San Diego Rep Announces Engagement Events Schedule For 33 1/3 – HOUSE OF DREAMS

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San Diego Rep Announces Engagement Events Schedule For 33 1/3 – HOUSE OF DREAMS

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the lineup of free Engagement Events surrounding the world premiere of 33 1/3 - House of Dreams. The REP's Engagement Event series includes community-focused conversations, actor talk-backs, musical performances and other activities intended to deepen the audience's engagement with the plays onstage.

33 1/3 - House of Dreams tells the story of the legendary Gold Star Recording Studios and its co-founder, lead engineer and hit maker Stan Ross. In Hollywood for 33 1/3 years, Gold Star was the birthplace of some of the greatest pop and rock hits of all time. Imagine a story featuring the music of a young Phil Spector and his Wall of Sound, The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Tina Turner, The Righteous Brothers, Ritchie Valens and many, many more. You won't believe the 30-song playlist, which includes rock n' roll classics such as "Summertime Blues," "La Bamba," "Good Vibrations," "Be My Baby," "Unchained Melody," "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and, yes, even "In A Gadda Da Vida."

Events Schedule:

Talkin' Theatre with Todd: Meet the Creators of the New Musical 33 1/3 - House of Dreams

Thursday, August 1 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
How exactly does a story about one of the most influential music recording studios on the West Coast become a theatrical musical extravaganza? Join REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey for an insider's look at the writing, producing and direction of this world premiere musical. Todd's guests will be Director and Choreographer Javier Velasco; Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrations and Script Contributor Steve Gunderson; son of Gold Star Recording Studios owner Stan Ross, Co-writer and Co-producer of 33 1/3 - House of Dreams and Managing Partner at R&R Productions, LLC Brad Ross; and Co-writer and Co-producer of 33 1/3 - House of Dreams and Managing Partner at R&R Productions, LLC Jonathan Rosenberg.

Summer of Love Night at The Lyceum

Friday, August 2 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Bust out those old bellbottoms and paisley shirts for tonight's Summer of Love event! Before the performance, groove and move with the greatest hits from 1967. Test your knowledge and win prizes in our Golden Oldies pre-show trivia quiz with 33 1/3 - House of Dreams Co-writer and Co-producer Jonathan Rosenberg. For those who come dressed for the Summer of Love, a free glass of wine awaits you at the Lyceum concession stand before the show!

Punk/New Wave Night at The Lyceum

Saturday, August 3 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Gold Star Recording Studio produced some of the most notable punk rockers in the 1980s. Tonight you'll hear from David Kessel, Record Producer, DJ and CEO of Cave Hollywood about the evolution of Punk and New Wave music as these artists came through Gold Star in the 1970s and 80s. Don your best "punk" outfit (think band tees and ripped jeans) for tonight's performance. For those who dress truly punk, a free glass of wine awaits you at the Lyceum concession stand before the show!

Art Gallery Opening: This Is My Why

Sunday, August 4 @ 6pm before the 7pm performance
At SDSCPA, students engage in powerful exchanges of creativity, critical thinking and civic responsibility inspired by an appreciation for diversity in a collaborative environment promoting lifelong learning in the arts and academics. In addition to featuring many students onstage in the production of 33 1/3 - House of Dreams, tonight discover the artwork of SDSCPA visual art students. Check out the Lyceum Upper Lobby gallery before the show. Meet the artists and learn more about the amazing programs offered by SDSCPA!
This exhibition will be on view in the Lyceum Galleries from August 1 - September 1, 2019.

Sam's Salon: San Diego's Music Scene

Thursday, August 8 at 7pm before the 8pm performance

Southern California is home to a flourishing music scene since the first strains of mellow strains of Surf Music became popular in the 1960s. Tonight REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse interviews a trio of local music pros about the music that has risen from the place we call home. Sam's guests are Producer/President of Belly Up Entertainment, Chris Goldsmith, Music Journalist and Historian Bart Mendoza and Music Critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune, George Varga. Sam's Salon is sponsored by Suzanne And Lawrence Hess.

Meet the Artists

Friday, August 9 after the 8pm performance
After the show, join the 30 member cast of 33 1/3 - House of Dreams for an open discussion of the work onstage. This event will be hosted by REP Associate Producer and Casting Director Kim Heil. Bring your questions and comments!

Chris Montez Live Mini-Concert

Saturday, August 10 at 7pm before the 8pm performance

Sunday, August 11 after the 2pm performance

Sunday, August 11 at 6pm before the 7pm performance
Rocker Chris Montez is an American guitarist and vocalist whose style ranges from rock & roll to pop to Latin music. His 1962 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Let's Dance" and his 1966 recording of "Call Me" made Montez an international recording star. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Chris Montez and hear some of his biggest hits.

Free Beer Friday

Friday, August 16 after the 8pm performance
Like the idea of drinking beer while discussing the power of musical theatre? So do we! Enjoy the performance of 33 1/3 - House of Dreams, then stick around for a beer courtesy of Alesmith Brewing Company.

Treasures from the California Surf Museum

Saturday, August 17 at 4:15pm after the 2pm performance
After today's matinee you are in for a treat. Direct from Oceanside, CA for your viewing pleasure comes a special presentation of rare objects from the California Surf Museum. Enjoy live, local surf music in our lobby while diving deep into the surf culture of Southern California!

Music and Tall Tales from the California Surf Museum

Saturday, August 17 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
The music and stories of surf culture is deep in the DNA of Southern California. Tonight the surf culture experts share their mojo. Learn about the music, the people and the history of surfing in San Diego and Southern California from a gang of surf culture experts that includes California Surf Museum President Jim Kempton, author, producer and guitarist (Jon & The Nightriders) John Blair; and surfer and lead guitarist for Iron Butterfly, Bob Hasbrook.

Mark Guerrero Live Mini-Concert

Friday, August 23 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Latino artists frequently recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios, including Mark Guerrero, Chicano Rock Pioneer and historian, and son of the father of Chicano music, Lalo Guerrero. Mark was part of the explosion of musical artists who emerged from East Los Angeles from the 1960s to the 80s who were part of what has become known as the "Eastside Sound." This evening Mark will share his personal experiences with Gold Star Recording Studios and talk about the evolution of Chicano music.


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San Diego, CA 92101

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Phone: 619.544.1000


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