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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.”

Funny life lessons at North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Posted: June 24th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories | No Comments

by David Dixon

Lamplighter’s Community Theatre is staging several comedies this year that do not shy away from serious themes. “Chapter Two,” “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” and the summer production of “The Dixie Swim Club” tug at the heartstrings while still featuring witty humor.

“The Dixie Swim Club” centers around five Southern women who met when they were members of a college swim team. After graduation, the confidants continue to catch up with each other every August at a beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

They talk about everything from men to work. As 33 years pass, their bond continues to deepen.