Amadeus: The Old Globe
The mid-1700's child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composed over 600 works in his short-lived life during the Enlightenment and his musical influence has endured over time. The Old Globe will resurrect old "Woffie" in the Tony and Acadamy award-winning play and film, respectively, this summer into fall. Between his raw genius, clashes with patronages and mad nocturnal consumption of elicit enticements Amadeus's most mysterious period is brought to life. His work during the bourgeoisie Burgundy court of Austrian Emperor Josef and the palace's house composer Antonio Salieri expose Salieri's choking bitterness towards his new counterpart Mozart. Realizing he is no match for the greatest musical genius of all time Salieri devices plans to bury his inimitable rival. Part biography, part murder-mystery this classic, along with his prolific music will bring you a life in a night into the sheer brilliance of Amadeus.
Now through September 22nd
The Old Globe Theatre
The 2011 Shakespeare Festival returns this season beginning the Old Globe's 76th year as San Diego's premier theatrical institution. One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing features Benedick, an arrogant and confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While Beatrice and Benedick hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false accusations and misunderstandings prevent the young couple's happy ending? Witty wordplay, passionate poetry and clever plots twists make this the perfect romantic evening under the stars
May 29 - Sept. 24
Since its foundation back in 1951, The Arc of San Diego has been providing assistance to residents with intellectual disabilities from children to adults; today it counts with over 2500 recipients. Programs from early instruction for infants to community integration for adults in over 20 locations would not be possible if not with the help of The Jewels of San Diego annual gala.
This year has a new twist in store, Carrousel du Louvre promises to be a fashion runway extravaganza taking you from chic to couture to á la mode this spring. The event chairs have arranged a vogue voyage with a magnificent luncheon, live and silent auction to tantalize your eyes and boutique shopping. Join the Jewels in continuing the belief that those with disabilities have unlimited potential and the right to equality of opportunity.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival is all grown up this year, 18, and it is ready to set the screen on fire! Going beyond the U.S.A. and Latin America to Spain and even Ireland and Sweden, this year's film selections will take us on a whirlwind of emotions. Eleven days and nights will host over 20,000 festival attendees showcasing 160 films for all ages and tastes. The red carpet will see Latin stars from the screen and TV, celebrated filmmakers, artists, musicians and you of course.
Now in its 21st edition, the annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival returns with features that span the globe. Make a date to attend the Berlin Olympics of 1936, partake in an anti-war activist movement of the 50's, meet lovely young lady Anita in Buenos Aires or go behind the scenes of a Chicago South Side night club in the midst of the transformation of rhythm and blues into rock 'n roll. Domestic and foreign, dramas to documentaries, politics to sports and war and triumph; there is something for everyone in the family. You have 11 days to catch a flight of flicks from all over the world, reserve ahead of time and come experience the beauty of this passionate art.
February 10th – 20th
The first rhythm of music we hear is from our mother, an ever-pounding heartbeat of life. Once out into the world we start making our own tempo to the beat of our own drum; Japanese Kodo Drummers beats teem with traditional roots, nature and values rediscovering the taiko, the world's oldest instrument. Used in Shinto ceremonies, Buddhist rituals and acts linking spirits to nature for abundant crops, Kodo drummers now explore the limitless depth and range of their instrument while also learning dance, song, stagecraft and other ancestral instruments. It is a strenuous regimen to become part of this select ensemble, only few apprentices make it but you just have to roll in to downtown. Get your heart pounding; it's the original rhythm of life.
San Diego's favorite Broadway son returns home for Christmas! Brian Stokes Mitchell alongside our very own San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir for three nights of our city's favorite Yuletide tradition, Holiday Pops. Nestle with your loved ones for the merry cheer only Season songs can bring like "Deck the Halls," "Carol of the Bells," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and very special takes from Stokes' new album "Ring Christmas Bells." Conducted by Matthew Garbutt this year's Holiday Pops promises a weekend that'll leave you in high spirits ready for the warmth that comes during this time of the year.
December 17th, 18th & 19th
The wonderful folks at the Old Globe have a special gift for you this holiday season on the year of their 75th anniversary. It's wonderfully woven in the finest woolen cloth, it's checkered, has its origins in Scotland and comes in a quartet. With their signature jackets Forever Plaid returns to its home in San Diego with a Yuletide present just right for everyone. In a retro holiday extravaganza the Plaid boys take us from the 50's and 60's with rip roarin' hilarious harmonic renditions of classic tunes like "Let it Snow", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Mr. Santa." Come celebrate with the Old Globe and Plaid Tidings to all and to all a good night!
Now – December 26th
For the 13th consecutive year the Grinch will slither upon Whoville with the most treacherous of plans, do away with Christmas and all its joy. The Old Globe has its annual Dr. Seuss’ classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas in store. Along with his waggling meek canine companion Max, the Grinch will soon find out why Christmas runs deeper in all of Whoville’s citizens than any fancy gift with ribbons, tags, packages boxes or bags. It turns out that Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
November 20th - December 26