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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
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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.

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
Midday Edition
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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.