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Dog and Pony

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, 92101
Cost: $35 - $85

The world premiere of Rick Elice and Michael Patrick Walker's musical isn't a dog. But even with a top notch cast, expert design work, and Roger Rees directing, it needs to go some to pony up. After 13 years together as screenwriters, Mags and Andy break up. The musical, very slow to start but with a jazzy finishing sprint, answers why. The trouble with the book: the minor characters outshine the leads. Beth Leavel and Neidi Blickenstaff do star-turns that salvage the show. The conflict between Mags and Andy gets spelled out too often. A winning performance by Nichole Parker as Mags (sings up a storm throughout and blazes across the finish line with "Mags Takes Flight") keeps things moving, though what she sees in narcissistic Andy is a puzzle. It wouldn't be if Andy were more sympathetic [note: due to popular demand, the Old Globe has extended the show's run].


Worth a try.

When

Ongoing until Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hours

Sundays, 2pm & 7pm
Tuesdays, 7pm
Wednesdays, 7pm
Thursdays, 8pm
Fridays, 8pm
Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm
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