Category Archives: Musicals

Spring Awakening on Broadway

Spring Awakening on Broadway

Combining sign language and musical theater is not an easy task. However, Deaf West Theatre has taken their California production and mounted it on the Broadway stage like a pro. The story tells of young German children in the 1890’s. They are exploring life in a time when authority is strong and questioning is not… Continue Reading

Something Rotten on Broadway

Something Rotten on Broadway

SOMETHING ROTTEN tells the tale of the Bottom brothers and their quest to write and perform a stellar play. It is set in 1595 in South London where Shakespeare works as well. Nick, played by Brian d’Arcy James was spectacular. You couldn’t help but want to watch him. His facial expressions, gestures and emotions were… Continue Reading

In Your Arms at The Old Globe

In Your Arms at The Old Globe

IN YOUR ARMS is a world premier dance-theatre musical currently playing at The Old Globe in San Diego. The unique events range across cultures and eras to tell stories through the universal language of dance. IN YOUR ARMS runs an hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission.    There are thirteen vignettes which are all… Continue Reading

Big Fish at Moonlight Stage

Big Fish at Moonlight Stage

BIG FISH is a musical that revolves around the relationship between a father and son. The dad, Edward Bloom, is a traveling salesman and his adult son, Will, is looking for what is behind his father’s tall stories. The show started as a book, adapted into a movie and finally, turned into a musical. The… Continue Reading

Shrek at Moonlight Stage

Shrek at Moonlight Stage

Once upon a time, in a swamp far away, there lived an ogre named Shrek. He loved his solitude and was frustrated when it was taken away by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek wanted to save his home so he made… Continue Reading

The Pirates of Penzance at the Ordway

The Pirates of Penzance at the Ordway

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE is a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. The story tells of Frederic, a boy who has been released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates on his 21st year. He meets the daughter of a Major-General and falls in love. However, Frederic finds out he was born on… Continue Reading

Dogfight at Cygnet Theatre

Dogfight at Cygnet Theatre

It’s 1963 and three marines are about to get deployed to Southeast Asia. They have one night in San Francisco to do as they please. Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets a waitress, Rose and enlists her into a cruel bet he has with his friends. DOGFIGHT takes audiences on a whirlwind of a ride that will… Continue Reading

Kiss Me, Kate at The Old Globe

Kiss Me, Kate at The Old Globe

“Kiss Me, Kate” is currently playing at The Old Globe in Balboa Park now through August 9th. The musical involves the production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and the conflict of off and on-stage between Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, it is a wild and… Continue Reading

All Shook Up at Moonlight

All Shook Up at Moonlight

Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA does a summer series each year. It is my favorite outdoor venue in town. You can either buy assigned seats or lawn. If you opt for the second choice, you are given a lawn chair for the night and can sit in the grass. People tend to arrive early… Continue Reading