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"A Christmas Story"
San Diego Musical Theatre
November 29 - December 29, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Directed by Jennie Gray Connard
Music Direction by Kirk Valles
Choreographed by Marc Caro and Jennie Gray Connard
“A certified hit…. A giddy guilty pleasure.” – Variety
Donna lives on a Greek island where she runs a small hotel. Her daughter, Sophie, is preparing for her wedding, dreaming of her father walking her down the aisle. One problem: she doesn’t know who he is! Sneaking a peek into her mother’s old journals, Sophie discovers that her dad is one of three possible guys. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she’d thought!
Fall in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny, funny, sensational story, with a book by Catherine Johnson, is told through the magic of ABBA’s timeless music and explosive dance numbers. Music and lyrics are by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the musical writing team and the “guy-half” of ABBA, that brought us the hits you know and love, like “Dancing Queen,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money Money,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and the title song “Mamma Mia!”
North Coast Repertory Theatre
January 8 – February 2, 2020
Book by: Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by: Benj Pasek and Justin
Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker wants one thing for Christmas, and one thing only: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun. There’s only one problem: everyone else is convinced he’ll shoot his eye out! Undeterred, he begins his saga of convincing all the necessary players, from his sweet and protective Mother, to his straightlaced teacher, Miss Shields, all the way to Santa Claus himself, that he needs that gun for the protection of his loved ones, and maybe even a little cowboy glory to call his own.
Ralphie’s vivid imagination conjures up several showstopping numbers, from “Ralphie to the Rescue” in which he defeats every foe a young boy can think of (robbers, mustache-twirling villains, and of course, the school bully), to thrilling tap routine performed by a gun Moll-Esque Miss Shields, who sheds her sweater set and romance novel for a glittery red gown and a whole lot of moxie.
Filled with quirky and lovable characters, this zany, heartfelt, and nostalgic musical is as delightful as the biggest, shiniest present under the tree on Christmas morning!
November 8 – December 15, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pm & Sunday @ 2pm
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.
"A Christmas Carol"
November 27 – December 29, 2019
Adaptation & Lyrics by Sean Murray
Original Score by Billy Thompson
Directed by Sean Murray
Cygnet’s holiday smash hit is back for its sixth season! Bring the family back to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. This imaginative production features original music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!
FAMILY DAY - DEC 1ST @ 1:00PM
Cygnet is holding its fifth annual pre-show Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 1st before the matinee performance of A Christmas Carol. Family Day activities are scheduled from 1-2pm on our patio. Families will be able to enjoy cookie decorating, coloring station, special activity station, complimentary hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa! Join us for the fun! This is a FREE event. Theatre ticket is NOT required to attend.
THEATRE ON TAP - DEC 6TH @ 7:00PM
Join Cygnet for Theatre on Tap! Enjoy a pre-show beer event, mix and mingle with other craft beer lovers. Begins at 7:00pm followed by an 8:00pm performance. A theatre ticket for the evening's show is required to attend. Must be 21 to partake.
WINE NIGHT - DEC 12TH @ 6:30PM
Join Cygnet for a pre-show Wine event beginning at 6:30pm followed by a 7:30pm performance. A theatre ticket for the evening's performance is required to attend.
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.