Looking for your weekend to take a more theatrical turn? Well check out some of the fun things you can be doing this weekend!
"The Importance of Being Earnest" – closes October 27th!
The Cygnet Theatre’s performance of Oscar Wilde’s most popular play (that has been called the funniest in the English language) is hilarious. If you are a fan of “Downtown Abbey” but want it to be a bit faster paced and have Wilde’s biting social commentary and wit then this play is for you! Algernon and Jack are two friends who live double lives to be able to come and go from their responsible lives as they please. When they fall in love with two young women who have inexplicably sworn to marry only men named Ernest their deception makes their lives take a more complicated and laughable turn. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. 619.337.1525. cygnettheatre.com
"The Few" – Closes October 27th!
This world premiere play from an up and rising writer follows the struggle OZ, who runs a newspaper in a small town that stays afloat by personal ads from lovelorn truckers. When her publisher and ex returns they must revisit their past and consider the roads their lives have taken them on and where they want to travel from here. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
Audra McDonald - October 25th
If you are talking about musical theatre and you say “Audra” chances are you don’t need the last name to know that someone is talking about Audra McDonald. This ridiculously talented singer and performer has five Tony Awards to her name, two Grammys, and proves that no matterif she is singing Broadway show tunes, opera, or acting on the small screen there is nothing this performer can’t do. This concert features her singing popular show tunes, classic songs from movies and original pieces written especially for her. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org/audra-mcdonald
National Comedy Theatre Halloween Spooktacular - Ocotber 25th- 26th
Are you ready to laugh your way to Halloween? The annual Spooktacular from NCT features scenes and games that have never done before on the NTC stage, creepy themes and death defying sketches—including one where a performer’s head will be submerged in a bucket of water for the entire scene. National Comedy Theatre calls this show its “dumbest show of the year.”, how can you miss that? Two shows are available nightly, with an additional midnight performance on Saturday. $15/pp. National Comedy Theatre, 3717 India St., San Diego. 619.295.4999.nationalcomedy.com/spooktacular
California Ballet’s "Dracula"
Oct. 26-27. Everyone loves a good Dracula story and the ballet is a beautiful and haunting way to tell this tale of castles, wolves, bats, good and evil. in This production featuring guest artists Jonathan Sharp as Dracula and Mila Dragicevic as Lucy Van Helsing. There will also be a thirty minute lecture one hour prior to performance. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave., San Diego. 858.560.6741. californiaballet.org/dracula
"The Last Goodbye"
This emo/goth/punk inspired musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" combines the classic setting and text of this tragedy with tthe songs of the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. This modern soundtrack is accompanied by two-time Tony Award-nominated director Alex Timbers, and choreography from “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Sonya Tayeh. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
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