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Duel Reality
Duel Reality
7/6 - 8/4/2024


The triumphant return of the company that brought Globe audiences last summer’s smash hit  Passengers . Love, honor, and betrayal come to life through a ...

TICK, TICK… BOOM!
TICK, TICK… BOOM!
7/3 - 8/4/2024


Before he electrified the world with Rent, Jonathan Larson was a young man struggling to make his mark in the theater. While he waits tables ...

Don't Dress For Dinner
Don't Dress For Dinner
7/17 - 8/18/2024


For the past twenty years, audiences have been requesting North Coast Repertory Theatre to bring back the side-splitting, furiously paced farce, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, ...

KT Tunstall


KT Tunstall burst onto the music scene with her 2004 multi-platinum debut, Eye to the Telescope, which spawned the global hits “Black Horse and the ...

Every Brilliant Thing
Every Brilliant Thing
7/5 - 7/21/2024


You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to ...

Footloose the Musical
Footloose the Musical
7/12 - 7/21/2024


When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the adjustment period at his new high school. ...

Performance Camp
Performance Camp
6/17 - 7/21/2024


OTC Summer Theatre Performers focus on acting, singing, and dancing, while also honing audition skills, stage presence, and a sense of theater community. The camp ...

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
6/14 - 7/21/2024


New Village Arts presents THE COLOR PURPLE Based on the novel by Alice Walker Book by Marsha Norman Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee ...

Sounds of Laurel Canyon - A Back to the Graden Story Concert


In the late 1960s and early 70's a collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills to create folk, rock, and ...

Hot (Almost) August Nights


Get ready to celebrate the fabled songwriting and musical career of Neil Diamond, with additional songs and stories focusing on his breakthrough "Hot August Nights" ...

The Addams Family
The Addams Family
7/26 - 7/28/2024


THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ...

The Odd Couple, the Female Version, by Neil Simon


“The marriage is over, Florence. We’re getting an annulment.”   Neil Simon gender swaps his classic, The Odd Couple. Felix and Oscar are now Florence ...

Humor: Art to Laugh Out Loud Artist Open House


You're invited to Tickle Your Funny Bone at the Brooks Theater Gallery Artist Open House on Friday, August 2. Doors open at 5:30 pm and ...

Disney's Aladdin Kids
8/3 - 8/3/2024


Welcome to the marketplace of Agrabah, where we?re about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! This stage adaptation ...

DJ Quik Featuring Jon B. | Rodney-O & Joe Cooley | Kahlil Nash


DJ Quik, the Beat Architect, emerged from the streets of Compton, California, leaving an indelible mark on West Coast hip-hop. His debut album, “Quik Is ...

ZB Savoy's Songs of Willie Nelson


Step into the world of country music legend Willie Nelson with ZB Savoy's "Songs of Willie Nelson" live tribute show. Celebrating the remarkable career and ...

Gloria
Gloria
7/12 - 8/4/2024


This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry ...

Gloria
Gloria
7/12 - 8/4/2024


This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry ...

Mean Girls High School Edition


Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: ...

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
7/30 - 8/4/2024


This high-flying musical has been delighting audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a ...

Tom's Elton Tribute


The world’s number one Elton John tribute band are coming to play All The Hits by Elton John. The spectacular show includes Bennie and the ...

Don't Dress for Dinner
Don't Dress for Dinner
7/17 - 8/11/2024


The most requested return engagement  of the past twenty years,  DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER  is written in the style of a classic French farce, full ...

Mean Girls: High School Version


Cady Heron may have grown up on an African Savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her new home…suburban Illinois! ...

Intersections Concert Series Welcomes Theron Brown


Theron Brown is bringing his eclectic alchemy of gospel, jazz, and soul to UC San Diego’s Park & Market on Saturday, August 17, at 7 ...

Disney's Frozen Jr
8/4 - 8/18/2024


For the first time in forever the theatrical take on a modern classic, Disney’s FROZEN JR is set to be performed right here in the ...

The Prom
The Prom
8/9 - 8/18/2024


Award-winning Ovation Theatre  proudly presents the North San Diego County premiere of “The Prom” opening August 9th in San Marcos for a six-show run.

Italian Bred
Italian Bred
8/19 - 8/20/2024


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 ...


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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 Aug...

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....

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....

Review: PÁSALE PÁSALE at TuYo Theatre


by ErinMarie Reiter - June 22, 2024

TuYo Theatre’s “Pásale Pásale” is an invitation to explore the treasures of the swap meet, the community, and the determination to live the American Dream in this joyful and empowering interactive musical theatre experience.  “Pásale Pásale” is paying through June 30th...

Review: San Diego Opera Presents Andrea Carroll and Joshua Guerrero in Recital at Balboa Theatre


by Ron Bierman - June 14, 2024

About halfway into her two-hour plus recital with tenor Joshua Guerrero, soprano Andrea Carroll gave a well-earned compliment to their accompanist Stephen Hopkins for his technique and versatility. Both were challenged during the unusually varied program the two singers had fashioned....

Review: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY AND JUNE at La Jolla Playhouse


by ErinMarie Reiter - June 12, 2024

The best way to open this review on the world's premiere musical “The Ballad of Johnny and June” now playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through July 7th is the same way the show starts - with the fantastic music....

Review: MRS. DOUBTFIRE: THE NEW MUSICAL COMEDY at Broadway San Diego


by ErinMarie Reiter - June 06, 2024

It’s been over 30 years since the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” hit the big screen and now it is on a national tour as a musical, bringing the movie's zaniness to the stage with lots of songs, dancing, and of course many fast costume changes.  “Mrs. Doubtfire: The New Musical Comedy” is playing at the San ...

Review: CAMELOT at North Coast Repertory Theatre


by ErinMarie Reiter - June 04, 2024

North Coast Repertory Theatre invites audiences to experience ”for one brief shining moment”  King Arthur’s kingdom of “Camelot” - a place where magic and the classic music Lerner and Lowe reign.  “Camelot” is playing at North Coast Repertory Theatre through June 30th....

Review: FAT HAM at The Old Globe


by ErinMarie Reiter - June 01, 2024

'Fat Ham' is a dynamic, tragic, and comedic, remixing key moments of the original into a one-act exploring societal roles and expectations, toxic family dynamics, and being true to yourself in a wholly entertaining and creative way. “Fat Ham” is playing at the Old Globe through June 23rd....



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