San Diego Theater Preview 11/29/18
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Theater scene has a variety of shows going on this week. From Christmas shows to well-known classics, Joey Landwehr told us all about them.
TODAY’S 3 SHOWS:
A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2
San Diego Repertory Theatre
Through December 16
Nominated for eight Tony Awards in 2017, this sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece begins with a knock at the door. 15 years ago Nora walked out that same door, leaving behind her husband and children to pursue a life as a fiercely independent woman. Now Nora writes scandalous novels that encourage women to break free from the bonds of marriage and find their own destiny. When a powerful judge blackmails Nora she comes home to ask for help from the family she abandoned. What happens when the mother and wife that walked out the door has to confront the family she left behind?
• A DOLL’S HOUSE originally written in 1879. The sequel is coming out 138 years later which proves this play has some staying power.
• The first play to deal with the idea of the independent woman! Very prolific.
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)
Through December 16
Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!
• Such a fun alternative for the holiday season!
• The three actors that create this work are hilarious together, and it’s completely audience interactive… so much fun
• Fun intimate space in Downtown Escondido
• Supporting and taking donations for MEALS ON WHEELS for the holiday season
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Through December 23
The ultimate story of parental favoritism & sibling rivalry!
One of the most enduring musicals of the last 50 years, Joseph is the irresistible family show about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), Joseph blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions. Retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs.
• Coronado Playhouse never disappoints
• One of my all-time favorite people, Michael Anthony is music director and you know is he is behind the baton it is going to be an up-beat fun evening of theatre.
• Partnering with and encouraging donations to BANNISTER FAMILY HOUSE for the holiday season