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How do we become who we are? In a thought-provoking investigation of personal identity and intimacy, Ballast intertwines the story of two relationships between transgender and cisgender partners as they grapple with the stranger they find across the dinner table -- and in the mirror. Presented at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, this timely new play explores identity, examining how gender shapes our spirituality, our desires and our destiny.
Dr. Caligari meets Dr. Seuss in Shockheaded Peter, the manic musical adaptation of a children's book so outrageously violent and hypnotically strange it could only be German. More surreal than Tim Burton and nastier than Lemony Snicket, Shockheaded Peter terrified generations of children into eating their soup and trimming their nails with parables of wayward children meeting comically grisly ends. In this show that's as sinister as it is silly, Shockheaded Peter's music box spins, spewing out stories of naughty children and misguided parents that deliver giggles and goosebumps at San Diego's Old Town Theatre.
A biting dark comedy and gut-wrenching psychological portrait of the breakdown of a marriage, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? sees one of theater's most notoriously dysfunctional couples draw a younger pair into their bitter, twisted games. As cocktails flow on the campus of a small New England college, the younger couple find themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war. Featuring razor-sharp dialogue, Edward Albee's equally hilarious and harrowing masterpiece won the 1963 Tony Award and went on to become a classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Now this devastating tale comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to San Diego's Lyceum Stage. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this worldwide hit stage adaptation has won the hearts of over 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 the spell of a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. Filled with colorful characters brought to life by a 75-member cast and dazzling songs, including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song, accompanied by a live orchestra, STAR Repertory Theatre's production will entertain the whole family.
Three years was all it took for Buddy Holly to change rock music forever, achieving seven Top 40 songs between 1957 and 1958 in the golden days of rock 'n' roll. Now the hit musical Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story charts the musician's life from his Texas upbringing to his meteoric rise with The Crickets and his tragic early death -- all set to a soundtrack of some of rock 'n' roll's biggest hits. One of the first "jukebox musicals," the show features "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away," "Peggy Sue" and "Oh, Boy!" among other timeless Holly tunes. This high-energy show has delighted audiences across the nation and beyond, and now you can see it live at San Diego's Horton Grand Theatre.
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.
Over the course of a tense parent-teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed teacher engage in a fraught conversation about the recent suspension and subsequent tragedy involving a fifth-grader named Gidion. The boy may have been the victim of bullying -- or he may have been the bully. The note he left gives no clues. As the women challenge each other, they untangle the knot of questions that Gidion left behind, as well as their own role in how the situation unfolded. The enthralling discussion develops into a dramatically charged study of what happens when freedom of expression, the failure of our school systems and personal responsibility collide. Kym Pappas directs a sharply relevant production of Gidion's Knot at Diversionary Theatre.
103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany personally welcome you into their home to share an endearing, true story in Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Like molasses and vinegar, the Delany sisters have always been opposites; but together, these daughters of a former slave grew up in the Jim Crow South, lived in Harlem during its renaissance and had professional careers as a teacher and a dentist, respectively. While making dinner to remember their father's birthday, the two sisters tell us of the last century as they lived it -- through stories of racial injustice and personal strife -- unified by faith, family and time. See the show at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.
Minor Fall / Major Lift is a bi-coastal collaboration of live music and dance, featuring all-new choreography by iconic San Diego Choreographer John Malashock and co-produced with Art of Élan, which specializes in reinvigorating classical music. The NOW Ensemble performs live, which has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered for their infusion of classical music with indie rock and pop influences. The program features five choreographic works, connected by the theme of change, set to music by four different composers. The varied composers defy genre and push aesthetic boundaries to create a program full of contrasting and complementary elements. The NOW Ensemble shares the stage with the Malashock Dance Company, pushing past their creative comfort zones for a dynamic performance at The Lyceum Stage in San Diego
Putting her own spin on the national motto of France, "Liberte, Egalite, Sororite," Helen Hayes-nominated playwright Lauren Gunderson has written yet another gripping tale of women in history. The Revolutionists follows four real women who lived very boldly in Paris during the French Revolution: a playwright, an assassin, a free woman of color and a former French Queen. It's a period piece with some modern kick-ass female sensibilities thrown in, as these heroines try not to lose their minds, or their heads, during the insanity of the Reign of Terror. The Revolutionists can't stay in town for long, so catch them while you can at San Diego's MOXIE Theatre.
A period drama about feminism, scientific advancement and the fight to cement one's legacy in the face of adversity, Silent Sky is set in the early 1900s and follows real-life Cambridge astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, an aspiring scientist who joins the Harvard Observatory's all-female "human computer" team. The women are kept behind the scenes and are told to keep their ideas and theories to themselves. As Henrietta navigates these impossible waters, she tries to keep her personal life and family obligations in focus. Presented by First Folio Theatre, Silent Sky examines a woman's place in professional society during a time of both historic discovery and endless oppression, when a woman's ideas were dismissed until a man could claim credit for them. See it now at the Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado.
This musical comedy brought together three incredible talents -- legendary playwright Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Grammy-winning lyricist Carole Bayer Sager ("That's What Friends Are For") and Tony-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) -- to tell the romantic, funny and relatable story of a wisecracking composer and the offbeat lyricist with whom he falls in love. Based on the real-life relationship between Hamlisch and Sager, They're Playing Our Song takes you from the couple's first meeting to hearing their hit song played for the first time on the radio and beyond. Don't miss this great American musical at Lamplighters Community Theatre in La Mesa.
Nominated for three Tony Awards in its Broadway production, A Year With Frog and Toad tells the story of the friendship between two dissimilar pals. The cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad adventure through the seasons: sledding down snowy hills, planting spring flowers, splashing in summer swimming holes and piling autumn leaves. Along the way, they'll learn to accept one another, warts and all. This youth production of the fun, family musical -- adapted from Arnold Lobel's classic children's books -- enchants youngsters while also entertaining adults with a jazzy, upbeat score. The inventive, exuberant musical provides a charming show for the whole family at San Diego's Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center.