Christmas has arrived with a healthy dose of classic cheer (and a roasted turkey twice the size of Tiny Tim!) as the annual remount of A Christmas Carol returns to the Cygnet stage through Christmas Eve. Written by multi-hyphenate Sean Murray (who also directs and stars in this production) and with a score by Billy Thompson, this Cygnet adaptation has been a mainstay of the Old Town Theatre stage for 11 years. Based on the 1843 beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol tells
by Cassiopeia Guthrie, Nov. 24, 2022 A trio of talented actors have found a home for their off-Broadway Star Wars parody and it's on the second level in the Miracle Mile V Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada. Does the intimate venue work for A Musical About Star Wars: Or, Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing to Ever Happen in the History of the Galaxy. Much, Much Better Than Star Trek? Holy Snokes - I have a feeling that fans will find the wordplay just Hoth enough to handle. Forget
By Cassiopeia Guthrie, Nov. 23, 2022 There's really nothing like the immersivity of Blue Man Group, a mainstay of entertainment since its premiere in New York in 1991. In keeping with that high level of expectation, the current performers in residency at Luxor Hotel and Casino, one resident production of five currently running in the United States and Berlin, have crafted an experience that simply is not to be missed. This mesmerizing show is the brainchild of Chris Wink, Phi
by Cassiopeia Guthrie, Nov. 21, 2022 Horseback stunts, magic, pyrotechnics, and a spirit of adventure set the stage - or arena, in this case - for Excalibur Hotel's Tournament of Kings. This long-running Las Vegas dinner theatre production, which encourages audience participation, is a loose adaptation of King Arthur's tale. The storyline follows a series of sovereigns as they arrive at King Arthur's round table (each one represents a real country from France to Spain to Roma
by Cassiopeia Guthrie, November 19, 2022 Not always knowing the rules of engagement, not being sure whether or not you’re still playing… these are complex ideas, especially to fantasy aficionados, but they are central to Trinity Theatre’s premiere production of LARPing, directed by Sean Boyd and Eddy Lukovic and running through Nov. 20. This sexy and nerdy comedy, the brainchild of Greg Romero and Brian Grace-Duff, brings Dungeon Master Britta and rule-breaker John to life al
A quarter century has come and gone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas continues on with much merriment at The Old Globe’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, running now through the end of December... Read more at SanDiegoStory.com.
by Cassiopeia Guthrie, November 17, 2022 The Honda Center was alight with energy and verve with last night's pop-in by The Smashing Pumpkins on their Spirits on Fire Tour with Jane's Addiction and pop/metal artist Poppy. This North American arena tour, with 32 dates running through this weekend in Los Angeles, turned up the volume and tackled a variety of styles from surprise nu metal to the expected alternative anthems that fans showed up to enjoy. And, in a nearly four and
Set in a world where opportunity comes with conditions and a VHS tape can be a lifeline to survival, Makasha Copeland’s Extreme Home Makeover, running through Dec. 4 at Scripps Ranch Theatre, offers some welcome side-eye to that process while elevating one family’s desperation to simply come out standing on the other side. Review now live at SanDiegoStory.com.
Dystopia, drama, and something sinister underlie Lucy Kirkwood’s play The Children, directed by Kim Strassburger and running through December 4 at the Moxie Theatre... Review now live at SanDiegoStory.com.
"A host of understudies opened Hamilton’s 11 day tour swing through San Diego and reaped the reward of a standing ovation. This production, in its return to the Civic through November 20, was artistry in motion, and the roaring audience was ready to experience it…" Review is live now on SanDiegoStory.com.