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THEATER REVIEW:“Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson”

If you’re a troglodyte like me and have no idea who Harry Nilsson was, worry not. Just get yourself a ticket to the world premiere of “Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson” and you’ll be back with the cognoscenti in no time. (Hint: the answer is “songwriter.”) This engaging show (running through June 21…

THEATER REVIEW: “The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode”

ENLARGE The cast Diversionary Theatre’s Cabaret Series offers a return engagement from 2012, Jamie Morris’ “The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode.” Directed and choreographed by Christopher Kenney, it plays through April 19. Based on the eponymous TV show (one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s), which was itself a spinoff of the sitcom…

THEATER REVIEW: “Steal Heaven” at San Diego Rep

ENLARGE Photo credit: Daren Scott Summer Spiro and Herbert Siguenza star in “Steal Heaven” at San Diego Rep. Nobody told me in Sunday school that if I became a good political activist, I’d be greeted at the Pearly Gates by Abbie Hoffman. But that’s what happens to Trish Lazaro (Summer Spiro), “accidentally” shot dead by…

THEATER REVIEW: “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame”

The set looks like it’s going to spill over into the audience. The playing area is flanked by statues and decorated with gargoyles, with a large rose stained glass window at rear center. Stalls at the back hold the local chorus SACRA/PROFANA, providing splendid musical accompaniment, and the cathedral’s six enormous bells are lowered, raised…

THEATER REVIEW: “Jersey Boys” touring show

ENLARGE From left, Adam Zelasko, Hayden Milanes, Quinn VanAntwerp and Nicolas Dromard in “Jersey Boys.” Rick Elice said it well: “A good musical can make you thank God for the day you were born.” I’m not sure whether Elice (co-writer of the book for “Jersey Boys”) was referring to his (and Marshall Brickman’s) own musical,…

THEATER REVIEW: “Into The Woods” at The Old Globe

Those poor old fairy tales have been re-imagined so many times it’s a wonder we still recognize them. Now The Old Globe, where the Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim favorite “Into The Woods” originated in 1986, brings us a “re-imagined” version from New York’s Fiasco Theater. This version replaces the orchestra with an old piano (played by…