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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'The Phantom' Returns, And So Does Tommy Wiseau

March 30
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some theatrical and pop culture reunions, as well as an evening of meditative noise.

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'Beachtown' Enlists Audience For Live Civics Lesson

March 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

City Hall watchers will tell you they see plenty of the same faces and empty seats at most public meetings. Now there's a play that takes pointed aim at that very situation.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Skates, Pom-Poms And One 'Gorgeous' Kid

March 23
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend meshes sports and arts with an ice skating-themed circus performance and a musical about cheerleaders.

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Sixth Annual DNA New Works Project Kicks Off Thursday

March 22
By Beth Accomando

For the sixth year, La Jolla Playhouse serves up its DNA New Works Project, part of its new play development initiative. They will hold readings of four new works beginning Thursday.

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San Diego Opera Journeys Down River With 'Florencia En El Amazonas'

March 16
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera opens the Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired "Florencia en el Amazonas" this weekend. Go behind the scenes to find out what role a conductor plays in bringing an opera to life.

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The Challenges Behind Staging San Diego Opera's 'Turandot'

Feb. 26
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Any opera is a challenge to produce. But the director of San Diego Opera’s "Turandot" had to cope with a heroine she didn’t initially understand as well as sets and costumes coming from two other productions. Find out how all these elements came together to make a beautiful show.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Cultural Celebrations And Songs About Love

Feb. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings celebrations of black history and Mexican art, plus a former San Diego musician returns.

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Craig Noel Awards Honor San Diego Theater

Feb. 13
By Nina Garin

Every year San Diego's theater critics award the best plays and musicals that were performed on San Diego stages, and this year's big winners include "In the Heights" and "The Ballad of Emmett Till."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Moxie, Miranda And Being Bold

Feb. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a YouTube sensation, Greek heroines and a presentation of "Bold" dances.

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'The Cake,' By 'This Is Us' Writer, Producer, Comes to La Jolla Playhouse

Feb. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A play running at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by a case that is now being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Cake" is about the controversy surrounding a baker’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Super Bowl Alternatives

Feb. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It’s Super Bowl weekend, but what if you're not watching the game? Here are some options for other activities happening Sunday.

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Herbert Siguenza Brings Magic-Realism Classic 'Cloud Tectonics' To Life At New Village Arts

Jan. 29
By Michael Lipkin

"Cloud Tectonics" runs through Feb. 25 at New Village Arts in Carlsbad. It is a story of two brothers falling in love with the same woman. The play is about how love can stop and prolong time.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Music And Magical Realism

Jan. 26
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some high-profile musicians, plus a dose of magical realism.

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Young Playwrights' Work Takes Center Stage At The Old Globe

Jan. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The best student playwrights in California are getting the chance to see their work come to life at The Old Globe.

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'Vietgone' Tells Story Of Playwright's Parents Falling In Love At A Refugee Camp

Jan. 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

In "Vietgone," playwright Qui Nguyen tells the story of how his parents fled Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War and fell in love at a refugee camp in Arkansas.