Theater Previews – 1/16/20

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Joey Landwehr stopped by once again for another Theater Preview!

MAMMA MIA!
JCompany Youth Theatre (La Jolla/UTC)
Through January 26
Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in the hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Brimming with all the hits you know and love such as: “Take A Chance On Me,” “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trooper,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and many more. This show will have you dancing in and out of your seats reveling in the hit-makers that are ABBA!
Directed by KUSI’s very own Theatre Guru – Joey Landwehr
JCompany Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized, award winning theater, guided and inspired by seasoned professionals and providing performing arts opportunities to children, ages 4 through 18, regardless of gender, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation or economic status. In a safe and nurturing environment, they explore and develop their creative potential, while building confidence and self-esteem. JCompany Youth Theatre also offers scholarship and outreach opportunities making JCompany’s award winning theater productions and programming affordable for all San Diego youth.
• Tickets: Jcompanysd.org or 858-362-1348

THE HUMANS
San Diego Repertory Theatre (Lyceum Theatre – Downtown)
Through February 2
Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle, pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. Playwright Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate) takes a look at the hopes and heartbreaks of the modern American family in this uproariously funny and deeply chilling drama. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.
One of my favorite San Diego local actors, Rosina Reynolds stars in this production. Rosina is deeply touching as well as hysterically funny and all stops in between.
“Absolutely, relentlessly gripping… Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.” – New York Magazine
• Tickets: sdrep.org or 619.544.1000

BABETTE’S FEAST
Lamb’s Players Theatre (Coronado)
Through February 16
A gorgeous theatrical adaptation of Isak Dinesene’s remarkable short story, made famous by the Academy Award-winning film. A French cook given refuge in a rural Norwegian community finds a memorable way to show her gratitude.
Directed by San Diego’s very own James Vasquez
Baroness Karen Blixen, or better known by her pen name – Isak Dinesen, was a Danish author who wrote works in Danish and English. Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for Babette’s Feast, both of which have been adapted into, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. I am such a nerd but she is one of my favorite authors. With the simplest wave of her pen she creates the most intoxicating descriptions of the world around us. Nestled in the heart of downtown Coronado, come early and enjoy the shops and restaurants down Orange Avenue.
• Tickets: lambsplayers.org or 619.437.6000

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