The new Executive Director of San Diego Musical Theatre directs, choreographs, acts, sings, and creates
Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Oct. 8
N. Richard Nash's pulvicultural comedy has a woman reinventing herself during the Depression on the far side of nowhere. And it premiered during the sexism-clogged McCarthy Era. So, kudos. But this is one slight script! Nash's characters have no psychological depth. They change because it's that time in the story. The exception is Lizzie (a fine performance by Danielle Skrassad), who grows from a self-imposed Ugly Duckling to a recognition of her gifts. Most of the males are one-note and performed that way. Best of show: Neil Patel's minimalist set, lit by Japhy Weidman's roaring reds and burnt oranges, reconfigures in seconds like a Rubik's Cube. The rest is sitcom.