THEATER: Current and Upcoming Productions

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Avo Playhouse

  • 303 Main Street, Vista
  • Oliver! (starts December 14, 2017)

Balboa Theatre

The Broadway Theatre

Canyon Crest Academy

City Heights Weingart Library

Coronado Playhouse

Cygnet Theatre

Diversionary Theatre

Don Powell Theatre at SDSU

El Cajon Valley High School

Henry's Pub

Horton Grand Theatre

Ion Theatre Company BLKBOX Theatre

  • 3704 Sixth Avenue, Hillcrest
  • Cabaret (starts December 2, 2017)

La Jolla Playhouse

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Moxie Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Ocean Beach Playhouse

The Old Globe Theatre

Onstage Playhouse

Patio Playhouse

  • 201 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido
  • Greetings! (through December 17, 2017)

Point Loma High School

  • 2335 Chatsworth Boulevard, Point Loma
  • The Crucible (starts December 1, 2017)

Point Loma Playhouse

San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Repertory Theatre

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Spreckels Theatre

Star Theatre

  • 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside
  • Annie, Jr. (starts December 8, 2017)

Tenth Avenue Arts Center

  • 930 Tenth Avenue, East Village
  • Into the Woods (starts November 30, 2017)

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

Welk Resort Theatre

Theater Reviews

Diversionary's Falling: rarely happy

Autistics lack internal brain map

InnerMission Theatres’ starkly realistic, deeply moving production of Deanna Jent’s Falling closes this Sunday. It deserves a much longer run. About halfway into the 80-minute piece, teenaged Lisa Martin tells her mother, Tami, she wants ...

Taste? Nuance? — Too last century

Hand to God will make you squirm

In this era of manic video games and computer graphics, everything is all in. Used to be, when someone fell in a movie, they’d clear the window, or whatever, free-fall for a spell, and you’d ...

Characters crave spotlight but throw away lines

Cygnet reacting to local theater belting-out?

Mark Twain wrote: “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Matthew Lopez’s Legend of Georgia McBride is a stencil-thin, though often ...

African-American experience starts off with the Odyssey

Intrepid Theater stages one of the most important plays of our era

Suzan-Lori Parks loathes safe theater. The “insidious, schmaltz-laden mode of expression threatens to cover us all, like Vesuvius, in our sleep.” She writes “don’t be afraid to show your ass” plays to “defend dramatic literature ...

The torture of being Korean

Defector from the North, goose father from the South

Much of Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams takes place in a cyberspace Babel. Throngs of voices, mantras of zeroes and ones, and pop-up ads scream for attention, pinball off each other, and drift away. If ...


Fly by Night: almost a metaphysical musical.

The "I don't know bro" of all things

When I see a title which includes “metaphysical musical” I’m expecting souls connecting on the astral plane based on the residue of previous lives which then stains future iterations of the same souls. You might ...

American Carnage in City Heights

Choose your own apocalypse

When the world as we know it ends, will it be our fault? Broadly speaking, dystopian sagas diverge into two camps. On the one hand, you have your bleak future in the vein of Fahrenheit ...

Tenth Avenue Art Center’s Evil Dead: the Musical

Even badder badness

My wife and I saw Tenth Avenue Art Center’s Evil Dead: the Musical this year, because Halloween. We did not sit in the front row “splatter zone,” where spectators enjoy periodic soakings in fake blood ...

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