Looking for something unique to do this weekend? How about catching some rising talent as they compete for a trip to New York?
The Ben Vereen Awards
The Ben Vereen Awards are this Sunday at the Balboa Theatre – San Diego. Come out and see San Diego’s best high school musical theatre talent compete for a chance at two $1,000 scholarships. The Top 2 performers will also go on to represent our fine city at the national competition, The Jimmy Awards in New York in June. www.benvereenawards.com
Just opening this weekend, this play is a collection of creepy Victorian steampunk nightmares. Come see how this world and its stories unfold in a silly and sinister way. Original music and lyrics written by the Tiger Lilies and based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann , these stories are nothing like Mother Goose. www.cygnettheatre.com
THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
This is the west Coast premiere of an incredibly creative ensemble driven musical that tells the tale of an old man who must abandon his duties of filing up the moon with liquid light to cross the seas in search of his missing wife. An epic tale full of adventure, sea monsters, and magic this is a trip you don’t want to miss. www.theoldglobe.org
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
Calling all Parrotheads, this is the musical for you! Featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffet classics, this world-premiere musical tells the story of a bartender/singer named Tully, who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Then a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. www.lajollaplayhouse.org
This cutting-edge new play intertwines the story of two relationships between trans and cisgender partners in an exploration of personal identity and how gender shapes our spirituality, desires and destiny. This is a poignant and very human look at a the process of finding the balance in life to help your future take flight. www.diversionary.org
Fill this long weekend with some wonderful theatre – there are so many different options! So, what are you going to see this weekend?