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Star Theatre takes on Sondheim

Star Theatre takes on Sondheim

OCEANSIDE — American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim is known for creating demanding musicals and “Into the Woods” is no exception.

‘Fools’ hopes to bring laughs for all ages at STAR Theatre

‘Fools’ hopes to bring laughs for all ages at STAR Theatre

OCEANSIDE — Katie Betian has been attending stage performances since she was 3 years old.

‘The Odd Couple’ moves in at NC Rep

‘The Odd Couple’ moves in at NC Rep

SOLANA BEACH — Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” — go ahead, try not to hum the theme song to the ‘70s sitcom of the same name — or think of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau bickering in the 1968 big screen adaptation, if you’re old enough, that is.

North Coast Rep’s ‘Time’ puts up the good fight

North Coast Rep’s ‘Time’ puts up the good fight

SOLANA BEACH — Time passes quickly in the emotionally taut drama, “Time Stands Still,” now onstage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre.

Play hopes to inspire dialogue on mental health

Play hopes to inspire dialogue on mental health

OCEANSIDE — Collaborating with a local mental health services nonprofit, the Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) strives to inspire a discussion of mental health issues within the community with its first play of the season, “The Boys Next Door,” which opens Feb. 23.

New Village Arts’ production seeks to find its way ‘home’

New Village Arts’ production seeks to find its way ‘home’

CARLSBAD — The Trip to Bountiful playing now at The New Village Arts Theatre stars Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson as Carrie Watts, a role that earned Geraldine Page an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1985.

Stage set for local playwright’s account of former first lady

Stage set for local playwright’s account of former first lady

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Michelle Obama is a popular First Lady with a recent Gallup Poll giving her a 73 percent approval rating. Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Todd Lincoln also figure prominently in American history.

Review: ‘Educating Rita’ stands a little too firmly on sociological soapbox

Review: ‘Educating Rita’ stands a little too firmly on sociological soapbox

SOLANA BEACH — The entire play takes place in one location: a cluttered office space filled with books, a desk, a couple of chairs, a filing cabinet, a lamp, a fireplace, and two Gothic-style windows.