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Performing Arts

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Performing Arts

Broadway San Diego continues to offer touring shows of popular plays at San Diego’s Civic Theater downtown. The 2019 season includes The Book of Mormon (July 23-28), Anastasia (Oct. 1-6), Jesus Christ Superstar (Nov. 12-17).  

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) performs its annual Bayside Summer Nights concert series, hosted on the Embarcadero Marina through September, with popular outdoor shows ranging from Beethoven to Blues Traveler to the B-52s. During Comic Con, the series screens popular films such as Back to the Future and Galaxy Quest accompanied by the live orchestra onstage, under the stars. The symphony’s new music director Rafael Payare continues his debut season with concerts featuring Mahler, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bach and Strauss and debuting new works from Mason Bates, John Adams, Sofia Gubaidulina and more. 

The Old Globe theater in Balboa Park continues its 2019 season with Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are(5/30–6/30), As You Like It (6/16–7/21), The Tale of Despereaux (7/6–8/11), Steve Martin’s The Underpants (7/27–8/25) and Romeo and Juliet (8/11–9/15). 

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