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 […]

Wicked Offers Lottery For $25 Seats


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 […]

Cygnet Theatre To Launch Playwrites Festival

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre, in collaboration with Playwrights Project, will present the third annual Playwrights in Process: New Play Festival this week. In addition to presenting four readings of new plays, the three-day festival will include three workshops for audiences, playwrights, and theatre artists. Attendees will be able to engage further with each playwright during facilitated talk-backs following […]

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Returns To The Old Globe

Gabriella Dimmick as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2013 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The 17th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, directed by James Vásquez, will run Nov. 15 - Dec. 27, 2014 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe kicks off its 17th annual production of the holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center on November 20. The Grinch is directed by James Vásquez with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason […]

New Cast To Perform In Broadway’s Jersey Boys

From left, Quinn VanAntwerp, Nicolas Dromard, Hayden Milanes and Adam Zelasko. Photo: Jeremy Daniel

SAN DIEGO–Casting has been announced for the San Diego engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at The San Diego Civic Theatre from October 21-26. The cast of  Jersey Boys will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick […]

Swedenborg Hall To Premiere New Play Calendar Girls

SAN DIEGO–Calendar Girls, a new play by Tim Firth, based on the popular 2003 film, will be performed at Swedenborg Hall Nov. 6-23. Calendar Girls tells the story of a group of English Women’s Institute club members who pose nude for a calendar to raise money for a hospital and become an international sensation. The […]

Cygnet Theatre Presents Shepard Classics‏

Playwright, actor Sam Shepard

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre will continue its tradition of presenting plays performed in a rotating repertory by staging two thought-provoking American classics by playwright, actor and icon Sam Shepard. The emotional and physical duo of Fool for Love and True West both address the American dream in powerful and passionate ways. Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray […]

Old Globe’s Quartet Extends Through August 31‏

From left, Robert Foxworth as Reginald Paget, Elizabeth Franz as Jean Horton, Jill Tanner as Cecily Robson, and Roger Forbes as Wilfred Bond in Ronald Harwood's Quartet, directed by Richard Seer, July 25 - Aug. 31, 2014 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

    SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood’s comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay ofThe Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West […]