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Past Shows

Lempicka

June 14 – July 24, 2022Mandell Weiss Theatre
West Coast Premiere
Book, Lyrics & Original Concept by Carson Kreitzer
Book & Music by Matt Gould
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

A Broadway-Bound Musical! Told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the remarkable life of Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.

Here There Are Blueberries

July 26 – August 21, 2022Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich
Conceived and Directed by Moisés Kaufman
A Co-Production With Tectonic Theater Project

A new play inspired by an album of World War II-era photographs that was sent to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fandango for Butterflies
(and Coyotes)

August 30 – September 25, 2022Mandell Weiss Forum
En Garde Arts Production
By Andrea ThomeOriginal Music by Sinuhé Padilla
Directed by José Zayas

A New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

September 20 – October 16, 2022Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Written and Performed by Kristina Wong
Directed by Chay Yew

With hilarity and boundless generosity, Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord invites the audience in on her work building community in isolation, while reflecting on what we’d been through and imagining what we wanted to become.

Taxilandia: San Diego

October 11 – November 6, 2022The streets of San Diego
A World-Premiere WOW Experience
Created, Developed, and Directed By Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez San Diego South Bay: Written and performed by Bernardo Mazon Daher

With Sal as your host, this show is an intimate, multimedia experience – a car ride that immerses you in the sounds, sights and dynamic history of local neighborhoods in Sal’s dear South Bay San Diego.

As You Like It

November 15 – December 11, 2022Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
A Re-Imagined Classic
By William ShakespeareCo-Directed by Christopher Ashley and Will Davis
Produced in association with Diversionary Theatre

Brought to vibrant life by a cast of trans, non-binary and Queer performers, Christopher Ashley and Will Davis’s re-imagined As You Like It is a celebration of the limitless possibilities of love and humanity.

Coming Soon

The Outsiders

Begins February 19, 2023Mandell Weiss Theatre
World-Premiere Musical
Based on the Novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola’s Motion Picture
Book by Adam Rapp
Music and Lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine
Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Justin Levine
Choreography by Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman
Directed by Danya Taymor

The story that defined a generation reimagined as a groundbreaking musical.

POP Tour 2023: Jin vs. the Beach

A New Musical Play for Young Audiences
By Min Kahng Directed by Jacole Kitchen

Touring San Diego schools March and April 2023. Public performances at La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival at The Rady Shell on April 29 and 30.

La Lucha

Spring 2023MCASD Downtown Jacobs Building

A world premiere WOW event created by Optika Moderna/David Israel Reynoso

Coming Soon

Love All

JUN - JUL 2023Mandell Weiss Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Anna Deavere SmithDirected by Marc Bruni

The triumphant story of sports icon and social justice pioneer Billie Jean King.

Is It Thursday Yet?

JUL - AUG 2023Mandell Weiss Forum
World-Premiere Play
Created, choreographed and performed by Jenn Freeman
Created, choreographed and directed by Sonya Tayeh
Composed and performed by Holland Andrews

A tapestry of dance, video and theatre, celebrating what it means to live a life on the spectrum.

The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical

SEP - OCT 2023Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Musical
Music and lyrics by Joe Iconis
Book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss
Directed by Christopher Ashley

A wild rock ‘n’ roll portrait of this influential writer who changed journalism forever.

SUMO

SEP - OCT 2023Mandell Weiss Forum
World-Premiere Play
Written by Lisa Sanaye DringDirected by Ralph B. Peña

In an elite sumo training facility in Tokyo, six men practice, eat, love, play and ultimately fight.

Babbitt

NOV - DEC 2023Mandell Weiss Theatre
World-Premiere Play
By Joe DiPietro
Adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Do not miss Matthew Broderick in this comedic adaptation of a literary classic.

Redwood

FEB - MAR 2024Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
World-Premiere Musical
Book by Tina Landau
Music by Kate Diaz
Lyrics by Kate Diaz and Tina Landau
With additional contributions by Idina Menzel
Directed by Tina Landau

An exhilarating new musical featuring one of Broadway’s greatest stars, Idina Menzel.

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