When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant quickly turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner in the musical romantic comedy First Date. This "winning crowd-pleaser" (Hollywood Reporter) from San Diego Musical Theatre follows the date in real time as the couple quickly discovers they're not exactly alone on an unpredictable evening that takes on a life of its own. Along the way, their fellow restaurant patrons will transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, offering song-and-dance guides through the inevitable ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Root for these lovable underdogs to avoid a dating disaster when First Date makes its San Diego premiere at Horton Grand Theatre.
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.
You could probably spot a magician's tricks up close, right? Get ready for Sebastian's Intimate Miracles to prove you wrong. No matter how closely you look, you won't believe your eyes as the renowned sleight-of-hand artist makes the impossible happen right in front of your face. Presented in the classic parlor style, Intimate Miracles features Sebastian engaging the audience through both volunteer participation and his comedy-laced patter, while demonstrating jaw-dropping up-close card tricks. Prepare to be both impressed and entertained at the Red Spade Theater in San Diego's famed Old Town.
Famous (and famously arrogant) radio lecturer Sheridan Whiteside gets invited to dine at the house of a rich factory owner in a small town, but slips and injures himself before making it inside in the beloved farce The Man Who Came to Dinner. What follows is a tumultuous confinement, during which time the convalescing curmudgeon riotously takes over the Stanley household -- running up huge phone bills, monopolizing the servants, filling the house with exotic animals and meddling in the lives of everyone involved. Pulitzer Prize-winning duo George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart wrote many comic masterpieces, including You Can't Take It With You and Merrily We Roll Along, but their greatest effort might be The Man Who Came to Dinner. The secret behind the play's numerous revivals is simple: It's very, very funny. See this classic Broadway comedy at the Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, starring San Diego theater veteran Randall Hickman as Sheridan Whiteside.
Suspenseful new drama Margin of Error deals in earth-shattering secrets, both intellectual and emotional. A world-renowned scientist is about to receive the Nobel Prize and ascend to new heights of fame -- but not before his once-trusted, beautiful young research assistant plays a clever game of King of the Hill, seeking to reveal details that will stain his life and legacy. He looks to his long-suffering wife for moral salvation but her patience is at an end, further threatening his fall. New San Diego theatre company the Roustabouts Theatre Co. brings the world premiere of Will Cooper's high-stakes high wire act to the Lyceum Space.
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.
Based on The Who's classic 1969 double album, The Who's Tommy is an influential rock opera that follows the adventures of Tommy, a "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who transcends the cruelty of the modern world to become a pinball wizard and then a prophet. The original Broadway production ran for nearly 900 performances, earning guitarist-composer Pete Townshend the Tony Award for Best Original Score, for hits like "Amazing Journey," "See Me, Feel Me," "Tommy, Can You Hear Me?" and "I'm Free." Earning high scores from audiences since its debut and now appearing at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego, the groundbreaking The Who's Tommy has lost none of its power to inspire and amaze.