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'The White Snake' Conjures Up Some Magic At The Old Globe

April 10
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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"The White Snake" (continuing through April 26 at the Old Globe Theatre) is an ancient tale about two snake spirits that learn how to transform into beautiful women and live on earth. It provides the perfect foundation for playwright and director Mary Zimmerman, who sees theater as a playground for the imagination.

'The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode' Turns '80s Sitcom Into A Drag Spoof

April 1
By Beth Accomando
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Playwright Jamie Morris likes to take mainstream American sitcoms and turn them into R-rated gay romps with a male cast in drag. Morris’ “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” had a sold out run at Diversionary Theater in 2012 and returns Thursday night for an encore engagement.

'Selma '65' Looks At The Voting Rights Act And Famous Civil Rights March

March 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. To celebrate that historic event, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice will present a performance of Catherine Filloux's play, "Selma '65."

Balboa And Civic Theatres Announce New CEO

March 12
By Angela Carone
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There is new leadership at two of downtown’s most prominent theaters. After 40 years, the CEO is leaving, and a replacement has been announced.

South Park Tattoo Shop Becomes Stage For THE TRIP's Latest Production

Feb. 27
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THE TRIP theater company opens "3 Plays In A Tattoo Shop" this weekend at Full Circle Tattoo in South Park. One member of the audience will get tattooed during the performance.

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone, City News Service
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A touring exhibition of the first written collection of Shakespeare plays will make its only California stop in San Diego next year.

'The Grift' Serves Up Interactive Play At The Lafayette Hotel

Feb. 20
By Beth Accomando and Richard Klein
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If you think going to the theater is a passive activity, think again. Audiences for "The Grift" follow the play through The Lafayette Hotel and are asked to perform tasks along the way.

Small Theaters Win Big At San Diego Awards Ceremony

Feb. 9
By Angela Carone
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San Diego theater critics gave out their awards for the best in local theater Monday night at the annual Craig Noel Awards. This year, the smaller theaters were in the spotlight.

Warning: 'Avenue Q' Contains Full Puppet Nudity

Feb. 6
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Coronado Playhouse just extended its run of the musical "Avenue Q" through March 7. But don't be fooled by the cute puppets, this show is not for kids.

Saturday Night Live Veteran Puts Life On La Jolla Playhouse Stage

Feb. 6
By Angela Carone
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As the longest running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond is known for his impressions. He’s played Al Gore, Sean Connery and most famously, Bill Clinton. But throughout his life Hammond struggled with deep seated trauma. Now he's putting his life story on the stage in "The Darrell Hammond Project," a world premiere, one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

George Takei's Musical 'Allegiance' Finally Gets To Broadway

Feb. 5
By Associated Press
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The show had a sold-out premiere in 2012 at the Old Globe in San Diego. It's about Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II.

San Diego Moxie Theatre Presents 'Trouble In Mind'

Jan. 30
Midday Edition
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Moxie Theatre is reviving the play 1950's Alice Childress play "Trouble in Mind" which grapples with issues about race and gender.

San Diego Opera Holds Free Lunchtime Performance

Jan. 29
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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The 45-minute show served as a thank you to the San Diego community for its support last season when the cash-strapped opera nearly closed for good.

Rants And Raves: Confessions of a ‘Re-Animator The Musical’ Groupie

Jan. 14
By Beth Accomando
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I have a confession. I am a “Re-Animator The Musical” groupie and here’s why you should be, too.

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents World Premier Production Of 'Steal Heaven'

Jan. 8
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"Steal Heaven," by playwright Herbert Singuenza, centers on the life and times of the late activist Abbie Hoffman. It runs through Jan. 25 at the Lyceum Theatre.