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BWW Review: Backyard Renaissance Offers Fun and Fright at WITCHLAND Photo BWW Review: Backyard Renaissance Offers Fun and Fright at WITCHLAND
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 21, 2021

Backyard Renaissance brings a scary good time to the Tenth Avenue Arts Center with the world premiere of WITCHLAND playing through December 11th.

Unconditional Arms Premiere Second Single 'Westbrae Sunrise' Photo Unconditional Arms Premiere Second Single 'Westbrae Sunrise'
by Abigail Charpentier - Feb 27, 2020

Oakland, CA post-rock band Unconditional Arms is debuting a new track ('Westbrae Sunrise') off the upcoming album 'Formation' out April 3rd on Bay Area indie label Sell The Heart Records - run by Andy Pohl of Tsunami Bomb.

BWW Review: A KIND OF WEATHER at Diversionary Theatre Photo BWW Review: A KIND OF WEATHER at Diversionary Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 21, 2020

A KIND OF WEATHER is a comedic, tragic, introspective, and thought-provoking look at transition, but not in the way that may be generally assumed.

ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards Photo ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the winners of its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County.

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Photo San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Theatrical Excellence
by Stephi Wild - Jan 1, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.

Heaven's Club Release the Project's Debut EP Photo Heaven's Club Release the Project's Debut EP
by Abigail Charpentier - Aug 27, 2019

After spending a near-decade as the sonic backbone of post-black metal unit Deafheaven, Shiv Mehra is exploring new sights and sounds with the vehicle Heaven's Club. Touching tones spanning from kraut rock and jazz to echoic shoegaze and glimmering pop, Heaven's Club is equal parts exploration and experiment.

First Look at AMADEUS At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo First Look at AMADEUS At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2019

With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men a?" one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed a?oeterrifically entertaining and highly theatricala?? by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.

AMADEUS Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo AMADEUS Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2019

With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men - one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed 'terrifically entertaining and highly theatrical' by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.

Heaven's Club Have A New Single Photo Heaven's Club Have A New Single
by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 25, 2019

Shiv Mehra¬†isn't one for basking in the spoils of downtime and open schedules ‚ÄĒ that's why he created¬†Heaven's Club. The Deafheaven guitarist is inching into territory with this project, a hopscotching fusion of contemporary/kraut rock,¬†jazzy percussion, reverb-drenched riffage, and overdub cloaked vocals.

BWW Review: MR.AND MRS. FITCH Photo BWW Review: MR.AND MRS. FITCH
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 28, 2019

Some couples spend time together playing a sport, traveling, or watching a favorite show. For MR.AND MRS. FITCH, the title characters of the play presented by Backyard Renaissance they find their connection in being the snarky, society gossips that bring the hottest news to the public to devour.

FURY (Run For Cover) Share New Single MONO NO AWARE, Announce North American Tour Photo FURY (Run For Cover) Share New Single MONO NO AWARE, Announce North American Tour
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 17, 2019

FURY have established themselves quickly. They built on the melodic legacy of Orange County by way of heavy, rhythmic, start-stop guitars and frontman, Jeremy Stith's wordy, referential and poetic lyrics. Today they release their latest single, 'Mono No Aware' which came to fruition after a conversation Stith had about Japanese Cherry Blossoms. He explains, 'the idea Mono No Aware is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence, something that I've thought about every day since in some way or another and has helped guide me where I need to go.'

FURY Share New Video and Single VACATION Photo FURY Share New Video and Single VACATION
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 27, 2019

FURY hit us with their new video and single, 'Vacation' which debuted over at Heavy Consequence on Consequence of Sound. Lyrically on 'Vacation', frontman Jeremy Stith references Harry Dean Stanton's discussion of 'predestination and each humans' capabilities and their place in the world' Stith explains. 'It's about how we will do what we do, and the outcomes will be what they will, and as much choice as we might have in the big scheme of things, the fact is just like earth, humans weren't here at one point, then we were, and soon we won't be anymore. Vacation is about grief and what comes along with it -- the denial, anger and the bargaining in situations where you come up short. We can only hope for acceptance that we are nothing, and Love is everything.'

Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's World Premiere THE HOUR OF GR Photo Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's World Premiere THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2018

This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption.

Cygnet Theatre Dives Beneath the Surface with THE WHALE
by Sally Henry Fuller - Apr 11, 2015

Cygnet Theatre literally ends Season 12 in a BIG way with the San Diego premiere of The Whale. Emerging playwright Samuel D. Hunter's (The Few) big hearted and humorously touching play features a six hundred pound recluse whose issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present. This smart and subversive tale features sharp, provocative language and finds heart in challenging situations. The Whale begins previews on May 14. It opens on May 23 and runs through June 14.

Diversionary Theatre's BOYS & GIRLS Opens Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 28, 2014

Diversionary Theatre's production of 'Boys and Girls' written by Tom Donaghy opens on March 1st, 2014. Shana Wride Directs.

New Musical JUSTIN LOVE to Complete Diversionary Theatre's 2013 Season, 8/29-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Diversionary Theatre announces the addition of Justin Love, a new musical fantasy, to complete its 2013 roster of mainstage productions. Joining the currently running West Coast premiere of Birds of a Feather (through March 3, 2013) and the San Diego premiere of the literary romp, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler (March 28 - April 28, 2013), will be the West Coast premiere of Charles Busch's hilarious spoof The Divine Sister (May 23 - June 30, 2013), directed by Glenn Paris, and the world premiere farce She-Rantulas From Outer Space (October 24 - November 17, 2013), by Phil Johnson and Ruff Yeager. By popular demand, Diversionary will also bring back its twisted take on holiday tradition Scrooge in Rouge (December 5 - 29, 2013).

Cygnet Theatre to Present COMPANY, 7/5-8/18; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Cygnet Theatre's ongoing love affair with the works of Stephen Sondheim (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Assassins) continues as their new season launches with Company, the Tony Award-winning musical exploration of marriage and commitment. Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production premiered in 1970 and was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Company runs July 5th through August 18.

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Wells Ryder, Matthew Naegeli and More in Cygnet Theatre's COMPANY
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 15, 2013

Cygnet Theatre's ongoing love affair with the works of Stephen Sondheim (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Assassins) continues as their new season launches with Company, the Tony Award-winning musical exploration of marriage and commitment. Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production premiered in 1970 and was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Company runs July 5th through August 18. Check out a first look at production below!

Cygnet Theatre to Present COMPANY, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

Cygnet Theatre's ongoing love affair with the works of Stephen Sondheim (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Assassins) continues as their new season launches with Company, the Tony Award-winning musical exploration of marriage and commitment. Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production premiered in 1970 and was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Company opens tonight, July 5th and runs through August 18.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Cygnet Theatre's COMPANY!
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 17, 2013

Cygnet Theatre's ongoing love affair with the works of Stephen Sondheim (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Assassins) continues as their new season launches with Company, the Tony Award-winning musical exploration of marriage and commitment. Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production premiered in 1970 and was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Company runs July 5th through August 18. Check out a first look at the cast below!

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