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Better than Technicolor, ‘Wizard’ captivates

by Allie Daugherty

February 22, 2011

San Diegans flew over the rainbow last week when the Nederlander Broadway production of “The Wizard of Oz” came to the Civic Theatre. The show was executed with precision as Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion an...

Mozart’s childhood displayed in ‘Symphony’

by David Dixon

February 21, 2011

Parents  and students with younger siblings should know that the Don Powell Theatre has a new show that is perfect for children. “Symphony of Clouds, Musical Adventures of the Boy Mozart” is a tribute to the prodig...

Materialistic tragedy shown in ‘Salesman’

by David Dixon

February 9, 2011

A 63-year-old traveling salesman named Willy Loman (Emmy and Tony Award nominee, Jeffrey DeMunn) is losing his touch with reality. From the opening scene Willy seems to be in a surreal state of mind. He acts manic- depressive, which is evidenced when t...

Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’ perfect for the stage

by David Dixon

February 2, 2011

Emma Woodhouse (played by Patti Murin) is an unofficial matchmaker in 19th century Hartfield, England. While she does not think much about getting married herself, Emma likes to help singletons find love with those she personally...

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: SDSU’s very own ‘Paradise’ now at Don Powell

by Staff

November 21, 2010

Masters students go all out for the new production By David Dixon, Staff Writer The first play of the season at the Don Powell Theatre is a good old-fashioned screwball comedy. Taking place in Paris in 1908, “Paradise Hotel” is about a man, Benoit Pinglet, who is in a loveless marriage with his cr...

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: SDSU pays homage to traditional lyricists

by Staff

October 28, 2010

David Dixon, Staff Writer “A Grand Night for Singing” is a musical revue featuring more than 30 songs from legendary composer Richard Rodgers and brilliant lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The show includes numbers from wel...