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| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

San Diego Civic Theater

After her critically-acclaimed debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway and in London’s West End, Christie Brinkley, one of the world’s most successful supermodels, will make her highly-anticipated Broadway tour debut this spring as she reprises her killer role in the six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash hit “Chicago.” Also joining the cast is star of “Seinfeld” and “Family Feud,” John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, “Chicago” features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

This show will play at the San Diego Civic Theatre May 8-13, 2012.  Tickets are available now. San Diego Civic Theatre is located at 3rd and B Street in downtown San Diego.  For information, visit

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Lyceum Theatre

From George Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” to Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” and from Aretha Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” to Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” the international hit musical“Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” recounts the exciting story of women in the 20th century–through Top 40 songs.

“Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” was created by Columbia University professor Dr. Dorothy Marcic based on her book, RESPECT: Women and Popular Music, through which she analyzed all Top-40 female song lyrics since 1900. The show includes hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” “Where The Boys Are,” “I Am Woman,” “At Seventeen,” and dozens more, right up to the present day.

The show will play at the Lyceum Theater, 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego from April 18-June 24, 2012. For information, call 619-544-1000 or visit

Old GlobeSheryl and Harvey White Theatre – Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

(from left) Bill Buell stars as Chris Christopherson, Jessica Love as Anna Christopherson and Austin Durant as Mat Burke in Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, directed by Daniel Goldstein, March 2 - April 8, 2012 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

The Old Globe’s acclaimed “Classics Up Close” series continues with “Anna Christie,” Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about the knotty relationship between an old sailor and the daughter he hasn’t seen in almost 20 years. Their new bond becomesstrained when she falls in love with a young man whose seafaring life isn’t what her fatherwants for her. When Anna reveals to both men the shameful secret she has been harboring, they come to understand the harsh reality of her past and show her compassion, love and forgiveness. Directed by Daniel Goldstein, it closes April 15.

The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  For information, call (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].

PHOTOS:  Digital images of The Old Globe productions are available at

Looking Glass Theatre

“Once Upon a Mattress,” the musical comedy based on the story of the Princess and the Pea, will be performed on the campus of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego at 4190 Front Street in Hillcrest, at 8 p.m., April 13, 14 and 20, 21.

In this hilarious retelling of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntles, is married. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred. The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme. But Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn’t going to be quite so easy to get rid of.

Tickets are available at the door or through For information, call (619) 298-9978 x 8003.

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