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Dressing Ricky Martin

I sat down at The Civic Theater to talk to Mary Harris about dressers and wardrobe. Mary got into costumes ...

Microphones

The microphone could be the most influential development in theater since electric lighting. Electric lighting illuminated theater in a manner ...

Community

If you haven't been to a community theater production recently, what are you waiting for? Better yet, if you 've ...

The Midway

This summer, San Diego audiences have an opportunity to see a show on board the USS Midway Museum. CCT, Christian ...

Phallic Humor

Since Greek comedy was based on satire and politics, where did the Greeks go to laugh? Satyr plays. These plays ...

Briefly About Comedy

Initially, comedy was differentiated from drama by having a happy ending. There were three periods of Greek comedy. The three ...

Crime and Punishment

The word tragedy has become such a standard part of our everyday speech that we have lost its context. We ...

Greek

Since we’ve gone back to ancient, Greek, myths handed down to us by Roman poets, lets look a little bit ...

The Source

Where did the title Pygmalion come from? For an answer to that, we must return to the source. Ancient mythology. ...

Pygmalion

The musical My Fair Lady is based on a play by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. The title of his ...

Arc

An element to be aware of and pay attention to in a play is character arc. The character arc refers ...

Green Room

Why is the green room called green? If you’re not aware, the green room is the room that performers wait ...

The Limelight

Enjoy the limelight—but what is the limelight? We use this phrase from time to time, sometimes earnestly, most times sarcastically. ...

Stick Fly

When I saw what Stick Fly was about, I rolled my eyes and wondered how long this type of show ...

Just Getting Up There

After the Torrey Pines performance of Tommy, I was talking to a few parents about some of the show’s quirkier ...

Tommy TP Players

Having recently heard much carping about the funding of the arts, I decided to go see a high school stage ...

Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine is currently playing at The La Jolla Playhouse. I’m interested to see how this show works on ...

The Voms

Why are there vomitoriums in theaters? They’re there so patrons can puke if a romantic comedy becomes too sappy. Commonly ...

Lighting

I was kicking around Old Town the other day and stopped to get a cookie at a coffee stand next ...

Just Saying

The process of bringing a show to the stage is enormous. As members of the audience, we are at a ...

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