This ‘Guys and Dolls’ is first rate

This ‘Guys and Dolls’ is first rate

  Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News A fresh, revitalized version of “Guys and Dolls” is now playing at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. It is a step back in time when men wore suits and women wore hats with white gloves while frequently pausing to check and make certain their stocking’s […]

‘At This Evening’s Performance’ premieres at North Coast Rep

‘At This Evening’s Performance’ premieres at North Coast Rep

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News After 35 seasons, the North Coast Rep located in Solana Beach has earned its place in the San Diego theatre community. And no one does opening night better than they do. A pre-party was held for donors and season ticket holders followed by a post-party, light supper on […]

Curtain Call Company to perform ‘Into the Woods’

Curtain Call Company to perform ‘Into the Woods’

Elizabeth Young-Westphal Special to the Village News What could possibly go wrong when Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel, and a witch all come together outside the baker’s house at the edge of the woods? You should ask, “What happens when they all go into the woods”? Mayhem. The good news […]

Gifted: A true treasure

Ian Murdock Special to the Village News The story of “Gifted” weaves together – beautifully I might add – a multi-layered family drama, with several unresolved emotional issues, as well as complicated moral and social dilemmas. While the core of the film revolves around a “child savant,” the wonderfully written story covers many shades, and […]

Gladys Knight performs in concert Sept. 8 at Pala

PALA – Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul,” will perform in concert, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Starlight Theater. Very few singers over the past 50 years have matched Gladys Knight’s unassailable artistry. The seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary and has […]

Jonnie Fox and the Satinettes play at Pala

Jonnie Fox and the Satinettes play at Pala

Since Jonnie Fox lives in Rainbow, she doesn’t even need to travel across Interstate 15 to perform at Pala Casino, although the other two members of Jonnie Fox and the Satinettes came from other counties when the group performed at Pala’s Infinity lounge May 16. “I thought it went really well,” Fox said. The performance […]

Tribute band concerts are among free events at Pala in July

PALA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort will continue its free events series in July featuring the 60+ Club at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, the underground wine CAVE and Luis Rey’s on weekends, and tribute concerts at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Infinity Showroom. The free July entertainment schedule includes:   Tribute Concerts, 8 p.m., Saturdays, Infinity Showroom July 1, Mick Adams […]

‘Big Fish’ is a sparkling hit for Lamb’s Players

‘Big Fish’ is a sparkling hit for Lamb’s Players

  Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News Did ya ever hear about the one that got away? Or that old song “You Gotta Have Heart”?  Both cut to the core of the current production called “Big Fish” by the Lamb’s Players in Coronado. The story is centered around the relationship between father and son. […]

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ embraces Parrotheads and revelry

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ embraces Parrotheads and revelry

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News “Escape to Margaritaville” is this year’s must-see musical. It is fresh. It is happy and focuses “on the party”! Artistic director Christopher Ashely once again embraces the youthful spirit of the La Jolla Playhouse by introducing another important work to the national scene. Like many of the shows […]

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