To Kill A Mocking Previews Start Tomorrow

by The Editors on April 2, 2014


Pay-what-you-want previews of To Kill A Mockingbird begin this Friday (April 4, 2014) in preparation for Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre official run of the play which opens on April 12, 2014.

Harper Lee’s quintessential story of race & class struggle in the South comes to life in the intimate NVA space. Scout and Jem Finch come of age as their small community becomes consumed by the hostilities of a prejudicial trial. Featuring Manny Fernandes as their father, Atticus Finch, and narrated by Kristianne Kurner as grown-up Scout.

Click here for tickets, or drop by and pay what you want during previews. It’s going to be great either way.

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New Village Arts Theatre Season 14

by The Editors on March 21, 2014


Carlsbadistan’s own New Village Arts Theatre is excited to announce plans for their 14th Season (can you believe it?) and it features a slew of goodness including “Our biggest musical to date…Three San Diego premieres…And a talking dog!”

The season kicks off July 26, 2014 with The Full Monty and finishes up in the Summer of 2015 with Sylvia. For the complete rundown, follow the jump. Or click here to become a season ticket holder.

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New Village Arts’ Masquerade Gala

by The Editors on March 6, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 PM the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad (remember the old Hadley’s on Paseo Del Norte) is hosting the New Village Arts Theatre’s Masquerade Gala.

Enjoy a cocktail hour, passed hors d’oeuvres, formal dinner, and decadent desserts. Then dance the night away to music from the improvisational, all-star cast of Billy Watson & The International Silver String Submarine Band, with a special performance by NVA fave Melissa Fernandes. And be the first to hear our big announcement — what’s coming in Season 14.

In addition there will be 50 silent and live auction items being sold including (but not limited to) a weekend in New York City, a Chick Sticks Surfboard, and a four-pack of tickets to Legoland (which is nearly worth its weight in gold). Tickets are $150 per person, $975 for a table of eight. Click here to order.


New Village Arts Goes The Full Monty

by The Editors on February 28, 2014


This summer, the Village of Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theater is going The Full Monty with the “smash Broadway Musical hit.” Directed by Manny Fernandes with Choreographed by Michael Mizerany and featuring Melissa Fernandes and Justin Jorgensen. Previews run July 18 – 25,
2014. Show runs July 26 – September 7, 2014. For more information, click the link.

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NVA Premiere’s Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror

by The Editors on January 17, 2014

Circle Mirror

Carlsbadistan’s own professional theatre company New Village Arts Theatre has a new show (Circle Mirror Transformation) going into previews on January 31, 2014. Here’s what it’s all about:

Five brave souls (Tom Stephenson, Dana Case, Sophia Richards, Eddie Yaroch and Rhianna Basore, pictured above) come together in a weekly multigenerational acting class in small-town Vermont. As they learn about the craft of acting and the imaginative space, they discover the intimate intricacies of themselves and their relationships, both inside and outside of the classroom. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION explores the small changes that we all undergo, leading to our slow but steady transformations throughout our lives.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click the link.

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NVA Playreading: Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles

by The Editors on October 21, 2013


Tonight, (Monday, October 21, 2013) at 7 PM the New Village Arts Theatre in the Village of Carlsbad will be presenting a playing reading of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. The play was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and ran off Broadway in 2011 and 2012.

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

This just might be one of the best plays you’ll have read to you this year. Attendees are asked to make a $10 donation per ticket. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

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SUDS: The Musical Sparkles At NVA

by The Editors on July 24, 2013


The reviews are coming in and it looks like Carlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre has another hit on their hands with Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott’s SUDS: The Musical. In fact, the U-T San Diego’s Pam Kragen loved it saying:

“Bubbly and sparkling with good singing, acting and choreography . . . The fizzy new production has its comic chemistry just right. . . Enthusiastic and fearless . . . Musically, the show is a wow . . . The harmonies are tight . . Good, clean fun for all ages”

What more do you need to know? SUDS runs through September 1, 2013. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in the Village of Carlsbad.

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Save The Date For New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on March 25, 2013


The New Village Arts Theatre has chosen Saturday, June 22, 2013 for their annual gala fundraiser. This year’s theme will be 60′s By The Sea: Celebrating Carlsbad In The 1960.

This year’s Gala is a celebration of Carlsbad culture in the 1960s, set against the backdrop of sunset over the gorgeous Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Besides dinner at the Lagoon Discovery Center, you will also have the opportunity to take home the best offerings of America’s finest city by bidding on our various silent and live auction items. Carlsbad doesn’t get any cooler than this. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets will be $280 per couple until April 12. Just use the code “PARTY” at check out. For more information, click the link.

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The Neverly Brothers At New Village Arts

by The Editors on March 19, 2013

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The Neverly Brothers will take New Village Arts Theatre audiences through a guided musical tour through rock ‘n’ roll history on April 22, 2013 as they present their Retro-Rock Revue.

The Neverly Brothers play all your favorite hits from 1950s American Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll and Rhythm & Blues pioneers up through the 1964 British Invasion groups in an awe inspiring concert that will have you singing, dancing and thoroughly entertained. Dressed in period-perfect matching suits from each era, and playing show-stopping renditions of all the classics, these rockers have a look and a sound that will make you feel like you are witnessing rock history unfold before your very eyes and ears.

Ready to rock out? The show starts at 7:30 PM on April 22, 2013. Tickets are $25 to $35. Click here to buy tickets.


New Village Arts: Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

by The Editors on March 11, 2013

Michael Striler Painting

The Foundry Studios, the art gallery portion of the New Village Arts Theatre is presenting an art show titled Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest in the lobby at New Village Arts Theatre, Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, April 21.

The resident artists at THE FOUNDRY STUDIOS present art themed to the new play at New Village Arts Theatre, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, an epic American classic that fights for the freedom of the human mind. Brawler Randle P. McMurphy feigns insanity to serve out his prison sentence at a mental institution controlled by Nurse Ratched, who dominates with a kind of violence that McMurphy can’t fight with his fists. The battle for control of the ward pushes rivals to the breaking point.

The opening reception for the art show is Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 6-8 pm. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad Village. For information about the exhibit and the play call 760/433.3245 or visit or follow the jump. [click to continue…]