Theatre

  • La Jolla Playhouse sponsors middle-schoolers

    La Jolla Playhouse sponsors middle-schoolers

    Middle-schoolers in San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) will have a rare opportunity to express themselves through the JumpStart Theatre Program, sponsored by La Jolla Playhouse. The Playhouse was selected by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) to be one of two regional theaters to...

  • CANCER DANCER: La Jolla oncologist cuts rugs with her patient

    CANCER DANCER: La Jolla oncologist cuts rugs with her patient

    When most people age out of their childhood dreams, that’s it, they’re gone. But Dr. Irene May-Ling Hutchins hit upon a loophole. An oncology and hematology fellow at Scripps Green Hospital, she now ballroom-dances, just like she did before medical school, as a feature act at cancer fundraisers.

  • North Coast Rep Theatre explores 'This Random World'

    North Coast Rep Theatre explores 'This Random World'

    THEATER PREVIEW: Playwright Steven Dietz's "This Random World" (having its West Coast premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach this weekend) examines how different life today is from the days most Baby Boomers knew growing up. NCRT artistic director David Ellenstein, who has worked...

  • Developing flipper consciousness at UCSD Calit2's 'Ideas Performances' in La Jolla, and other shows in 2018

    Developing flipper consciousness at UCSD Calit2's 'Ideas Performances' in La Jolla, and other shows in 2018

    Do you have "flipper consciousness?" The dolphins, whales and porpoises (cetaceans) that swim off La Jolla do. They navigate the seas with their flippers just like we navigate the land with our hands, arms and legs. UC San Diego Dance Theatre MFA student Aurora Lagattuta, an advocate of inter-species...

  • 5 shows on the UC San Diego theater marquee for Winter Quarter season in La Jolla

    5 shows on the UC San Diego theater marquee for Winter Quarter season in La Jolla

    Performing Arts Preview: The UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance will present the African-American experience masterpiece "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, as the curtain rises on its Winter Quarter Season. Following this drama, the UCSD department will stage the Shakespearean...

  • JCompany stages Les Misérables, Jan. 13-28: Eight La Jollans among the cast

    JCompany stages Les Misérables, Jan. 13-28: Eight La Jollans among the cast

    Do you hear the people sing? You will! Les Misérables — a production that has stood the test of time from its origins as a 1800s epic novel to hundreds of staged productions all the way to a 2012 start-studded feature film — gets a “politically engaging” twist in the JCompany Youth Theater incarnation,...

  • Stand-out acts fill January bill

    Stand-out acts fill January bill

    If you’re interested in experiencing cutting-edge music, dance and performance art from all over the globe, you should get to know ArtPower, a sparkling gem in the crown of UC San Diego. And this month would be a great time to start. Kicking things off Jan. 17 is one of Europe’s hottest touring...

  • Girls rule at 33rd Playwrights Project festival

    Girls rule at 33rd Playwrights Project festival

    Founded in 1985, Playwrights Project (PP) has been nurturing writers, especially young ones, ever since. For over three decades it has sponsored the Young Playwrights Contest, offering California students, ages 10-18, a chance to win professional productions of their plays at an annual festival...

  • San Diego Premiere! North Coast stages Jules Verne’s ‘Around The World In 80 Days’

    San Diego Premiere! North Coast stages Jules Verne’s ‘Around The World In 80 Days’

    The idea of going “Around The World In 80 Days” has intrigued audiences since the 1956 film starring David Niven and Shirley MacLaine. In film, book and the theater, it’s a story full of laughs for everyone. In the North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT) production, opening Jan. 13, Omri Schein joins...

  • Holiday Events Guide: Lots of Christmas cheer coming to La Jolla and San Diego County

    Holiday Events Guide: Lots of Christmas cheer coming to La Jolla and San Diego County

    From free film screenings to illuminated winter wonderlands and holiday choir classics, the month of December is booked full of seasonal celebrations and appearances by Santa Claus. Here is a rundown of the many events planned in La Jolla and San Diego County: Holiday events in La Jolla • To pick...

  • Dance into spring with La Jolla Music Society, March 18 and April 8

    Dance into spring with La Jolla Music Society, March 18 and April 8

    La Jolla Music Society traces its roots back to 1941, when Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, originally founded the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla. Over the years, the organization has grown and prospered, adding dance to their offerings a decade ago. This spring’s...

  • Former La Jollan is stepping out in ‘Kinky Boots’ — smash Broadway musical coming to San Diego

    Former La Jollan is stepping out in ‘Kinky Boots’ — smash Broadway musical coming to San Diego

    “Kinky Boots,” first a hit British movie and then a hit Broadway musical, is making a return visit to San Diego as part of its long-running national tour. Based on the 2005 film, which was inspired by a true story, “Kinky Boots” is about a man who inherits a failing shoe factory and ends up forming...

  • Old Globe Theatre's 'The Blameless' explores moving past tragedy

    Old Globe Theatre's 'The Blameless' explores moving past tragedy

    It’s unlikely to get through life without experiencing bad times. “The Blameless” acknowledges such and takes a look at the happy, close-knit Garcia family striving to overcome a tragic act of violence. Written by Nick Gandiello and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the play has its world premiere...

  • LET’S REVIEW: ‘The Illusion’ is fantastic fun at North Coast Rep Theatre

    LET’S REVIEW: ‘The Illusion’ is fantastic fun at North Coast Rep Theatre

    Imagine you are aging, have lost contact with your only son, and yearn to see him once more. That’s where we find Pridamant (John Herzog), who, desperate to locate his long-lost Clindor (Michael Polak), visits a sorceress (Kandis Chappell) hoping she’ll use her magic to find him in “The Illusion,”...

  • La Jolla High to stage ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

    La Jolla High to stage ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

    “Little Shop of Horrors” — the musical that helped usher in the era of “new age weird musicals” that includes “The Rocky Horror Show” (1975), “Hair” (1968) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1970) — is La Jolla High School’s spring musical, onstage March 10-11 and 17-18 at Parker Auditorium. The story...

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