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Globe’s ‘Recommendation’ builds tension

by David Dixon

January 31, 2012

The theme of loyalty in question has been present in recent big screen films such as “The Ides of March” and “Tinker Tailor Solder Spy.” “The Recommendation,” a new play at the Old Globe Theatre, also deals with this ...

‘Dividing’ decisively good

by David Dixon

January 25, 2012

Spending time with an extended family is a relatable experience for almost everyone. It can be awkward because people are often so far removed from each other that it is hard to find common interests and values. The late Pulitze...

La Jolla Playhouse hosts classic ‘Superstar’

by David Dixon

December 12, 2011

There have been many theatrical events based on arguably the most famous man in history, Jesus Christ. Now, a rock opera about the messiah is playing at the La Jolla Playhouse. “Jesus Christ Superstar” is an artistic depiction of the final d...

Rocky Horror time warps The Old Globe

by David Dixon

October 13, 2011

In The Old Globe’s production of “Richard O’ Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show,” don’t be surprised to see an audience member dressed up as the famous fictional transvestite, Frank ‘N’ Furter. In fact, don’t be shocked if there are young children dressed up as...

Old Globe Theatre hosts ‘Somewhere’

by David Dixon

October 9, 2011

Some people do not think dreams of making it big in Hollywood or on Broadway are realistic. If a friend tells their best buddy they want to be the next Marlon Brando, the comrade will likely say “good luck with that.” Still, there are ...

‘Doubt’ quality evident

by David Dixon

October 5, 2011

The term thought-provoking is an understatement when it comes to describing San Diego State’s production of “Doubt: A Parable.” Every moment requires attention, because small clues and lines of dialogue are crucial in trying...

‘Amadeus’ is a maddening good time

by David Dixon

August 7, 2011

Meet Antonio Salieri (Miles Anderson), an aging and some what well-known Italian classical composer. The year is 1823 and he believes his time on Earth will inevitably end soon. In order to die without regrets, Antonio wants to tell the humble a...

SDSU’s ‘Little Women’ wows crowd

by David Dixon

May 4, 2011

Louisa May Alcott’s famous semi-autobiographical novel “Little Women” was influential for the many likeable characters it introduced to readers and its message of female empowerment. Those key features are kept intact in San Diego State’s productio...

Percussive prowess on display in ‘STOMP’

by Allie Daugherty

April 27, 2011

Audiences had a smashing good time last week for the limited performances of “STOMP,” the percussive theater performance. The show started with a lone, mohawked man in industrial worker’s clothes pushing a broom. Bu...

‘Little Women’ promises to be anything but little

by David Dixon

April 26, 2011

The Don Powell Theatre will be ending San Diego State’s strong season of theater with a production of the musical “Little Women.” Based on the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, the play follows four young sisters as they deal with romantic and familial relationships. The show is ...

A difficult lifestyle portrayed in The Old Globe

by David Dixon

April 12, 2011

Many young adults do not get along too well with both their parents and siblings. Despite this fact, some people are forced to live with their families when money is tight and they are not independent enough to move away. ...

SDSU takes a musical tryst to the underworld

by David Dixon

March 17, 2011

The 2010-2011 Season of Plays and Musicals at San Diego State has so far been entertaining, lighthearted escapism. Now comes “Eurydice,” a relatively modern retelling of a Greek myth that is hard to categorize. With plenty of humor, bleakness a...