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The Plight of the Historic California Theatre

March 6
By Angela Carone
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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.

'Gem Of The Ocean'

Feb. 20
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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.

'The Book of Mormon' Coming To San Diego

Feb. 18
By Angela Carone
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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.

Adult Puppet Cabaret

Feb. 18
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Adult Puppet Cabaret (Friday, February 22 at the Museum of Photographic Arts) serves up live performances and independent films all involving puppets. The San Diego-based hybrid puppet company Animal Cracker Conspiracy is pushing the boundaries of puppetry with what they are calling “fearless puppet performances for a fearless audience.”

Behind The Scenes: 'Samson And Delilah'

Feb. 15
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The San Diego Opera’s "Samson and Delilah" opens this weekend. Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to bring this Bible story to the stage.

Weekend Preview: Casual Encounters, Love Notes and The HeART of Lotería

Feb. 14
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Whether or not you're looking to celebrate Valentine's Day, we've got you covered with things to do this weekend.

Play Looks At Bullying and School Violence

Feb. 13
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A local theater stages a play exploring bullying and school violence.

San Diego Opera's 'Samson And Delilah'

Feb. 11
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"Samson and Delilah" returns to the San Diego Opera this weekend and as you might expect, the scale is Biblical.

Preview: 'San Diego I Love You'

Feb. 7
By Beth Accomando
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Circle Circle dot dot is a young theater company that keeps exploring new ways to connect with audiences. Their latest production, "San Diego I Love You" experiments with a site specific performance. Check out the video.

From Juvenile Hall To The Stage: A Young Playwright's Journey

Feb. 2
By Angela Carone
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As any seasoned playwright will tell you, writing a play is hard enough. Getting it to the stage is a real feat. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone spoke with a young woman who wrote a play while serving time in juvenile hall. Now that play will be staged at the Lyceum Theater.

Behind The Scenes: La Jolla Playhouse's DNA New Works Series

Jan. 31
By Beth Accomando
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The La Jolla Playhouse launched its inaugural DNA New Works Series last week with two performances of "Chasing the Song" and the first performances of "The Tall Girls." Watch the behind the scenes video.

'The Bluest Eye' Focuses On Issues Of Beauty And Personal Identity

Jan. 30
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Two San Diego theaters are collaborating on a production of the play adaptation of Toni Morrison's acclaimed first novel. "The Bluest Eye" tells the story of a young black girl struggling with her own personal identity in 1940s Ohio.

'Chasing The Song' Has Its 'Concert Reading' Friday And Saturday

Jan. 24
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue
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The La Jolla Playhouse has long supported new play development with its Page to Stage program. Now they expand that support with the DNA New Works Series. The Playhouse's artistic director Christopher Ashley explains what audiences can expect.

San Diego Play Puts Spotlight On Neighborhood Segregation

Jan. 22
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The play "Clybourne Park" was written as a sequel to Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin In The Sun."

Behind The Scenes: 'The Daughter Of The Regiment'

Jan. 18
Evening Edition
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The San Diego Opera kicks off it's 48th season next weekend with "The Daughter of the Regiment." KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando sat in on a rehearsal to get the low down on singing the high C's in the opera's famous aria.