Hundred Days – La Jolla Playhouse

The set up: real life married couple Abigail and Shaun Bengson tell the story of their relationship in song. This structure was also effective in Once, and is a bit of a tightrope to ... Continue Reading →

World Premiere – Maragritaville

Jimmy Buffet is one of a handful of artists who have been able to transcend their original work and move into various other avenues. By developing his Parrothead following in concerts ... Continue Reading →

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – La Jolla Playhouse

It is likely that everyone goes through at least one Disney phase. It is inescapable that as a kid you would have succumbed to Disney’s pull. When you become a parent, all of that ... Continue Reading →

Kingdom City – La Jolla Playhouse

It has been a while since I have seen a play in which each of the six characters are so sharply drawn. In fact, each character evolves throughout the arc of the play in believable and ... Continue Reading →

His Girl Friday at La Jolla Playhouse

His Girl Friday – La Jolla Playhouse Built upon the classic play and film, John Guare’s adaptation deftly walks a tightrope. On the one hand is the rat-a-tat humor between protaganists ... Continue Reading →
Hands on a Hardbody

“Hands on a Hardbody” at La Jolla Playhouse

Hands on a Hardbody La Jolla Playhouse This production raises many interesting questions, one of which is the importance of source material vs strength of the creative team.  The ... Continue Reading →