Stage And Film Star Ben Vereen Launches Student Health Essay Contest

Ben Vereen

SAN DIEGO–Ben Vereen and Broadway/San Diego have launched the inaugural Student Health Initiative Essay Contest as part of the 2015 Ben Vereen Awards (BVA) High School Musical Theatre Competition which takes place April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Historic Balboa Theatre. All San Diego County high school students are invited to enter the Student Health […]

Old Globe Presents One-Night Discussion On The Twenty-seventh Man

From left, Eli Gelb appears as Pinchas Pelovits, Hal Linden as Yevgeny Zunser, Ron Orbach as Moishe Bretzky, and Robert Dorfman as Vasily Korinsky in the West Coast Premiere of Nathan Englander's The Twenty-seventh Man, directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, Feb. 14 - March 15, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Nathan Englander on Feb. 18 at the Balboa Park theater. The 6 p.m. discussion will reunite Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and award-winning playwright and novelist Nathan Englander, whose play The Twenty-seventh Man, about a group of writers imprisoned in Soviet […]

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 13

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre has announced its Season 13 lineup featuring seven productions. Adding a new creative influence to the season will be Cygnet’s most recent addition, Rob Lutfy, who has been appointed as Cygnet’s Associate Artistic Director and will start in the summer. Season Thirteen’s storytelling begins in July as Director Sean Murray will mount […]

Avo Playhouse Debuts The Lion In Winter

VISTA–Avo Playhouse kicks off its 2015 winter season with the debut of Moonlight Stage Production’s The Lion in Winter. The Lion in Winter plays out the strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, and their three crown-hungry sons. As the sun sets on his […]

Art Center Presents “An Evening With Garrison Keillor”

Garrison Keillor. Photo: Claudia Danielson

ESCONDIDO–Legendary humorist and author Garrison Keillor brings his heartwarming storytelling to The California Center for the Arts, Escondido with a special presentation of “An Evening With Garrison Keillor” on February 5, 2015. True to his award-winning radio form, the host of American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion will deliver hilarious anecdotes with his signature […]

La Jolla Playhouse Appoints New Associate Artistic Director

LA JOLLA–La Jolla Playhouse has appointed Jaime Castañeda to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. In addition to joining the Playhouse’s artistic team, Castañeda will direct several projects, including the final subscription show for the 2015/16 season, to be announced shortly. “In this new role, we were looking for someone who brings experience in […]

Stage Musical Dirty Dancing To Premiere At Civic Theatre

Cast from the stage version of Dirty Dancing.

SAN DIEGO–The stage musical, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, is coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre on January 6 to 11, and tickets are available, Broadway/San Diego announced today. It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister […]

San Marcos Theatre West Presents New Musical Annie Jr.

SAN MARCOS–The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production of Annie Jr. at the San Marcos Community Center next week. The musical, taking place at the 3 Civic Center Drive on December 12, 13, 14, features a cast of 45 local actors aged 7 to 17. Show times are Friday […]

Old Globe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Grinch (Burke Moses) greets audience members at The Old Globe ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 16 featuring performances by the cast of Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the lighting of the Seuss-inspired Christmas tree, and a delightful holiday snowfall. Photo by Bob Ross.

SAN DIEGO–The ninth annual Old Globe Christmas Tree Lighting kicked off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego’s favorite holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Designed by Grinch scenic designer John Lee Beatty, the unique tree will be located in the center of the Globe Plaza for the run of the […]

Wicked Offers Lottery For $25 Seats

Wicked

SAN DIEGO–A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to The San Diego Civic Theatre with performances from November 12-December 7. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, patrons who themselves at the San Diego Civic Theatre box office will have their names placed […]