Theater Previews – 3/5/20

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Joey Landwehr stopped by once again for this week’s Theater Preview!

MAKING GOD LAUGH
Point Loma Playhouse (Point Loma)
Through March 15
Making God Laugh follows one typical family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children-a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star—all return home where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans…”
“A heart-warming gem of a new comedy” – Chicago Sun Times
Some adult language.
Tickets: www.pointlomaplayhouse.com or 619-800-5497

NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: THE ROCK EXPERIENCE
San Diego Junior Theatre (Balboa Park)
Through March 8
Wilbur is just like all the other naked mole rats – naked – until the day an ordinary hat fell into his tunnel. Wilbur dares to try it on and his life changes forever! Based on the book by Mo Willems, this cheeky musical exposes the truth about being yourself and wearing it well.
Mo Willems an American writer, animator, voice actor, and creator of over 80 children’s books. His television work includes creating the animated television series Sheep in the Big City as well as working on Sesame Street, The Muppets.
Mo Willems says, “This is not a story about coming out, it is a story about letting in.”
San Diego Junior Theatre is nestled in the middle of beautiful Balboa Park, take an hour to see some great theatre and spend the rest of the day exploring.
Tickets: www.juniortheatre.com or 619-239-8355

AGING MAGICIAN
San Diego Opera (Balboa Theatre – Downtown)
Through March 8
An eccentric and aging clock-maker is nearing the end of his life and preparing a book of secrets to pass on. At a critical point in his story, he must decide the fate of the magician…or is it his own fate? As Harold ponders these decisions, he finds himself transported inside a mystical musical realm where fiction and reality collide.
In its west coast premiere, Aging Magician is a hauntingly beautiful hybrid of opera and theatre that combines opera, choral music, and puppetry, produced by one of today’s most influential and innovative taste makers, Beth Morrison Projects.
The approximate run time is 1 hour and 25 minutes with no intermission.
Tickets: www.sdopera.org or 619-533-7000

ALICE – A MUSICAL WONDERLAND
Lamb’s Players Theatre (Coronado)
Through April 12
Jump down the rabbit hole into a magical musical adventure! This is the show that launched Meryl Streep’s career. Elizabeth Swados’ witty musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s ALICE stories is a gloriously imaginative marvel that will be enjoyed by all ages!
Alice premiered on television in 1982 with an all-star cast of Debbie Allen, Michael Jeter, Mark Lynn-Baker and Meryl Streep playing the title character and winning an Emmy award for outstanding programming.
With Direction by Deborah Gilmour Smyth & Musical Direction by G. Scott Lacy it is bound to be a great adventure.
Check out Lamb’s Players’ ENCORE CAFE before the show.
Tickets: www.lambsplayers.org or 619.437.6000

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