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Here Comes Super Potato!

By Nicole Greene, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

What happens when an adventurous child and her babysitter collide with the whimsical world of cartoons and fairytales? Find out next week on Oct. 5, when Drama Production’s play, “Super Potato: The Secret Life of a Cartoon Junkie” opens. “Super Potato” follows the story of a child named Teri,...

Allegiance

By Andrew Walker, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012

“Allegiance,” the Old Globe’s new musical, focuses on World War II, but it wasn’t as positive and fun loving as “The Sound of Music.” Instead of a nanny in Germany, “Allegiance” portrays the grim reality of Japanese internment camps here in America during the war. Up until I saw the...

Allegiance

By Andrew Walker, Staff Writer

October 1, 2012

Allegiance, The Old Globe’s new musical which premiered September 7th, focuses on World War II, but it wasn’t as positive and fun loving as “The Sound of Music.” Instead of a nanny in Germany, Allegiance portrays the grim reality of Japanese internment camps here in America during the war. Up...

The Scottsboro Boys

By Elisa Figueroa, Staff Writer

May 15, 2012

“This time, can we tell the truth?” said one of the minstrel show performers. The Interlocutor, the master of ceremonies of the minstrel show, agrees with a shrug and then admits to the audience that they’ve never told the truth before. The Interlocutor, played by Tony Award-winner Ron Holgate,...

Urinetown: Spring Musical Preview

By Charlotte Ohrbom, Staff Writer

May 11, 2012

Don’t hold it in, because with this spring’s musical, you just might be peeing your pants with laughter. Starting on the first of June, the Musical Theatre Production class will present “Urinetown: The Musical,” by Greg Kotis, at the Clayton E. Liggett Theatre. “Urinetown: The Musical”...

“Dividing the Estate” at The Old Globe

By Angela Zhang, Arts Editor / Managing Editor

February 8, 2012

Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate” was an all-too-honest portrayal of the moral conflicts and changing ways of an American family. Matriarch grandma Stella invites her extended family over to her large Texan estate for a dinner, but the seemingly run-of-the-mill event is torn apart by the childish...

Old Globe’s “Some Lovers” is Great for the Holidays

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By John Deane, Staff Writer

December 15, 2011

“Some Lovers” is the Old Globe’s world premiere musical with music written by award-winning Burt Bacharach. In a Dickens-esque tale, former flames Molly and Ben are visited by their younger selves as the Ghosts of Christmas Past. Amends are made and the lovers fall back in love. I’ve visited...

A Doggone Good Play

By Lily LeaVesseur, Staff Writer

December 15, 2011

The phrase “man’s best friend” has come to represent the undying loyalty between man and dog. There are always stories of the furry creatures rescuing people from fires, or calling 911 when their owners collapse on the floor. Such stories are nice to hear, but when it turns out that “man” has...

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

By Anna Sheridan, Sports Editor

December 8, 2011

Little girls in brand new Christmas dresses ran up and down the aisles before the lights dimmed. Eyes fell upon the glowing green Grinch face up on stage, a subtle hint to sit down. The Old Globe’s 14th annual production of a musical based on the Dr. Seuss’s book the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”...

Somewhere Goes Nowhere, but Was Good at First

By Laurel Sorenson and Mae Wright, Opinions editor and Staff writer

October 13, 2011

When New York elected to build Lincoln Center in 1959, many people recognized it as progress, but few stopped to think about those families who were uprooted from their homes to make way for the new performing arts center. “Somewhere,” written by Old Globe playwright in residence Mathew Lopez,...