Review: Jekyll & Hyde offers haunting show for theater lovers

The Victorian gothic pop opera, “Jekyll & Hyde,” presented by Fine Arts Network and directed by Joseph Arreola, opened Friday night in the Old Town Temecula Community Theater to a small but appreciative audience. Paul Kehler, playing the dual and dueling role alongside Ashley Taft as Emma Carew, and Cherie Kehler as Lucy, presented a […]

‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ a satisfying evening of entertainment

‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ a satisfying evening of entertainment

The much-loved true story of the time and motion study expert, Frank Gilbreth, has charmed generations since the 1948 release of the autobiographical book written by two of his children. “Cheaper by the Dozen” has been adapted as a play, a musical and several screenplays and recently Temecula Valley Players presented the family friendly play […]

‘December Songs’ enthralls audience

Barn Stage Company presented an appreciative audience with the vocal stylings of the incredibly talented Errolyn Healy accompanied by crooner Cris O’Bryon on piano and Elisabeth Brown on cello on a chilly December evening in Old Town Temecula. Ticket proceeds for the sold-out house were a fundraiser for the production company’s exciting upcoming season. J […]

Reviewing Shrek, The Musical at Act One

Act One Community Theater’s “Shrek, The Musical,” demonstrated this local company’s abilities to present the award-winning show whose message is “beauty is in the eye of the ogre,” during its Nov. 6 presentation. From the colorfully costumed Fairy Tale Creatures to Pinocchio and the funny Hunter Axton’s nose that grows, both children and adults enjoyed […]

‘Seussical, the Musical’ succeeds on all levels

‘Seussical, the Musical’ succeeds on all levels

Introducing children of all ages to live theater can be a tricky undertaking, but recently Fine Arts Network succeeded with its production of “Seussical, the Musical.” With a fairly large cast, colorful costumes, and a lively set, the company put their best dancing feet and rhyming songs forward in a show that’s become an audience […]

Chaparral High School presents Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

The Neil Simon play, “Rumors,” asks a question of its cast, can you sincerely deliver witty, snappy dialog laced with dry humor wearing the self-absorbed mantle of characters caught up in their own frenzied lunacy and sell it to an audience in an enjoyable package? The ensemble of Chaparral High School’s Actor’s Troupe, directed by […]