New Village Arts publicizes 2021-22 season and non permanent relocation

New Village Arts has introduced its 2021-22 season, which is able to embrace two world premiere performs, two musicals and a brief relocation to an Oceanside venue whereas its Carlsbad residence theater undergoes renovation early subsequent 12 months.

Coinciding with its twentieth anniversary, New Village’s headquarters at 2787 State St. in Carlsbad Village is present process a serious revamp. Its artwork foundry constructing is now being reworked right into a extra community-focused arts heart, and its auditorium shall be modernized in early 2022. The undertaking is being underwritten by The Subsequent Stage, a $2.5-million fundraising marketing campaign supported by the Conrad Prebys Basis and the Sahm Household Basis.

Over the previous six months, the corporate has been presenting outside reveals at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Subsequent month, the corporate will return to its residence theater for one present. Then starting in January, New Village will current the ultimate three reveals of its four-show season at Oceanside Theatre Firm’s Sunshine Brooks Theatre at 217 N. Coast Freeway.

“This season is about household,” says Kristianne Kurner, New Village Arts founder and govt creative director. “It’s in regards to the household you’re born into in addition to the household that you simply make. It’s about these individuals who you realize will present up for you it doesn’t matter what. Those that show you how to get via the tough occasions and have a good time the nice occasions.”

Season tickets at the moment are on sale at Right here’s the lineup:

“1222 Oceanfront: A Black Household Christmas”: Playwright Dea Hurston of San Diego was commissioned to put in writing this world premiere vacation musical, which was created and devised by Hurston and Frankie Alicea-Ford, Kevin “Blax” Burroughs and Milena (Sellers) Phillips. It’s the story of household matriarch Dorothy Black internet hosting a Christmas Eve celebration along with her grownup youngsters when some sudden household drama erupts. Nov. 27–Dec. 26 at New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad.

“Desert Rock Backyard”: Playwright Roy Sekigahama’s world premiere commissioned play, first developed in NVA’s 2019 new play sequence, is a fictional historic play about an orphaned little one and an older immigrant who forge an unlikely friendship on the Topaz Relocation Heart, a Japanese-American internment camp established in Delta, Utah, throughout World Conflict II. The play is being offered in commemoration of the eightieth anniversary of Government Order 1066, which Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed to ascertain the camps within the wake of the Pearl Harbor assault. Jan. 21-Feb. 20, 2022 at Sunshine Brooks Theater, Oceanside.

Playwright Roy Sekigahama’s play “Desert Rock Backyard” will make its world premiere with New Village Arts Theatre in February.

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Musical TBA: New Village plans a co-production with Oceanside Theatre Firm of an as-yet unannounced musical. March 18-Could 1, 2022, at at Sunshine Brooks Theater, Oceanside.

“Singin’ within the Rain”: Tailored from the 1952 movie starring Gene Kelly, this 1983 stage adaptation by Betty Comden, Adolph Inexperienced, Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed tells the story of a Hollywood movie star falling in love with a refrain lady throughout the troublesome transition days between silent movies and speaking photos within the late Nineteen Twenties. Could 14–June 26, 2022 at Sunshine Brooks Theatre.

Andrew "Nina West" Levitt, Niki Metcalf and Toneisha Harris of "Hairspray"

Andrew “Nina West” Levitt, Niki Metcalf and Toneisha Harris star within the nationwide touring manufacturing of “Hairspray which performs Nov. 16-21 at San Diego Civic Theatre.

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Broadway San Diego returns with ‘Hairspray’ tour

After an 19-month break, Broadway San Diego will kick off its forty fourth season on the San Diego Civic Theatre subsequent month with the nationwide touring manufacturing of “Hairspray.”

Enjoying Nov. 16 via 21, the brand new touring manufacturing will star Andrew Levitt, whose drag alter-ego is “Nina West,” as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Toneisha Harris as Motormouth Maybelle.

Initially directed by Previous Globe creative director emeritus Jack O’Brien who returned to direct this tour, the 2002 musical relies on the 1988 John Waters movie a couple of Sixties-era dance-loving Baltimore teen who schemes to combine town’s all-White dance get together TV present.

Different Broadway San Diego occasions this 12 months are: “Alton Brown Reside: Past the Eats” on Nov. 14 on the Balboa Theatre; “My Truthful Woman” Nov. 30-Dec. 5 on the Civic; “A Magical Cirque Christmas” on Dec. 27 on the Civic; and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas live performance Dec. 30 on the Civic.

All ticket-holders shall be required to put on masks and present proof of full vaccination or a detrimental COVID-19 PCR check to attend performances via Dec. 31. Tickets at the moment are on sale at

Lamplighters presents ‘Dial M for Homicide’

Lamplighters Group Theatre presents “Dial M for Homicide,” Frederick Knott’s murder-for-hire suspense thriller, in a manufacturing that runs via Nov. 17 at its residence theater in La Mesa.

The manufacturing is co-directed by Calvin Manson and Tina Machele Brown and produced by Pamela Stompoly with actors Anna Poteet, Pete Zanko, Eddy Ludovic, Nick Asaro and Richard Cajka. Tickets are $20 to $23. Name (619) 303-5092 or go to

Pam Kragen writes about theater for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Electronic mail her at [email protected]

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