30 years of theater excellence

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The La Jolla Playhouse Gala on March 29, 2014 celebrated 30 years of groundbreaking theater at the Tony Award-winning institution, since the rebirth of the Playhouse on the UC San Diego campus.

Collaboration on ‘Dog and Pony’ looks promising at The Old Globe

(From top) Playwright Rick Elice, composer Michael Patrick Walker and director Roger Rees combine their talents in The Old Globe Theatre’s world premiere of ‘Dog and Pony,” slated for May 28-June 29.

By Diana Saenger The three collaborators behind the Old Globe’s world premiere of the romantic musical comedy, “Dog and Pony,” are playwright Rick Elice, composer Michael Patrick Walker and director Roger Rees. The trio has much in common and their body of work is well noted. The plot follows a successful screenwriting team, Mags and [...]

North Coast Rep’s ‘Faded Glory’ takes rollicking romp through one man’s amazing life

Shana Wride and Andrew Barnicle star in the world premiere of ‘Faded Glory’ at the North Coast Repertory Theatre.  Aaron Rumley

From scoundrel and murderer to military hero, Daniel Sickels lived an adventurous life in late-19th century America. “Faded Glory,” by playwright Tim Burns, explores Sickels’ journey, and will have its world premiere at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, directed by David Ellenstein.

Bittersweet ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’ opens at Cygnet

Rob Lutfy directs  Stephen Adly  Guirgis’ Tony-award nominated ‘The Motherf**ker  with the Hat’ at  Cygnet Theatre.  Courtesy

Cygnet Theatre in Old Town claims “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” by Stephen Adly Guirgis — their last play of Season 11 — is also their most hilarious and provocative. Directing the San Diego premiere is Rob Lutfy, the 2012-13 William R. Kenan, Jr. Directing Fellow at The John F. Kennedy Center.

Chekhov would chuckle over Globe’s new comedy

Martin Moran (Vanya), Marcia DeBonis (Sonia), Tyler Lansing Weaks (Spike), and Candy Buckley (Masha) appear in the San Diego premiere of Christopher Durang’s ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at The Old Globe Theatre. Photos by Jim Cox

Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” has been called “the funniest new American play of the year.” It’s now on stage at The Old Globe, where cast member Candy Buckley calls it “an illegal amount of fun!”

Chasing the Song: 1960s pop music musical–in-process opens at La Jolla Playhouse May 13

Part of the 'Dramaturgy Wall' at La Jolla Playhouse with news clips from the1960s. Courtesy photos

In January 2013, the high note of the DNA New Works Series at La Jolla Playhouse was the first staged reading of “Chasing the Song,” a musical set in the world of pre-Beatles pop-music. Written by award-winning playwright/lyricist Joe DiPietro and composer/lyricist/Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, and helmed by Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley, the latest incarnation of CTS will now be back on the boards in a fully-staged but still in-process production starting May 13.

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