Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
(7/1/2015) - Stephen Sondeim's 'A Little Night Music,' winner of four Tony Awards in1973, is a musical comedy that has entranced the world. Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman, 'A Little Night Music' explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desiree Armfeldt (Jemima Lipari of Plainfield) and two men who love her: a married lawyer by the name of Fredrick Egerman (Ernest Ray of Bolingbrook,) and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom (Michael Frale of Elk Grove). When Desiree performs in Frerdick's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Fredrick's wife, Anne (Savannah Reisenberg of Plainfield), Desiree's current lover, the Count, and the Count's wife, Charlotte (Kathy Fields of Lockport). Both men- as well as their jealous wives- join Desiree and her family on the summer solstice for 'A Weekend in the Country.' With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises. This musical celebration of love contains a harmonically advanced score, and Sondheim's hauntingly beautiful 'Send in the Clowns.'
BWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHT
(6/28/2015) - When the subject is Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, the metaphors and analogies come easily to director Rebecca Taichman, who uses words like 'epic,' 'complex,' 'Mozartian' and 'perfect.'
'It's truly bottomless,' she says. 'I thought I knew everything about the play, and I just keep unpeeling layers.'
Rutina Wesley Leads TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
(6/27/2015) - The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, as part of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night tonight, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
Photo Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old Globe
(6/26/2015) - The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement began performances on June 21 and runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night set for tomorrow, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Recent UCSD to Lead San Diego REP's VIOLET
(6/26/2015) - San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents "Violet," a modern fairy tale musical composed by 2015 Tony Award Winner Jeanine Tesori, based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts. The winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, "Violet" is a production filled with show-stopping anthems of the 1960's American south. Previews begin Aug. 20, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage.
San Diego REP to Welcome Return of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, 7/8
(6/25/2015) - San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announces the return of Mona Golabek in 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane,' July 8-26, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage at San Diego REP. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane' tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime.
Tony Nominee Sam Harris Plays Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Tonight
(6/25/2015) - Tonight, June 25, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting A Night Out with Sam Harris. Versatile entertainer Harris returns to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage for only one performance. Harris will be joined by his longtime musical director, Todd Schroeder, a well-known and favorite performer in San Diego.
Moonlight Stage Productions' THE MUSIC MAN Opens 7/15
(6/23/2015) - Moonlight Stage Productions presents 'The Music Man,' a classic that is as American as apple pie. The show follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band that he will lead. The catch is he doesn't know the difference between a trombone and a treble clef! Before he can skip town, the town librarian steals Hill's heart and transforms him into a respectable citizen. 'The Music Man' is family entertainment at its very best. 'The Music Man' runs July 15 through August 1, 2015 under the stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, Calif. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Single tickets are priced $24 to $52. To purchase tickets or for more information, call(760) 724-2110 or visit http://www.moonlightstage.com.