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Before the Marx Brothers became film comedy legends, they got their start on the stage. Now you can see the show that helped launch their careers, Animal Crackers, just as audiences first saw it: live! Later adapted for film, this musical comedy made a Broadway sensation of the Marx Brothers' anarchic lunacy, from Groucho's wit to Chico's schemes and Harpo's impulsive pantomime. The wealthy Mrs. Rittenhouse throws a glamorous weekend gathering in honor of the famous explorer Captain Spalding, but Spalding isn't your typical guest of honor, and with the arrival of shady characters the Professor and Mr. Ravelli, the hoity-toity party might not survive the weekend. With a book by George S. Kaufman (You Can't Take It with You) and Morrie Ryskind (My Man Godfrey), plus countless improvised additions by the show's original stars, Animal Crackers is a comedy classic. Now you can relive all the laughs live at Cygnet Theatre in San Diego.
Just three years -- that's how long it took for rocker Buddy Holly to change music history. The hit Broadway musical Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story charts the musician's life from his Texas upbringing with a group of high-school friends who'd become The Crickets, to his meteoric rise to fame, 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, plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." This high-energy show has delighted audiences across the nation and beyond, and now you can see it live at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.
Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all-new show unites some of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family ... LIVE!
The massively popular adult puppet musical Avenue Q comes to the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic mixed cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl-monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. While the show draws inspiration from a certain beloved children's show, you'll definitely want to leave the kiddos at home for this one -- these puppets have quite the potty mouths on them, and there's even some "full puppet nudity" involved.
Adapted from Tim Burton's celebrated film, Big Fish follows the enchanting, touching story of a teller of tall tales and his son, who wants to know who his father really is. After a lifetime of spinning yarns about his epic adventures, Edward Bloom has entered his final chapter, compelling his grown son Will to embark on an adventure of his own -- to unravel his real dad from the myths he's created. With spine-tinglingly music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, the Lamb's Players Theatre production of Big Fish is a magnificent "big fish" of a tale itself -- spectacular, fantastical and overflowing with love.
Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot the Musical fills San Diego's Spreckels Theatre with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship.
Created by a dream team of musical-theater superstars -- including an original story by Tony winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), music by Pulitzer and Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) -- Bring It On: The Musical was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Choreography. Now this Center Stage production pops up at the California Center for the Arts, featuring a talented youth cast. Showcasing the intense rivalries and amazing athletics of the world of competitive cheerleading, this original story (inspired by the movie of the same name) centers on a perky high school girl named Campbell, a cheerleading captain who's forced to move to a new school. While struggling to define herself in an unfamiliar crowd of kids that look and act nothing like her, Campbell teams up with the hip-hop crew and starts a completely original cheer squad.
People may come and go, but felines are forever -- which is why Hannah, a 30-something cat lady (who also happens to be a skilled cat burglar), is willing to do just about anything for them. Facing impending eviction and a growing pile of debts, Hannah must marry the revolting Marv Lothario in order to keep feeding her beloved cats. That is until she meets the handsome and quirky Julian, a professor who hires her for one final heist. Filled with plenty of comedy and romance, The Cat Lady is sure to steal your heart when it takes the stage of Tenth Avenue Arts Center in San Diego.
With a stunning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by the famed Tim Rice, the compelling true story of Eva Perón -- the controversial first lady of Argentina -- comes to vivid life in San Diego Repertory Theatre's production at San Diego's Lyceum Stage. Filled with showstoppers like "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," Evita follows a peasant girl as she uses her considerable smarts to rise from the slums of Argentina to become the wife of the president and a powerful advocate for the working class. Though beloved by her people as the voice of the poor, her inevitable downfall came through her unwavering ambition and a devastating illness, making her one of history's most tragic and dramatic figures. The musical's haunting score fuses dramatic chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, to create an extraordinary theatrical portrait that burns as bright as Evita herself did.
Featuring a cast of talented student actors, High School Musical Jr. comes to musical life on the ENCORE! Theatre stage in Spring Valley. Full of singing and dancing, Disney's fun movie musical is an adaptation of the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Although basketball star Troy and intellectual Gabriella come from different cliques at school, they join together to audition for the school musical. Will the couple's alliance open doors for others to shine as well?
In the Heights made a huge splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights is an exhilarating journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City -- a place where the coffee from Usnavi's corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the scent of impending change. Like many in his community, Usnavi struggles to decide which traditions to keep and which to leave behind. Catch this vibrant musical at Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre.
A fresh, sophisticated spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish if they're successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy. Come see this production when it enchants and astounds at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre in Escondido.
Sure to have you seeing pink, this bright and bubbly production from Young Actors' Theatre brings all the fun and excitement of the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde (and the smash-hit film starring Reese Witherspoon) to the stage. Follow sweet sorority sister Elle Woods, whose unlikely plan to win back her Ivy League boyfriend involves putting down her credit cards, picking up the books and setting out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. This unlikely academic not only ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two, but she finds true love along the way. Get ready to bend and snap when Legally Blonde: The Musical comes to The Lyceum Space in San Diego.
A vibrant and original musical, Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days focuses on four New Yorkers struggling to navigate the concrete jungle in search of satisfaction. One of the theater's most acclaimed and exciting new voices, Gwon has crafted a series of related songs and vignettes that begin to intertwine when a student loses the notes to her graduate thesis. This incident brings her into the orbit of an aspiring artist and a couple who've just moved in together -- all trying to find fulfillment, happiness, love and ever-elusive cabs. Ordinary Days is a witty, refreshing and affecting reminder that it's possible to change the lives of people who, due to our increasingly anonymous world, we may never even meet. Catch this San Diego premiere from InnerMission Productions on the Black Box stage at Diversionary Theatre.
Bursting with one showstopping number after another, Pippin is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). The musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find meaning in his life. On his journey, Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life -- all as part of his quest to find where he fits in. It's a magical, musical fairy tale that is just as entertaining and thought-provoking as when it debuted 40 years ago. Get swept away in the fanciful, moving Pippin when it descends on the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa.
Oh, snap! The '90s are back! Produced by San Diego Musical Theatre, this all-new musical revue from the creative minds behind the beloved hit Mixtape tracks a group of modern strangers who somehow find themselves trapped back in the Dot-Com Decade, when NSYNC and The Spice Girls ruled the airwaves, and you had your pick of musical crazes, from grunge and swing to pop-punk, alt-rock, electronica and beyond. This high-energy show features stylin' fashion, phat fads, nostalgia and a fantastic soundtrack of top '90s music, including U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bjork, Britney, Hootie, Shania, Alanis, Mariah, Tupac, Garth, Boys II Men and more. So lace up your Doc Martens and get ready to party hearty, '90s-style, at the Horton Grand Theater.
In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin he had built in the woods by Walden Pond, where he would proceed to pen one of the masterpieces of American letters. Two-hundred years later, the groundbreaking essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist and historian returns as the one-man show Ripples from Walden Pond brings Thoreau to life at Lamb's Player Theatre in Coronado. Celebrate the birthday of one of history's great literary minds at this stirring, insightful tribute presented by Write Out Loud.
Hollywood noir meets Broadway razzle-dazzle in Sunset Boulevard, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's classic film. The play brings to life the dramatic story of Norma Desmond, a fading star of the silent film era who has retreated to her decaying mansion to live in the past. When the ambitious young screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles into her world, she sees an opportunity to make her big comeback, and he sees an opportunity to make a quick buck. As their relationship becomes increasingly complicated, Joe finds himself on a crash course to disaster that can only end in murder and madness. The original Broadway production claimed seven Tony Awards in 1995, including Best Musical, and features memorable songs such as "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye." See it when it takes the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista.
Shakespeare's rowdy, screwball comedy The Taming of the Shrew follows the treacherous road to romance for a strong-willed pair of lovers who've met their ultimate match in one another. Until Kate has a husband, her sweet younger sister, Bianca, cannot marry -- but feisty, fiery-tongued Kate rejects every suitor who tries to woo her. Along comes Petruchio, willing to take a chance...and her sizable dowry. His efforts to tame her remain a controversial aspect of this tale, reminding us of the expected gender roles of 400 years past, and how far we have and haven't come since. Packed with timely and provocative points regarding gender politics, this show on the rooftop of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Arts Center is sure to send the sparks flying.
Buried treasure, pirates, swashbuckling adventure on the high seas -- Treasure Island has it all. Now Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved childhood favorite swings onto the stage with even more excitement in this new musical adaptation from the talented students of The Grossmont College Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory program. At the center of this grand tale is young Jim Hawkins, a boy who longs for adventure -- and finds plenty of it when he sets sail with the infamous Long John Silver. Audiences of all ages have loved Treasure Island for over 100 years, and this fun take -- which uses a mixture of contemporary and classic pop songs -- at the Stagehouse Theatre in El Cajon will remind the whole family why it's still the ultimate pirate adventure.
Nobody can dish out heaps of Southern charm quite like Alan Bailey, creator of Smoke on the Mountain, one of the world's most produced plays. And as far as folksy charm goes, Bailey's comedy Wedding Belles has plenty. Four garden-club ladies turn their little Texas town upside down when they meet a young girl set to marry an infantryman before he ships off for World War II. Friendships will be tested as these ladies frantically race to put together an elaborate wedding in a single afternoon. Ronnie Claire Edwards, best known as Corabeth Godsey on TV's The Waltons, co-wrote Wedding Belles, which comes to life at San Diego's North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe.
West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York. Two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, tell a story more relevant than ever. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Don't miss this iconic musical love story at the Star Theatre in Oceanside.
Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz's new dentist boyfriend. He may look a bit creepy, but is there really anything to worry about? The fact that his oral hygienist was recently murdered could just be a coincidence ... right? Imaginations run wild as these would-be sleuths trade wine glasses for spy glasses and set off on a hilarious off-road adventure to learn the truth in Women in Jeopardy. This romp from The House of Yes playwright Wendy MacLeod now comes to the Lamplighters Community Theatre in La Mesa, bringing with it some serious Thelma and Louise-meets-The First Wives Club fun.