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Theatre Talk: What's playing around the county

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village news

Hold on. Here she comes. "Tina" is coming to town July 27! "Tina Turner the Musical" is guaranteed to knock your wig off. Tickets are on sale now at Broadway San Diego, 3651 4th or Parking is close by under Wells Fargo Bank. Ask the box office 619-564-3000.

The Cygnet Theatre in Old Town will open "Evita" on Aug. 9. Book early. For details go to or call 619-337-1525.

The California Center for the Arts opened "Bottle Shock" last weekend. First the movie, now the play about how Napa wine came to prominence after a blind tasting in the French countryside. Closing July 23. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025, 760-839-4149,

King's Players will perform "Seussical, The Musical" at Christ the King Lutheran Church this weekend and next weekend as its closing show before longtime resident Mary Fry leaves us. Tickets are available at

Lambs' Playhouse continues with a "Cotton Patch Gospel". It is a fantastic show; rated 10 out of 10! For tickets, call 619-437-6000, 1142 Orange Ave. Coronado,

La Jolla Playhouse is introducing "Is it Thursday Yet" at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, 858-550-1010,

Closer to home at New Village Arts you won't want to miss "A Weekend with Picasso." It's so good, it is coming back, 2787 State St., Carlsbad, 760-433-3245,

In Solana Beach, "Pippin" is opening at the end of the month at North Coast Repertory. It's another great musical. To save money you can go to the pre-opening shows, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach, 858-481-1055,

Shakespeare is back at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. For ticket information, call 619-234-5623 or visit Don't forget to get prepaid parking. Ask the box office.

We'll miss Sam Shepard's reading of "True West" by the Roustabouts Theatre players. They have some fun stuff coming up. For more information, call 619-568-5800 or visit

San Diego Musical Theatre proudly puts forward "the most talented 14 to 20-year-old singers and dancers in the area" in the musical satire known as "Urinetown" July 21 to 30, 4650 Mercury St., 92111. Free Parking, call 858-560-5740 or visit for tickets.

Tribute bands continue playing on weekends at The Welk Resort close by in Escondido now featuring the songs of Neil Diamond. For tickets, visit

Elizabeth can be reached at [email protected].


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