Cygnet Theatre to Host AN EVENING WITH DUNCAN SHEIK, 3/24

Cygnet Theatre to Host AN EVENING WITH DUNCAN SHEIK, 3/24

Cygnet Theatre will be staging the powerful and bold coming-of-age musical Spring Awakening, and to add to the excitement, they will be bringing Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik to San Diego for a special one-night only event on March 24, 7:30 pm.

Director Sean Murray and Music Director Terry O'Donnell will be the hosts of An Evening with Duncan Sheik, which will include an on-stage intimate conversation with the composer about his creative process, his work and how musical theater resonates with him. Sheik's appearance is funded in part by a National Endowment for the Arts grant which also helps make this evening affordable and accessible to young theatre-goers.

In addition to writing the music for eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, Grammy award nominated singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik has collaborated with Playwright Steven Sater on Umbrage, Nero, The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse) and Alice by Heart. Duncan's other works include Twelfth Night, Whisper House (Old Globe), Because of Winn Dixie, and American Psycho. His self-titled debut album, which was an enormous popular and critical success, introduced the hit singles "Barely Breathing" and "She Runs Away," and spent 30 weeks on the Billboard 200. Other albums include Humming, Daylight, Phantom Moon with lyrics by Steven Sater, White Limousine, Whisper House (concept album), and Covers 80's. Sheik also composed many film soundtracks and composed and produced the original score for the feature film A Home at the End of the World, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Colin Farrell.

Tickets for An Evening with Duncan Sheik are $20; $10 for subscribers.

Spring Awakening will be performed at Cygnet's Old Town Theatre March 6 - April 27, 2014. Show times are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Cygnet's website at or by calling the box office at 619-337-1525. Tickets can also be purchased in person by visiting Cygnet's box office located at the Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

Eleven years ago, when Cygnet Theatre opened their doors in a strip mall near La Mesa with the premiere of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, they were announcing the birth of an unconventional, exciting, and fresh new theatre company in San Diego. Since that opening night, Cygnet Theatre has grown into one of San Diego's largest theatre companies and has become known for producing adventurous, entertaining and thought-provoking live professional theatre year round. At the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Old Town Theatre in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Cygnet presents at least six main stage productions annually, ranging from classics and musicals to contemporary works that celebrate the human story. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sean Murray and Executive Director Bill Schmidt, Cygnet has won more than 100 local awards for artistic excellence, including Theatre of the Year, Producer of the Year and multiple Best Production awards. Cygnet has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and The James Irvine Foundation, among many others. In addition, Cygnet Theatre is committed to education outreach, new play development and community collaborations. For more information, visit

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