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Unusual puppet show debuts at La Jolla Playhouse for three free performances

One of the puppets in ‘Paper Cities’   Courtesy

Iain Gunn, half of a “contemporary hybrid puppet company” called Animal Cracker Conspiracy, is bringing his new, no-strings exploration of modern urban development to La Jolla Playhouse, June 19-21.

Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival 2014 opens with ‘Othello’

The Old Globe Theatre’s production of ‘Othello’ stars Richard Thomas as Iago, Kristen Connolly as Desdemona and Blair Underwood as Othello.  Jim Cox

Actor Richard Thomas, Iago in “Othello,” the first show of The Old Globe Theatre’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival, calls “Othello” “one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies in the theater.” In addition to his role, Thomas said he’s eager to work with Barry Edelstein again.

Let’s Review! Great cast and songs make good ‘Dog and Pony’ show at The Old Globe

Mags (Nicole Parker), Andy (Jon Patrick Walker), and [sitting] Rhoda (Beth Leavel), Jane (Heidi Blickenstaff) and Jeff (Eric William Morris) in the world premiere of The Old Globe Theatre’s ‘Dog and Pony’ with book by Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker.  Jim Cox

Rick Elice (“The Addams Family,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” and with Marshall Brickman co-writer of “Jersey Boys”) said his idea for the musical “Dog and Pony” flew in the window. That summation feels appropriate as the characters in the musical comedy now playing at The Old Globe in Balboa Park are in an energetic leap from start to finish.

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.

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