Dear Readers ... As we head-into a SD summer of MUSIC - classical performances - SD Symphony Orchestra, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, Mainly Mozart's Concert Series, the La Jolla Music Society's attractions, one-on 'concerts' (see accompanying Humphrey's By The Bay Concerts) in our related SHOWBIZ News Feature - as well as musical productions (ie: Moonlight Amphitheatre Musical Season), along with both Welk Resorts Theatre & Broadway Theatre's musical comedy shows - and not the least - the SD Summer POPS - kicking-off with ...
Come celebrate their 6th Annual Summer POPS kick-off Gala - TUX 'N TENNIES - featuring "The King: A Tribute to ELVIS" Musical Revue, some wild dancing, casino games with celebrity dealers, of course some ELVIS impersonators, show girls, fabulous harbor 'fireworks' ... and more! It is said, that whether you arrive as ELVIS, or your favorite Las Vegas performer, a show girl, porn-star - or, just with 'glitz and glam' ... they will deal you in! TUX 'N TENNIES Sumer Bash will take place on Friday, June 27th (starting at 5:30pm), at the Embarcadero Marina Park South - with a 'welcome' Cocktail Reception, a dinner catered by Sycuan Casino, and a memorable show-of-shows!
HOW TO ORDER RESERVATIONS: email@example.com, or Call: (619) 615-3906 - also check-out: sandiegosymphony.com
As per Sher Krieger Events, MARTINIS Above Fourth is gearing-up for a super Cabaret Year - with a wonderful lineup scheduled. Forget your troubles, c'mon get happy ... as per recent cabaret show THREE DIVAS - A Lover, A Lot and A Librarian - starring Leigh Scarritt, Eileen Bowman and David McBean, with Rayme Sciaroni as Musical Director, this past Tuesday, April 15th, and Broadway's super-star David Burnham, a couple of days later, on Thursday, April 17th - look for both 'reviews' in this week's issue - and, for ...
Phil Johnson, appearing at Martinis on Monday, April 28th, in "Juke Joint: a Night of Jazz and R&B" - with that 'review' - appearing in next week's issue.
Other shows in April, May and June include "Miss Gulch Returns" presented by Diversionary Theatre; "Simply Barbra: Funny Girl 50th Anniversary Tour"; Jonathan Karrant; Leigh Scarritt Presenting "Stars of the Future"; Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan; Robyn Spangler; and Shawn Ryan. Check-out information www.sherkriegerevents.com, or call (619) 920-1315.
A very brief update on the SD OPERA debacle, very well-covered by the UT's writers, and especially, Pam Kragen's astute reporting - about the recent SD Opera Board (of those attending), voting to close-down the SD OPERA permanently after 49-years (on a 30-to-1 vote), for "pending financial concerns" - as outlined by SD Opera Artistic Director Ian Campbell - with remaining Board members (who apparently, were not present at the aforementioned vote-meeting), now fighting back to keep the company alive.
At last week's Thursday emergency-called Board Meeting, with a fuller Board attending - considerable in-fighting took place - resulting, with the Board President resigning, and along with 13 Board members, storming-out of the meeting! Temporary action taken - Board Secretary Carol Lizier, was elected new President, and the original stated date of closing down the opera and selling-off its assets on April 19th, was extended to May 19th ... in hopes of a new re-organization plan submitted, being considered, perhaps being implemented to save the SD Opera. A meeting of the SD Opera Association (800 members) has been called this next week, to discuss and hopefully, bless the new plan ... to keep the SD Opera alive! ... stay tuned!
For those readers who missed, or have not yet seen the following couple of productions ... they indeed, represent some of the very BEST in local theatre and musicals:
ion theatre's ...
Opening April 25th - May 10th
Call for reservations (619) 600-5020,
or go to www.iontheatre.com
Lamb's Players Presents ...
Now playing through May 18th
Horton Grand Theatre
Call for reservations:
GREAT SHOWS! See Them ....
Editor - Rob Appel