SHOWS AND TICKETS
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- Solo Performance
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Each summer the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse offers a variation of one- to five-week acting and production experiences for grade school students. The curriculum is designed to prepare emerging theatre artists with a multitude of performing arts experiences wither they are auditioning for BFA college programs or are just yet discussing their love for performing. From our conservatory where eight hours a day, five days a week, students study acting, scene study, voice and speech, ensemble-devised performance, movement and yoga alongside some of the most exciting theatre professionals in the field to our workshops for younger students where expert teaching artists inspire and provide a fun-filled, nurturing place for young performers to reach for the stars. Or for our behind the scenes creators of tomorrow, our Tech Theatre class teaches on costumes, lighting, props, scenic design and painting sets.
Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Rose is an updated version of the classic tale in the style of a traditional British family pantomime. The show features family-friendly magic with a comedic twist, dancing (with So You Think You Can Dance alums), contemporary music, and more.
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. Inspired by the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh ("the book of kings"), this action-packed tale follows star-crossed lovers Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Hamid Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a "live animation" on a cinema-size screen.
Note: This show is suitable for ages five and up.
Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego's finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!!!!
Seven-year-old orphan Pip's encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever. Some of Charles Dickens' most memorable characters are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful one-man adaptation of the classic tale.
Note: This show is suitable for ages 10 and up.
This exciting new adaptation of the classic Italian story incorporates the audience's imagination to reinforce the universal importance of telling the truth. Desperate for a son, lonely puppeteer Gepetto crafts a wooden boy. Pinocchio, however, is not content with his stilted life, so after making a promise to his father, he heads off to school, believing that's the key to becoming a real boy. Along the way, Pinocchio is easily sidetracked by diversions that he hopes will result in more money, friends and fun. Though he gets tricked out of his only possessions, Pinocchio eventually overcomes his scheming foes with the help of a clever cricket and a helpful fairy.
Fun (and appropriate) for everyone from 2 to 200 years old, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. Because there's a rotating cast, audiences see different performers and games each week.
La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls (WoW) Festival showcases immersive and site-based work. Like previous WoW Festivals, the 2017 edition features multiple performances by acclaimed local, national, and international artists, along with a selection of family-friendly offerings. Confirmed projects include Super Night Shot by the Berlin-based Gob Squad, which takes place at the San Diego Public Library, and a Playhouse-commissioned performative installation titled Model Home by 2017 Tony Award-winning scenic designer and MacArthur "Genius" Grant winner Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), which takes place at Horton Plaza Park. The WoW Festival also features projects by such local companies as Sledgehammer Theatre and the storytelling group So Say We All, as well as a new version of the 2015 WoW Festival's popular interactive family adventure, The Quest 3.0.