Inside the Circus Vargas Big Top

You’ve probably seen the blue & yellow Circus Vargas tent. You may have even seen the show. But you probably don’t know everything that goes on underneath the Big Top. I got a chance to go behind-the-scenes for California Life, to find out what it takes to take this show on the road!


Exploring Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort

It’s a celebration of friendship… and beyond!

In my story below for California Life, I take you to the Disneyland Resort for a look at some of the things you can experience during Pixar Fest.

Check it out – the celebration continues through September 3rd!

More Behind the Scenes of “Beauty and the Beast”

More from behind-the-scenes of Disney Cruise Line’s new stage adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” aboard the Disney Dream! This is the piece I put together for BroadwayWorld, featuring writer Sara Wordsworth, resident chreographer Justin Peebles, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, scenic designer Jason Sherwood and puppet designer Jeff Conover (and of course, all of the many talented cast members!)

“Phantom” Sequel Comes to San Diego

The sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, is playing March 27-April 1 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Check out my sneak peek below and for show times and ticket information, visit


Bringing the Enchanted Objects to Life in “Beauty and the Beast” aboard the Disney Dream

One of the most spectacular things about Disney Cruise Line‘s new stage adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” is how the Enchanted Objects are brought to life through puppetry. Check it out in my story below!

Meet Some of the Talented Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal”

Cirque du Soleil will be skating into the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego March 21-25, with a brand new ice experience! I got a chance to talk to a couple of the talented artists behind “Crystal.” Check out my story below, now airing on California Life.

For show times and ticket information for “Crystal,” visit

New Stage Adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” Sets Sail Aboard the Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line produces the most SPECTACULAR musicals for its ships. I had the incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes of their latest production – “Beauty and the Beast” – aboard the Disney Dream and talk to the cast and creative team. Here’s ONE of my stories, airing this week on California Life with Heather Dawson!