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San Diego Events Calendar: July 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
July 2, 2018

'The Tempest' is a Feast for the Senses at The Old Globe

The 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival brings one of history’s most fantastic plays to life with lavish imagination
June 27, 2018

'Dr. Seuss's The Lorax' Debuts at The Old Globe

The classic kid's story recounts a timely message about the environment and conservation
June 22, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: June 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
May 31, 2018

Three Generations of Women Resist the State in 'The Madres'

1970s Argentina takes center stage in Moxie Theatre’s powerful world premiere play
May 24, 2018

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Heads to San Diego

The Beauty and the Beast and Private Practice actress takes the stage at Copley Symphony Hall
May 16, 2018

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ Explores Female Relationships at The Old Globe

We chat with playwright Ursula Rani Sarma about the challenges of bringing Khaled Hosseini's novel to the stage
May 1, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: May 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
April 25, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: April 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
March 29, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Hits the Ice in San Diego

The celebrated performance troupe brings their moves to the ice rink for the first time ever
March 14, 2018

Malashock Dance Company Turns 30 with a Bang

The modern dance troupe holds a 30th anniversary concert at Lyceum Theatre this month
March 12, 2018

'Dirty Dancing' Takes on San Diego

The Civic Theatre brings the beloved film to life on stage
January 31, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: February 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
January 30, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse's 'The Cake' Tackles a Timely Topic

The writer and producer behind hit TV show This is Us brings a sticky subject to the stage
January 29, 2018

Hervé Koubi's Most Recent Work Comes to UC San Diego

The French choreographer's Ce Que Le Jour Doit A La Nuit fuses capoeria with street dance
December 29, 2017

'Hamilton' Is Finally Coming to San Diego

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit musical will be at the San Diego Civic Theatre
December 22, 2017

'A Culture Shock Nutcracker' Mixes Genres and Gets Rid of Stuffy Traditions

Tchaikovsky's original score is the only thing classical about Culture Shock San Diego's annual hit
December 14, 2017

'Cinderella' Brings the Magic to San Diego

The time-honored rags to riches folktale steps onto the San Diego Civic Theatre stage for one weekend only
November 23, 2017

Laura Osnes on the Broadway Success of 'Bandstand'

The one-time San Diego starlet opines on the military musical's takeaways and prospect of it touring to San Diego
November 13, 2017

San Diego Opera's 'As One' Follows a Transgender Woman's Transition

Co-librettist Kimberly Reed tells us about this topical opera
October 9, 2017

Moxie Theatre Launches a Lesbian Outreach Initiative

The Bechdel Brigade spotlights strong work by female artists
September 5, 2017

San Diego Fall Arts Preview 2017-2018

From a George Balanchine ballet to a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, we've rounded up all the must-see shows and events starting this fall.
August 25, 2017

29 Must-See Shows in San Diego This Season

A George Balanchine ballet, Carole King a capella, and a Gilbert and Sullivan opera—we’ve rounded up the must-see shows and events starting this fall.
August 25, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre Puts San Diego in the Spotlight

The sixth annual Out on a Limb new plays festival focuses on works with San Diego themes
July 11, 2017

'The Bodyguard' Makes Its San Diego Debut

The musical made famous by Whitney Houston comes to the Civic Theatre
June 6, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #15: Taylor Peckham

The musical director of Broadway San Diego’s Jersey Boys talks growing up in SD and life on the road with a Broadway show
May 12, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #14: Jennifer Thorn, Toni Robin

We talk advocacy for women in theatre with reps from Moxie and The Bechdel Brigade
May 9, 2017

Inside the Icon: 'Jersey Boys'

The award-winning musical got its starts at the La Jolla Playhouse and returns to San Diego this month
May 2, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #13: Larry Baza

The chair of the SD Commission for Arts and Culture stops by to discuss dramatic cuts to city funding
May 2, 2017

Get Your Dose of Jimmy Buffett at La Jolla Playhouse

Escape to Margaritaville, set to the singer's greatest hits, debuts this month
May 2, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #12: ‘The Who’s Tommy,’ Desha Crownover, Imahni King-Murillo

We talk with two ambassadors of San Diego Junior Theatre and review a classic rock opera at OB Playhouse
April 28, 2017

San Diego Events Calendar: May 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
April 28, 2017

'La Traviata' Brings Roaring Good Times to the Civic Theatre

Giuseppe Verdi’s classic tale takes the stage this month
April 17, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #11: 'Into the Beautiful North,' Dr. Rebecca Johannsen

We talk with the writer and actor behind Women at War and review a border-crossing adventure on the Lyceum Stage
April 14, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #10: SDMT’s 'First Date'

We are treated to a live performance of a First Date song
April 7, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #9: Producing The ‘Safe’ Musical

We discuss the pressure theater companies are under to fill seats
March 31, 2017

Up Close and Personal With Gene Kelly

The Hollywood icon’s wife celebrates his life and legacy in a new show coming to San Diego
March 29, 2017

The Show About Shows Podcast #8: Steam Powered Giraffe, Vanessa Dinning

We put on accents with the dialect coach of Coronado Playhouse’s The 39 Steps, and geek out over SD’s original singing automaton troupe
March 24, 2017

A 'Beauty and the Beast' Ballet Lands in San Diego

The Malandain Ballet Biarritz brings a noir version of the classic fairy tale to the Civic Theatre
March 9, 2017

Calendar of Events: January 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
December 23, 2016

'Dangerous Liasions' Comes to Downtown in January

Emerging San Diego theater company New Fortune rolls the dice on a big show
December 23, 2016

'Rent' Brings 20th Anniversary Tour to San Diego

The hit show that has forever changed the Broadway musical
December 23, 2016

67 San Diego Holiday Traditions You Don't Want to Miss

'Tis the season for fa-la-la fun in San Diego
November 28, 2016

Meet City Ballet's Twin Ballerinas

Kyla and Karissa Myers are starring in this season's production of The Nutcracker
November 28, 2016

The Vienna Boys' Choir Comes to San Diego

Don't miss the world-renowned singing group that once worked with Mozart
November 28, 2016

6 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in December
November 28, 2016

Moxie Theatre Debuts Award-Winning Play with LGBTQ Focus

Celebrated playwright Sarah Gubbins shines a light on queer couples in The Kid Thing
October 28, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in November
October 28, 2016

Major Broadway Heavyweights Bring 'The Sound of Music' to San Diego

The latest production heads to the Civic Theatre
October 28, 2016

Dance Legend Twyla Tharp Comes to San Diego

The famed dancer brings her anniversary tour to Spreckels Theatre this month
September 23, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in October
September 23, 2016

Calendar of Events: October 2016

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
September 23, 2016

Arts Preview 2016-2017

The city's best performances, shows, exhibits, and more. Let the fat lady sing!
August 23, 2016

Calendar of Events: September 2016

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
August 23, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in September
August 23, 2016

5 Genius Life Lessons from Steve Martin

The famed comedian talks about finding the funny, being snubbed by Broadway, and his newest play, on stage now at the Old Globe
August 16, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in July
June 24, 2016

Classic Jane Austen with a Twist

This month The Old Globe premieres a musical rendition of Sense and Sensibility
June 24, 2016

6 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in June
May 27, 2016

A Day in the Life of Ballerina Ariana Gonzalez

The City Ballet dancer takes the stage as the female lead in Romeo and Juliet
April 22, 2016

San Diego Native Stars in 'Newsies'

Nico DeJesus began his dance career in a Chula Vista studio before taking his talents to the Big Apple and Europe
April 22, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in May
April 22, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in April
March 25, 2016

Barry Edelstein Directs First Musical with 'Rain'

We chat with the Old Globe Artistic Director about bringing theater to the masses
February 26, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in March
February 26, 2016

Moscow Festival Ballet Comes Back to San Diego

History’s most famous romantic tales come to life this month when the ballet company performs at Copley Symphony Hall
January 22, 2016

5 Hot Tickets

Must-sees onstage, on screen, and in the gallery in February
January 22, 2016

The San Diego Youth Symphony Goes to China

A 13-hour flight across the pacific, 86 instruments, 82 students, 25 alumni, 10 chaperones, and one conductor—and that’s just the beginning
September 8, 2015

'Big Fish' Makes a Splash as Musical

The regional premiere is September 9 at Moonlight Amphitheatre
August 24, 2015

SD Summer Art

Museums and music are on the cheap this summer
May 22, 2015

La Bohème Comes to San Diego

If “get cultured” is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, you’ve got a classic opportunity in San Diego Opera’s upcoming production of La Bohème
December 23, 2014

Hot Tickets

Must-sees on stage, on screen, and in the gallery in January
December 23, 2014

Sculptures, Arias, and Vino

A Ramona winery ties it all together
December 23, 2014

Inside the Icon: The Old Globe

The Balboa Park landmark celebrates 80 years of theatrical art in 2015
November 26, 2014

Hot Tickets

Must-sees on stage, on screen, and in the gallery in December
November 26, 2014

Hot Tickets

Must-sees on stage, on screen, and in the gallery in November
October 23, 2014
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