Diana Saenger

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Recent Articles

  • Romance, inspiration in musical ‘Sense and Sensibility’

    Romance, inspiration in musical ‘Sense and Sensibility’

    For years fans of Jane Austen’s works have clamored for more. They’ve read her books over and over again. Films based on her stories, “Pride and Prejudice,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma,” “Becoming Jane,” “Mansfield Park” and more, have inspired and enthralled her fan base, which continues to...

  • Whole lotta shakin’ in musical revue at North Coast Rep

    Whole lotta shakin’ in musical revue at North Coast Rep

    The foot-stomping, roof-raising “Ain’t Misbehavin – The Fats Waller Musical Show,” opens at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, July 13. It’s an award-winning musical tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and ‘30s. Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Murray Horwitz, this production is directed...

  • Globe shines new light on easy-to-get-wrong ‘Macbeth’

    Globe shines new light on easy-to-get-wrong ‘Macbeth’

    Now playing at The Old Globe’s Festival Outdoor Theatre, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”’ with all its horrors, tragedies, darkness, betrayal and madness, has garnered favorable reviews for the cast, direction and design. Jonathan Cake is Macbeth, a role he said he always wanted to play. “I had opportunities...

  • Folktales told in 'The Last Tiger in Haiti' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Folktales told in 'The Last Tiger in Haiti' at La Jolla Playhouse

    “A beautiful example of storytelling,” is how La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley classifies ‘The Last Tiger in Haiti,’ running June 28-July 24 in the Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre on the UC San Diego campus. Written by Jeff Augustin (“That High Lonesome Sound”) and directed by...

  • Let’s Review! Terrific cast in new adaption of ‘Hedda Gabler’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre

    Let’s Review! Terrific cast in new adaption of ‘Hedda Gabler’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre

    Jorgen (Bruce Turk) Tesman’s Aunt Juliane (Christina Soria) enters the empty living room carrying a bouquet of flowers to celebrate her nephew’s recent wedding. The maid, Berte (Rhona Gold), converses with Juliane until Jorgen appears. There’s nothing happier than newlyweds in a cloud of happiness,...

  • Let’s Review: Tokyo Fish Story has a tall tale to tell

    Let’s Review: Tokyo Fish Story has a tall tale to tell

    “Tradition,” derived from the Latin word “tradere,” is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance tied to origins in the past. “Tradere” means to transmit, to hand over, or to give for safekeeping, and it’s the theme running through...

  • The Old Globe Theatre tells a 'Tokyo Fish Story'

    The Old Globe Theatre tells a 'Tokyo Fish Story'

    Playwright Kimber Lee (“To the Yellow House”) said she looked inward when creating her unusual and charming “Tokyo Fish Story,” directed by May Adrales at The Old Globe through June 26. “When I was in college, my parents had a little café and it was non-stop work,” she said. “I love food and eating...

  • Theater Review: Solid cast relives 'Camp David' at The Old Globe

    Theater Review: Solid cast relives 'Camp David' at The Old Globe

    THEATER REVIEW: It’s not often we get to go back in history to experience notable events as they happened, but through the magic of great theater, an opportunity is possible with The Old Globe Theatre’s Arena Stage production of “Camp David.” The play explores the 13 days in 1978 that President...

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