THEATER: Current and Upcoming Productions

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Balboa Theatre

Boulevard Hall

The Broadway Theatre

CSU San Marcos

  • 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos
  • Boeing Boeing (starts April 17, 2019)

Cabrillo Playhouse

  • 202 Avenida Cabrillo, None
  • Exit Laughing (starts April 26, 2019)

Central Library

Community Actors Theatre

Coronado Playhouse

Cygnet Theatre

Diversionary Theatre

Don Powell Theatre at SDSU

Grossmont College

Hendo Studios

Horton Grand Theatre

La Jolla Playhouse

  • 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UCSD
  • Diana (through April 14, 2019)

Lamb's Players Theatre

  • 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • Chaps! (through April 14, 2019)

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Lyceum Theatre

MiraCosta College Theatre

  • One Barnard Drive, MiraCosta College
  • All My Sons (starts April 6, 2019)

Moxie Theatre

New Village Arts Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Ocean Beach Playhouse

The Old Globe Theatre

  • 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
  • Life After (starts March 29, 2019)

Onstage Playhouse

Patio Playhouse

Patio Playhouse Theatre

  • 116 S. Kalmia Street, None
  • Our Town (through April 7, 2019)

Point Loma Nazarene University


  • 13250 Poway Road, Poway
  • Jake's Women (through April 27, 2019)

San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Repertory Theatre

  • 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown San Diego
  • Sweat (starts April 18, 2019)

Saville Theatre at San Diego City College

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Star Theatre

Tenth Avenue Arts Center

Welk Resort Theatre

Westminster Presbyterian Church

  • 3598 Talbot Street, Point Loma
  • Godspell (starts March 29, 2019)

Westminster Theater

  • 3598 Talbot Street, Point Loma
  • Godspell (starts March 29, 2019)

Theater Reviews

Charles and Diana: the difference between Mstislav Rostropovich and Duran Duran

Like speed reading a tabloid

Editor: This week marks Jeff Smith’s last as the Reader’s theater critic. Smith is the longest-standing writer at the paper, having started in 1980. Before joining us, he got his Ph.D. in literature and critical ...

Meandering must-see

“One almost wants to believe Von Pfunz is the ultimate oxymoron: a nice Nazi.”

Did the angel Gabriel flutter down from heaven to save Guernsey islanders from German occupation in 1943? Or did another Gabriel wash ashore, naked, from a shipwreck? He doesn’t know. He has amnesia, and Gabriel ...

Ask Sugar

It avoids step-by-step progress and cuts right to the pain.

She’s a published author, working on another novel. She writes at home, cleaning up crayons and de-capping a beer before confronting the computer screen. Phone rings. It’s Steve Almond, editor of The Rumpus. He's resigned ...

An in-house culture war that’s also funny

“You want this little white boy from Minnetonka to bring us some cows?”

Danai Gurira plays Michonne, the warrior in The Walking Dead. She co-starred in Black Panther, has won high-buck awards for writing and acting, and has founded or co-founded organizations for supporting women and African dramatic ...

A soup to bring Dad back to life

“We demanded the sublime on a platter.”

When Ray, a Korean-American, said he wanted to be a gourmet chef, his father loathed the idea. Cooking is “women’s work,” he said. It’s low class, uneducated. Ray became a chef anyway, and top-shelf at ...


Technicolor western Chaps! features tunes by Sons of the Pioneers and Will Rogers

British accents delivered in a cowboy twang. Hilarious.

Playing at Lamb’s Player’s Theatre until April 20, the musical comedy Chaps! mines most of its humor from a goofy, fish-out-of-water premise. Specifically, an American troupe of singing cowboys has failed to show up for ...

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society and Gabriel struggle against Nazi reductionism

A story about WWII: the good, the bad, and the weak

Over the last several weeks I’ve read a novel, watched a film, and attended a play all set in WWII — specifically, the Nazi occupation of Guernsey and Normandy. Given that Schindler’s List and Life ...

Listen to The Witch

A person who is dangerous and aggressive but chooses to temper her aggression is a moral person

I’d never seen Into The Woods live, so I took a chance and went up to Torrey Pines to see Steven Sondheim’s fractured fairytale. The production was impressive but more importantly, the emotional content of ...