Want “The Best of Times”? See San Diego Musical Theatre’s “La Cage Aux Folles” September 25-October 11 at Spreckels Theatre!!

SDMT La Cage Aux Folles and 2016 Season Image
SDMT La Cage Aux Folles and 2016 Season

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Award-Winning San Diego Musical Theatre ‘glams it up” for their upcoming production of La Cage Aux Folles  on Friday, September 25 (preview) with Opening Night on Saturday, September 26th and running through Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at the beautiful historic Spreckels Theatre “on Broadway” in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego.

Book by Harvey Fierstein with Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.


The musical that inspired the movie The Birdcage (starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane),  La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely St. Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse, Zaza. When Georges’ son brings home his fiancée’s ultra conservative parents to meet the splashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test! La Cage is a glittering and fast stepping extravaganza mixed with a touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves!

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San Diego Musical Theatre’s NEXT TO NORMAL Through October 12 at the North Park Theatre


San Diego Musical Theatre’s NEXT TO NORMAL


Left to Right: Eddie Egan (Gabe), Bets Malone (Diana) and  Robert J. Townsend (Dan)

Photo Credit: John Howard

San Diego Musical Theatre’s NEXT TO NORMAL,

(Production runs through October 12, 2014 at the North Park Theatre)

NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.

Directed by Nick DeGruccio with Musical Direction by Don LeMaster.  Cast includes: Bets Malone*, Robert J. Townsend*, Eddie Egan*, Lindsay Joan, Eric Michael Parker and Geno Carr* (*- Member, Actors Equity Association).

October 5-11 is National Mental Health Awareness Week…San Diego Musical Theatre‘s current highly acclaimed production, NEXT TO NORMAL (with only two more weekends at the North Park Theatre, which closes October 12), boldly addresses several mental health issues…and SDMT is donating 10% of funds raised at the theatre during the run of NEXT TO NORMAL with their new fundraising campaign: “YOU GIVE…WE GIVE” to these Non-Profits : The National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/ and the San Diego Chapter and International Bipolar Foundation http://ibpf.org/.

Here is a video montage of SDMT’s Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL

 and the  “Meet the Cast” video:

 For more information:  SDMT website: www.sdmt.org or 858-560-5740.


UT Pam Kragen: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/sep/28/theater-review-next-to-normal/

Carol Davis: http://www.examiner.com/review/next-to-normal-the-best-of-sd-musical-theatre?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Charlene Baldridge: http://charleneandbrendaintheblogosphere.blogspot.com/2014/09/normal-special.html

Pat Launer (Times of San Diego): http://timesofsandiego.com/arts/2014/09/30/dark-themes-delectable-production-next-normal/

Barry Jagoda: (At the Top Journal): http://www.atthetopjournal.com/

Marty Jones Westlin (San Diego Story): http://www.sandiegostory.com/next-normal-sports-flaw-ensemble/

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