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Christian Theater Arts Project to Present BIG FISH in August
by Blair Ingenthron - July 20, 2024


Join Christian Theater Arts Project (CTAP) for an enchanting journey into the world of 'Big Fish: The Musical,' running August 1-4.

Interview: Kalani June And Marco Ingaramo of DUEL REALITY at The Old Globe
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 19, 2024


Interview with Kalani June and Marco Ingaramo on bringing 'Duel Reality' to the Old Globe and the thrill of the audience interaction. 'Duel Reality' is running through August 4th at the Old Globe.

Review: DUEL REALITY at The Old Globe
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 19, 2024


Love can make you feel like you are soaring above everything, like life is a circus, and if your families don’t get along, a tricky balancing act as they fight.  “Duel Reality” by The 7 Fingers highlights all of these to the stage in their new artistic and acrobatic show inspired by “Romeo and Juliet' to the Old Globe stage through August 4th

Complete Cast/Creative Team Revealed for VELOUR: A DRAG SPECTACULAR at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 18, 2024


 La Jolla Playhouse has revealed the complete cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Velour: A Drag Spectacular, by Sasha Velour and Moisés Kaufman. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - July 18, 2024


All new photos have been released from Don't Dress for Dinner at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Check out the photos here!

ITALIAN BRED Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - July 17, 2024


Italian Bred, the hilarious and heartwarming hit one woman show, written by and starring Candice Guardino is coming to North Coast Rep on Aug. 19th & 20th.

New Village Arts Announces Call for Fellows for the 2024-2025 Dea Hurston Fellowship
by A.A. Cristi - July 15, 2024


New Village Arts has announced a Call for Fellows for the Dea Hurston Professional Fellowship.

Disney's NEWSIES The Broadway Musical is Headed to Temecula, CA
by Stephi Wild - July 15, 2024


Temecula Valley Players present Disney's NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, bringing the high-energy story of newsboys standing up for their rights to Temecula, CA.

New Village Arts Announces 23rd Season
by Blair Ingenthron - July 14, 2024


New Village Arts (NVA), North County's cultural hub, has announced three musicals and two plays that will encompass our 2024-2025 season. This, their 23rd Season and second full season in the renovated and renamed Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center, focuses on diverse voices examining what it means to BELIEVE in something.

HELLO, DOLLY! To Be Presented By Patio Playhouse Community Theater
by A.A. Cristi - July 10, 2024


Enjoy the summer season with Patio Playhouse Community Theater's production of HELLO, DOLLY! from July 26 - August 10 at Kit Carson Park Amphitheater.

Interview: Sandra Ruiz of 'ROMEO Y JULIETA' at The 2nd Annual Southwestern Summer Shakespeare Festival
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 10, 2024


Interview with Director Sandra Ruiz on this new adaption to a Shakespeare classic with 'Romeo Y Julieta' playing at the 2nd Annual Southwestern Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Interview: Artistic Director Kim Strassburger of 2024 Southwestern Summer Shakespeare Festival
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 10, 2024


Interview with Kim Strassburger the Artistic Director of the 2nd Annual Southwestern Summer Shakespeare Festival and the director for “Much Ado About Nothing” on bringing this show to life.

Video: Christopher Ashley & Eric Keen-Louie On La Jolla Playhouse's DERECHO
by Joshua Wright - July 10, 2024


Watch as Christopher Ashley and Eric Keen-Louie talk about La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere production of Derecho, by Noelle Viñas, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, in this all-new video.

Video: Inside Rehearsals for San Diego Musical Theatre's Production of 13 THE MUSICAL
by Joshua Wright - July 10, 2024


Go inside rehearsals for San Diego Musical Theatre's 13 THE MUSICAL in this all-new video! Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents' divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order.

Review: 'TICK, TICK, BOOM!' at Cygnet Theatre
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 09, 2024


“Tick, Tick, Boom!” is a musical love letter to artists and the choices they have to make to pursue their dreams in the face of adversity, self-doubt, and the potential of failure. As the show often ponders, which do you choose “fear or love?”  “Tick, Tick, Boom!” plays at Cygnet Theatre through August 4th.

Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Backyard Renaissance
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 06, 2024


“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Backyard Renaissance finds humor in the darkest situations and plays through July 13th at 10th Avenue Arts. 

Review: TWELFTH NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (OR WHAT YOU KILL) at Loud Fridge Theatre Group
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 06, 2024


Loud Fridge invites you to experience a Shakespearean classic with a comedic horror twist in “Twelfth Night of the Living Dead (Or What You Kill)” for free at the City Heights Performance Annex through July 7th.

Write Out Loud Receives A $20,000 National Endowment For The Arts Big Read Grant
by A.A. Cristi - July 03, 2024


Write Out Loud receives a $20K NEA Big Read grant to support community reading programs and events, fostering a love for literature and cultural engagement.

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at New Village Arts
by ErinMarie Reiter - July 03, 2024


“The Color Purple” brings Alice Walker’s novel of the same name to life with wonderful musical numbers and a talented cast playing at New Village Arts through July 21st.

Spotlight: TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW Special Offer - July 03, 2024


Experience tick, tick...BOOM! at Cygnet Theatre

Trinity Theatre Company Presents 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION
by A.A. Cristi - July 02, 2024


Trinity Theatre Company will present 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION, running from August 9 to 25.

Student Blog: GCU's Theatre Program
by Student Blogger: Destiny Walsh - June 30, 2024


What is a theatre program like in the middle of Arizona? Let me set the stage...

San Diego Junior Theatre Presents MEAN GIRLS: HIGH SCHOOL VERSION
by A.A. Cristi - June 26, 2024


San Diego Junior Theatre will stage MEAN GIRLS: HIGH SCHOOL VERSION from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

BWW Q&A: Steven Lone on EVERY BRILLIANT THING at CCAE Theatricals
by Joshua Wright - June 26, 2024


We talk with Steven Lone about starring in Every Brilliant Thing at CCAE Theatricals. Performances begin July 5th and run through July 21st, 2024.

SDSU New Musical Theatre Initiative Selects TOMORROW, THE ISLAND DIES For Full Production
by Stephi Wild - June 26, 2024


Out of a record 308 submissions, the San Diego State University New Musical Initiative has chosen Tomorrow, the Island Dies as this year's selection. Writer Ryan Scott Oliver will join with director Stephen Brotebeck, music director Robert Meffe and the SDSU MFA Musical Theatre cohort for a two-year development process culminating in a full production in the spring of 2026.


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Duel Reality in San Diego Duel Reality
The Old Globe (7/6 - 8/4) Tracker
TICK, TICK… BOOM! in San Diego TICK, TICK… BOOM!
Old Town Theatre (7/3 - 8/4) Tracker
Don't Dress For Dinner in San Diego Don't Dress For Dinner
North Coast Repertory Theatre (7/17 - 8/18) Tracker
VIDEOS
Mean Girls High School Edition in San Diego Mean Girls High School Edition
Black Box Theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (7/25 - 8/4)
Adult Tap Dancing Workshop in San Diego Adult Tap Dancing Workshop
Brooks Theater (9/3 - 10/29)
Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical in San Diego Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical
Brooks Theater (10/4 - 10/20)
Humor: Art to Laugh Out Loud Artist Open House in San Diego Humor: Art to Laugh Out Loud Artist Open House
Brooks Theater (8/2 - 8/2)
The Book of Mormon (Non-Equity) in San Diego The Book of Mormon (Non-Equity)
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts (1/30 - 2/1)
Rolling Heartbreakers in San Diego Rolling Heartbreakers
Brooks Theater (8/25 - 8/25)
Book Reading and Signing with Victor Villasenor in San Diego Book Reading and Signing with Victor Villasenor
Brooks Theater (9/1 - 9/1)
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