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Intrepid Opens ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at Horton Grand

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review In the world of Topher Payne’s “Perfect Arrangement,” it’s 1950. We’re at a cocktail party on one side of the Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) duplex supposedly inhabited by Bob and Millie Martindale (John DeCarlo and Laura Bohlin). Jim and Norma Baxter (Joshua Jones and Jennifer Paredes) supposedly live in the other […]

What most becomes a legend

By Charlene Baldridge

In 1985, a young writer named Patricia Ward went to the Smithsonian with a documentary film she’d written. It concerned author Herman Melville, in whom she had such an avid interest that it appeared the continued study of his life and works would be her future.

All that changed when Ward met her film’s host, a man who took over her life. He was kind and attractive and persuaded her to move to Los Angeles to help him write his memoirs. He happened to be the legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly.

Learning from the past

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater Review | No Comments

By David Dixon Politics and sexuality are two timely subjects in 2017. That makes this an ideal year for Intrepid Theatre’s production of the 2016 comedy-drama, “Perfect Arrangement.” Taking place in 1950, the story follows two U.S. State Department employees, Bob Martindale (John DeCarlo) and Norma Baxter (Jennifer Paredes).

Downtown Calendar — January 2017

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ FRIDAY, JAN. 6 It’s everyone’s favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story. Take a musical journey with San Diego Junior Theatre through the streets of Skid Row to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a […]

Get your gator on

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features | No Comments

Early bird tickets on sale for annual festival By Wendy Lemlin The second weekend in May might seem like a long time away, but planning for the 16th annual Gator by the Bay festival has been going on now for months, and headliners have recently been announced. The good news is, discounted advance tickets are […]

A subjective look back at San Diego theater in 2016

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater Review | No Comments

By Charlene Baldridge Theater critics are usually given complimentary tickets for a performance near the opening of each production. A ticket to see another performance is ordinarily at the critic’s expense. The Dec. 21 deluge did not matter. I had purchased a ticket to see ion theatre’s “The Normal Heart” again before it closed and […]