The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
thursday, jan. 22
The Lion in Winter
“Every family has its ups and downs,” and the royal family at the center of James Goldman’s The Lion in Winteris no exception. The legendary story of King Henry II of England and the battle between his fiercely competitive sons to become the next in line is a modern day classic. This classic tale of sibling rivalry, adultery and deception will draw you into its irresistible web, not letting you go without a fight.
AVO Playhouse, 303 Main Street in Vista, 7:30 p.m., tickets $32, 760-724-2110, moonlightstage.com
friday, jan. 23
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is set inside the walls of a state mental hospital in the 1960s. Over 40 years later, both the system and the human experiences are as strikingly similar and relevant today. Leaving an indelible mark on literature, theater and film, this is the age-old struggle for power and questioning authority.
OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Ave. in Chula Vista, 8 p.m., tickets from $17, 619-422-7787, onstageplayhouse.org
saturday, jan. 24
The opera that traverses the lives of a band of Bohemian friends and a love affair between a young poet and his mistress whose love is so intense it is unbearable to be apart, yet impossible to be together. La bohème will mirror your own memories of young love and just starting out in life … the struggles, the joy and the good friends who got you through. Experience La bohème for the first, or fifty-first time, and fall in love with life all over again.
San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $50, 619-533-7000, sdopera.com
sunday, jan. 25
Murder for Two
Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NY1 dubbed “a must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!”
The Old Globe Theatre, Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 7 p.m., tickets from $29, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org
monday, jan. 26
Circus Vargas’ ArleQuin
Steeped in tradition and devoted to all things magnificent and happy, Circus Vargas presents an array of unparalleled artists and performers dedicated to captivate and astound you! Aerialists, acrobats, clowns and the ballyhoo of nostalgic Americana engulf you from the magical moment you enter The Big Top!
Circus Vargas Big Top, 460 Hacienda Drive in Vista, 7 p.m., tickets from $15, 877-468-3861, circusvargas.com
tuesday, jan. 27
The Green is a reggae band formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii. Their sound blends roots reggae with traditional Hawaiian vibes. Their latest and third album Hawaii 13 topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, selling 4,960 copies in its first week of release.
House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $28.25, 619-299-2583, houseofblues.com
wednesday, jan. 28
Sons of the Prophet – Out Night
Have fun and socialize at a special evening for theater lovers from the LGBT community featuring a pre-show mixer on Cygnet’s Elaine Lipinsky Patio featuring Happy Hour prices on all drinks. Sons of the Prophet is a brutally funny comedy about family, culture, and how we cope with wounds that just won’t heal. Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego, 6:30 p.m., tickets $40, 619-337-1525, cygnettheatre.com
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