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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.

La Jolla Playhouse Fills Leadership Post With Rising Latino Director

Dec. 22
By Angela Carone
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Jaime Castañeda will become the associate artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse. Castañeda is known for shepherding young, emerging talent to the stage, especially the work of Latino artists.

Commedia Dell'arte And The Roots Of Slapstick

Dec. 19
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Chronos Theatre Group is dedicated to connecting modern audiences with works from around the world and through time. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando previews a workshop on commedia dell’arte to find out how a 16th century Italian comedy style connects with people in the new millennium.

San Diego's McKamey Manor Takes Haunting To Extremes

Oct. 24
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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A new trend in extreme haunts offers people the chance to have the “victim experience” and be made a participant in your own horror movie for up to eight hours. San Diego is home to McKamey Manor, one of the top-rated extreme haunts in the nation.

New Play Celebrates Life Of Scott Joplin, The 'King Of Ragtime'

Sept. 22
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A new play, "Scott Joplin's New Rag: The Life and Times of the King of Ragtime Writers," is about to be presented by the Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego.

'Kingdom City' Examines Conflict Between Artistic Freedom And Community Values

Sept. 15
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A world premiere production currently at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by a true story and the Arthur Miller classic "The Crucible."

'Bright Star' Premieres At Old Globe Theater

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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The new musical "Bright Star" had its world premiere over the weekend at the Old Globe Theater.

'Bright Star' Reunites Steve Martin And Edie Brickell

Sept. 11
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The Old Globe Theater has helped bring many new musicals to the stage. It continues this tradition with "Bright Star," which opens Friday.

Small Venues Pay Off Big: A Roundup Of Local San Diego Theater

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando
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What better way to escape the summer heat than with some local theater productions that might be flying under the radar.

'Luann' Comic Strip Creator Premieres New Musical In Vista

Aug. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Greg Evans is the creator of the comic strip 'Luann.' He's also a San Marcos resident who has written three musicals, including “A Boy and a Girl,” which premieres at the Vista Broadway Theater this weekend.

'Sweat' — Hot Dances For The Hot Summer Nights

Aug. 21
By Beth Accomando
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The dog days of summer have not been conducive to dance in the past but San Diego Dance Theater wants to change that this year. So things are heating up at the White Box Theater this weekend.

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects At 'Circustantial Evidence'

Aug. 1
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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The Circus Collective of San Diego wants to expand awareness of the circus arts through the development and production of original shows such as "Circustantial Evidence: A Circus Noir Murder Mystery."

The Wild True Tale Behind La Jolla Playhouse's 'Ether Dome'

July 25
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse’s new play "Ether Dome" shows how ambition, betrayal and drugs played a part in the discovery of anesthesia, which changed the course of medical history.