Upcoming Plays, Musicals, and Performances This Year in the San Diego Theater Scene

When you think of amazing theater scenes in America, San Diego might not come to mind right away — but in fact, we have arguably the best theaters in the country, having sent more shows to Broadway than any other city. Head to the below venues to catch the next batch of plays, musicals, and other performances that may end up winning Tony Awards down the line.

Balboa Park

The winner of a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater, Balboa Park is home to the Old Globe Theater, which serves as a venue for both Shakespeare plays and original productions. Along with “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Henry V,” the 2020 lineup includes “Hurricane Diane,” a hilarious new play from a Pulitzer Prize finalist; “The Gardens of Anuncia,” a musical about the Globe’s own choreographer Graciela Daniele; and revivals of “Hair” and “Dial M for Murder.”

Also on the grounds are a puppet theater, which will continue staging regular puppet shows for children; Centro Cultural de la Raza, which will showcase groups such as Danza Coatlicue; and the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, which will host a concert series featuring reggae, funk, soul, jazz, rock, and pop musicians.

Balboa Park is a 20-minute drive from Pacific Terrace Hotel.


La Jolla Playhouse

Another iconic San Diego theater venue, La Jolla Playhouse will stage the production “Fly” in its West Coast premiere. Created by a team that includes two Tony winners, the new musical comedy visits Peter Pan from a unique and original perspective, featuring aerial acrobatics and a percussion-driven score.

La Jolla Playhouse is located only 15 minutes by car from Pacific Terrace Hotel.


San Diego Repertory Theater

San Diego REP’s lineup keeps with the theater’s tradition of showcasing innovative, provocative, and inclusive shows. Among the productions are “House of Joy,” which profiles a female imperial bodyguard in 17th-century Delhi, and “Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story,” which celebrates the music of Claude Debussy.

The San Diego Repertory Theater is located only a 10-minute drive from Pacific Terrace Hotel.


Cygnet Theatre

The prolific Cygnet Theatre stages productions of “The Great Leap,” which explores Chinese-American tensions in the 1980s, and “Two Trains Running” — one of August Wilson’s 10 “Century Cycle” plays. There will also be a revival of the famed musical “La Cage aux Folles,” adapted from the comedy film of the same name. 

Located in Old Town, the Cygnet Theatre is only a 15-minute drive from the Pacific Terrace Hotel.


Plan Your Stay

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