THEATER: Current and Upcoming Productions

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City Heights Performance Annex

Coronado Playhouse

Coronado School of the Arts

Courtyard San Diego Downtown

Cygnet Theatre

Don Powell Theatre at SDSU

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

  • 4190 Front Street, Hillcrest
  • State Fair (starts May 4, 2018)

Horton Grand Theatre

  • 444 Fourth Avenue, Downtown San Diego
  • South Pacific (starts April 27, 2018)

Julian Town Hall

Lamb's Players Theatre

  • 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • Noises Off (through May 20, 2018)

Lamplighters Community Theatre

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Lyceum Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre

  • 2787 B State Street, Carlsbad
  • Men on Boats (through April 22, 2018)

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Northminster Presbyterian Church

  • 4324 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Clairemont
  • No Sh*t Sherlock (through April 21, 2018)

Ocean Beach Playhouse

The Old Globe Theatre

Onstage Playhouse

San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Repertory Theatre

  • 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown San Diego
  • Soul Doctor (through April 22, 2018)

Saville Theatre at San Diego City College

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Seaport Village

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Star Theatre

Sunshine Brooks Theatre

  • 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside
  • Red (starts May 4, 2018)

Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

Village Presbyterian Church

  • 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe
  • Little Women (starts April 27, 2018)

Theater Reviews

It’s true what they say about Hamilton

Faster and deeper

Art can alter life, literally. In 2015, the Treasury Department planned to take Alexander Hamilton’s portrait off the ten-dollar bill. The indefatigable Founding Father was too controversial (he came close to advocating dictatorship and a ...

San Diego Hamilton worshipers get theirs

Worship it

Hamilton, the Musical is coming! Hamilton is almost here! Beginning January 9, and ending January 28, the most decorated Broadway show in eons will run at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda, genius, based ...

The most dazzling show ever staged at the La Jolla Playhouse

Summer — disco in a jiff

"Toot, ahhhhh, beep-beep... Toot-toot, ahhhhh, beep-beep.” People of a certain age will recognize Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” from its first few notes. These may also conjure visions of glitter balls and strobe effects — timed ...

InnerMission's Falling: rarely happy

Autistics lack internal brain map

InnerMission Theatres’ starkly realistic, deeply moving production of Deanna Jent’s Falling closes this Saturday. 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 ...

Antireviews

Making Men on Boats read as comedy

A good time was had by all, laughing at the man-spreading and chest-beating.

While watching Men On Boats, I hearkened back to a production of Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The atmosphere before the show was electric: this is actually Shakespeare’s Globe! We were thrilled: London ...

American Mariachi at the Old Globe

Our most accomplished musicians don’t show up in mainstream culture

Occasionally, an experience forces me to reflect on just how much American culture has twisted around what we pay attention to in music. And I don’t know whether to be proud or disturbed. Manufactured pop ...

Listen to the kebab guy

Charles III, folk wisdom, and the survival of England

Shakespeare is universally acknowledged to be the greatest English playwright, yet very few playwrights have the audacity to leap the cultural and historical chasm and try to imitate him. I get it. First, there’s the ...

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