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Energetic play has romance and fast paced satire

by David Dixon

June 25, 2013

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! There’s only one week left to see the West Coast premiere of the extremely entertaining comedy, “His Girl Friday,” at the La Jolla Playhouse. This adaptation is based on the classic screwbal...

Yoshimi battles robots, goofy plot in new play

by David Dixon

December 2, 2012

It is hard not to go into “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” without high expectations. The musical is directed by Des McAnuff, the man responsible for Tony Award- winning and crowd-pleasing shows, such as “The Who’s Tommy”...

Peter Pan is a delight

by David Dixon

November 19, 2012

It’s been more than 100 years since the first appearance of Peter Pan, yet children and their parents are still familiar with the tale about Neverland. Now, Margaret Larlham has directed a fresh version of “Peter Pan &...

There’s quite a bit to love about SDSU’s ‘Piano’

by David Dixon

October 24, 2012

Seeing “I Love a Piano” is the equivalent of watching a show successfully top itself every few minutes. San Diego State’s production of the Irving Berlin revue features more than 50 songs and all of them are performed wonderfully...

Globe’s latest production full of ‘Good People’

by David Dixon

October 11, 2012

The current show at the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre is called “Good People,” but the title “Complicated People” would make more sense. The characters are not always on their best behavior, and they can switch from...

SDSU’s ‘As You Like It’ is unorthodox, yet great

by David Dixon

October 2, 2012

When Jon Huckaby enters the stage in burlesque, drag-queen garb and starts singing original songs with a guitar, it is clear this is not a typical interpretation of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “As You Like It....

‘Glengarry’ is relevant as ever

by Andrew Younger

September 26, 2012

Existential philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre famously declared “hell is other people” in his one-act play “No Exit,” but Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet would probably amend the statement to “Hell is other pe...