Theatre

  • North Coast Rep inks agreement with Encinitas on potential new space

    North Coast Rep inks agreement with Encinitas on potential new space

    And here we go again. North Coast Repertory Theatre announced Thursday morning, Feb. 16, that it has signed an exclusive negotiating agreement aimed at developing a new performing-arts facility in Encinitas. NCRT now becomes at least the fifth theater company to propose building a new home on the...

  • Broadway’s Susan Egan joins CCA students on stage for Feb. 25 gala

    Broadway’s Susan Egan joins CCA students on stage for Feb. 25 gala

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation invites the community to be its guests for its annual gala, “Rendezvous in Paris,” on Saturday, Feb. 25. Attendees can expect to be dazzled by performances from Tony-award nominated performer Susan Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and...

  • CCA teen excels as dancer and choreographer

    CCA teen excels as dancer and choreographer

    Carmel Valley resident Jacob Soble, 16, has been dancing since he was 6 years old and now the award-winning dancer can add the title of choreographer to his growing resume. The Canyon Crest Academy junior is enrolled in the dance program at Mira Costa College where he is pursuing his dance instructor’s...

  • Production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. to be presented at Del Mar Heights School

    Production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. to be presented at Del Mar Heights School

    The Del Mar Heights PTA presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.  The production...

  • The Girl Singers to bring holiday show to Solana Beach

    The Girl Singers to bring holiday show to Solana Beach

    A festive holiday musical is headed for Solana Beach that will surely be fun for all families. After all, it’s a family that will be performing popular holiday songs on stage. Starring a mother and her two daughters, “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show” is set to take the stage Dec....

  • North County native ‘Big Nik’ building on social media superstardom

    North County native ‘Big Nik’ building on social media superstardom

    Three years ago, Nik Keswani (otherwise known by his moniker “Big Nik”) was just another high school student living in Del Mar and attending Torrey Pines High School. Born with dwarfism, Keswani has faced a variety of health setbacks throughout his life, finding himself in and out of upwards of...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage

    Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage

    The Envision Theatre at Canyon Crest Academy will present the William Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet for a five-night run in the Proscenium Theater, beginning Oct 28 at 7 p.m. This will be the debut performance of the work at CCA.  Director Steve Lipinsky says ”I am honored to work in such...

  • Playwrights Project inspires people from all walks of life

    Playwrights Project inspires people from all walks of life

    In the tradition of Shakespeare in the Park, Playwrights Project presented Live Theatre at Home in the backyard of Carmel Valley resident Lynne Bath recently. Bath, a board member of Playwrights Project, hosted an evening of informal theatre in which three well-known local actors performed material...

  • Comediennes to perform at Conner's Cause for Children benefit Oct. 9

    Comediennes to perform at Conner's Cause for Children benefit Oct. 9

    Conner's Cause for Children will present “Fall Into Laughter,” the 5th Annual Conner's Cause for Children benefit luncheon, boutique shopping and comedy performance.  “Fall into Laughter” will take place on Oct. 9 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stand-up comediennes...

  • Accomplished Canyon Crest Academy student modernizes play for film festival

    Accomplished Canyon Crest Academy student modernizes play for film festival

    When his play “Lady Windermere’$ FAM” premieres at the San Diego International Fringe Festival this month, it will be another notch on Phillip Magin’s already impressive résumé. The 17-year-old, who just finished his junior year at Canyon Crest Academy, has been acting since he was 9 and recently...

  • ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ French farce among works featured in North Coast Rep’s new season

    In choosing the roster for North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Season 34, artistic director David Ellenstein said plays were picked that celebrate the joy, pathos and resiliency of the human spirit. “We chose works that we believe not only reflect the tastes of our loyal subscribers, but will also...

  • Torrey Pines alum brings it home for role in ‘Return to Forbidden Planet’

    Although he’s come a long way from his alma mater stage, Charlie Gange’s latest show is taking place close to home. As one of the stars of New Village Arts Theatre’s “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” the Torrey Pines High School alum is hoping his Carmel Valley friends and family will make the...

  • North Coast Rep season opener ‘Fox on the Fairway’ flourishes with farce

    North Coast Rep season opener ‘Fox on the Fairway’ flourishes with farce

    Plays by Ken Ludwig are popping up in a lot of theaters this summer, because the clever writer creates the most delicious comedies. “The Fox on the Fairway,” opening Sept. 9 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, joins Ludwig’s list of fabulous farces, which include “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo,”...

  • Interactive play pays homage to 'Point Break'

    Interactive play pays homage to 'Point Break'

    Ever dreamed of starring in the 1991 cult favorite movie “Point Break”? Now is your chance. “Point Break Live!” — 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at The Belly Up — parodies “Point Break,” which features Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent who infiltrates a gang of surfers who rob banks. The live action play begins with...

  • Fringe Festival features ‘My Mother’s in the Audience’ by Carmel Valley student

    Fringe Festival features ‘My Mother’s in the Audience’ by Carmel Valley student

    When four stage mothers go rogue, being pitted against each other to win the much-coveted award of “Best Parental Coordinator” during the opening production of “Macbeth,” the competition is so fierce that they will stop at nothing to be the victor. This fictional scenario, which results in murderous...

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