Diana Saenger

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  • Old Globe Theater takes Shakespeare on the road again with 'Measure For Measure'

    Old Globe Theater takes Shakespeare on the road again with 'Measure For Measure'

    After two successful years with the traveling Globe For All performances, the program returns for a third year with Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure,” on tour around San Diego County with free performances through Nov. 20. Directing this year is Patricia McGregor making her Globe debut. “I am...

  • Strong voices carry new Playhouse musical 'Miss You Like Hell'

    Strong voices carry new Playhouse musical 'Miss You Like Hell'

    It’s always exciting when a world-premiere arrives in San Diego. Music fans will be even more excited as the world-premiere of “Miss You Like Hell” at La Jolla Playhouse through Dec. 4, features book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (“In the Heights,” “Water by the Spoonful”),...

  • Theater ace talks Broadway at Jewish Book Fair

    Theater ace talks Broadway at Jewish Book Fair

    Jack Viertel knows his way around the theater. He is senior vice president of Jujamcym Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. His body of work includes being a theater critic, an arts editor for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, a dramaturg for the Mark Taper Forum, and a decade...

  • 'The Lion' offers paws for musical reflection at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego

    'The Lion' offers paws for musical reflection at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego

    THEATER REVIEW: It may sound a little different — an entire play about a guy singing and playing, not one, but six guitars. Still, the rousing applause at the end of "The Lion" on opening night at The Old Globe, conveyed that not only is this an exciting show, but that Benjamin Scheuer's real life...

  • Prized musical memoir 'The Lion' opens at The Old Globe

    Prized musical memoir 'The Lion' opens at The Old Globe

    Now playing at The Old Globe Theatre is the Drama Desk Award-winning musical, "The Lion," written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, who said he knew he wanted to make music all his life. "It seemed like the most natural thing in the world for me," Scheuer said in an interview with La Jolla Light....

  • Review: 'October Sky' is a sensational production

    Review: 'October Sky' is a sensational production

    A 1950s mining town comes to the stage in The Old Globe Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the musical “October Sky,” inspired by the 1999 Universal Pictures film based on a true story. Rachel Rockwell, director and choreographer, worked with composer/lyricist Michael Mahler to create this absorbing...

  • Theater Review: Cultures clash and results are laughs in 'Tiger Style' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Theater Review: Cultures clash and results are laughs in 'Tiger Style' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Mike Lew must have had a grand plan for his future after he graduated from La Jolla High School to start a career in the theater. He went to Julliard to earn an artist diploma in playwriting, and at Yale, he earned a B.A. with a double major in directing and writing. His work has appeared in theaters...

  • Start a tab for laughs, it’s ‘The Cocktail Hour’

    Start a tab for laughs, it’s ‘The Cocktail Hour’

    Millions of people like to share a cocktail now and then. Fortunately, San Diegans can now partake in a special cocktail hour when the North Coast Repertory Theatre opens its 35th season with A.R. Gurney’s witty comedy of manners “The Cocktail Hour.” The play premiered in 1988 at The Old Globe Theatre,...

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