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Holiday classic strikes universal themes

“Some people think Ebenezer Scrooge is [Jewish] Well, he’s not. But guess who is: all Three Stooges.”                                                                     -Adam Sandler By Eric […]

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What if Anne Frank had survived?

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — In my review of “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Moxie Theatre, I mentioned a boy who broke down in tears after the show. Probably, he didn’t know that Anne and Peter didn’t survive the war and, as a child about the same age, this made him […]

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‘Anne Frank’ wins and breaks our hearts

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO–“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank In 1942, after being denied visas to the United States, the Frank family went into hiding in the Secret Annex, a tight, dingy storage attic above the pickling factory that Otto […]

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Give ‘Hand to God’ a high five

What has being good ever gotten me? By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — My first forays into theatre were through puppetry. Equipped with crocheted animal puppets, poster board, colored pencils and a record player, I put on shows for my indulgent family. So I was stoked to see Hand to God play at the […]

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Georgia McBride brings it on

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — A gig’s a gig. At least that’s what folks in showbiz say when we accept a job that’s not our first choice. But just what are we willing to do when our stomach’s grumbling and the landlord’s knocking? Lance Carter sets the tone as Eddie, the melancholy MC at […]

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Explore a theatrical path less trodden

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Theatre lovers in San Diego know how fortunate we are to live here in such a rich and varied cultural landscape. So much more than a Navy town on the border, San Diego County is home to ten equity theatre companies, an opera with its own orchestra, three […]

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Cry Hallelujah at ‘Smoke on the Mountain’

We are all junebugs in this life, hitting screen doors and drowning in the refreshments. By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Follow a lonely country road –past a pickle factory- and you’ll come to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Brian Mackey, as the Bible toting Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe, greets us with welcoming smiles and warm handshakes. […]

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Benny & Joon sing unusual tune

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO –The typical musical centers around the relationship of two paramours with all other relationships revolving around them. So focusing on a brother and sister with their love interests playing second fiddle is what sets Benny & Joon apart. Benny is a real mensh. He works hard at the garage […]

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Cygnet shines a ray of hope in a very dark place

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — According to the Law of Conservation of Energy, energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It simply changes form. For example, as the sun warms the earth the seeds convert thermal energy into chemical energy stored in fruit. We consume these carbohydrates to give us the energy to tend […]

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Tomfoolery still rings true

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — When I was first introduced to the Tom Lehrer canon as an early teen, I didn’t quite get all of the references. But I was definitely tickled by his wry wit and biting sarcasm. His compositions are largely reminiscent of great American show tunes while his lyrics poke […]

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Hamlet is a dram that we drink to the dregs

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Elsinore Castle, Denmark: A giant suit of armor fit for Goliath stands in silent sentry when a dashing Hamlet slips a note into the gauntlet like a prayer at the Western Wall. I’d seen Hamlet before, but Grantham Coleman’s portrayal is now my favorite. He charms with his […]

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These little lights of ours: Notes from the Unity Vigil

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Sunday night, the organizations Indivisible, Together We Will and the Interfaith Council organized a Unity Vigil in response to the White Supremacist rally in Charlotteville, Virginia. One woman, Hether Heyer was murdered and nineteen others were injured by a terrorist who rammed his car into a crowd of […]

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OpEd: Tonight Let’s light candles in the darkness

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — “Jews will not replace us!” This was one of the slogans chanted by the Alt-Right in Charlottesville, VA yesterday. A more diverse group gathered in opposition to the blend of Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists at Emancipation Park. (As far as I can tell, the only difference between them […]

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‘Evita’ doesn’t tell the whole story

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Welcome to Argentina, 1952. Humble laborers meander into a Spanish colonial church representing the country in microcosm. Argentina is a developing nation of backbreaking labor and wealthy elites. When the news breaks that their beloved first lady, Eva Perón has succumbed to cancer, the people cry out for […]

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