Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is an exciting world-premiere show taking place now at the La Jolla Playhouse. The show tells of Donna Summer from her childhood in Boston through her international stardom. She was known as the, “Queen of Disco”. The show boasts over twenty of Summer’s classic hits such as, “Bad Girls”, “Hot… Continue Reading

Interview with dancer Tiffany Smith

Interview with dancer Tiffany Smith

“California Ballet’s production of, ‘The Nutcracker’ leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America’s favorite holiday tradition.” Below is an interview with Tiffany Smith, one of the dancers from the upcoming production! The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you first start dancing? Tiffany Smith (TS): I started dancing when I was… Continue Reading

Bright Star at The Ahmanson

Bright Star at The Ahmanson

BRIGHT STAR is a musical created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. The show takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1946. Billy Cane is a young soldier who is fresh out of war. He aspires to be a writer and meets Alice Murphy, an editor of a southern… Continue Reading

The Abominables at The Children’s Theater Company

The Abominables at The Children’s Theater Company

The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota produces fun and exciting work. THE ABOMINABLES was commissioned, developed and originally produced through Children’s Theatre Company’s Threshold new play development lab. With music and lyrics by the late Michael Friedman, choreography by Joe Chvala and directed by the playwright, Steve Cosson. My dad and I attended the… Continue Reading

In the Heights at Moonlight Stage

In the Heights at Moonlight Stage

Moonlight Stage Productions closed their summer season with the Tony Award winning musical, IN THE HEIGHTS. The show takes place over three days and is mostly comprised of people who live in the Dominican-American neighborhood. The ensemble cast of characters live in Washington Heights, New York. Music and lyrics are beautifully crafted by Lin Manuel… Continue Reading

Born For This: The Musical

Born For This: The Musical

Detroit natives, BeBe and CeCe Winans are the youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty. The two kids are invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Baker’s Praise The Lord Network television show which changes their lives. As time goes on, the duo become celebrities and go on to create music with a message. Throughout… Continue Reading

Sunday in the Park with George at the Guthrie Theater

Sunday in the Park with George at the Guthrie Theater

Inspired by the painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine joined forces to create the masterpiece, “Sunday in the Park with George”. It merges truths about love, life and the creation of art. George is working on new work and struggling to make… Continue Reading

Aida at Moonlight Stage

Aida at Moonlight Stage

Aida, an enslaved Nubian starts to have feelings for her captor, Radames, an Egyptian soldier. One of the problems is, he is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. Their forbidden love blossoms and causes Aida to have to make choices between her people and the man she cares deeply for. Daebreon Poiema who plays the… Continue Reading

Jersey Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre

Jersey Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre

Four young men from New Jersey start by singing under streetlights and transition into singing in spotlights. With major hits such as, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Sherry” and more, the group propels their way to the top of the charts in the 1960’s. However, financial and personal troubles get in the… Continue Reading