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Peter and the Starcatcher Oct 5 - Oct 15, 2017  
ENCORE! Theatre Peter and the Starcatcher
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcheris the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure, which features a talented cast of performers ranging from 8th grade to college. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this dazzling Young Actors' Theatre production of Peter and the Starcatcher at the ENCORE! Theatre in Spring Valley weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
Love, Sex and the I.R.S Oct 5 - Oct 14, 2017  
Stagehouse Theatre Love, Sex and the I.R.S
Love, Sex & the I.R.S. is a dizzying modern farce that'll keep you on your toes. Two out-of-work straight guys scheme to save money by filing taxes as a married couple. The jig is up when the IRS plans an investigation. What follows is a play filled with more kinks and complications than the Kama Sutra or U.S. tax law. Watch them jump through hoops when this twist-filled comedy comes to the Stagehouse Theatre in El Cajon.
Celebrity Sonnets Oct 9 - Oct 9, 2017  
The Old Globe Theatre Celebrity Sonnets
Experience the Bard like never before as San Diego celebrities offer fresh interpretations of Shakespeare's sonnets. Over the past decade, the San Diego Shakespeare Society has paired Shakespeare's work with tango, jazz, Bollywood and rock 'n' roll. Celebrities will be giving you a little bit of Shakespeare (14 lines of poetry), each with their own unique way of presenting. Headliners include emcee Dave Scott, Shakespearean actor Jonathan McMurty, 10-year-old actress Catalina Zelles, The San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (now in it's 73nd year), Kathy Diamant and Byron LaDue, Prof. William Nericcio of SDSU, Leigh Scarritt Productions, and a host of other local celebrities. The event will honor famed oceanographer Walter Munk, who is turning 100 in October and will attend with his wife.
The Nerd Oct 12 - Oct 29, 2017  
The Broadway Theatre The Nerd
Willum has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life. But when Rick shows up at Willum's apartment his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd" who just won't leave! One uproarious incident after another ensues, until the normally placid Willum is driven into a desperate mental state that leads to a surprising and satisfying ending. Watch it all unfold at The Broadway Theater in Vista.
On Golden Pond Oct 27 - Nov 5, 2017  
Welk Resort Theatre San Diego On Golden Pond
This humorous and heartwarming play centers on a long-married elderly couple, Norman and Ethel, who spend each summer at their beloved lake home. But when their daughter arrives with her fiance and his son in tow, bitterness over childhood wrongs mar the reunion. After agreeing to host the boy for the season, Norman and Ethel find themselves compelled to reexamine their past and redefine their twilight years together on Golden Pond. Now coming to the Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, the play won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations, with wins for its stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, as well as writer Ernest Thompson.
The Firebird Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2017  
Spreckels Theatre The Firebird
Every great artist has a breakthrough piece. For Igor Stravinsky, it was The Firebird, a 1910 ballet inspired by a series of beloved Russian fairy tales. Set to Stravinsky's captivating score, this classic ballet tells the story of Ivan, who finds himself lost in a dark, dangerous place filled with desperate characters, where a cruel boss rules by fear and intimidation. It is the beautiful, mythical Firebird who first charms and eludes Ivan -- and ultimately saves him. Featuring the work of resident choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich, City Ballet of San Diego presents their take on this masterwork as part of an eclectic program at Spreckels Theatre, which also features George Balanchine's Serenade, the San Diego premiere of Ash, and Samuel Barber Adagio, an award-winning pas de deux crafted by Wistrich in 1990. Musical accompaniment is by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting. There is also a free lecture by artistic director Steven Wistrich 30 minutes before each performance.
Shopkins Live! Nov 17 - Nov 17, 2017  
San Diego Civic Theatre Shopkins Live!
Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair." Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help -- the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event at San Diego Civic Theatre you don't want to miss!
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2017  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from OB Theatre Company are definitely for adults only. This dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous and hilarious tale of perversion and corruption -- entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint himself -- that's sure to have mature audiences howling this holiday season. Celebrate the XXXmas season with The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
Elf the Musical Jr Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2017  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center Elf the Musical Jr
Based on the modern cinema classic, Elf the Musical Jr. is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This youth production of the modern Christmas favorite is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as it ice skates into the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2017  
Spreckels Theatre Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas is a flying, singing and swashbuckling holiday adventure performed in the style of a British panto in San Diego. Step into the Spreckels Theatre and embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan, as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.
Cinderella Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2017  
San Diego Civic Theatre Cinderella
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale returns to San Diego. This lush production from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love. There's the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago." It's a hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
Peppa Pig Live! Surprise! Dec 7 - Dec 7, 2017  
Balboa Theatre Peppa Pig Live! Surprise!
Surprise! Peppa Pig is hitting the road for her all new theatrical tour, Peppa Pig's Surprise! The brand new production features Peppa, George, and all their friends in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2017  
Balboa Theatre Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas is a flying, singing and swashbuckling holiday adventure performed in the style of a British panto in San Diego. Step into the Spreckels Theatre and embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan, as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.
Motown The Musical Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2017  
San Diego Civic Theatre Motown The Musical
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
Hamilton Jan 6, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Hamilton
A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage
DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. London's Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" The show features the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," which you will, when you come see it!
Stomp Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018  
Balboa Theatre Stomp
Returning to the Balboa Theatre stage for the first time in seven years, STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique-an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
Florencia en el Amazonas Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Florencia en el Amazonas
Famous opera diva Florencia Grimaldi returns home to the Amazon to perform and dreams of finding her long lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the jungle. As she and her fellow travelers board a steamboat and begin a magical journey down the river, the lines between fantasy and reality become enmeshed. Experiencing powerful elements of nature merged with the supernatural, Florencia experiences an awakening, sheds her chrysalis and her spirit transforms.
Love Never Dies Mar 27, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Love Never Dies
LOVE NEVER DIES is Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to one of the most successful musicals of all time - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York... where he has finally found a place for his music to soar. The only thing missing is Christine. But the Phantom will stop at nothing to win back her love. Witness the next chapter in one of the greatest love stories to ever hit the stage, in LOVE NEVER DIES.
Les Miserables May 29, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Les Miserables
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, is headed back to San Diego direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. The epic and uplifting story features such beloved songs as "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," and "One Day More." Cameron Mackintosh's breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck by its new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Come see one of the most celebrated shows in the history of musical theatre -LES MISERABLES.
School Of Rock Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre School Of Rock
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
The King And I Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre The King And I
The 2015 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I, will soon be "getting to know you," San Diego. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, directed by Bartlet Sher, is set in 1860's Bangkok. It tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and the British schoolteacher he brought in to teach his many wives and children. Come see the show New York Magazine called "too beautiful to miss"...
On Your Feet! Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre On Your Feet!
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
The Phantom Of The Opera Aug 23, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre The Phantom Of The Opera
Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L'Opera by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.