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‘Inherit the Wind’ is an enlightening experience

by David Dixon

August 27, 2012

It’s been more than 50 years since “Inherit the Wind” has been produced on Broadway and nothing about it has aged. Loosely based on the Scopes Monkey Trial, which included modernists debating fundamentalists about religious v...

‘As You Like It’ is full of laughs, romance and whimsy

by David Dixon

August 13, 2012

The Old Globe’s new production of “As You Like It” at the 2012 Shakespeare Festival is a fantastic romantic comedy, which transports spectators to an enchanting winter wonderland. Director Adrian Noble makes the most of a relativel...

Masterful lunacy is on display in devilish ‘Richard III’

by David Dixon

August 13, 2012

Can a three-hour epic about a narcissistic jerk make for a satisfying night of theatre? Of course it can, if the book is smart and the right performer makes the part his own.Both these qualities are evident in The Old Globe’s production ...

Quarrelsome parents make ‘Carnage’ difficult, fun

by David Dixon

August 5, 2012

Who hasn’t met parents who don’t quite act their age? Be prepared to spend time with some prime examples of immature elders in The Old Globe’s production of the Tony award-winning dark comedy, “God of  carnage.”The ...

Witch hunting and drama in ‘Vinegar Tom’

by David Dixon

April 25, 2012

“Vinegar Tom” is the third show in a row at San Diego State to deal with societal problems. “Squawk” addressed human conflicts while “Zanna Don’t! A Musical Fairy Tale” tackled the issue of homophobia. “Vinegar Tom,” the most serious of the three, revolves around a horrifying time when innocent c...

‘Anna’ sails on emotionally turbulent seas

by David Dixon

April 1, 2012

The Christopherson’s sure are an interesting family. Chris Christopherson (Bill Buell) and his daughter Anna (Jessica Love) both want to protect each other for completely different reasons. Ironically, their good intentions lead them to suffer the consequences of their own actions. The Old Globe’s ...

Positive marks for ‘Zorro’

by David Dixon

March 14, 2012

It was not a typical night at the movies during San Diego Symphony’s presentation of “The Mark of Zorro.” Playing for one show only at Copley Symphony Hall, the silent film was accompanied by the terrific organist, Russ...

‘Squawk’ starts Thursday

by David Dixon

February 16, 2012

San Diego State’s School of Theatre, Television and Film begins this year’s spring semester with a show suitable for the whole family. The award-winning “Squawk” is about a peace song competition in a society of birds....

‘Flute’ a magical opera excursion

by Beth Elderkin

February 12, 2012

The term “opera for the masses” almost sounds like an idiom nowadays. In a world where media culture is dominated by “Glee,” “Gossip Girl” and Bella’s indecisively passive pout, opera is the elite snob nobody younger th...