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Theatre Talk: From 'Frozen' to 'The Outsiders'

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

Exciting shows are coming this new year. Grab a calendar and check out the inventive seasons at our local theatres.

Broadway San Diego is gearing up for "Disney's Frozen" rolling in to town on the 18th and moving out 11 days later on the 29th. Followed by, for two days only. "Bluey's Big Play," Feb. 24 and 25. For tickets, call 619-564-3000 or visit https://www.broadwaysd.com.

A new dramatic work is opening at The Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, Jan. 25 – Feb. 19. "El Huracán" is written by the celebrated author of "Disney's Encanto," Charise Castro Smith. The theatre is at 4040 Twiggs St. For tickets, call 619-337-1525 or visit https://www.cygnettheare.com.

Diversionary Theatre is still running with their Cabaret nights this month, LGBTQ+. Check it out at 4545 Park Blvd., 619-220-0097 or https://www.diversionary.org.

The Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park is reviving an important work by Tony Award winning playwright Mary Zimmerman. "The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci" will be performed at the Prebys Theatre from Jan. 21 to Feb. 26. For more information, call 619-234-5623 or visit https://wwwtheoldglobe.org. Make it easy on yourself and buy parking. It's worth it.

New Village Arts in Carlsbad will introduce the West coast opening of "The Ferryman" Jan. 27 to March 5. It's at 2787 State St. Carlsbad, 760-433-3245 and https://newvillagearts.org.

Scripps Ranch Theatre will open on the 27th of this month with "Lucky Stiff," a new musical. Looks like fun when a shoe maker wins a trip to Monte Carlo. For tickets, call 858-395-0573 or visit https://scrippsranchtheatre.org.

San Diego Musical Theatre is bringing back Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" from Feb. 10 to March 12. There will be lots of toe tapping for certain, at 4650 Mercury St. with free Parking. For tickets, call 858-560-5740 or visit http://www.sdmt.org.

"Blues in the Night" opened Jan. 11 at North Coast Repertory. It's a musical review of all things about the blues. Filled with heart rendering torch songs, this is bound to be a winner. Watch for my review next week. The theatre is at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Suite D, Solana Beach. For tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit https://northcoastrep.org/.

Coming next month to La Jolla Playhouse is the world premiere of "The Outsiders" based on the novel by S.E. Hinton, the book by Adam Rapp, and Coppola's film. This new musical will have its out-of-town opening just down the road. Preview starts Feb. 19; the Press opening isn't until March 4. I wanted you to know because preview tickets cost less. To get yours, visit https://lajollaplayhouse.org/ or call 858-550-1010.

Elizabeth can be reached at [email protected].

 

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