San Diego Arts and Theater – From Small Operas to Broadway-Bound Productions

Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 11:40 —by News Gal
This item was posted in San Diego Concerts and Music, San Diego Entertainment, San Diego Events category and has 8 Comments so far.

The San Diego theater and arts community is a strong and innovative element within San Diego society. From the small, up-and-coming playhouses in El Cajon, North Park, and North County to the large, established theaters in La Jolla and Downtown, and the creative niche theaters and opera houses in Balboa Park – the entertainment offering of theater and arts in San Diego is abundant.

Prominent theaters in San Diego, such as La Jolla Playhouse and Civic Theater, have sent several new plays straight to Broadway. Although San Diego may seems worlds away from the snow-filled parks and raw, bold culture of New York – these two cities are forever connected through the magic of the stage.

The La Jolla Playhouse has brought the following plays to Broadway fame: Jersey Boys, Dracula, The Musical, I Am My Own Wife, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dangerous Games, and more. It is a thrill to see a performance open on a San Diego stage, and then see the same production live onstage at Broadway months later. I always make sure to plan a trip to New York and buy Broadway tickets to these native San Diego shows.

San Diego is also well known for its array of opera houses. From the large San Diego Opera organization to the quaint San Diego Small Opera, locals that love dynamic opera performances are in luck in San Diego. From large to small, San Diego operas are full of excitement and intrigue.

The San Diego entertainment community finds great success in all areas of San Diego County. No matter where you live, you’re bound to be close to one of the fantastic playhouses or grand theaters in San Diego.

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8 Responses to “San Diego Arts and Theater – From Small Operas to Broadway-Bound Productions”

  1. WorldBeat Center said on Monday, December 10, 2007, 18:17

    Kwanzaa Celebration FREE!!!

    The WorldBeat African Drummers and Dancers
    All families and races are invited to join the celebration
    Free Healthy African Vegetarian Kemetic Food
    The celebration also includes speakers on the principles of Kwanzaa, the festive lighting of the candles.
    Sister Salimu will speak on Kwanzaa history and Traditions.
    Kemetic teacher “Bikbaye” will off the opening Prayer.

    Date: Thursday, Dec 27th
    Time: 6 pm
    Cost: Free

    Contact: Jesse Graham 619-230-1190

    WorldBeat Cultural Center
    2100 Park Blvd San Diego CA 92101
    WorldBeat Cultural Center

  2. name said on Saturday, December 29, 2007, 20:35

    How about posting something interesting and useful, like, you know:

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    Case Likely To Be Reviewed By Appeals Court”

  3. Kyra Diehl said on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 20:21

    Hi I am a 10 year old girl and I would like to know how to audition

  4. collette said on Friday, January 18, 2008, 8:04

    I am looking for a Catholic Gospel group for March 8 around 5 PM. Does any one have a ny suggestions. We tried Kings Church but they were not available. We need a group familar with Mass.

    Thank you and God Bless


  5. Claudia Cannon said on Friday, February 15, 2008, 15:49

    Join the San Diego Chorus for “Gotta Dance”, Saturday, March 1 at the Birch North Park Theater. Featured guests are the fantastic jazz quartet, Ready, Willing and Mable.

    You will be dancing in your seat as the reknown San Diego Chorus rocks your world with songs and dances spanning the 20th century.

    Log on to for more info.

  6. California Star said on Friday, February 29, 2008, 22:19

    Thank you for keeping up this fine blog about San Diego.

    You may want to check out this link for more news on
    San Diego Arts and Theater

  7. William Simonson said on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 8:39



    Encinitas Community Theatre is offering FREE ACTING WORKSHOPS for:
    1. Preschoolers
    2. Elementary-age
    3. Teens/Adults

    Workshops take place most Saturday afternoons. Pre-registration is required.
    Please call 760-436-4869 for more information or visit our web-site at

    Donations to Encinitas Community Theatre are tax-deductible.

  8. James Emmons said on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 13:49

    I live in Lakeside and I love the theatre.I would love to work for one.Either acting or starting low,working at a consession stand.If you would be so and, call me at 619-390-1484.,to give me a direction,I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and have a good day.

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