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Theatre Talk for September

Ready for live theater? 13 'localish' shows to see

Downtown at the Civic Theatre on 3rd Ave. and B streets, Broadway San Diego is bringing back one of its biggest sell outs, "The Book of Mormon." It arrives Sept. 19 and plays to the 24th. Parking can be purchased at the WFB garage just a few blocks away. For tickets, go to

When a free weekend presents itself, check out the California Center for the Arts at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. Coming up is the sparking duo of Paul Tseng and Dan Yu for a fun evening out, coming Nov. 12. For tickets, call 858-232-2990 or visit

The Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego is playing "Evita"! It is a terrific show at 4040 Twiggs St. Parking can be hard to find, so it's possible to use the Hacienda Restaurant garage and grab a meal after. For tickets, call 619-337-1525 or visit

Diversionary Theatre presents the heralded one-woman-show, "Dragon Mama" performed by Sara Porkalob, Sept. 14-Oct. 8 at 4545 Park Blvd. LGBTQ; for more information, call 619-220-0097 or visit

Across the Coronado bridge, the Lambs' Players will run "Cotton Patch Gospel" until Sept. 3, 1142 Orange Ave. For tickets, call 619-437-6000 or visit

Meanwhile just off the I-5 headed south, La Jolla Playhouse is introducing the premiere of "The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical" about the left-wing gonzo journalist. Visit to find out about the parking situation or call 858-550-1010.

Coming to Carlsbad at the New Village Arts is "Doubt: A Parable." Preview tickets Sept. 22-29, opening on the 30th at 2787 State St. For tickets, call 760-433-324 or visit

North Coast Repertory in Solana Beach has a brand-new-madcap comedy opening on the 6th of September, "Angel Next Door" is the world premiere. It looks like fun. The theater is at 987 Lomas Santa Fe. For tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit

The Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park is bursting with activities that deserve consideration: "Cabaret" opens Sept. 1 and "Dishwasher Dreams" on Sept. 16. For tickets, call 619-234-5623 or visit, Remember to purchase parking.

Roustabouts Theatre is opening at Scripps Ranch Theater, 9783 Avenue of the Nations, with a rousing new comedy written by the imaginative Omri Schein who co-directs with Phil Johnson. "The Savoyard Murders" premiere is bound to be silly. Run dates: Sept. 1-30. For tickets, call 619-568-5800 or visit

Erica Marie Weisz is the embodiment of Morticia in San Diego Musical Theatre's upcoming production of "The Addams Family," Sept. 29-Oct. 29 at 4650 Mercury St. Free parking; For tickets, call 858-560-5740 or visit

San Diego Symphony is part of the California statewide Celebration of New Music performed at the Rady Shell. For tickets, call 619-235-0804 or visit

Close to home at The Welk Theatre nearby in Escondido is none other than "Monty Python's Spamalot" from Sept 9-Oct. 24. For tickets, call 760-749-3182 or visit

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


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