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Everyone’s a Critic

A weekly local theater review

They Can Dance, They Can Jive: The Sexy, Stylish 'Mamma Mia!'

I'll admit it: I'd been reluctant to see Mamma Mia!. People don't have fun in serious art, I thought, swirling my brandy snifter.

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Family Politics Unfold Backward in Time in ‘The Year to Come’

La Jolla Playhouse’s high-concept world premiere is strengthened by a superb ensemble cast—and nearly derailed by its ending

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'This Beautiful City' Is a Complicated Portrait of Faith and Hypocrisy

Diversionary Theatre’s San Diego premiere applies a documentary look—and a catchy soundtrack—to the evangelical capital of the US

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You Decide Whodunit in the Funny, Imaginative 'Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Turning Tydes Theatre Company executes a sharp, winsome musical at OnStage Playhouse

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‘Wicked’ Brings Dazzling Sights and Vocal Performances to the Civic Theater

If you’ve never seen this new Broadway classic about Oz from the witch’s point of view, what are you waiting for?

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Race and Class Alienation Cut Both Ways in Moxie Theatre’s 'Fade'

A privileged TV writer and an Angeleno janitor search for common ground in this play from Tanya Saracho, showrunner of Vida

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Empire Is Inevitable in The Old Globe’s ‘Julius Caesar’

This tense, engrossing student production is playing for just one week—and shouldn't be missed

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The Truth Is Grayer Than It Seems in San Diego Rep’s ‘Actually’

Beyond the simple facts of a Title IX case, this play opens a bigger conversation about the innumerable factors behind every decision we make

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In the Wings: October 16-22

Your guide to what’s new this week in San Diego’s theater scene

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‘Hir’ at Cygnet Theatre Explodes Family and Gender Roles into a Million Little Pieces

This pitch-black comedy is raw and cathartic, a fever dream of a country trying to make sense of itself

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