Theatre

Are You Ready To Go The Full Monty?

by The Editors on July 17, 2014

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This Friday, July 18, 2104 Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre kicks off a week of Pay-What-You-Can preview of the raucous and rowdy play The Full Monty.

Pay-What-You-Can tickets are subject to availability, and are first-come first-served starting ONE HOUR before the performance. Reserved seats are available for preview performances at $24 a seat. . . We are expecting a high volume of patrons at each of our Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performances and encourage you to arrive early, or make a reservation to ensure seating.

Performances go down Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday and Friday. For more information click the link.

[Link: NVA]

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The Miss Firecracker Contest At NVA

by The Editors on May 19, 2014

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Carlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre concludes lucky Season 13 with the hilarious Southern comedy The Miss Firecracker Contest. This play about small towns and beauty pageants is the comedic account of one woman’s attempt to save her tarnished reputation by becoming Miss Firecracker.

Full of the unusual characters that Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart) is known for, The Miss Firecracker Contest bursts with humor, absurdity and heart. Featuring 2012 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award Winner (Outstanding Featured Performance) Samantha Ginn in the title role and directed by San Diego favorite Daren Scott.

For all the details, including show times and ticket prices, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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To Kill A Mocking Previews Start Tomorrow

by The Editors on April 2, 2014

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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New Village Arts Theatre Season 14

by The Editors on March 21, 2014

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre] [click to continue…]

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New Village Arts’ Masquerade Gala

by The Editors on March 6, 2014

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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.

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New Village Arts Goes The Full Monty

by The Editors on February 28, 2014

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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NVA Premiere’s Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror

by The Editors on January 17, 2014

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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NVA Playreading: Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles

by The Editors on October 21, 2013

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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SUDS: The Musical Sparkles At NVA

by The Editors on July 24, 2013

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Save The Date For New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on March 25, 2013

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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.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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