March 19, 2004

Calendar of Events....

By Berenice Cisneros

The Boy Who Fell Into A Book

“The Boy Who Fell Into A Book” is playing through March 21 at the South Bay’s Playhouse located at 500 Plaza Boulevard in National City. This is a story about Kevin when he falls asleep while reading a page- turner of a book, he awakes to find himself in the thick of the story’s action. His only way home is to pass along the bookshelf back towards his bed. For tickets call 437-0600.

Wonderful musical at the Casa del Prado Theatre

** When Madeline is rescued from the River Seine by a courageous dog, Genevieve, Lord Cucuface ousts the new pet from the old house in Paris that was covered with vines. Madeline vows vengeance, and the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” scour the Paris streets in search of their pup in this heart-warming, musical story. Don’t miss this wonderful musical at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from February 27th – March 14th. For more information about our 56th season, please visit our website at www.juniortheatre.com.

“Art Jondo: Rhythm in color”

San Diego’s Gallery Saccade will present an exhibition of Northern California artist Marques Vickers Flamenco and Figurative dancer series entitled “Art Jondo: Rhythm in color”, February 27-April 10. Vickers’ dancers are a contemporary articulation of the human figure integrating abstract color fields with intense brushtrokes reflecting the movement and grace of a dancers rhythm. Vickers’ work has been exhibited and profiled internationally and is part of several individual, public art and corporate collection. One of his works has been selected annually in open competition for the past four consecutive years for exhibition at the MAC21 Contemporary Art Fair in Marbella, Spain. The exhibition runs from February 28 through April 7. The Gallery Saccade is located at 1702 Kettner Boulevard in San Diego’s “Little Italy” section. For additional information contact Gallery owner Sharon Haluska at (619) 546-9169.

The Music Man

Enjoy the magic and music of The Music Man on stage at the San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts. This timeless classic will open at the SCPA Florence Johnson Grand Theatre on Thursday, March 25 and continue through Sunday, April 3. For tickets and additional information contact the SCPA Box Office at 619-470-0555, ext. 232.

Lyric Opera San Diego Lyric Opera San Diego begins a year-long celebration of its 25th Anniversary Season with the crown jewel of the operetta repertoire, Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, opening March 26 at the Casa el Prado Theatre in Balboa Park. Full season subscriptions are $56 to $92 and are now available by calling the Lyric Opera Box Office at 239-8836.

“Two Sisters and a Piano”

“Two Sisters and a Piano” is a play that tells the tale of two Cuban sisters struggling to preserve sanity and beauty in a dangerous political climate. The Tony Award winning Old Globe is pleased to present this wonderful performances scheduled to play in the Cassius Carter Centre Stage in Balboa Park, March 6 through April 11. Based in 1991 Havana, just after the collapse of the Soviet empire, two sisters are placed under house arrest for speaking out against Castro’s regime.


The Legend of Pocahontas

The musical The Legend of Pocahontas is a moving story of an Algonquin Indian princess and the paths that lead her on her journey of life. From being a curious and brave child to a beautiful and intelligent woman of the time. Presented by the Christian Youth Theater March 18 through March 21 at the Eastlake High School Ruth French Performing Arts Center in Chula Vista. For tickets or more information call 588-0206.

M Butterfly at Diversionary Theatre

M Butterfly tells the incredible true-life story of a French diplomat brought to conviction for espionage by a bizarre twenty-year affair with a Beijing Opera diva. Not only had the French diplomat failed to recognize that this lover was a spy; he’d also failed to recognize that “she” was a he. All performances are at Diversionary Theatre located at 4545 Park Boulevard in San Diego. Opens March 20 and continues through May 2. For ticket purchases call 220-0097 or visit us online at www.diversionary.org.

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