Donna Summer Musical Should Stamp Its Feet All the Way to Broadway by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

The La Jolla Playhouse has a rich history of success and game changing shows. No wonder the theatre itself has a Tony Award. Even Broadway admires its artistry. La Jolla’s own Christopher Ashley won a Tony Award this year for the musical “Come From Away,” which transferred to the Great White Way from La Jolla […] Click to read more »

This “Summer” Heats Things Up at La Jolla Playhouse

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev “Summer” is coming to Southern California. Not speaking of one of the four seasons, but something even hotter: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” makes its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and is selling out most of its run through Dec. 17 faster than you can sing Donna Summer’s […] Click to read more »

Broadway Bound “Margaritaville” Is A Tasty Recipe But Not Yet Top Shelf

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev La Jolla Playhouse has become the breeding ground for new and exciting productions.  As pointed out at the opening of its current production of “Escape to Margaritaville,” two current Tony nominees started at La Jolla. So it’s no wonder the spotlight is on La Jolla and not surprising that its […] Click to read more »

“Freaky Friday” is a Freaky Fun Day Any Day

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Well worth an excursion from Los Angeles, or anywhere Broadway musical fans call home, “Freaky Friday” the musical is one of the most upbeat, high energy, image positive shows to come out in a long time. Hopefully its run here is just a step towards Broadway, like La Jolla Playhouse’s “Memphis” which […] Click to read more »

Duncan Sheik Brings His Talents of Music and Musicals to SF’s Yoshi’s by Kevin M. Thomas

You likely have heard the music of Duncan Sheik but maybe didn’t know it. Sure his loyal following is so true that Sheik says he feels comfortable playing a lot of new material in concerts, like the one he is doing at San Francisco’s Yoshi’s on Feb. 8. “At most shows, audiences get annoyed at […] Click to read more »