Leapin' Lizards! First a comic, then a radio show, then a Tony-winning Broadway musical, then a movie (twice!), the beloved story of a plucky orphan adopted by a wealthy businessman never fails to charm. The talented young performers of the Patio Playhouse bring all the show's iconic characters to life, including the lovable Daddy Warbucks, the wicked Miss Hannigan and the adorable orphan herself. Annie also boasts one of Broadway's most memorable scores, with unforgettable songs like "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow." Enjoy it under the stars at the Kit Carson Amphitheater in Escondido.
Based on the incredible true story and the hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abagnale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. Catch this Tony Award-winning musical at Oceanside's Star Theatre.
A twisted romantic comedy that pokes a sharp stick in the balloon of "happily-ever-after," Love/Sick proves once again that no one ever said love was easy. This collection of short plays from playwright and Tony-nominated actor John Cariani (Almost, Maine) explores the unexpected (and sometimes unpleasant) directions that love can take us in. These stories of imperfect lovers and dreamers trying to make their lives together work are all set in the same dreary, sleepy suburb on the same Friday night. This unromantic comedy, written by John Cariani, is for the romantic in all of us. See it in La Mesa at Lamplighters Theatre.
In 1936, anti-drug propaganda film Reefer Madness portrayed in vivid detail the disasters that befall a group of teenagers who decide to try "marijuana" -- otherwise known as the devil's drug. In the 1970s, the film was rediscovered and became a cult classic due to its over-the-top portrayal of the alleged dangers of smoking weed, which include death, destruction, madness and ... jazz. Inspired by the original film, this tongue-in-cheek musical comedy continues the hijinks in an even wackier form, memorializing the melodrama in songs that range from Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes. It would be a big mistake to (puff, puff) pass on this production of Reefer Madness: The Musical at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
Jerry didn't talk to many people. Except to say, like, "Gimme a beer," or, "Where's the john?" But every once in a while, he liked to talk to somebody -- really talk -- like, get to know somebody ... know all about him. All Peter wanted was a quiet, peaceful place to read his Sunday paper. Far, far away from his wife, his two daughters, the two cats and the parakeet. Then something happened. Find out exactly what when Edward Albee's The Zoo Story comes to Diversionary Theatre in San Diego.