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Wednesday, August 22,2012
Theater

On and off the stage

10 important developments in San Diego theater

By Martin Jones Westlin
Highlights, lowlights and overhead lights colored local theater over the last 10 years. Here, we look back at some of the work CityBeat covered in its first decade.
Wednesday, August 10,2011
Theater

So long, CityBeat readers

After eight years, I'm exiting the stage

By Martin Jones Westlin
Just as Cygnet has gone full circle, so have I—because this is my final piece as CityBeat’s theater editor, a position I’ve held since 2006.
Wednesday, August 10,2011
Table Scraps

Return to Hot Dog Station

Horton Plaza joint still serves a great wiener

By Martin Jones Westlin
Horton Plaza’s Hot Dog Station, operating from a cute little ground-level send-up of a train engine, is still the city’s monument to that most legendary summertime delicacy and the condiments that define it.
Wednesday, August 3,2011
Theater

Dream girl

Sleeping Beauty Wakes and the rest of this week's theater

By Martin Jones Westlin
Sleeping Beauty Wakes and the rest of this week's theater
Wednesday, July 27,2011
Theater

Learning from the past

San Diego Repertory Theatre has better than perfect vision

By Martin Jones Westlin
B.Slade is absolutely first-rate as Tommy Walker, struck deaf, dumb and blind through a fatal lovers’ quarrel he witnesses, only to reinvent himself as a pinball champion and leader of a messianic cult.
Wednesday, July 20,2011
Theater

Camping out

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and the rest of this week's issue

By Martin Jones Westlin
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, co-creator Joss Whedon’s internet musical sensation from 2008, is an absolute riot, especially in these Comic-Con-crazy times.
Wednesday, July 20,2011
Table Scraps

Shelter from the storm

Wet your whistle and dry your eyes at Neighborhood

By Martin Jones Westlin
Try some of the greatest bar food in the Major Leagues.
Wednesday, July 13,2011
Theater

Fractured fairytale

Peer Gynt, and the rest of this week's theater

By Martin Jones Westlin
You can tell what kind of man a prince is by the steed he rides, says the incorrigible Peer Gynt, title character in La Jolla Playhouse’s current adaptation of the iconic Henrik Ibsen dreamscape.
Wednesday, July 6,2011
Theater

Playing dead

I Want to Live! and the rest of this weeks' theater listings

By Martin Jones Westlin
One of the things that makes I Want to Live! such a cult movie classic is the fact that it’s based on a true story.
Wednesday, June 29,2011
Theater

Roaring 20s

Circle Circle Dot Dot’s inaugural production and the rest of this week's theater

By Martin Jones Westlin
Circle Circle Dot Dot’s inaugural production and the rest of this week's theater
 
 
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