James Hebert

Writer

James Hebert is the U-T's theater critic, and has covered the San Diego arts scene for more than two decades. He earned his master's degree at Columbia University in New York and worked as a magazine editor in Boston before joining the U-T. Hebert's awards include a national arts-writing prize from the Society for Features Journalism (for a profile of the choreographer Twyla Tharp), and some two dozen local and regional journalism honors; his work also has been republished in two college writing textbooks. In 2009, Hebert served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Recent Articles

  • Curtain call: December performing arts calendar

    Curtain call: December performing arts calendar

    December performing arts performances Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Into the Woods and The Great Russian Nutcracker.

  • Curtain call: November performing arts performances

    Curtain call: November performing arts performances

    Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including Miracle on 34 th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play, Romeo and Juliet, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical and Cabaret. 11.3-12.24: The Secret Garden  An evergreen musical if there ever was one, "Garden" centers on a young girl who discovers...

  • 'Hamilton' tickets about to go on sale for San Diego performances

    'Hamilton' tickets about to go on sale for San Diego performances

    Hamilton fans, here comes your shot. The smash-hit Broadway musical's touring presenter has just announced that tickets to the show's much-anticipated Jan. 6-28 engagement at the San Diego Civic Theatre will go on sale next week. There are several important dates to keep in mind: First, Oct. 26...

  • Playhouse's WoW Festival goes urban for its third edition

    Playhouse's WoW Festival goes urban for its third edition

    Site-specific performance, immersive drama, interactive art: It's tough to find one label that fits the riot of creativity that is  La Jolla  Playhouse's Without Walls Festival. But new festival director Meiyin Wang thinks she might have a word for it. "I just call it theater," says Wang. "In all...

  • Curtain call: October performing arts performances

    Curtain call: October performing arts performances

    Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including Swan Lake, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Las Migas and Globe for All . 10.6-11.19: Smoke on the Mountain  Down-home and up-tempo and folksy all over: Lamb's dusts off this much-revived musical about the fictional Sanders Family Singers,...

  • Setting sights on Broadway

    Setting sights on Broadway

    Some of Edred Utomi's fondest memories of growing up revolve around two musicals: "The Sound of Music," and the South African-made "Ipi Ntombi," a huge favorite of his dad's. Long before he dreamed of being an actor himself, Utomi, a son of Nigerian immigrants, absorbed the sights and sounds of...

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