Theater is hot in San Diego this week

Theater is hot in San Diego this weekPhoto: Alan Cleaver/Flickr
Published on May 14, 2019

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in San Diego this week, from a USD Theatre presentation to a long-running musical.

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'We Shall Overcome' — A USD Theatre and Community Class Presentation

From the event description:

USD’s Theatre and Community class presents 'We Shall Overcome,' a theatre presentation of one acts based on true stories of real people overcoming challenging obstacles. Come, listen and be inspired. The presentation is sponsored by Access Inc., Impact Linda Vista, Changemaker Hub, Kroc School of Peace Studies and USD Theatre Arts Department. Please note: the evening contains adult language and themes.

When: Thursday, May 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park
Price: Free
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Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

From the event description:

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now San Diego's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters behind 'Hairspray.' Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Where: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave.
Price: $20 - $33
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San Diego Musical Theatre's 'Sister Act'

From the event description:

'Sister Act' is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she’s put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found — a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newfound sisterhood.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave.
Price: $39
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'The Fantasticks' by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

From the event description:

Try to remember a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. 'The Fantasticks' is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. 

When: Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m.
Where: Point Loma Playhouse, 3035 Talbot St.
Price: $12.50
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