‘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 […]

Artists Guild Show is now at Fallbrook Art Center

FALLBROOK – Don’t miss the sixth annual Artists Guild Show, open daily through July 2. Over 90 paintings, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, fine art jewelry, fabric arts, photography, digital art, drawings and ceramics. Ken Goldman juried the works and chose award winners. Best of Show went to Paula Collins for “Magical Thinker.” First place is […]

‘Withering Heights’ is on the edge of crazy fun

‘Withering Heights’ is on the edge of crazy fun

  by Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal   Just at the “edge of crazy” is one of the funniest, liveliest shows currently running in San Diego. It’s fall-out-of-your-seat hilarious. Withering Heights brings Emily Bronte’s novel, Wuthering Heights, to life like never before! It is a hoot! Co-writers Phil Johnson and Omri Schein have taken what seemed like a […]

Art by the Inch mural is now raising funds

Art by the Inch mural is now raising funds

FALLBROOK – Brandon Gallery is holding its fourth biennial “Art by the Inch” fundraiser. This year, in addition to benefiting Brandon Gallery, a non-profit art gallery, the event’s proceeds will be shared with three other local nonprofits, REINS, Fallbrook Food Pantry and Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. Twenty Brandon Gallery artists have collaborated to create one long […]

The O’Jays and The Whispers to perform at Pala

PALA – Pop and R&B legends The O’Jays, along with special guest The Whispers, will perform at Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Starlight Theater Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. The O’Jays are touring history and a connection to an era and sound that formed the soundtrack for several generations. Original members Walter Williams, Sr. […]

Shockheaded Peter’ scampers into Cygnet Theater

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to Village News Ninety minutes in a freaky-fairy tale gone mad goes by quickly in Cygnet Theater, which thrives on quirky, edgy works like “Shockheaded Peter.” Molded into a production by director Rob Lutfy, this merry romp stands as a warning to naughty children everywhere. The play is loosely based on the […]

‘The Bodyguard, the Musical’ earns standing ovation

‘The Bodyguard, the Musical’ earns standing ovation

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News   This is a spectacular! Opening night was like nothing you have ever seen! When the lights go down, this “re-imagined” show rockets into orbit! When former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker – be prepared […]