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'Benny & Joon', to be a new stage classic


Last updated 9/22/2017 at Noon

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to the Village News

Stand up and cheer. No, really. Stand up and cheer. Here is the chance to participate in the world premiere of "Benny & Joon" which opened at the Old Globe Theatre in the heart of Balboa Park on Sept. 15.

Based on the 1993 MGM film by the same name, this glowing production is the brightest star in the galaxy. It came to San Diego by way of the festival at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre in 2016 which has been held in New York city since 1989.

"Benny & Joon" was just one of eight new musicals to be seen that year for a 45-...

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