Bringing Great Stories to Life
Once on this Island
May 13 – 22, 2016
From the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (My Favorite Year, Seussical, Ragtime) comes the Olivier Award-winning Once On This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight TONY nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.
Ever wondered what happened the day after "Tomorrow"? The world's favorite (former) orphan returns to the stage for the fun-filled follow-up musical Annie Warbucks. All the ingredients that made the original production an international smash hit are back, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure. The Tony-winning creative team of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin treat you and your family to a second helping of laughs and unforgettable songs. See what kinds of shenanigans the charming little redhead gets into this time around when the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture brings Annie Warbucks to La Jolla's David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre.
Seussical, Jr. the Musical
Seussical, Jr. is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Seussical, Jr. is fun for the whole family!
Disney's Mary Poppins
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins received 7 TONY Awards. With its irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
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