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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013Mitzi Gaynor's Razzle Dazzle! : My Life Behind the Sequins in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Mitzi Gaynor'S RAZZLE DAZZLE! : MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS
San Diego Theatre
10/8-10/9/2013
Mitzi Gaynor will once again light up the Welk Resorts Theatre San Diego stage on October 8 and 9, 2013 for three special performances of her critically acclaimed multimedia musical-comedy memoir, Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is an intimate evening of laughs, love and music that critics have called "sensational," "hysterically funny," "enormously entertaining," and "a total star-spangled package of energy and joy." In this glittering one-woman tour-de-force, the star of blockbuster Hollywood musicals including Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific (celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2013), Les Girls, Anything Goes, and There's No Business Like Show Business shares side-splitting stories, poignant reminiscences and intimate reflections from her star-studded life and career. Mitzi Gaynor shares anecdotes about her famous friends and costars, including Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, and Marilyn Monroe, her romance with Howard Hughes, and the joyous 52-year marriage to the love of her life, Hollywood producer Jack Bean. This unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business features stunning video footage culled from Mitzi's television, concert and film work, breathtaking costume creations by Bob Mackie and a musical cavalcade of Hollywood, Broadway and Pop hits. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 MYTHBUSTERS BEHIND THE MYTHS TOUR
Chapiteau de Fontvieille
10/13-10/13/2013
The all-new LIVE stage show starring JAMIE HYNEMEN and ADAM SAVAGE, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series Mythbusters, promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever fans will join Jamie and Adam to assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science. The show will bring you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY
Balboa Theatre
10/11-10/13/2013
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this new imagining of the characters as they come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, steamy and fun performances from the hunky leading man, plus lots of surprises! Get there early for pre-show cocktails, then stay to meet the cast after the show, and pose for a photo with the fetching star himself. Grab your girlfriends and don't miss the funniest and most exciting girls' night out of the year!
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 BROADWAY BOUND
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
9/20-10/13/2013
Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical play, set in the years following World War II, finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents break-up. When their material is aired on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs. A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Broadway Bound cracks open the facade to reveal the hurt and pain behind even the most unassuming comedy.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Civic Theater
10/15-10/20/2013
OCTOBER 15 - 20, 2013 This OUTRAGEOUSLY fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony Award®-winning costumes, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT features a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive." The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!" Rating: Mature (Adult Content/Themes)
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL
San Diego Civic Theatre
10/15-10/20/2013
This OUTRAGEOUSLY fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony Award®-winning costumes, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT features a hit parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive." The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!"
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 THE AMISH PROJECT
The 10th Avenue Theatre
9/26-10/20/2013
In the wake of a mass shooting in an Amish schoolhouse, the Amish community immediately reached out to the shooter's family with compassion. The Amish Project is an extraordinary, fictional, one-woman play inspired by the 2006 Nickel Mines shooting. In the tightrope intersection of grief, rage, forgiveness, which path do you take?
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THE AMISH PROJECT
Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company
9/26-10/20/2013
Jessica Dickey; dir: Delicia Turner Sonnenberg.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 THE FOREIGNER
Long Beach Playhouse
9/28-10/26/2013
"Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear of conversation with strangers. So "Froggy" tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Then the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should. That he does understand fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.....
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 THE FEW
Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre
9/28-10/27/2013
A world premiere comedy by a writer hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a "Face to Watch in 2013." In a small northern Idaho town, QZ keeps her struggling newspaper going by running personal ads from lovelorn long-haul truckers. When her publisher and former lover returns, QZ's romantic life jackknifes sharper than a runaway 18-wheeler on the I-90. A funny and bighearted play about our longing for connection and the barriers we place in our way.
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THE FEW
The Old Globe
9/28-10/27/2013
Samuel D. Hunter; dir: Davis McCallum.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre/ La Jolla Playhouse
10/9-11/3/2013
World Premiere Play with Music The Tallest Tree in the Forest October 9- November 3,2013 Written and performed by Daniel Beaty Directed by Moises Kaufman A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre As an internationally-renowned vocalist and star of stage and screen, Paul Robeson was one of the best known African American artists in the world in the early 20th century. Through his singing and acting talent, he became enormously popular and wealthy; but as a champion for human rights, he became despised by his people and his country. In The Tallest Tree in the Forest, award-winning playwright and performer Daniel Beaty explodes on stage in a stunning piece that explores the bold choices that defined Robeson's remarkable life. Contains adult content.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 THE LAST GOODBYE
The Old Globe
9/20-11/3/2013
A musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet featuring the emotional and gorgeous songs of Jeff Buckley, directed by the brightest star in today's Broadway theatre. That light in yonder window is still the east and Juliet is still the sun...but the sound in her bedchamber is all new: the sweeping, powerful, and extraordinarily beautiful songs of the late rock icon Jeff Buckley. This unique work of theatre is a remarkable fusion of the classic and the modern, melding Shakespeare's tragedy, in its original text and period, with some of the most passionate rock music of the past 20 years, staged with limitless invention by one of the true stage visionaries at work today.
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THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
Mandel Weiss Forum/ La Jolla Playhouse
10/9-11/3/2013
As an internationally-renowned vocalist and star of stage and screen, Paul Robeson was one of the best known African American artists in the world in the early 20th century. Through his singing and acting talent, he became enormously popular and wealthy; but as a champion for human rights, he became despised by his people and his country. In The Tallest Tree in the Forest, award-winning playwright and performer Daniel Beaty explodes on stage in a stunning piece that explores the bold choices that defined Robeson's remarkable life.
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 WIT
Horton Grand Theatre
10/4-11/17/2013
Deborah Gilmour Smyth plays a teacher heading to a final exam in this triumphant winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 10/06/2013 HAIRSPRAY
San Diego Theatre
9/27-11/24/2013
In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a controversial campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a commentary on the social injustice found in parts of American society in the 1960s. Hilarious, full of life and energy, this show won eight out of thirteen TONY® awards! Don't miss it!
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