Lights Up!

Illuminating the New and the Next at La Jolla Playhouse

Lights Up! Illuminating the New and the Next at La Jolla Playhouse

Thank you for making Lights Up! a success

On March 14, 2021, our VIP showcase brought us together to celebrate the Playhouse’s extraordinary history and illuminate the bright future ahead. Featuring both original and reimagined performances from favorite Playhouse artists, behind-the-scenes moments and celebrity appearances, this was a signature Playhouse event not to be missed!

Highlights of the evening included:The brilliant writing duos from Come From Away, David Hein & Irene Sankoff, and Kiss My Aztec!, Benjamin Velez & David Kamp shared newly-commissioned work created for this special evening.

Irene Sankoff & David Hein, Benjamin Velez, David Kamp


Spotlight performances by Storm Lever, Eric Anderson, Ari Afsar, Eden Espinosa and more, previewing the vivid season to come and celebrating beloved past productions

Ari Afsar, Eric Anderson, Eden Espinosa, Storm Lever


Special appearances by Trey Anastasio, Jimmy Buffett, Billy Crystal, Bob Gaudio, Montego Glover, Amanda Green, Judy Kaye, John Leguizamo, Des McAnuff, Alan Menken, Daphne Rubin-Vega, BD Wong and more!

A virtual benefit event, all tickets and sponsorship proceeds support La Jolla Playhouse’s New Play Development, Education & Outreach and Military Programs.

If you were unable to attend, but would like to contribute, please click here or mail a check to:
La Jolla Playhouse
Attn: Philanthropy Department
PO Box 12039
La Jolla, CA 92039

Gifts of any amount are welcome and greatly appreciated.


Thank you to our Lights Up! Sponsors

Qualcomm Show Imaging Inc UC San Diego
CIBC Atlantic Trust Dowling & Yahnke Merrill Lynch Sempra Energy US Bank
Consor Jewish Community Foundation San Diego Union Bank

In-Kind Sponsors

St Petersburg Vodka Structure Event Design Yes Cocktail Co.
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