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  • On Theater: Kids, parents would be lucky to see 'Duck'

    Somewhere "up there" Hans Christian Andersen probably is looking down at South Coast Repertory's latest Theater for Young Audiences production and musing, "This seems vaguely familiar." The show in question is "Lucky Duck," a satirical treatise on...
  • Maurice Sendak, Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Dies at 83

    Maurice Sendak, Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Dies at 83
    Maurice Sendak, author of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," has died, a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Publishers said Tuesday. He was 83. Sendak illustrated nearly 100 books during a 60-year career, winning dozens of accolades as...
  • 2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season

    2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season
    If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
  • Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10

    Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10
    The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
  • Beyond Cophenhagen lies fairy tale Denmark

    Beyond Cophenhagen lies fairy tale Denmark
    Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis and the main attraction in Denmark. But a trip here isn't complete without a swing through the cute Danish countryside. In less than two hours, you can time-travel from modern Copenhagen to a 10th-century Viking ship,...
  • La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting

    La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting
    The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...
  • Christopher Ashley discusses Asian American backlash at La Jolla

    Christopher Ashley discusses Asian American backlash at La Jolla
    Christopher Ashley, the artistic director the La Jolla Playhouse, said Wednesday that he had not anticipated the level of negative feedback the company has received from members of the Asian American community regarding its multicultural casting of "The...
  • Asian American theater leaders react to 'Nightingale' controversy

    Asian American theater leaders react to 'Nightingale' controversy
    "The Nightingale," a new musical being presented at the La Jolla Playhouse, has drawn sharp criticism in recent days for the relative lack of Asian American actors in a work set in ancient China.  The creative team behind the musical, based on the Hans...
  • Critic's Notebook: real world concerns about a fantasy 'Nightingale'

    Critic's Notebook: real world concerns about a fantasy 'Nightingale'
    Are we really living in a post-racial world? It seems like we’re back in the 1990s, when all hell broke loose on Broadway after the British star Jonathan Pryce was cast as the Eurasian lead in “Miss Saigon.” The “multicultural&...
  • Kayaking around Crete

    Kayaking around Crete
    I'm standing on a slice of paradise in Crete. The sun is burning down out of a blue sky, the sandy beach beneath my feet is stretching to crystal-clear sea, but terror is numbing my senses. Kayak instructor Russ is explaining that we're going to capsize...
  • New Evidence That Annual Mammograms May be Overkill

    If you're still upset about last fall's recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women begin getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer at age 50 instead of 40 - and to get them every other year instead of annually - a new...
  • 'Once on This Island' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

    'Once on This Island' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse
    Vivacious, exotic and scored to a calypso-reggae beat, "Once on This Island" is a Caribbean cruise of a musical that offers audiences an abundance of pleasantly superficial diversions and sunny ports of call. That Reprise Theatre Company's revival often...