Theatre

  • 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...

  • UCSD Theatre/Dance Dept. to stage four enticing works

    UCSD Theatre/Dance Dept. to stage four enticing works

    The UC San Diego Theater & Dance Department is rated with the likes of Yale and New York University. Many of its graduates have become successful in the entertainment business: playwright alum Rachel Axler, for example, has won four Emmys for TV comedy writing, while actor Danny Burstein has been...

  • 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...

  • LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    The 1976 comedy film version of “Freaky Friday” was nominated for three Golden Globes — for Best Actresses Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, and Best Original Song.  All the music, humor, fantasy and family film elements that made it a favorite are captured onstage in La Jolla Playhouse’s production...

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