THEATER: Current and Upcoming Productions

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Balboa Theatre

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Casa del Prado Theatre

Community Actors Theatre

  • 2957 54th Street, Oak Park
  • Hamlet (through October 6, 2019)

Coronado Playhouse

Cygnet Theatre

Diversionary Theatre

  • 4545 Park Boulevard, University Heights
  • Girlfriend (through October 13, 2019)

Doubletree Club Hotel San Diego

The Grand Tea Room

  • 145 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido
  • Jane Eyre (through September 22, 2019)

Helix High School

Horton Grand Theatre

  • 444 Fourth Avenue, Downtown San Diego
  • Man Of La Mancha (starts September 29, 2019)

La Jolla Community Center

La Jolla Playhouse

  • 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD
  • Kiss My Aztec (starts September 22, 2019)

Lamplighters Community Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

Mesa College Apolliad Theatre

Moxie Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Observatory North Park

Ocean Beach Playhouse

The Old Globe Theatre

Onstage Playhouse

Palomar College

Point Loma Playhouse

Red Spade Theater

  • 2539 Congress Street suite B, Old Town
  • Séance

SDSU's Experimental Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Repertory Theatre

Scripps Ranch Theatre

  • 9783 Avenue of Nations, Scripps Ranch
  • Foxfire (through October 6, 2019)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Spreckels Theatre

  • 121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego
  • Carmina Burana (starts November 1, 2019)

Star Theatre

  • 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside
  • Mamma Mia! (through September 29, 2019)

Village Presbyterian Church

Welk Resort Theatre

Westminster Theater

Theater Reviews

Foxfire: Appalachian lore

Not a musical, a play with music

The title, Foxfire, refers to a project started in 1966 by an English teacher in Appalachia who encouraged his students to hone their writing skills by documenting their family histories and Appalachian lore. They christened ...

Romeo and Juliet with an eighties dance party

That’s the issue with this production. The first half doesn’t match the second

This tragedy starts out looking like a big party. Fair enough. Many big parties end in tragedy. It’s a great party until somebody dies. That’s what I guess director Barry Edelstein is going for with ...

Pablo Picasso: the King of Trash

Art, creativity, family, politics, and truth

One of the most charming scenes in this tri-lingual, one-man show comes when Picasso takes the audience on a tour of his cluttered studio, explaining his dumpster-dive art: his late dog crafted out of a ...

The Tale of Despereaux: A romping good tale well-told

“If a story doesn’t connect with a child — well, where’s the fun in that?”

“The world is dark, and light is precious,” writes Kate DiCamillo in her novel The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. Where are ...

The Luckiest: Perfect propaganda

That’s not art. That’s an emotional cudgel.

During this production, Aleque Reid (as Lissette) jumps agilely back and forth along the timeline of her debilitating illness. In one scene, she is a vigorously physical, dynamic, healthy woman; in the next, she is ...


Amadeus: The victor is Mozart’s music

Putting Salieri in charge of the narrative relieves us of any controversy regarding the depiction of Mozart

If a show is only as good as its villain, then Amadeus is a great show. The title might refer to Mozart, but the show opens and closes with Salieri, the villain. The play, by ...

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little: never-marrieds unite! Or don’t

Generations of married folks were trained to think something must be wrong with anyone who remained unmarried late in life

What does society feel about unmarried people over the age 45? For most of our nation’s history, the majority of the population has been married, so the democratic question has typically been: how do married ...

Romeo and Juliet re-imagined with choreography

Because dance is a tribal language

The Romeo and Juliet I saw at The Old Globe recently tried to “re-imagine” the classic tale. Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story actually does it. The success of West Side Story lies in the fact ...