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Theatre Talk: Plays around the county

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

The Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego kicked off with "Cabaret" this past week running to Sept. 4. I'm looking forward to seeing it with a gender twist, a female is the Master of Ceremonies. For tickets, call 619-337-1525 or visit

Just around the corner is "Pretty Woman, The Musical" coming through town at the Civic Theatre downtown from July 26 -31, followed by the much celebrated "Disney's Lion King" from Aug. 24 – Sept. 11. Snag tickets at or [email protected].

California Center for the Arts in Escondido is running "Witness, The Musical" as observed by five teens during the Holocaust closing July 30. For tickets, call 800-988-4253 or 760-839-4149, or visit

Over at Diversionary Theatre, they are running Cabaret style performances. This week is a "Sassy Salon" at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st, "A Drag Burlesque Show" on the 22nd, and a night of "Queer Poetry" and Cabaret on July 23. Check their website for showtimes, or call 619-220-0097.

Lambs Theatre continues with "Million Dollar Quartet" until Aug. 28. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. on performance dates. This is one of the do-not-miss shows of all times. It's spectacular. Weekends are ideal in downtown Coronado with plenty of free parking, near the Del and across the street from really excellent ice cream. For tickets, call 619-437-6000 or visit

La Jolla Playhouse has selected another groundbreaking premier. "Here Are the Blueberries" will strike a chord as the show explores a lost album from the Holocaust. Run dates: July 26 to Aug. 21. Call 858-550-1010 or visit

Moonlight Amphitheatre brings "Something Rotten" to town from July 20 to Aug.t 6. Call 760-724-2110 or visit for tickets.

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be under the stars at The Old Globe from July 31 to Sept. 4. For tickets, call 619-234-5623 or visit,

Be sure to support New Village Arts at the Carlsbad Flower Fields because they are showing "Leonard Bernstein's New York." This show was rated 10 out of 10 and one of the best musicals so far this year closing July 31. Call 760-433-3245 or visit for tickets

North Coast Repertory in Solana Beach is presenting "The Remarkable Mister Holmes" from July 20 to Aug. 21. Call 858-481-1055, visit or email [email protected] for tickets This looks like a sellout show.

San Diego Gay Men's Choir is performing July 30 and 31 downtown at The Balboa Theater. I will get a chance to see a performance and look forward to sharing the details with you. They are performing songs from the 80's. For your tickets, call 619-432-2244 or email [email protected].

San Diego's City Ballet Company is presenting "On The Move 2022" at the Torrey Pines Performing Arts Center for three performances only at 7:30 p.m. July 21, 22, and 23, at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road in San Diego. Tickets: 858-272-8663

San Diego Musical Theatre starts up with "Spelling Bee" July 29 through Aug. 7. For tickets, call 858-560-5740 or visit and there is plenty of free parking.

Scripps Ranch Theatre continues with "I Hate Hamlet" until the 31st of this month. Performances are at 9783 Avenue of the Nations off Pomerado. For tickets, call 858-395-0573 or visit

The Welk Resort at 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive in Escondido is running two shows: "The Long Run," an Eagles Tribute and "Hard Day's Night," a tribute to The Beatles. Go to for tickets.

Lest we remember, like wine, good theatre is a matter of taste.

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal can be reached at [email protected].


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