A witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love that goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to "believe," and what it might cost us not to. A beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith.
Peter Pan leaps to life on stage in a whole new way courtesy of the California Ballet Company, which combines classical dance, aerial ballet and even some slapstick comedy to follow the adventures of Peter, Wendy and the gang as they travel to Neverland to battle the villainous Captain Hook and his crew. Choreographed by Septime Webre of the Washington Ballet, this dazzling new production at the San Diego Civic is a West Coast premiere. Plus, there's a kids' Pixie Party on the Plaza before each show, with a costume contest, pixie-themed drinks, face painting and more.
The exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of SIX Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL (2013). This inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, featuring Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction & choreography by JERRY MITCHELL & book by HARVEY FIRESTEIN.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Vintage Theatre in Aurora with a talented case of youth actors. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this visually stunning spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This musical love story is filled with colorful characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling show-stopping numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song. Enjoy this timeless tale with your entire family at Escondido's California Center for the Arts, Center Theater.
Through her years as a star, Barbra Streisand has lived a remarkable life as a singer, actress, director and activist, and the musical tribute Hello Gorgeous captures all those sides thanks to a remarkable performance from Rebecca Clark, who transforms into Babs on stage. Through live singing and comedic dialogue, Clark embodies the character and heart of Streisand, taking you through her amazing journey on stage and screen. You'll hear some of her biggest hits, including "Evergreen," "The Way We Were" and "Memories." Find out why Streisand is one of the greatest superstars of our time in this powerhouse show.
The talented teen performers of the Star Repertory Theatre team with Grease co-creator Jim Jacobs for the latest production of this all-American favorite. Grease follows the '50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year at Rydell High. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over ... until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at the school. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want," "We Go Together" and "Greased Lightning," and this stage version, packed with high-energy choreography, remains a perennial favorite. Join the Pink Ladies, the T-Birds and the rest of the gang at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, and discover why Grease is most definitely the word.
Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged musical tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and swayed to intimate ballads. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and music director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, sentimental music of this pivotal time in America's history at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The songs and cast are updated regularly, so even if you've seen the show before, expect a few surprises.
Directed by visionary Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to ind inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).
A hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new musical based on the classic 1989 film. Westerberg High is ruled by shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing mean girls: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under.
JERSEY BOYS returns home to SAN DIEGO! "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history and features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."
Faust meets professional baseball in this Tony-winning Broadway sendup of love and America's favorite pastime. Joe Boyd is a die-hard fan who sells his soul to the devil to become a star player for his beloved Washington Senators. Joe quickly becomes a sensation, but his success is hard-won, and as the Senators' stats soar, Joe realizes he's losing his wife. As Joe tries to get close to her, the Devil uses the skills of a seductive temptress named Lola to try and keep him away. Damn Yankees features a memorable Richard Adler and Jerry Ross score, including audience favorites like "Whatever Lola Wants," "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo" and "(You Gotta Have) Heart." Cheer on this home run of a musical at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego.
Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musicalwill star Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX!Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar RachelMarron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics includingQueen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I HaveNothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time - I WillAlways Love You.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."