THEATER: Current and Upcoming Productions

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Adobe Chapel

  • 3963 Conde Street, Old Town
  • Poe Fest (through October 26, 2019)

Arts District Liberty Station

Balboa Theatre

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Casa del Prado Theatre

City Heights Performance Annex

Coronado Playhouse

  • 1835 Strand Way, Coronado
  • Mamma Mia! (starts November 8, 2019)

Creative Performing & Media Arts Theater

Cygnet Theatre

Doubletree Club Hotel San Diego

Helix High School

Horton Grand Theatre

Julian Town Hall

La Jolla Community Center

La Jolla Playhouse

Mission Hills United Church of Christ

Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park

  • 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista
  • Freaky Friday (through October 19, 2019)

New Village Arts Theatre

North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe

Ocean Beach Playhouse

The Old Globe Theatre

Onstage Playhouse

Patio Playhouse Theatre

Point Loma High School

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

Saville Theatre at San Diego City College

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Spreckels Theatre

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

Stagehouse Theatre

Star Theatre

Sunshine Brooks Theatre

  • 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside
  • Foxfire (through October 27, 2019)

Welk Resort Theatre

Theater Reviews

Noura: a non-practicing architect

Religious observance seems empty in the face of American individualism

This is a family drama that takes place in one room over the course of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The family — dad, mom, and 11-year-old son — are Iraqi immigrants living in Queens. ...

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 ...


Noura need not be compared to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

The tale is replete with familial conflict, and the way those conflicts play out

The Old Globe website describes Noura as, “A riveting West Coast premiere loosely inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.” I agree, it is loosely related to A Doll’s House. Very loosely.So loosely, in fact, that ...

The way Lester Bangs loved it

Bangs, vis a vis Cameron Crowe, claimed that rock would cease to be real when it ceased to be “gloriously and righteously dumb.”

“It’s just a shame you missed out on rock ’n’ roll,” a 1973 Lester Bangs tells an emerging music writer he’s taken under his wing, “It’s over. You got here just in time for the ...

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 ...