Peter Pan revives ‘My Fair Lady’

By David Moye

The 90 children currently rehearsing for the Peter Pan Junior Theater’s upcoming production of “My Fair Lady” not only have to learn their lines and choreography, but, in some cases, how to dress themselves.

“Many of today’s fashions don’t use buttons or snaps like they did when the play is set. They need to learn how to use buttons and snaps,” is how the show’s director, Dr. Mark Arapostathis, a teacher at La Mesa Arts Academy (LMAAC) and the mayor of La Mesa, explained it with good-natured exasperation. “We’re teaching them how to tie their own shoes.”

A live Halloween treat

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By David Dixon

One of the few venues in San Diego County currently providing a Halloween-themed play is Lamplighter’s Community Theatre, where theatregoers can watch a new version of the popular horror drama, “The Bad Seed” through Nov. 20.

Based on the 1954 novel and later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated movie, a homemaker Christine Penmark (Melanie Williams), believes that her daughter, Rhoda (Catherine Singer) is a smart and caring child. After a tragic drowning near Rhoda’s school, Christine starts to realize that her kid is a dangerous murderer.

Phileas Fogg travels to San Diego

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater | No Comments

by David Dixon San Diegans, who want to travel to different continents without leaving the county, will now be able to at Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre. Members of the 3rd Annual Summer Conservatory Program are presenting an adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days” called “80 Days! A New Musical.”