The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre

The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre

Each Christmas my mom, sister and I like to attend THE NUTCRACKER together.  It is a tradition that we always look forward to.  Sadly this year my sister was not able to join but my mom and I had a wonderful time.  The night we attended was military night.  Each year the California Ballet hosts…

A Christmas Carol at Cygnet Theatre

A Christmas Carol at Cygnet Theatre

Growing up in Minnesota, seeing A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Guthrie Theater is a tradition.  With its lavish set, grand costumes and large ensemble; it’s a wonderful production and holiday favorite.  Now that I’m living in San Diego, I had to find a new production to see and the adaption that the Cygnet Theatre produced,…

My take on Peter Pan Live

My take on Peter Pan Live

I’d like to start by saying I think it’s incredible that NBC is doing live musicals on TV.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, last year “The Sound of Music” had 18.5 million viewers and this years “Peter Pan” had 21.8 million.  There was much discussion in my house about the show last night.  I didn’t…

Interview with Ryan Patrick Lingle of ELF

Interview with Ryan Patrick Lingle of ELF

Ryan Patrick Lingle is currently on tour with NetWorks presentation of ELF.  This is his second year with the production and he is loving the experience. The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you start dancing? Ryan Patrick Lingle (RPL): I’ve been performing my whole life. I started through choir in high school which led me…

Anything Goes National Tour

Anything Goes National Tour

Hummable tunes, tap dancing and a gaggle of characters; what more could you ask for from a Cole Porter musical? ANYTHING GOES takes place on a luxury liner where passengers are leaving from New York City and heading to London. The cast ranges from sailors, entertainment workers, business men, public enemies and more. The cast…

Interview with actress, Allison Spratt Pearce, of WHITE CHRISTMAS

Interview with actress, Allison Spratt Pearce, of WHITE CHRISTMAS

Allison Spratt Pearce is excited to be stepping into San Diego Musical Theatre’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”.  This is the third year the show has been produced by SDMT but Allison’s first time being a part of the cast. The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get started in theater? Allison Spratt Pearce (ASP): My aunt was a Broadway…

Interview with choreographer, Michael Mizerany about dance show, HOT GUYS DANCING

Interview with choreographer, Michael Mizerany about dance show, HOT GUYS DANCING

Michael Mizerany is working on a new project that opens this January at the Diversionary Theatre called “Hot Guys Dancing”.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did the concept for this come about? Michael Mizerany (MM): Diversionary Theatre loves dance.  They had a series called “dance/theater” where choreographers were hired to create work inspired by…

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse

Of course a week after I wrote “If I had to pick my top 8 shows lately…“, I attend THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse which blew the lid off! It should be noted that my mom and I attended Innovation night.  When we showed up, we walked into an elegant area…