Theater Preivews – 5/30/19
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Joey Landwehr stops by once again for this week’s Theater Preview!
Diversionary Theatre (University Heights)
Through June 23
As Jordan Berman pounds the New York City pavement searching for Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. As singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan must face his own capacity to love and be loved. This hilarious and heart-wrenching Broadway comedy dives into the trenches of urban single life and the aspirational gay wedding, reminding us that you can’t hurry love—no matter how much you wish you could.
• “An exceedingly winning Broadway comedy.” –Huffington Post
• Tom Zohar is always a must see on stage. His character choices are always spot on and his charm has a way of intimately connecting with the audience.
• Tickets: diversionary.org or 619.220.6830
Point Loma Playhouse (Point Loma)
Through June 2
“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world, with 50 plus years under its belt. It premiered in 1960 and tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. at its heart is breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication but its purity and simplicity transcends all cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
• Peppered with off-broadway’s most memorable songs such as “Try To Remember”, “Soon It’s Gonna Rain”, “Much More” and “They Were You.”
• “The Fantasticks continues to enchant audiences around the world.” –Broadway World
• Tickets: pointlomaplayhouse.com or 619-800-5497
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Cygnet Theatre (Old Town)
Through June 16
The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life as it does in this effervescent new adaptation.
• “the stuff hits are made of… the ever-ingenious Ms. Hamill has given us something completely and delightfully different, a smallish-cast period-dress Pride and Prejudice that she’s done over in the revved-up manner of a Hollywood screwball comedy. The language is traditional but the approach is thoroughly modern…” -Wall Street Journal
• Rob Lufty and Michael Mizerany have created something special in this play. With nuanced direction and hilarious choreography it is a must see of local San Diego Theatre!
• Tickets: cygnettheatre.com or 619-337-1525