Jon Reimer

Articles by Jon Reimer

Classic tongue-in-cheekiness: 9 to 5: The Musical

Well-timed factoids and witty retorts at San Diego Music Theatre

San Diego Music Theatre works hard in 9 to 5: The Musical to highlight inequities between men and women in a 1980s workplace. Through well-timed factoids and witty retorts, this musical remake of the classic ...

Good People at Scripps Ranch Theatre

In the shadow of male privilege

Fresh on the heels of women’s marches all over the world, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People perfectly highlights the heartbreaking struggles of working-class women in the shadow of male privilege. Margaret, or Margie, a middle-aged woman ...

Our Great Tchaikovsky at San Diego Rep

At odds with the Russian state-approved narrative

Hershey Felder portrays famed composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and others in Our Great Tchaikovsky. Combining a piano concert, a one-man show, and political theater, Felder creates a performance that both entertains and makes audiences think. ...

The Mystery of Love and Sex at Diversionary Theatre

Go for a laugh

An exceptional cast, snappy writing, and polished production elements bring to life the complicated nature of interpersonal relationships between family and friends in Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love and Sex. The play follows four ...

At first gentlemanly

The Taming of the Shrew at InnerMission Productions

What can someone do in times of war when captured and tortured by an enemy? How long before you crack? Or before you experience Stockholm syndrome — trust and affection for your captor? Earlier in ...

Array of hats

The Twentieth Century Way at Ion Theatre

Ion theatre opens their Off-the-Radar series with the San Diego premiere of Tom Jacobson’s two-person play that showcases a dark side of Southern California’s history with the LGBTQ community. The true story focuses on two ...

SD Fringe: Eleanor's Story and Baby Mama

Two one-woman shows

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany Ingrid Garner based her one-woman show on her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath-Garner’s first-hand accounts about an American-born girl living in Berlin during the Nazi regime and throughout World ...

SD Fringe: Dr. Svetlana and The Hamlet Comedy Hour

Experiments in funny

Dr. Svetlana San Diego legend Thom Vegh returns to the stage with Dr. Svetlana’s Public & Private Health Lecture Demonstration at the Rosewood Five until July 2. Described as “in the tradition of Theatre of ...

Style, flair, prowess and principles

42nd Street at San Diego Musical Theatre

Based on the 1933 film by the same name, San Diego Music Theatre’s 42nd Street is a tap-dance extravaganza about the making of a Broadway show. The entirety of the theater — in this case ...