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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: A Big Musical, A Small Musical And A Potter Musical

July 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Three new musicals open this weekend, one based on a Disney movie, another based on an Irish indie film and the third inspired by the Harry Potter series.

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New 'Romeo And Juliet' Employs Gender-Blind Casting

July 17
By Beth Accomando

Tyler Hewes loves Shakespeare and wants to find new ways to make the plays accessible to contemporary audiences. For his production of "Romeo and Juliet" he decided to go with gender-blind casting.

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Cygnet Theatre Serves Up 'Spamalot,' There's Not Much Spam In That

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Monty Python won a cult following with its "Flying Circus" TV show and its films "The Holy Grail" and "Life of Brian." Then came the musical "Spamalot" created by troupe member Eric Idle. Sean Murray talks about staging the Broadway show for Cygnet Theatre.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: A Funny Guy, A 'Funny Girl' And John Adams

July 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about John Adams, comedy by Kevin Hart and a festival that showcases films celebrating anniversaries, including "Funny Girl" and "The Red Shoes."

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Podcast Episode 146: One Man Bond And Boots Riley

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Brings 'Queens' To La Jolla Playhouse

July 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new production at the La Jolla Playhouse takes audiences into the immigrant experience through the lives of two generations of women who found their first new home in America in a basement apartment in New York City.

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The Old Globe Welcomes 'The Lorax' To Its World Of Seuss

July 2
By Brooke Ruth, Nina Garin

The Old Globe is home to "Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas," but the "Mean One" will have to share a space with another beloved Seuss character: The Lorax.

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San Diego Fringe 2018 Wraps Up With Awards Show

June 21
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe finished 11 days of "eyeball busting shows" last night with an awards ceremony at the Spreckels Theatre.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Punk And Samba And A Hint Of Irish

June 22
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend marks the end of an iconic music festival. Plus you can go on a musical journey to Ireland and Brazil.

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'The Tempest's' Prospero Gets Gender Swapped At Globe

June 18
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Actress Kate Burton is probably best known for her film role in "Big Trouble in Little China" and her TV roles in "Scandal" and "Grey’s Anatomy." Currently she stars as Prospera in the Old Globe Theatre’s gender-swapped production of Shakespeare’s "The Tempest."

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'The Squirrels' Invade La Jolla Playhouse

June 15
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

La Jolla Playhouse just opened a new play by Robert Askins called "The Squirrels" and things have gotten a bit squirrelly.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art From India, Rappers From Illinois

June 8
By Nina Garin

This is a good weekend if you like art, whether it’s ancient paintings or digital images. Plus there’s one last chance to catch a world premiere play at Cygnet Theatre.

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Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre Artist In Residency Ends This Month At Airport

May 11
By Beth Accomando, Guillermo Sevilla, Matthew Bowler

In December 2017, Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre was awarded an Artist in Residency at the San Diego International Airport. Here's a look at the work they have done.

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La Jolla Playhouse Enlists Vets For 'What Happens Next'

April 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A half dozen or so veterans will gather at the Challenged Athletes Foundation Thursday night, working out some of their trauma using the theater as therapy.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jay Gatsby, Sean Penn And Branford Marsalis

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It's a literary weekend with a ballet inspired by "The Great Gatsby" and a book reading by actor Sean Penn, plus musician Branford Marsalis returns for a classical music concert.