Theater Notebook: San Diego Theater Month features a plethora of streamers and an outdoor performance


To support local theaters hoping to host a live comeback this summer, the San Diego Performing Arts League has revamped its annual San Diego Theater Week promotion into a month-long program.

Tickets will be offered to locally produced shows for $ 15, $ 30 and $ 45. New shows are added every week, but so far there are nine, including one in person at Carlsbad Flower Fields.

Here are the details of the shows currently offered from May 1 to May 31. All shows are filmed for streaming, unless otherwise noted. To benefit from the discounts on tickets, use the code SDTW21 when purchasing tickets online. For more details and new show additions, visit

“ConstellationsNick Payne’s thrilling play about a romantic relationship of endless possibilities will be presented by Coronado Playhouse in an on-demand streaming production from May 12-30. Tickets cost $ 15 with code.

“Einstein is coming”: David Ellenstein and Marc Silver’s 2005 mystery play tells the story of an actor who makes a living playing Albert Einstein and how the famous physicist’s theories fit into the very real drama of the actor’s personal life. . “Einstein Comes Through” will air from April 28 to May 23. Tickets cost $ 30 with code.

“Harawi”: Project Blank San Diego presents the latest cycle of songs by Olivier Messiaen for female voice and piano in a performance broadcast live from The Front in San Ysidro. Starring mezzo-soprano Leslie Anne Leytham and pianist Brendan Nguyen, this vocal work unites the love and death story of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” with the indigenous Peruvian language of Quechuan. Shows are at 7 p.m. on May 28 and 2 p.m. on May 30. Tickets cost $ 30 with code.

A scene from Blindspot Collective’s new family musical, “Lit, now streaming through May 16.”

(Courtesy of Peter Schrock)

“Alight”: Based on a story by Desha Crownover with music and lyrics by Blake McCarty and Ian Brandon, this musical for kids and families is an adventure story about how the Moon Child helps light up the night sky. with stars by discovering the properties of light. Produced by Blindspot Collective, “Lit” is now airing through May 16. Tickets in May cost $ 15 with code.

“The top of the mountain”: Katori Hall’s play, about Martin Luther King Jr.’s meeting with a surprise visitor at his Memphis hotel the night before his death, will be presented in a co-production by the American History Theater, Roustabouts Theater Co. and Teenage Youth Performing Arts Theater Co (TYPA). The show runs on select dates from April 24 through May 16, but performances on May 2 and 8 are eligible for the reduced price of $ 15 with code.

“My hamlet of Brooklyn”: San Diego actor / playwright Brenda Adelman’s solo play was inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” but is based on the tragedy of his own family. In 1995, in Brooklyn, Adelman’s father shot and killed his mother, then married his aunt a few months later. In “Hamlet”, Hamlet’s uncle kills his brother and then marries Hamlet’s widowed mother. The play is being co-produced by Oceanside Theater Co. and Scripps Ranch Theater from April 23 to May 2. Tickets cost $ 15 with code.

Singers Jasmine January, left, and Zackary Scot Wolfe sing in the flower fields of Carlsbad

Singers Jasmine January, left, and Zackary Scot Wolfe perform a cabaret show earlier this month at Flower Fields for New Village Arts in Carlsbad.

(Courtesy of Jonah Gercke)

New village arts in the flower fields: The Carlsbad Theater Company presents live cabaret concerts in an open-air amphitheater at the Floral Attraction. The shows, which take place at 6.30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, have a different theme each weekend. The tunes from the Broadway shows will be presented from April 29 to May 2 and the theme will be “Dance Dance Revolution” from May 6 to 9. Tickets, which include entry to the flower fields, cost $ 45 with code.

“R New Home” and “Franklin’s Window” – A two-act comedy program from playwright Earl Hamilton Jr. “R New Home” tells the story of a hawk at the zoo adjusting to life with a new roommate in the wild. “Franklin’s Window” is about an Army veteran who believes he is confined to his own home. The plays will air at 7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, May 6 to 30. Tickets cost $ 15 with code.

“Stronger on the other side”: The San Diego Women’s Chorus will feature a pair of virtual concerts on various social media platforms – on YouTube at 7 p.m. on May 15 and on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. on May 16. Tickets cost $ 15 with code.

Kragen written on stage for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Email him at [email protected]


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