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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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Race out to see ‘Brooklyn the Musical’

“Fate has an agenda all its own and war makes orphans of us all.” By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Cabaret icon Leigh Scarritt –in association with Moxie Theatre- has put together for Brooklyn The Musical. I attended Industry Night to a house filled with thespians who couldn’t have been more enthusiastic. Brooklyn describes […]

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Judaism at Comic-Con

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con is upon us, so we can expect hotels to be booked solid and the trolleys to be filled with an assortment of Jedi, droids, cyborgs, mutants, monsters and aliens. Like most nerds, I was a great fan of fantasy and science fiction in my youth, captivated by the […]

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‘Animal Crackers’ will crack you up

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — On Sundays when I was a kid, local TV stations would show old black and white comedies like the Abbott & Costello, the Little Rascals and of course: […]

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‘Guys and Dolls’ is a night in a wild urban jungle

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Damon Runyon, best known for his short stories filled with shady characters, had a distinctive ear for language, particularly street slang. Guys and Dolls is all about his New York, not the touristy postcard parts like Times Square and Central Park, but midtown in the 1930s. It’s a seedier […]

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Notes from the Fringe, Part 2

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — The 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival has completed its fifth year. Ours isn’t the largest or most famous, but ours is the only bi-national fringe with venues in Tijuana participating. With 500 shows to choose from, no one can see everything. But I can give a few […]

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