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Theatre Talk for August

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

Monday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m., comedian-conjurer John Carney will perform his magic on the North Coast Rep stage. Tickets start at $36. Recommended for 8 years old and up. For tickets, call 858-481-1055 or email [email protected].

"Cabaret" is officially open now. There was a hiccup and the Opening Night was pushed back. I'll see it on the 5th. But, if you want to catch it before me, grab your seats by calling 619-337-1525 or visiting The theater is at 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego.

"The Lion King" is coming on Aug. 24 and running through Sept. 11 at the Civic Theatre downtown. Tickets for this much celebrated show are selling fast. Call 619-564-3000 or visit Jerry Seinfeld will perform one-night only on Sept. 16 at 7:30 and 9 p.m.

Mark your calendars for Aug. 20 for the 13th Annual Write Out Loud showcase, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held this year in Old Town celebrating the many stories of Mark Twain. Tickets are free with reservations, http://www.writeoutloud/marktwain/.

La Jolla Playhouse is still going with "Here There Are Blueberries" until Aug. 21. For tickets, call 858-550-1010 or visit

Check out Diversionary Theatre LGBTQ+ which is offering Cabaret nights next month, 619-220-0097 or

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" only runs a week at San Diego Musical Theatre, July 29 to Aug. 7. Lots of free parking. For tickets, call 858-560-5740 or visit

The Old Globe is still running "Dial M For Murder" until Aug. 28 and Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" until Sept. 4. Call 619-234-5623 or visit

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


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