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2010-01-07—Barbra and Frank … Who’da Thunk?
2009-12-15—'I do! I do’ doest just fine in Globe’s new space
2009-11-22—Albert meets Pablo in a turn-of-the-century haunt for geniuses
2009-11-15(21)-The Foreigner still pleases
2009-11-15 (21)—Better Angel charms and informs
2009-11-15—Topdog/Underdog features a Lincoln versus a Booth .Read more
2009-11-10—Bent: Gay Holocaust dramatized at the Diversionary .... Read more
2009-11-05—A welcome return for Dog Act at Moxie ... Read more
2009-11-01—The Lion King still dazzles audiences Read more
2009-10-27—Valentine's Day comes early at North Coast Rep Read more
2009-10-25—Frozen ... chills to the bones Read more
2009-10-22—Nine Parts Desire, one part confusion Read more
2009-10-18—Long Story Short shows how to make marriages work Read more
2009-10-15—Don't let this Parade pass you by.. Read more
2009-10-11—Sammy …He did it his way .. Read more
2009-10-08—Savannah Disputation: After the missionary comes inside Read more
2009-10-04--Dramatizing jazz's 9 to 5 lifestyle -- p.m. to a.m., that is Read more
2009-10-04--Play probes sexual slavery in Liberian wars Read more
2009-10-01—Things We Want ... Who in this play can really say? Read more
2009-09-24—Moonlight Amphitheatre show is, well, the cat's meow!Read more
2009-09-22—Gardner's gem shines at Scripps Ranch Theatre Read more
2009-09-15—I liked and disliked this play because Read more
2009-09-13—These housewives are desperate for a rewriteRead more
2009-09-09—Drink Me takes a real gulp of the imagination Read more
2009-09-03—David McBean is Fully Committed to his role Read more
2009-09-01—39 Steps at the Mandell Weiss Theatre.. Read more
2009-08-25—Sun shines on Hannah's Annie ... Read more
2009-08-16—Sum of parts doesn't equal the whole in Herringbone Read more
2009-08-11—Irma Vep: a farce filled with meshugas and madness .Read more
2009-08-09—Hannah Rose Kornfeld is Starlight's 'Annie'Read more
2009-08-06—Wonderfully Wicked and I love it ... Read more
2009-08-02—First Wives Club Broadway bound? Not so fast Read more
2009-07-30—A new twist on Oliver ... Read more
2009-07-26—Compass Theatre plays champion Palestinians Read more
2009-07-23—Page is good reason to book tickets for Cyrano Read more
2009-07-23—2 Pianos 4 Hands satisfies all the senses Read more
2009-07-21—Oh, Those dancing feet on 42nd Street ... Read more
2009-07-17—This Fiddler on the Roof? Simply the best yet Read more
2009-07-17—Noises Off, a fest of farce of major proportions Read more
2009-07-12—Coriolanus shows 'Jewish mother' really a universal type ... Read more
2009-07-05—Isn't yon man a woman at the Old Globe in Balboa Park?READ MORE
2009-07-01--Far Away, Song by Carol's Israeli grandson Gil Argavani, in memory of his paternal grandfather Abraham Argavani. Lyrics and audio
2009-07-01—Erik Liberman, playing 'Motel' in Fiddler, is a Jewish folklorist in his own right, with wide Diaspora experience ... READ MORE
2009-06-25—Tom Dudzick, the 'Catholic Neil Simon,' has humor for all ... READ MORE
2009-06-17—Israeli grandchildren think I'm a sweet, but naive American
2009-05-19—Prizes and pieces shine through Miller's The Price
2009-05-14—Play's old, wicked anti-Semitism is there to make a point
2009-05-07—How typically Irish is humor in The Cripple of Inishmaan?
2009-04-30—Williams' family experience reflected in 'Glass Menagerie' .
2009-04-24—Title character of Peter Grimes worthy of our empathy
2009-04-20—Mauritius gets a philatelists's big stamp of approval
2009-04-15—'Brief Affair': Jewish guilt or Greenberg's folly?
2009-04-13—Actors mime musicians in Opus, a creative masterpiece
2009-04-12—For families of two plays, sitting shiva could have helped
2009-04-05—Rigoletto—another of Verdi's many masterpieces—well presented by San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre
2009-03-25—What a deli-ghtful time Terkel could have had with dad!
2009-03-22—History Boys makes a good case for education
2009-03-17—Sugar Syndrome audiences left pondering addictions ... by Carol Davis in San Diego
2009-03-06—If you like Purimshpiels, here's another flight of fancy
2009-02-23—Whether for David fighting Goliath, or for the Pimpernels fighting the French reign of terror, we root for underdogs
2009-02-19—Gilbert and Sullivan meet the Brothers Grimm at Lyric
2009-02-16—Room Service revives a Depression-era escape from tough economic times
2009-02-13—A story from the bulrushes at New Village Arts
2009-02-01—Tosca still pleases; Sylvie Valayre soars
2009-01-28 --Luftwaffe, not forgetful Shakespearean actor, bombs in The Dresser, at North Coast Rep
2009-01-26—Jewish Geography' or 'Six Degrees'
2009-01-19—Doubt A Parable keeps audience wondering
2009-01-18—You don't have to be Jewish to have mishigas
2009-01-16—An interview with opera star Sylvie Valayre
2009-01-08—A machiah: the memories of our youth.
2009-01-05—Where was the outcry over rocket attacks on Israel?
2008-12-31—A Vegas-style present from the Jersey Boys
2008-12-08—The Princess and the Black Eyed Pea a rollickin' good musical at San Diego Rep
2008-12-01—Xanadu: Greek myths on roller skates
2008-11-30—Stephanie St. James of Color Purple cast is grand daughter of Shoah survivor
2008-11-21—Seeing Miss Daisy after Obama's election
2008-11-12—Culture Clash's Water & Power fluid
2008-11-10—Everything Will Be Different probes girl's feelings in wake of mother's death
2008-10-31—"Don't dress for dinner"
2008-10-24—Bleeding Kansas powerful in juxtaposition with U.S. election
2008-10-20—Fool for Love incestuous... or is it?
2008-10-15—The Light in the Piazza also illuminates Lambs Players Theatre in Coronado
2008-10-13—1930's drama resonates in hard times
2008-10-07—Third Story was about three too many
2008-10-06—Dying City juxtaposes Iraq war, and wars we fight in our homes
2008-09-29—Back, Back, Back is not where reviewer plans to go, at least not anytime soon
2008-09-28—Hard to admire these catty, self-indulgent women, but Old Globe play is worthwhile
2008-09-21—A Jew's admiration for a Catholic songwriter produced superb show
2008-09-18—Dreamgirls soars in S.D. Musical Theatre Co. production at the San Diego Rep
2008-09-16—Vagina Monologues playwright looks up to stomachs in The Good Body, now at Rep
2008-09-12—Night Sky audience experiences aphasia
2008-09-11—Matthew Brooks column draws rebuke
2008-09-09—Memphis: Racism and rock n' roll
2008-09-08—Picking right shows for teenage grandkids
2008-09-01—Arrival of family from Israel prompts the brit debate: who should do it and where?
2008-08-05—The Receptionist will soon lure you into office comedy/drama at Cygnet Theatre
2008-08-01—Yank! A New Musical explores the travails of gays in the military during WWII
2008-07-27—'Phantom' is ba-a-ack, and she's loving' it
2008-07-20—An errant, yet charming father returns
2008-07-18—Nathan Detroit and friends trodding the boards at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista
2008-07-17—Questions propel play and Jewish director
2008-07-16—Real life with 'Phantom' star Marni Raab
2008-07-11—Falstaff a great fall guy in 'Merry Wives'
2008-07-10—Globe's Romeo and Juliet needs polish
2008-07-09—All that ends well still can be a problem
2008-07-04—Klezmer with knishes, juice and 'p'stromi'
2008-06-29—Politics in jolly and not-so-jolly England
2008-06-26—Temple Emanu-El and San Diego Musical Theatre are saying 'Bye, Bye ECPAC'
2008-06-22—S.D. weighs festival of new Jewish plays
2008-06-12—Redundant to say, The Hit is a hit
2008-06-06—Programme Request? Take A Number
2008-06-03—From Red Diaper Baby to Citizen Josh
2008-06-02—A production you'll get a big bang out of
2008-06-01—La Jolla North' at the Statford Festival with Des McAnuff; Shaw Festival also pleases
2008-05-30—Zeji Ozeri starts San Diego Jewish Art Festival off with a zesty Israel tribute
2008-05-28—Busy Salovey launches 15th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival
2008-05-23—A Jewish rendezvous in Canada
2008-05-02—Backyard's dumbed-down female show
2008-04-30—Gaviota: hacienda tale in Porfirio's time
2008-04-25—Globe's Glass Menagerie retains appeal
2008-04-24—A 'Kiss' that completely shook their world
2008-04-20—33 Variations probes Beethoven's obsession
2008-04-18—Speaking of Pharaoh's Egypt: Aida is back
2008-04-17—If your family made its fortune by theft, would you willingly return the money?
2008-04-02—Racism, anti-Semitism, sexism combine in lesbian love story at the Diversionary
2008-03-28—Sondheim's 'Night Music' a Cygnet success
2008-03-23—You never can tell... or should you?
2008-03-20—Music, dance numbers overcome tedious plot lines in Globe's Dancing in the Dark
2008-03-14—Dancing at Lughnasa: An Irish 'Fiddler'?
2008-03-09—The American Plan: Prelude to a tragedy
2008-03-05—The Clean House plays to a pleased house
2008-03-02—Tick, Tick...BOOM at Stone Soup in S.D.
2008-02-28—A Shayna Maidel: a post-Holocaust story
2008-02-22—S.D. Opera scores with Maria Stuarda
2008-02-13—This 'Dolly' is bound to improve with age
2008-02-06—Works by Young Playwrights impressive
2008-02-01—Cygnet swings for—and reaches—Fences
2008-01-29—Ion scores with The Pillowman
2008-01-28—This is Our Youth is high drama, 80's style
2008-01-24—'Tranquility' never really comes together
2008-01-18—Globe scores 'KO' with In This Corner
2008-01-08—'Argentina proves a crackling refuge for European family in The Magic Fire
OCTOBER 2007 AND BEFORE
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