San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap, Cellos And Dinosaurs
Friday, February 8, 2019
Photo by Ken Jacques
You know it’s a good weekend when there’s tap dancing and dinosaurs involved.
"Crazy for You"
San Diego Musical Theatre stages the classic musical "Crazy for You," a zany romantic comedy set in Deadrock, Nevada - a small town where cowboys can dance and where New York businessmen want to settle down.
The show is set to favorite George and Ira Gershwin songs like "I’ve Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," plus it’s written by comedic playwright Ken Ludwig, so the dialogue is filled with word play and one-liners.
There are mistaken identities and lovers' quarrels, but what makes this show a standout is the ambitious dance numbers - especially the tap sequences choreographed by Jill Gorrie.
Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Through March 3. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown. $30 to $70; find tickets to "Crazy for You."
2Cellos is a group of classically-trained Croatian cellists who plug in their instruments to make music that combines favorite rock songs with classical compositions. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are equally comfortable handling Bach and Nirvana.
2Cellos is best known for its covers of Michael Jackson’s "Smooth Criminal" and Nirvana’s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and you can expect to hear this kind of blend when they perform in San Diego this weekend.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $36.50 to $129.50; find tickets to 2Cellos.
"Jurassic Park" In Concert
The San Diego Symphony brings a new level of excitement to Steven Spielberg’s "Jurassic Park."
The Oscar-winning film about a dinosaur theme park will be projected on a large screen while the orchestra performs the score live as the movie plays.
The music is by legendary composer John Williams, and along with watching the drama on screen, you can watch the symphony musicians tackle this thrilling, complex score.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown. $20 to $76; find tickets to "Jurassic Park" in Concert.
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