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Winter 2019

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Everyone’s a Critic

A weekly local theater review

‘Angels in America’ Is the Best Thing I’ve Seen So Far This Year

Cygnet Theatre proves that the two-part epic is as awesome and resonant today as it was in 1993

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La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Diana’ Is a Moving Tribute to the People’s Princess

The multiple Tony Award–winning team behind Memphis and Come From Away take on the monarchy

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‘Aladdin’ at the Civic Theatre Recaptures Most of the Original Film’s Magic

Four new songs—and three that were cut from the cartoon—add up to something like an ultimate edition for old and new fans alike

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Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Is a Natural Fit for the Stage

The Old Globe brings the Wild author’s beautifully written advice column to life

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‘The Hour of Great Mercy’ Faces Mortality with Dignity

Every scene is crucial, and every actor at the top of their game in Diversionary Theatre’s newest world premiere

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Aubergine’s Delicious Ingredients Fall Short of a Meal

San Diego Rep’s latest drama serves up lovely insights on food, family, and death, but doesn’t quite make a solid story from them

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Unconventional Women Cross the Generational Divide in 'Herland'

This National New Play Network premiere at Moxie Theatre recognizes the struggles that young and old have in common

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‘Marie and Rosetta’ Returns a Rock Legend to the Spotlight

If you’re not familiar with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, you’re not alone—but it’s time to catch up

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What Inspires California’s Young Playwrights? Faith, Family...and Trash

The annual Playwrights Project contest winners grapple with identity and take a dumpster dive into existentialism

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Seven Local Actors to Watch Out For in 2019

These newcomers to the San Diego theater scene showed some of the most promising talent I saw all last year

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