San Diego Theatre Week: Discounts, Cast Talk-Backs, & More!
The arts are alive in San Diego, and this week top performers are out to prove it. San Diego Performing Arts League (SDPAL) is inviting folks out from Sunday, February 26-Sunday March 5th to enjoy San Diego Theatre Week. From musical theatre to dance to comedy, this event is showcasing performances from around the city.
What started as an idea and trial last year, has now gained more hype and clout with the arts community. The event offers opportunities for local art houses to get involved, putting their best acts in front of an audience who is hungry for live-action theater.
The perks of the event include discounted tickets, a chance to talk with the performers, and offers at the concession stands (the perk at each event varies). Small and large theaters alike gain exposure to their current productions, while also sharing what’s to come.
Check out a musical performance of Disney’s Freaky Friday, the contemporary spin written by Bridget Carpenter of “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights” and a musical score by Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. The production is available almost every night during Theatre Week, some nights including a beer tasting and live music before the show. Check out this “critic’s choice” at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Perk: 25% off Area 1 Tickets (Limit, 2 Tickets)
Promo Code: sdtheatre
Join one of the greatest love stories of the 20th Century, between author and Theologian C.S. Lewis, and the brash American, Joy Davidman. C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia series, as well as dozens of other faith-based material, finds himself a pen-pal to a woman across the pond, and over time their story begins to bloom. The unexpected romance will keep you laughing, curious, and somewhat confused. This performance is available both weeknights and weekends at Lamb’s Players Theatre.
Perk: $15 off Regularly Priced Tickets
Promo Code: tw15
National Comedy Theatre
If you’ve never attended an Improv show, now is the perfect opportunity. Discounted tickets to National Comedy Theatre, San Diego’s longest running show, are available throughout Theatre Week. Participate in the act by bringing your crazy ideas, and watch the actors put a routine together right in front of your eyes.
Perk: $10 Tickets All Week
Promo Code: sdtw17
Next weekend only, watch the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance’s performance of Streamers. This adult play is centered around race, war, sexuality, and personal conflict. The last act of a three part Vietnam Trilogy, Streamers shares the story of soldiers shipping out to fight in the Southeast Asian conflict in 1965. Prepared to be emotionally distressed by the end of this deep, violent performance.
Perk: 50% off Tickets ($20 tickets for $10)
Promo Code: Theatre Week
Check out the entire set list for the SDTW on their website, and take part in what’s hoped to be the beginning of an era of bringing the arts to San Diego.