February has been a magnificent month for theater: new work (a world premiere at The Old Globe, “The Last Match”), provocative recent plays (“Brownsville Song” at Moxie, “Guards at the Taj” at La Jolla Playhouse) and superb revivals of classics (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at Intrepid Theatre).
All of these are still open and available for your enjoyment at the first-ever San Diego Theatre Week, a great way to cap off a great month.
From February 22-28, more than 35 local performing arts venues — encompassing theater, music, dance and comedy — are offering enticements to attend.
A program of the San Diego Performing Arts League, Theatre Week has a mission “to highlight and enhance the awareness of San Diego’s diverse performing arts community.”
So, what are you waiting for? Participating groups are offering a variety of special promotions, including ticket discounts, offers for concessions, cast talkbacks and more.
For example, The La Jolla Playhouse has $20 tickets in Area 3 and 20% off in Area 1 for “Guards at the Taj.” The Old Globe is providing a 2-show package (for “The Last Match” and “The Metromaniacs”) for $130. At The National Comedy Theatre, all tickets are just $10 during Theatre Week.
You can get 20% off at the following venues: Intrepid Theatre ( “Virginia Woolf”), Mojalet Dance Collective (“Somebody Somewhere”), the San Diego Symphony (Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” ), Moxie Theatre (“Brownsville Song”), the Welk Resort Theatre (“Fiddler on the Roof”), and many others.
The San Diego Rep is providing ½-price tickets during previews for the return of its most popular show ever (“The History and Mystery of the Universe”), and at Diversionary Theatre (“Now or Later”), if you buy one ticket, you get the second at 50% off.
Even the eternally popular “Book of Mormon” (Broadway San Diego at the Civic Theatre) is offering a discount (though there are few tickets left).
The offers are going fast; you’d better get on this. Make this week a resounding success, so it will repeat every year.
High-level performing art at a lower price: what could be better to escape the (hot) weather of winter?
Go to sandiegotheatreweek.com