Almost Famous Book and lyrics by Cameron Crowe, Music and lyrics by Tom Kitt, Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Based on the Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures motion picture written by Cameron Crowe
It’s all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Written by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe based on his iconic film, Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, it feat
Pre or Post tour extension: Matinee at 2pm on weekends or evenings at 7pm or 8pm start times.
Accommodations may be made through Tour Balboa Park to accompany this performance. You may purchase tickets for a pre or post extension of your tour for a 2 pm matinee on the weekends or for an evening performance after your tour. You may also choose to be dropped off one hour prior to the performance to take advantage of the Old Globe's Pub, which features a full bar and selection of soup, sandwiches, and other tasty treats. Drinks may be pre-ordered before the show so they are ready for pick-up at intermission. Outdoor covered seating is available. And, visit the gift shop which offers a wonderful array of unique gifts including books, scripts, CDs and apparel. Take home a souvenir to remember your visit.
Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theater is modeled after Shakespeare’s Globe in London, the Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935 for the presentations of Shakespeare’s plays as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. At the conclusion of the exposition in 1937, a non-profit producing corporation, the San Diego Community Theatre, leased the theatre and adjacent buildings from the City of San Diego and renovated the theatre for ongoing use.
In 1978, an arson fire destroyed the landmark Old Globe Theatre. Fortunately, the administrative offices, rehearsal hall, dressing rooms, scenery and costume shops, and the Centre Stage Theater were spared from the flames. While plans to rebuild the Globe were put into action, the immediate need for a space to produce that summer’s San Diego National Shakespeare Festival resulted in the construction of the Festival Stage, an award-winning outdoor theatre.
The Old Globe has been home to the most acclaimed national artists, designers, directors, and playwrights in the theatre industry. 24 productions produced at The Old Globe have gone on to play Broadway and Off Broadway, garnering 13 Tony Awards and numerous nominations. The Old Globe annually produces 15 productions from all periods and styles, ranging from Shakespeare to an ongoing emphasis on the development and production of new works, along with the annual family musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Globe is one of San Diego’s largest arts institutions, its leading arts employer, and among the nation’s top-ranked regional theaters. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s arts engagement programs and outreach services.
Old Globe Theater
San Diego, CA 92101
Sep 13 - Oct 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2pm - 10pm Matinee at 2pm on weekends, 7pm or 8pm start times. Check Old Globe's calendar.
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