Playhouse hosts two events to promote new musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes

La Jolla Playhouse will host two special events to celebrate the new musical “Sleeping Beauty Wakes” (extended through Aug. 28) — the return of Foodie Friday at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 and a chance for loved ones to spend time together at the theater during Family Weekend Aug. 19–21.

Foodie Fridays is a pre-show series featuring San Diego’s hottest new trend – food trucks! Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes a complimentary microbrew tasting and access to San Diego’s hottest food trucks.

The Aug. 12 pre-show party will feature a complimentary microbrew tasting by Stone Brewing Company (for patrons 21 and over), plus food trucks Chop Soo-ey, Devilicious (making its national debut on “The Great Food Truck Race, Season 2 on Aug. 14) and Corner Cupcakes, servaing up gourmet barbeque fare, twisted comfort food and delicious cupcakes (Cost of food is not included in the ticket price). Tickets start at $40. For more information, visit


From Aug. 19–21, families who buy a ticket to the musical can get a second ticket for half-price. To participate in this offer, theatergoers can use the promo code FAM2368 when buying tickets online at or through the Box Office

(858) 550-1010

  1. Up to 4 tickets per patron. Offer is available for Area 1 only.

In Sleeping Beauty Wakes, a young woman is brought to a sleep disorder clinic, and soon all the patients find themselves sharing her dreams. The show reunites two members of the acclaimed rock trio GrooveLily – Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda – with Tony Award-winning librettist Rachel Sheinkin, who last collaborated on the inventive holiday tale Striking 12. With beguiling characters, hypnotic lyrics, and a rocking score, Sleeping Beauty Wakes delves into the magical space between dreaming and waking in this delightful adaptation of a classic tale.