Art Rocks 247
Art Rocks 247 is a San Diego based cutting-edge window to the arts and lifestyle scene: from the theater, visual arts, filmmaking, fashion, music, dining and more.
Innovation starts with ideas...we at AR247 embrace the art of sensory storytelling. Cultural junkies at heart, we believe your craft is a catalyst for change and the instrument in which authenticity is expressed. It’s the portal to your inner world; it's our duty to pull it out of the vortex and let it shine!
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"She Loves Me"
San Diego Musical Theatre
February 7 - March, 8, 2020
By Stephen Karam, Directed by Todd Salovey
"The Humans – Is a Hopeful, Heartbreaking, and an Accurate Peak into Middle America on Thanksgiving Day.” – Alexandra Magdaleno
Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle, pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. Playwright Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate) takes a look at the hopes and heartbreaks of the modern American family in this uproariously funny and deeply chilling drama. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.
North Coast Repertory Theatre
January 8 – February 2, 2020
Book by: Joe Masteroff | Music by: Jerry Bock | Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
Director: Richard Israel
Choreographer/AD: Lauren Haughton
Music Director: Don LeMaster
An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance.
Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true love… and of all the twists and turns along the way!
San Diego RepertoryTheatre
January 9, - February 2, 2020
Directed by Andrew Barnicle
If you’ve ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s, this winsome tale will simmer in your mind long after the play ends. Steven Dietz’s lyrical new Irish love story, set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” transports us into a compassionate world of history, humor and heartache. Filled with humor, this emotional story captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves. BLOOMSDAY gives us a funny, touching and stark look at what it is to be in love no matter what stage of life you’re in.
"The Great Leap"
January 22 – February 16, 2020
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Rob Lutfy
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.
March 22 - April 28, 2019
Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb /Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood / Director: Julia Cuppy / Music Director: Ian Brandon / Associate Director/Choreographer: Jaese Lecuyer
Welcome to the Kit Kat Club and Berlin in the 1930s. The Nazis are rising in power and life may be uncertain, but you are invited to leave your troubles outside and join the Emcee, singer Sally Bowles and a wonderful and colorful ensemble who will tantalize and entertain you.