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The La Jolla Playhouse has announced updated information on its 2010-2011 season.

The Playhouse will present the world premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine, by Tony Award winners William Finn and James Lapine (February 15- March 27). The musical, to be directed by Lapine, is based on the Oscar-winning film on the same name about a dysfunctional family that takes a cross-country car trip when daughter Olive enters a children's beauty pageant.

The season will open with Lisa Peterson's world premiere production of Annie Weisman's Surf Report (June 5-July 11), which focuses on a woman who is trying to balance her demanding career and husband just as her estranged daughter returns for a family emergency.

Also on tap will be a new staging of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Christopher Ashley (July 20-August 22); Robert Woodruff and Bill Camp's adaptation of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground (September 17-October 17), directed by Woodruff; and Liesl Tommy's production of Lynn Nottage's Ruined (November 16-December 19).

Meanhile, the production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a new musical, with book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, has been postponed.

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