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Rocky Horror Show Review

By Charlotte Ohrbom, Gabby Catalano, Staff Writers

September 28, 2011

The national phenomenon that is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has returned to stage as its original “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. James Vásquez, a Juilliard graduate who has won awards for his work in theatre, directs the dark and sensational tale of Brad...

The Yellow Boat

By Elisa Figueroa, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

Students shush each other as the theater lights shut off then come back on again.  Pretty soon the chorus of shh’s are replaced with gaps of silence, loud laughs, and the occasional aww’s from the female portion of the audience.  Twenty minute previews for the Theater for a Cause production of...

Rafta, Rafta!

By Cherise Lopes-Baker, Staff writer

April 18, 2011

“Rafta, Rafta,” a comedy about the trials and tribulations of a newly wed Indian couple in England living under their family’s roof, is currently running strong at the Old Globe theater. Though the set is definitely interesting with props and costumes of vibrant colors that capture the eye, as...

Richard II

By Elisa Figueroa, Staff Writer

March 24, 2011

“Remember who you are!” shouts the Duke of Amerle. But it is easy to forget you are the king of England when you’re losing power and control.  When your cousin is leading a rebellion against you, campaigning for your crown, and your supporters are switching sides. But who is Richard II really?...

Life in Purple

By Elisa Figueroa, Staff Writer

November 30, 2010

Dayna Jarae Dantzler’s favorite scene in “The Color Purple” is when her character Celie reconnects with her sister after years of separation. “I love the staging and the dancing…It’s a beautiful beautiful scene!” she said in an interview from her hotel in San Jose while touring with th...

Burn the Floor

Dancers show off their sexy moves in Burn the Floor

By Elisa Figueroa

October 28, 2010

The buzz of the audience dies down as the house lights dim and the stage lights reveal a spinning disco ball. BAM! Ballroom dancers appear on the stage and in the aisles wearing sexy costumes.  Not the typical Broadway production. “Burn the Floor” played at the San Diego Civic Theater from Oct....

Romeo and Juliet

By Elisa Figueroa

October 8, 2010

“Two households, both alike in dignity…” The stage lights reveal a man standing in a burial vault. He speaks of the famous pair of star-crossed lovers. But something is different…Is the man wearing tattoo sleeves?  “Is this the right show?” The audience wonders. “There must be some mi...

Intrepid Shakespeare Company

By Elisa Figueroa, Staff Writer

October 2, 2010

Sean Cox, co-founder of the Intrepid Shakespeare Company, talks about the company and the new internship program at SDA.  The Intrepid Shakespeare Company relocated to the Roundabout Theater at the beginning of the school year, and are performing “Romeo and Juliet” until Oct. 17. Q: When and...