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succeed
January 19 - February 26
Welk Theatre
little women
February 16 -March 11, 2012
Moonlight Stage @ AVO
guys and dolls
February 3 - March 26
Lambs Players Theatre
abbey road
February 12
The Belly Up Tavern
Complete History Abridged
January 27 - February 12
PATIO PLAYHOUSE
ESCONDIDO, CA

Complete History Abridged

Love to Laugh?

Patio Playhouse is hosting this hilarious show, produced by our friends at Pacco Arts!  Can 3 men present ALL of Shakespeare’s plays in just 97 minutes?  Starring Bruce Blackwell, David Pinson, and Jaysen Waller.  Playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings now through February 12th.  If you need a laugh (and who doesn’t?), come and bring a friend… Be sure to check out Pacco Arts on FB and buy your tickets today at www.paccoarts.com or call (760) 593-7074

And if you enjoy comedies, Patio also has “The Nerd” directed by Rob Wolter, opening on Friday, March 2nd.  Find more information on our website, www.patioplayhouse.org

See you at Patio Playhouse!

 

COMING UP FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 11

LITTLE WOMEN the MUSICAL @ THE AVO PLAYHOUSE, VISTA

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Lovers of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women will be given a new opportunity to enjoy the epic story of the March sisters when Moonlight Stage Productions opens LITTLE WOMEN – THE MUSICAL February 16. Re-imagined and refreshed for today’s audiences, LITTLE WOMEN – THE MUSICAL is a new Broadway musical that premiered in 2005. The score is sweeping and the show combines joyous moments mixed with moving drama and fresh choreography. Tickets, priced from $22-$30, are on sale now through the VisTix box office by calling (760) 724-2110 or visiting www.moonlightstage.com.

The family friendly musical chronicles the lives of the March sisters captured in Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiography about her and her family during the American Civil War. The dazzling musical tells the tale about the power of family, friendship and love and the show is capturing the hearts of a new generation and engaging audiences of all ages.

Alcott’s coming-of-age story gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of the four young March sisters and the men they embrace with passion. At its heart is the tomboyish Jo; fueled by a vibrant imagination and unabashed enthusiasm, she challenges social conventions with her aspirations of becoming a professional writer.

LITTLE WOMEN – THE MUSICAL is being directed by Kathy Brombacher who chose this piece to be her last directed show in the AVO as Artistic Director before retiring from her position at the City of Vista later this year. Collaborating with Brombacher are Choreographer Carlos Mendoza, Musical Director & Conductor Dr. Terry O’ Donnell and with Assistant Director Ted Leib. Rounding out the creative team are Scenic Designer N. Dixon Fish, Lighting Designer Curtis Mueller, Sound Designer Chris Luessman, Costume Designer Carlotta Malone, Properties by Sue Givens, and Stage Management by Tim Jones.
LITTLE WOMEN – THE MUSICAL features a book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, and Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS
... WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

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January 19 - February 26, 2012
the WELK THEATRE

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

ACT San Diego @ THE KROC THEATRE

Jan. 27 - Feb. 4, 2012
Tickets  on sale here!

Directed by Ira Bauer-Spector
Musical Direction by Billy Thompson

Featuring a cast of young actors and adult professional mentors, Once Upon a Mattress will enchant.
Featuring: Shaun Tuazon

FOR MORE INFORMATION: PHONE (858)-777-9898 OR EMAIL ACTSANDIEGO@GMAIL.COM

"A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
ALBUM PERFORMED IN ITS ENTIRETY
BY NATIONALLY TOURING BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND

Renowned Beatles tribute band, Abbey Road, performs at Belly Up February 12, 2012

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Abbey Road - A Tribute to the Beatles performs "A Hard Day's Night" album in its entirety as well as other Beatles hits on Sunday, February 12 at the Belly Up Tavern at 8 pm.  The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros in Solana Beach. Tickets are $12/$14 and may be purchased online at www.bellyup.com or calling the box office at (858)481-8140. The show's website is www.inmylifetheplay.com. The show's website is www.inmylifetheplay.com.

Cats the Musical

JANUARY 10-15, 201

Broadway San Diego
Civic Center

Bring The Family
SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, Wednesday – 7 p.m.
Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinee – 2 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

 

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adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by Sean Murray

The Old Town Theatre
Nov 30th through Dec 31st, 2011
Low-Priced Previews Nov 30th - Dec 2nd

Don't miss the Final Year of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Join Cygnet as we make our last visits Studio A of WCYG Radio for the annual telling of this heartwarming classic about a man who wished he had never been born and the apprentice angel who helps him see why his life is so important.

 

 SPECIAL EVENTS:                                     
                  Wine Tasting Night:                                 
                  Thursday, December 8th @ 6:30pm

                  OUT@CYGNET Night:                            

                  Wednesday, December 14th @ 6:30pm

                  Come Meet Zuzu: (actress Karolyn Grimes signs autographs and tells tales!)
                   Thursday & Friday, December 29th & 30th

 

Starts this weekend! 
San Diego Repertory Theatre
presents
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 music & lyrics by David Nehls
book by Betsy Kelso
directed by Sam Woodhouse

Here’s a comic fable about agoraphobia, adultery, 80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan, and disco. In short, it’s everything a musical should be!

"A show that actually lives up to the hype of its title!" -The Village Voice

"Adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and the Ice Capades. Undeniable fun!"
-The New York Post

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The Westview Theatre Company is pleased
to present the first play of our 2011-2012 season;

Harper Lee's 
To Kill a Mockingbird

Performance Schedule
Friday, October 28th.....6:30PM*  Opening Night
Saturday, October 29th.....7:00PM
Thursday, November 3rd.....7:00PM
Friday, November 4th.....6:30PM*
Saturday, November 5th....2:00PM Matinee
Saturday November 5th....7:00PM

*Please note the earlier curtain time for Friday Evenings due to
home football games.  Plan to arrive early for optimal parking.

Ticket Informationhttp://www.powayusd.com/pusdwvhs/theatre/index.htm

SNEAK PREVIEW!!!
Check it out...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-8n-m9R6M

"So Impressed by the 
Maturity and Understanding 
of Each Student Involved in this Play"

Harper Lee's immortal literary classic is a book read
by young adults and cherished for a lifetime.
It's meant to give you a kind of clarity, if only for a
moment, on people...on the relationships between them,
and the value systems that each of us at some point made 
a conscious or unconscious choice to adopt.

After working with the Westview Theatre through 
last year's season, Program Director, Kristen Ace Nevarez
and Chris Wollman, Director, knew that the actors and 
actresses at Westview had the maturity, sensitivity,
character and work ethic to bring this iconic and mature
production to our stage. 

"I have been nothing but impressed by the maturity 
and understanding each student has shown over the last
seven weeks." said Ms. Nevarez. 

There are only six performances. Come see it early because
you will want to see it again and again.

   

COMING UP:

SPRING AWAKENING - October 28 - November 6

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October 28 - November 6
Directed & Choreographed by Ira Bauer-Spector
Lyceum Space Theatre
@ 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA

American Rose Theatre, an award-winning, San Diego based non-profit educational theater company, announces their fall production of SPRING AWAKENING, a new musical from the Tony and Grammy award-winning pair, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, with 10 performances October 28 – November 6, 2011 at The Lyceum Space in Horton Plaza, downtown San Diego.

Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that is unforgettable. Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years, and how they make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening.  It has been hailed as the "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer, and USA Today.

11 performances
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 6:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday @ 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday matinees @ 2pm
Tickets are $15 to $30 www.americanrosetheatre.com/tickets.htm or call the Lyceum box office at 619-544-1000.



JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED
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North Coast REP in conjunction with Impro Theatre presents

Impro Theatre will deliver a new Jane Austen story every night. Passionate, willful women flirt and verbally joust with handsome, brooding young noblemen. Hearts are broken, secrets are revealed and true love wins out in the end. Or does it? The essence of Austen's brilliant and timeless romantic comedies and social satires is brought faithfully to life by this expert team of funny and gifted actors!

Monday, November 7, 2011
7:30 PM
Tickets: $15-$20

TICKET SELL-OUT ALERT!
In the past this show sold out so we advise you to buy your tickets now in order to guarantee seats!

FROM THE VISIONARY CREATOR OF
THE TONY AWARD-WINNING
MOVIN’ OUT
COMES THE NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

 

Conceived, Choreographed and Directed
by
TWYLA THARP

Vocals
by
FRANK SINATRA

NOVEMBER 8 – 13 at SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE!

 

Tickets Currently On Sale
Civic Theatre Ticket Office; 1100 Third Avenue
                                                (619) 570-1100; Monday – Friday, 10AM - 6PM
                                                Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787
Ticket prices vary. For current prices, please www.ticketmaster.com
WHERE:                                    San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street, Downtown San Diego

PERFORMANCE TIMES:       Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM
                                                Thursday at 7:30PM
                                                Friday at 8PM
Saturday at 2PM & 8PM
Sunday at 1PM & 6PM

COME FLY AWAY follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub.  Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on-stage big band and 14 of the world’s finest dancers, COME FLY AWAY weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Way,” and “That’s Life,”into a soaring musical fantasy of romance and seduction.

BLUE MAN GROUP

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BLUE MAN GROUP

SHOW DATES:                       September 20 – 25, 2011

TICKET PURCHASE:             Tickets Currently On Sale
Civic Theatre Ticket Office; 1100 Third Avenue
(619) 570-1100; Monday – Friday, 10AM - 6PM
Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787
Ticket prices vary. For current prices, please www.ticketmaster.com

WHERE:           San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street, Downtown San Diego

PERFORMANCE TIMES:  
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM
Thursday at 7:30PM
Friday at 8PM
Saturday at 2PM & 8PM
Sunday at 1PM & 6PM

PARKING:  
Paid parking available at the Wells Fargo Building, 401 B Street
(enter at corner of 4th and B); one block from the Civic Theatre.

WEBSITE:                              www.BroadwaySD.com

MARY POPPINS
The Hit Broadway Musical

now through August 21

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Civic Theatre Ticket Office; 1100 Third Avenue
(619) 570-1100; Monday – Friday, 10AM - 6PM
Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787
Ticket prices vary. For current prices, please visit TicketMaster.com

WHERE:                           San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street, downtown San Diego

PERFORMANCE TIMES:      Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7PM
                                      added: Thursday matinee August 11 at 1PM
                                      Friday at 7:30PM
Saturday at 2PM & 7:30PM ASL interpreted performance at 2PM
Sunday at 1PM & 6:30PM; Open-Captioned performance at 1PM

 
 
Contact us: theater@sdwriteway.org