Friday, May 2, 2014

Performances Across San Diego

SDSU is currently putting on Jungle Book in the Don Powell theatre, but around San Diego there are a number of other productions coming up based on or inspired by children's literature.

Little Women: The Musical will play at Bailey Bees Theatre in Escondido. The musical is produced by 413 Project, a non-profit supporting students' explorations in theatre. Check out their blog detailing the making of this production. Playing from May 30-June 1.

Sleeping Beauty Ballet is coming up at the San Diego Civic Theatre, produced by the California Ballet Company. Performance dates are Saturday, May 17 - 2:30pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday, May 18 - 2:30pm. The afternoon performances include a thirty minute pre-performance lecture one hour prior to curtain and Post-performance meet the cast following the show.

The Disney adaptation of Tarzan is being staged by the J*Company Youth Theatre at in La Jolla. Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa and taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas. This performance will include the music from the Disney film, and runs from May 9-18.

And lastly -- based on the character most often adapted to theatre, film, and tv, and one whose stories have been read by young and old alike -- The Coronado Playhouse is currently staging Sherlock Holmes: the Final Adventure.  It plays Thursdays-Sundays between April 11-May 18.

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