The new Executive Director of San Diego Musical Theatre directs, choreographs, acts, sings, and creates
Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Oct. 8
In his one person show, Herbert Siguenza looks a lot like the great master he portrays: 76-year-old deeply tanned body; bald head and pearl-white curtain of hair circling from ear to ear. And he conveys a Picasso-centric view of the world. Plus Siguenza can paint and turns out shapes and squiggles at top speed. It's 1957. Russia is invading Hungary. Picasso has three days to produce six paintings and three vases. He paints. He talks. More often than not the intermissionless piece works (especially when Victoria Petrovich's videos show the process from step to unpredictable step). There are lulls, though, which a stern blue pencil could excise [note; due to popular demand, the Rep as extended this show's run].