It’s a musical fall in San Diego’s theater lineup, and big names are the big news. From a whimsical Broadway favorite to a melancholy reflection of American history to giant robots and contemporary indie rock music, these productions offer a theatre experience for just about every theatregoer’s taste.
That is the inadvertent question asked by the latest La Jolla Playhouse production, Hands on a Hardbody. Based on a 1997 documentary about a group of Texans vying to outlast each other by placing one gloved hand on brand new Nissan truck in hopes of driving off with it, this new American musical engages the audience to ask themselves these questions: What you are willing to do for your dream?
We all watched Sesame Street, right? I grew up watching puppets solve problems, teach new letters and numbers, and singing songs about friendship, sharing and feelings. Avenue Q is a lot like Sesame Street, except puppets solve much more adult problems, learn about racism, and sing songs about the dark side of the internet. And […]