San Diego Theater Preview – 5/9/19

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI’s very own theater guru, Joey Landwehr stops by for this week’s Theater Preview!

San Diego Junior Theatre (Balboa Park)
Through May 12
Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in this unforgettable musical caper! Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza bringing to life all of our favorites including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus ands even into the invisible world of the Whos.
• Written by Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime) and include all the songs you have come to love such as “Oh The Thinks You Can Think”, “It’s Possible”, “Alone In The Universe” and “How Lucky You Are”.
• Check out these incredibly talented young performers the stars of tomorrow, all nestled in beautiful Balboa Park.
• Tickets: or 619.239.8355

Oceanside Theatre Company (Downtown Oceanside)
Through May 26
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”
• The winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical this show is a must see.
• Located in the heart of downtown Oceanside where there are wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants to enjoy before and after the show!
• Tickets: or 760.433.8900

Lamplighters Community Theatre (La Mesa)
Through May 19
Based on 8½, Italian director Federico Fellini’s comic masterpiece of autobiographical filmmaking, Maury Yeston’s sultry and enchanting musical follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous, numerous women in his life. The original run of Nine won 7 Tony Awards including best musical and best musical revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas.
• NINE was made into a motion picture in 2009. The ensemble principal cast consisted of Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, and Sophia Loren.
• Lamplighters is partnering with the San Diego Center for the Blind. During the run of the show, donations are accepted in the theater lobby. They have issued a specific invitation to members of the blind and vision impaired community. Please notify the box office when purchasing tickets if any accommodations are needed. Guide dogs are considered our special guests.
• Tickets: or 619.303.5092
Broadway/San Diego (Civic Theatre Downtown)
May 14 – 19
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Get ready for the Wonderful World of Wonka with Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
• It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.
• Rating: Recommended for ages 6+.
• Tickets: or 619.570.1100

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