Dear Readers, our 1st THIS coming up soon, will be the return of Hershey Felder, in his adaptation and direction of Mona Golabek in THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE - based on the book "The Children of Willesden Lane.
Mona Golabek (photo courtesy)
Opening on Saturday, Sept 6th, at the SD downtown Lyceum Theatre (at 79 Horton Plaza). "The Pianist of Willesden Lane", is set in Vienna in 1938, and in London during the Blitz - tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist, who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein Concert Hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Jura changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream. Featuring some of the world’s most beloved piano music played live, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” is performer Golabek’s true family story - a story of music, family survival, and hope. “Mona Golabek The Pianist of Willesden Lane” makes its San Diego premiere after critically acclaimed sold-out runs in New York, Chicago, Boston, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.
"Stunning theatre, that will leave you emotionally breathless…
a theatrical experience not to be missed." -- Broadway World
All of you 'fans' of Joshua Carr and Ray Limon's WELK Resort Theatre's on-going musical productions, will be pleased with our 2nd THIS - their fresh, new look at the musical OKLAHOMA - featuring an intimate cast ... with a huge heart!
Director Dan Mojica is at the helm for this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical masterpiece - that focuses on the territory about to become a state, and the honest, heart-felt relationship of CURLY and LAUREY – a destined couple, at odds with each other ... as love pushes them together! With lush, beautiful musical numbers such as "Surrey With The Fringe On Top", "People Will Say We’re In Love", and the classic "Oklahoma" - this is a sure fire crowd pleaser! WELK Resorts Theatre veteran Justin Gray takes on the musical direction - and leads the signature WELK live show orchestra.
OKLAHOMA, opens August 22nd at 8pm - and runs through November 16th, 2014. The WELK offers matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday - with evening shows on Thursday and Saturday. Call the box office at 888-802-7469 - or visit www.welkresorts.com for your desired show times and tickets. Don’t miss this enchanting, family friendly musical classic!
In other news, our 3rd THIS - at our upcoming Halloween season, SD Theatre Reviews Associate Reviewer Kristen Fogle, will be covering as many spooky holiday events as possible. First up, is The Great Horror Campout - which she will attend this weekend. This camping experience is exactly what it sounds like--a 12-hour, overnight, interactive horror camping adventure!
Campers can choose their level of engagement -- from mild to extreme -- when they choose their activities and tent zone. Only on Friday and Saturday, in San Diego - you can still book tickets at greathorrorcampout.com. We wish Kristen and you (if you choose to join her) - will be on her first Halloween themed activity of the year!
Our 4th ... THIS ... to share with you!
CIRCLE CIRCLE DOT DOT, will offer the RED PLANET RESPITE (on Sept 12-28th) ... SAN DIEGO, I LOVE YOU 3.O (in February, 2015), and WILD CALIFORNIA (in May / June, 2015) - featured during their Residency at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Family of ... Circle Circle Dot Dot 2
Further, "Bonus Off-Season Productions" ... NAUGHTY or NICE? (in December, 2014), and INSPIRED COMMUNITY: a New Play Festival ... in April, 2015. Circle Circle dot dot has spent the past three years producing original, critically-acclaimed productions on a shoestring budget. Imagine the amazing things they might do with some extra financial support? With the launch of their La Jolla Playhouse Residency, and their 4th Season of productions - they could really use the support of you, their beloved patrons! So, for the next 30 days we're hosting a 10K or Bust! Fundraising Campaign - where you can receive handsome incentives (as well as a tax write-off) ... for a charitable donation. For further information, contact ... email@example.com.
James Colt Harrison
We are pleased to share with our readers, that our SDTR Columnist Interviewer James C. Harrison, has been the occasional guest film reviewer and film historian (for now 7-years) on MOVIE ADDICT HEADQUARTERS on Blog Talk Radio (on Tuesdays at 1pm) - which celebrated its own 7th Anniversary Show. Out of the top ten shows of the Year, James came in as Most Popular & Most Listened-to Show, for two out ten shows! James was ranked # 4, with Rita Moreno and Robert Osborne - and # 2 for "Hollywood or Bust" - a new book review and interview with the author - so, out of 52 shows per year they do, they have 263,000 listeners around the world .... James DID WELL (...and he is very big in Botswana!).
We also very, very deeply regret the 'passing' of Broadway-film, and loveable star-of-stars ROBBIN WILLIAMS (at 63), of 'suicide' - at his home this past week. As one of world's favorite comics, Robbin, will always be loved and remembered for his meaningful quotes: "See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis - and only enough blood to run one at a time." and, my favorite - "I used to think the worst thing in life, was to end up all alone ... it's not. The worst thing in life, is to end-up with people that make you feel all alone." .... We will soooo miss you Robin ....
Also if you have not yet looked-over our new Future Show Announcements lay-out, check-out our SHOWBIZ Calendar (below) ... click-on the Table of Contents.
Editor - Rob Appel