When the La Jolla Playhouse decided to stage “His Girl Friday,” they had to ask how could they make a play about reporters in 1939 Chicago connect with an audience in San Diego today? The solution involves a clever set design and plenty of doors.
The La Jolla Playhouse rolls out its brand new season this week, featuring a dynamic collection of new works. Its artistic director, Christopher Ashley, gives us a preview of what to expect from the season.
Adult Puppet Cabaret challenges expectations about what puppetry is. It does this through both the content of the show and the types of puppets it uses.
The 8th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival (April 27 at noon in Balboa Park) proves the international appeal of the Bard with a school from Moscow joining the lineup.
Artistic Director, Barry Edelstein is getting ready to launch his inaugural season at The Old Globe. The season's lineup includes new musicals, award winning plays, classics and big names.
The Oceanside Theater Company offers a world premiere, a kid’s musical, and a sketch comedy in its second season of productions. The company’s creative team as well as a pair of supreme beings talk about how they are redefining community theater.
A performance piece at San Diego Lyceum Theatre explores how we talk with friends and family about cancer. "The Cancer Play" is based on real conversations among a family navigating a devastating diagnosis.
The murder of archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170 has been the subject of both the stage and screen. It’s also the basis of the rarely performed opera, “Murder in the Cathedral.”
Broadway star Ben Vereen is back on stage and he's performing his one-man show in San Diego this weekend.
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" is musical-comedy about deadly intentions and unfortunate relatives.
- March 21
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The play “Hands on a Hardbody” was born at the La Jolla Playhouse. Tonight it opens on Broadway. But the musical about a Texas endurance contest to win a truck has gone through some changes.
The San Diego Opera is hosting a first this Saturday. Join me for a rehearsal of “Cruzar La Cara De La Luna," the first mariachi opera.
- March 6
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You can’t walk along 4th and C Streets in downtown San Diego and not wonder about the dilapidated building across from City Hall. It was once the California Theatre.
To celebrate Black History Month, Cygnet Theater brings in some of the cast from August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” to share a scene.
- Feb. 18
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Good news for theater-goers and fans of the television show "South Park." The hit musical "The Book of Mormon" is coming to San Diego.