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Theater Notebook: Felder announces new time Sarnos honored

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Hershey Felder, the playwright-actor-pianist who has introduced nine first filmed and livecast theater shows from Italy in excess of the earlier 16 months has announced a new period of “Live from Florence” that went on sale this 7 days.

The all-primary biographical performs with tunes will be co-presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre, but aspects can be observed at hersheyfelder.internet.

“Dante in Florence”: The authentic-life love tale amongst 14th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri and his muse, filmed in Florence. Nov. 28

“Mozart in Vienna: Viennese composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s daily life and audio when he was composing “The Relationship of Figaro.” Jan. 9

“Verdi’s Macbeth”: A new ghost tale offered on the 175th anniversary of the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Macbeth” in Florence’s Teatro della Pergola. March 14

“Rossini: Pesaro and Rome”: The daily life and new music of Italian opera composer Gioachino Rossini filmed in his hometown of Pesaro and in Rome. April 24

“The Assembly”: Filmed at San Diego College of Inventive and accomplishing Arts, this new perform is influenced by the college lectures held for a lot of a long time by the late Eva Libitzky of Florida, who survived the Holocaust in Poland. Might 29

“Chopin in Paris”: Felder will make a new edition of his “Monsieur Chopin” solo enjoy that will be filmed in Paris, Vienna and Warsaw. Aug. 7

“The Ridiculous Widow”: The tale of Mose de Leon, the 13th century Spanish rabbi who created the mystical Kabbalah custom. It will be filmed in the walled metropolis of Avila, Spain. Sept. 18, 2022

“Liszt and Wagner in Venice”: The true tale of the brittle marriage among 19th century composers Franz Liszt of Hungary and Richard Wagner of Germany. Oct. 30, 2022

Julie and Jay Sarno

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Sarnos honored as arts champions

Longtime theater philanthropists Jay and Julie Sarno of Carlsbad have been honored Aug. 29 as San Diego “Champions for the Arts” at a gala hosted Aug. 29 by North Coast Repertory Theatre at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

The Sarnos support 11 San Diego County theaters by subscriptions and Jay Sarno has served supply board education and complex assist to theaters countywide. In 2016, Actors Fairness gave Jay the “Lucy Jordan Award” for his attempts to guidance actors’ life. Julie Sarno was honored in 2012 as a “Woman of Dedication” for serving as chair at many organizations’ fundraising galas. She also chairs the once-a-year San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards. The Sarnos have also been honored by the North County Philanthropy Council for their devotion to North Coast Rep, where by Jay has served for 24 several years on the board of directors and Julie worked for quite a few years as the company’s director of progress.

Moonlight cancels two performances

Moonlight Phase Productions in Vista was pressured to cancel two performances of “A Refrain Line” on Aug. 27 and 28 immediately after it reported on-line that some members of its fully-vaccinated cast were being uncovered to COVID-19. In an abundance of warning, the business determined to terminate those two exhibits and identified as all of the ticket-holders to present seats for substitute demonstrate dates or a refund. “A Refrain Line” proceeds as a result of Sept. 5. For facts take a look at

The OB Playhouse & Theatre Company production of "The Rocky Horror Show" has been extended through Oct. 30.

The OB Playhouse & Theatre Enterprise creation of “The Rocky Horror Show” has been extended as a result of Oct. 30.

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‘Rocky Horror’ extends run

OB Playhouse and Theatre Company’s summer season operate of “The Rocky Horror Show” has been extended by two months.

The grownup-themed sci-fi sexual parody musical, directed and choreographed by Michael Mizerany with musical direction by Kirk Valles, will engage in at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, via Oct. 30, at 4944 Newport Ave., Suite D., in Ocean Seashore.

All ticket consumers are essential to deliver proof of vaccination or a unfavorable COVID-19 examination, and all ought to don a confront mask for the duration of the functionality. For particulars, visit

Rey Lucas in the film "Anonymous Biography: The Arguments of Juan Jose Saer."

Rey Lucas in the movie “Anonymous Biography: The Arguments of Juan Jose Saer.”

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Outdated Globe launches ‘Anonymous Biography’ film

On Monday, the Old World launched a no cost streaming production of Argentinian playwright Juan José Saer’s new enjoy “Anonymous Biography: The Arguments of Juan José Saer.” Both of those English- and Spanish-language variations of the 5-aspect electronic creation are now readily available for viewing through Oct. 31 on the Globe’s YouTube channel.

“Anonymous Biography” provides actor Rey Lucas performing a collection of Saer figures “whose different perceptions, insights and emotions come alongside one another to illuminate the human experience that connects us all.” The venture was directed by Johanna McKeon and filmed and edited by Joshua “Lucky” Peters. Check out

SDMT to current ‘Rent’

San Diego Musical Theatre will present a manufacturing of Jonathan Larson’s “Rent,” that includes performers in the company’s pre-professional teaching business. Courtney Corey directs and choreographs the output featuring actors ages 15 to 21.

Performances will be offered from Oct. 1 via 17 at the company’s SDMT Stage building in Kearny Mesa. Tickets are $25 to $30. Ticket prospective buyers have to current evidence of vaccination or final results of a unfavorable COVID-19 PCR exam taken in just 72 several hours of the effectiveness. Masks are required for all patrons. For aspects, visit

Kragen writes about theater for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at [email protected]

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