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Theater Review: "The Music Man"

The cast of "The Music Man" at the Welk Resort, Escondido.

I’ll grant that “Oklahoma!” is a pretty good opening song for a musical, but for my money “Rock Island” from “The Music Man” may be the best opener ever written – and also has best last line. 

Theater Review: “Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”

Plays Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm

Memory can be a bitch. Sometimes self-deception makes life easier to take. Just ask any member of the Disciples of James Dean fan club in fictional McCarthy, Texas.

It’s 1975, and the Disciples (who still haven’t forgotten when “Giant” was filmed in neighboring Marfa) are preparing for a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Dean’s sudden and violent demise in a car crash. 

Theater Review: "Heathers: The Musical"

Veronica soon realizes that being in favor with the Heathers involves sacrifices to her integrity, just as being on the outs will cost her socially.

I don’t remember high school especially fondly, but not in my wildest nightmares was it anything like the depiction of Westerberg High School in “Heathers: The Musical.”

This isn’t your sweet little show about those good ol’ high school days.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Cinco de Mayo in Hillcrest

Cinco de Mayo at Uptown Tavern

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. This Mexican holiday, popular both south and north of the border, falls on a Friday this year, hence promising to be quite lively indeed. 

That being the case, here’s a quick run-down of some of the festive fiestas happening here in Hillcrest: