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Season 19

A Weekend With Pablo Picasso
Written by and Starring Herbert Sigüenza | Directed by Todd Salovey
August 10 – 25, 2019

Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage | Directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed
September 28 – October 20, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days
By Laura Eason | Based on the Novel by Jules Verne
Original Music by The Shantyannes (Joe Freeman & Renee Moreno)
Directed by Kristianne Kurner | Music Direction & Orchestrations by Tony Houck | Choreography by Jenna Ingrassia-Knox
November 16 – December 22, 2019

Murder for Two
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian | Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by AJ Knox | Music Direction by Tom Abruzzo | Choreography by Jenna Ingrassia-Knox
Featuring Tony Houck & JD Dumas
February 1 – March 1, 2020

Season 18

Legally Blonde
By Heather Hach | Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Kristianne Kurner
July 20 – September 9, 2018

Guadalupe in the Guest Room
By Tony Meneses | Directed by Nadia Guevara
September 28 – October 28, 2018

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
November 16 – December 23, 2018

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Scenic Design (Kristianne Kurner)

Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Directed by Tony Houck | Choreography by Michael Mizerany
January 25 – March 10, 2019

The Servant of Two Masters
Translated by A.J. Knox and adapted by A.J. Knox and Smantha Ginn
Directed by A.J. Knox
April 5 – May 5, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors
Music by Alan Menken | Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Directed by A.J. Knox | Music Direction by Benjamin Goniea | Choreography by Kevin “Blax” Burroughs
June 1 – August 4, 2019

Season 17

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
By Alan James | Directed by Christy Yael-Cox
May 18 – July 2, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre
July 15 – August 27, 2017 at New Village Arts

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male (Paul Swenson Eddy)

American Hero
By Bess Wohl | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
September 15 – October 15, 2017

The Secret Garden
Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman | Music by Lucy Simon
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett | Directed by Rosina Reynolds
November 3 – December 24, 2017

Cloud Tectonics
By Jose Rivera | Directed by Herbert Sigüenza
January 26 – February 25, 2018

Awards:

  • Actor of the Year, Female (Nadia Guevara)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female (Nadia Guevara)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Sound Design (Mark Spiro)

Men on Boats
By Jaclyn Backhaus | Directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed
March 23 – April 22, 2018

Awards:

  • Won for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Sound Design (Melanie Chen Cole)

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez | Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by AJ Knox
May 18 – July 1

Awards:

  • Won for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Male (Zackary Scot Wolfe)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Resident Musical
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Direction of a Musical (AJ Knox)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play, Male (Tony Houck)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Female (Cashae Monya)
Season 16

OKLAHOMA!
By Richard Rogers & Oscar Hemmerstein | Directed by Teddy Eck
August 5 – September 25, 2016

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male (Jack French)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male (Jonathan Sangster)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Female (Alexandra Slade)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Music Direction (Tony Houck)

God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza | Translated by Christopher Hampton | Directed by Jessica Bird
October 14 – November 13, 2016

The 1940s Radio Hour
By Walton Jones | Directed by Dana Case
December 3 – 31, 2016

An Iliad
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare | Directed by Jacole Kitchen
January 27 – February 26, 2017

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Solo Performance (Linda Libby)
  • San Diego Union Tribune Top Productions of 2017

Awake & Sing!
By Clifford Odets | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
March 17 – April 16, 2017

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Dramatic Production
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Ensemble
  • San Diego Union Tribune Top Productions of 2017
  • Times of San Diego Notable Prodctions

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years
By Emily Mann | From the book by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delaney, with Amy Hill Hearth
Directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed
May 12 – June 11 (Extended to June 18)

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female (Milena Phillips)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female (Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson)

Season 15


Golda’s Balcony
By William Gibson | Directed by Todd Salovey
May 27 – June 4, 2016

Awards:

  • Won for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Solo Performance (Rosina Reynolds)

Big River
By William Hauptman & Roger Miller | Directed by Colleen Kollar Smith
April 1 – May 15, 2016

Awards:

  • Won for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Young Artist Award (Reed Lievers)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male (Brian Barbarin)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male (Reed Lievers)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Male (Colleen Kollar Smith)

Emilie La Marquise De Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight
By Lauren Gunderson | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Febraury 5 – March 6, 2016

Sylvia (remount)
By A.R. Gurney | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
January 7 – 24, 2016

The 1940s Radio Hour
By Walton Jones | Directed by Dana Case
December 4 – 31, 2015

The Weir
By Conor McPherson | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Ocotber 2 – November 1, 2015

Return to the Forbidden Planet
By Bob Carlton | Directed by Jon Lorenz
July 17 – September 24, 2015

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Projection Design (Blake McCarty)
Season 14

Sylvia
By A.R. Gurney | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
June 6 – 28, 2015

Lord of the Flies
Adapted by Nigel Williams | Directed by Justin Lang
Aprill 11 – May 3, 2015

Stage Kiss
By Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Chelsea Kaufman
February 7 – March 1, 2015

The Nutcracker
By Jake Minton & Phillip Klapperich | Music by Kevin O’Donnell | Lyrics by Jake Minton
Directed by Kristianne Kurner
November 29 – December 21, 2014

The Clean House
By Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Claudio Raygoza
October 4- 26, 2014

The Full Monty
By Terrence McNally | Book and lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Manny Fernandes
July 26 – September 7, 2014

Season 13

The Miss Firecracker Contest
By Beth Henley | Directed by Daren Scott
June 7 – June 29, 2014

To Kill Mockingbird
Dramatized by Christopher Sergel, from the novel by Harper Lee | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
April 12 – May 4, 2014

Circle Mirror Transformation
By Annie Baker | Directed by Annie Hinton
February 8 – March 2, 2014

Wait Until Dark
By Fredrick Knott | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
October 5 – October 27, 2013

Awards:

  • Won for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Young Artist / Sandra Ellis Troy Scholarship (Abby DeSpain)

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
By Stuart Ross | Directed by Jason Heil
November 21 – December 31, 2013

SUDS
By Melinda Glib, Steve Gunderson, Will Robertson and Bryan Scott | Directed by Javier Velasco
July 20 – September 1, 2013

Season 12

Seascape
By Edward Albee | Directed by Kim Strassburger
May 18 – June 9, 2013

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
By Dale Wasserman | Directed by Claudio Raygoza
March 30 – April 21, 2013

The Trip to Bountiful
By Horton Foote | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
February 9 – March 3, 2013

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Femlae Male (Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lighting Design (Christopher Loren Renda)

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
By Stuart Ross | Directed by Jason Heil
November 23 – December 12, 2012

Same Time, Next Year
By Bernard Slade | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
September 15 – October 7, 2012

Season 11

Buried Child
By Sam Shepard | Directed by Lisa Berger
March 31 – April 22, 2012

Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Justin Lang
February 11 – March 4, 2012

The Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
December 1 – December 24, 2011

Of Mice and Men
By John Steinback | Directed by Daren Scott
October 29 – November 20, 2011

Awards:

  • Won for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Male (Manny Fernandes)
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Dramatic Production
  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Direction of a Play (Daren Scott)

Thom Pain (based on nothing)
By Will Eno | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
September 7 – October 2, 2011

Ah, Wilderness!
By Eugene O’Neill | Directed by Amanda Sitton
August 3 – August 28, 2011

Season 10

Death of a Salesman
By Arthur Miller | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
June 9 – July 13, 2011

Sweet Storm
By Scott Hudson | Directed by Daren Scott
April 21 – May 15, 2011

Simpatico
By Sam Shepard | Directed by Lisa Berger
January 13 – February 6, 2011

The Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
December 2 – December 24, 2010

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Liz Shipman
Performed at Moonlight Amphiteatre
October 6 – October 10, 2010

Into the Woods
By Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine | Directed by James Vasquez
May 22 – June 30, 2010

Awards:

  • Nominated for San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical (Melissa Fernandes and Hannah Rose Kornfeld)

The Seven Year Itch
By George Axelrod | Directed by Amanda Sitton
July 29 – August 22, 2010

Season 9

Summer and Smoke
By Tennessee Williams | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
May 27 – June 20, 2010

The Heidi Chronicles
By Wendy Wasserstein | Directed by Amanda Sitton
April 1 – April 25, 2010

The Man Who
By Peter Brook & Marie Helene Estienne | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
February 4 – February 28, 2010

The Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
December 9 – December 24, 2010

Picasso at the Lapine Agile
By Steve Martin | Directed by Dana Case
November 12 – December 6, 2009

Awards:

  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence: Outstanding Ensemble

Things We Want
By Jonathan Marc Sherman | Directed by Lisa Berger
September 17 – October 11, 2009

Time Flies
By David Ives | Directed by Joshua Everett Johnson
July 30 – August 16, 2009

Prom Night
By Emily Reit | Directed by Ruff Yeager
August 2 – August 12, 2009

Sure Thing
By David Ives | Directed by Mark Stephan
August 2 – August 12, 2009

Season 8

Four Dogs and a Bone
By John Patrick Shanley | Directed by Joshua Everett Johnson
June 6 – June 28, 2009

Be Aggressive
By Annie Weisman | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
April 4 – April 26, 2009

Bulrusher
By Eisa Davis | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
February 7 – March 1, 2009

Awards:

  • North County Times Best of 2009 List Actor: Tim Parker

Off the Ground
By Amy Chini & Tom Zohar | Directed by Joshua Everett Johnson
Devember 6 – December 21, 2008

Fool for Love
By Sam Shepard | Directed by Dana Case
October 4 – October 26, 2008

Awards:

  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Actor (Johnson)
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 Actor (Kurner)
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Ensemble
Season 7

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield | Directed by Rob Salas
August 10 – August 31, 2008

Sailor’s Song
By John Patrick Shanley | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
August 2 – August 24, 2008

Awards:

  • San Diego Magazine Best of 2008 List

Golden Boy
By Clifford Odets | Directed by Joshua Everett Johnson
June 21 – July 13, 2008

Awards:

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Lead Actress: Amanda Sitton
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Featured Actor: Manny Fernandes
  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence Outstanding Performance: Joshua Everett Johnson
  • San Diego Union Tribune Top Productions of 2008
  • North County Times Best of 2008 List Production & Actor (Johnson)
  • San Diego Reader Best of 2008 List Actress (Sitton)
  • San Diego Magazine Best of 2008 List
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Direction & Actor (Johnson)
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Actor (Sitton)
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Ensemble

Prelude to a Kiss
By Craig Lucas | Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
April 19 – May 18, 2008

Awards:

  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Comedy

Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel | Directed by Esther Emery
March 8 – March 30, 2008

Awards:

  • San Diego Reader Best of 2008 List Actress (Amanda Sitton)
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2008 List Production

This is Our Youth
By Kenneth Lonergan | Directed by Francis Gercke
January 2008

Awards:

  • San Diego Union Tribune Top Productions of 2008
  • North County Times Best of 2008 List Actor (Joshua Everett Johnson)
  • San Diego Reader Best of 2008 List Actor (Joshua Everett Johnson)

Off the Ground
By Amy Chini & Tom Zohar | Directed by Joshua Everett Johnson
Devember 1 – December 23, 2007

Humble Boy
By Charlotte Jones | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
October 6 – November 11, 2007

Awards:

  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Set Design
Season 6

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Christopher Williams
Performed at the NVA Theatre and Avo Playhouse
August 2007

FIRST PRODUCTION IN VILLAGE
True West
By Sam Shepard | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
June 2007

Awards:

  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Actors (Joshua Everett Johnson & Francis Gercke)

Sailor’s Song
By John Patrick Shanley | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc.
April 2007

Awards:

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle:
  • Outstanding Direction: Kristianne Kurner
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Choreography: Robin Christ & Kathy Meyer
  • Outstanding Scenic Design: Nick Fouch
  • Outstanding Costume Design: Jessica John
  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence:
  • Outstanding Direction: Kristianne Kurner
  • Outstanding Scenic Design: Nick Fouch
  • San Diego Reader Best of 2007 List
  • San Diego Magazine Best of 2007 List
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Ensemble cast, Actress (Sitton)

Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henly | Directed by Dana Case
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
February 2007

Awards:

  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence Outstanding Ensemble
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Ensemble cast
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Most perfect production

Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov | Directed by Francis Gercke
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
February 2007

Awards:

  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence Outstanding Ensemble
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Ensemble Cast
  • Gay and Lesbian Times Best of 2007 List Most perfect production
Season 5

Hamlet
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Performed at La Costa Canyon High School
August 2006

Nocturne
By Adam Rapp | Directed by Joshua Everett Johnson
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
May 2006

Awards:

  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence Francis Gercke

The Playboy of the Western World
By John Millington Synge | Directed by Francis Gercke & Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
March 2006

Awards:

  • Patte Awards for Theatre Excellence Outstanding Performance: Jessica John

Curse of the Starving Class
By Sam Shepard | Directed by Francis Gercke
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
October 2005

Awards:
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle:
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Direction
  • Outstanding Feature Performance (Johnson)
  • KPBS Patte Award for Theatre Excellence:
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Direction
  • SignOnSanDiego / SD Union Tribune “Top Ten Productions of 2005″
Season 4

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Francis Gercke & Kristianne Kurner
Performed at La Costa Canyon High School
August 2005

The Waverly Gallery
By Kenneth Lonergan | Directed by Francis Gercke & Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
March 2005

Awards:

  • KPBS Patte Award for Theatre Excellence Outstanding Lead Performance (Sandra Ellis-Troy)

A Lie of the Mind
By Sam Shepard | Directed by Francis Gercke & Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
November 2004

Awards:

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Ensemble
  • KPBS Patte Award for Theatre Excellence Outstanding Ensemble
  • BackstageWest Best of 2004 A Lie of the Mind (Ensemble & Direction)
Season 3

Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Brendon Fox
Performed at La Costa Canyon High School
August 2004

Still Life
By Emily Mann | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
March 2004

Orphans
By Kyle Kessler | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
November 2003

Awards:

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Ensemble
  • Backstage.com Critics’ “BEST OF” Lists Best Direction Best Ensemble
Season 2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Kira Simring
Performed at Stagecoach Park
August 2003

Awards:

  • San Diego Playbill Billie Award Outstanding Ensemble

All About Me
By Fredi Towbin | Directed by Francis Gercke
Performed at Carlsbad Village Theatre
April 2003

Uncle Vanya
By Anton Chekhov | Directed by Francis Gercke
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
March 2003

Awards:

  • San Diego Playbill Billie Award
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress

The Only Game in Town
By Frank D. Gilroy | Directed by Francis Gercke & Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
November 2002

Awards:

  • KPBS Patte Award for Theatre Excellence
  • Outstanding Performance: Francis Gercke
Season 1

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Liz Shipman
Performed at Stagecoach Park

A Hatful of Rain
By Michael Gazzo | Directed by Francis Gercke
Performed at Jazzercise, Inc
May 2002

Awards:

  • KPBS Patte Award for Theatre Excellence
  • Outstanding Performance: Francis Gercke

Trapped
By Joy McCullough-Carranza | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Performed at Schulman Auditorium and AART San Diego
April 2002

Brilliant Traces
By Cindy Lou Johnson | Directed by Mark Stephan
Performed at the Granary, Magee Park
November 2001

Awards:

  • KPBS Patte Award for Theatre Excellence
  • Most Exciting New Theatre Company

Four Play
By Various Artists | Directed by The Cast
Performed at Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center
September 2001