Fall Theater in San Diego: Conjoined Twins, Travesties and Much Ado

Side Show La Jolla Playhouse San Diego

Fall in San Diego is pretty great. The weather is warm, the beaches are free of the summer crowds, and there are lots of wonderful fairs and festivals happening nearly every weekend. With so many reasons to stay outdoors, sitting inside a theater may not be at the top of you fall to-do list, but a variety of spectacular offerings from San Diego’s award-winning theaters will surely convince you to stray off the beach for a few hours.

Side Show at the La Jolla Playhouse

Side Show La Jolla Playhouse San Diego

Don’t miss Side Show at the La Jolla Playhouse this fall

It may look like your average musical, but Side Show offers a surprising twist on burlesque theater. Inspired by a true story, sisters Violet and Daisy just want to live and love like any other women would. The problem? The two are conjoined twins making a living as performs in a side-show. Together, the two guide the audience through an honest and enthralling look inside their lives.

Where: La Jolla Playhouse  – 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Run Dates: November 5 – December 15, 2013
Tickets: Start at $15
>Find out more about Side Show at the La Jolla Playhouse

What a Travesty! at Cygnet Theatre

Travesties - Cygnet Theatre - Fall Theater in San Diego

Travesties is on stage now at the Cygnet Theatre

Take one part Wilde, a touch of Lenin, a dash of Dada, a pinch of Joyce and you’ve got Tom Stoppard’s Tony award-winning Travesties. The playwright behind Arcadia and Shakespeare in Love, Stoppard weaves a medley of literature, philosophy, politics, and history in this humorous play at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego.

Where: 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
Show Dates: Now through October 27, 2013
Tickets: $29-$54
> Find out more about Travesties at the Cygnet Theatre

Much Ado About the Old Globe

Much Ado about Nothing Old Globe Theatre San Diego

The Old Globe offers a Shakespearian classic this fall

Did you catch Joss Whedon’s contemporary adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing in the movie theater last year? Whether you want to compare the old with the new or simply can’t get enough of the timeless Shakespeare classic, theater goers young and old will love seeing the Bard’s wit and humor come to life on The Old Globe‘s state-of-the-art stage.

Where: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Run Dates: November 9-17, 2013
Tickets: Start at $16
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San Diego Theatre Preview: Winter 2013

Winter San Diego Theatre - San Diego Opera - Daughter of the Regiment

As temperatures cool outdoors, creativity heats up in theatres across San Diego. Check out the grandest form of all theatre with the beautiful and bold productions at the San Diego Opera, or get an intimate view into the theater workshopping process with La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series. Check out the San Diego Theatre Preview below for more Winter 2013 must-see shows.

San Diego Opera – The Daughter of the Regiment

Winter San Diego Theatre - San Diego Opera - Daughter of the Regiment

San Diego Opera kicks off an exhilarating season with Donizetti’s sparkling and hilarious, The Daughter of the Regiment. The story tells of the orphaned French girl, Marie, adopted by a regiment of soldiers in the waning days of World War II. The independent, spunky Mario love Tonio, a peasant, but the Marquise tries to marry her off to a rich Duke. Luckily for Marie, the Marquise is thwarted and Marie is free to marry Tonio. Hear, hear, for opera with a happy ending!

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
When: January 26 – February 3, 2013
Cost: $35 – $275
> Find out more about San Diego Opera’s The Daughter of the Regiment

Old Globe Theatre – Pygmalion

Winter San Diego Theatre - Old Globe Theatre - Pygmalion

Old Globe Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw’s most popular modern masterpiece (which Lerner and Loewe adapted as the musical My Fair Lady), Pygmalion. The poor flower-seller Eliza Doolittle is in the right place at the right time, just as speech professor Henry Higgins makes a friendly wager that he can change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society. Pygmalion is a funny, touching, unforgettable battle of wits between two of the theatre’s most iconic characters.

Where: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696 (map)
When: January 12 – February 17, 2013
Cost: Tickets start at $29
> Find out more about Old Globe Theatre’s Pygmalion

La Jolla Playhouse – DNA New Work Series

Winter San Diego Theatre - La Jolla Playhouse - DNA New Work Series

La Jolla Playhouse announces a new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, which will entail a six-week period of workshop productions and readings of new plays and musicals. First up is Chasing the Song, which follows a group of pop songwriters and the changing sounds of music charts in the early 1960’s before the Beatles emerged and transformed the entire music world.

Where: 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)
When: January 24 – March 3, 2013
Cost: $0-$20
> Find out more about La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series

Lamb’s Players Theatre – Pete ‘n Keely

Winter San Diego Theatre - Lamb's Players Theatre - Pete 'n Keely

Lamb’s Players Theatre welcomes Pete ‘n Keely to the stage. The year is 1968 and it’s been a thrilling week of rehearsing at the NBC studios for the live telecast of Pete and Keely Reunion Special. This Off-Broadway hit is packed with classic favorites like, “Besame Mucho,” “Secret Love” and “Fever” as well as great new songs.

Where: 1142 Orange Ave, Coronado CA 92118 (map)
When: January 18-March 3, 2013
Cost: $12-$68
> Find out more about Lamb’s Players Theatre’s Pete ‘n Keely

Cygnet Theatre – Gem of the Ocean

Winter San Diego Theatre - Cygnet Theatre - Gem of the Ocean

For a moving and thought-provoking start to 2013, Cygnet Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean. Gem of the Ocean is chronologically the first of ten plays in August Wilson’s acclaimed Century Cycle examining African-American experience in the 20th century. Citizen Barlow sparks a chain of events that drive a community into turmoil and set him on a journey, guided by 285-year-old Aunt Ester, towards personal redemption.

Where: 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110 (map)
When: January 24 – February 24, 2013
Cost: $15-$34
> Find out more about Cygnet Theatre’s Gem of the Ocean

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