Theatre

Carlsbad High Students Produce Play

by The Editors on November 6, 2018

Love Is Blind, a play directed by Carlsbad High School sophomore Aiko Lozar is set to run December 6-8, 2018 at Carlsbad High School. The play, which is reportedly the first in Carlsbad history to be completely written, directed, and produced by students, combines the talents of 17 Carlsbad High School students from three different grade levels.

A hard-hitting piece about a dystopian society in which love has been eradicated for the sake of peace, the characters question the importance of controversy, love, and freedom of speech. The play follows the fictional life of Amber, a high school student who agrees that love should be synonymous to treason – until Amber falls in love with her best friend, Blake Colby. Written entirely in rhyme & prose, and blocked with interpretive choreography, the play depicts the ethical struggles behind a technologically advanced society as well as the undiscovered waters of falling in love as a teenager. The unique setting of the theater room allows for interaction between the audience and the cast in a theater-in-the-round style to yield a more intimate and meaningful connection between the modern world and the characters in the play.

Tickets for the performances are $5 and can be purchased in advance at https://loveisblindtickets.brownpapertickets.com/. For the official word on the play and those responsible for its production, please follow the jump.

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Men On Boats: Pay What You Can

by The Editors on March 21, 2018

Preview performances of the New Village Arts Theatre production of the hit play Men On Boats begin Friday, March 21, 2018. If you’d like to make sure you have a seat  you can reserve it now for $25 or just pay what you can.

This fantastical comedy recreates John Wesley Powell’s ten-man 1869 exploratory expedition into the Grand Canyon with one twist: all of the roles are played by women. The production will be directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed (who directed NVA’s HAVING OUR SAY for Season Sixteen), featuring Kristianne Kurner as John Wesley Powell, and showcasing a diverse group of San Diego’s finest female actors.

We hear it will be well worth your while. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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Last Chance For Cloud Tectonics At NVA

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

You only have 5 more chances to see CLOUD TECTONICS at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre

This critically-acclaimed romance MUST CLOSE on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: NVA Theatre]

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A Modern Cinderella At New Village Arts

by The Editors on December 7, 2017

What will happen at the ball…game? CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS: A SALSA FAIRY TALE is a fun, athletic twist on the Cinderella story, crossing language and gender barriers and weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect. This exciting 50-minute show mixes the contemporary musical theatre sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and Latin music. Nadia Guevara will produce and direct, and the cast will feature three actors making their New Village Arts debut.

The show runs December 14 – 16, 2017. Click here for reserved seats, or follow the jump for the rest of the story.

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The Secret Garden At NVA Theatre

by The Editors on November 16, 2017

Critics and audiences agree, The Secret Garden is magical. Tickets are still available for one of the New Village Arts Theatre’s finest performances of the year. For more info and to purchase tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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Having Our Say Extended At NVA Theatre

by The Editors on June 14, 2017

Carlsbad’s New Village Arts production of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years has been extended with four performances added the weekend of June 16 – 18, 2017. It’s the last chance to enjoy what The San Diego Reader has called “One of the best plays for the year. . . a truly splendid show.”

Sarah and Elizabeth Delany’s sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem’s Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.

For more information, and to buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

 

 

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Bye Bye Birdie At Sage Creek

by The Editors on February 24, 2017

Don’t think it’s over just yet. There are still three more chances to catch all the glamor, intrigue, and drama of Bye Bye Birdie at Sage Creek High School. Tonight, February 24th – 7PM and two shows tomorrow, February 25th – 2PM & 7PM at The Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center on the Campus of Carlsbad High School. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or reserved by emailing: sagecreekdrama@gmail.com

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The 1940s Radio Hour Tonight At NVA

by The Editors on December 1, 2016

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Tonight, Carlsbad Village’s New Village Arts Theatre is running a pay-what-you-can preview of their new show The 1940s Radio Hour.

It’s December 1942, and New York’s little-radio-station-that-could, WOV, is about to air its final broadcast of the holiday-themed Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade. That’s the setting for The 1940’s Radio Hour, a timeless play full of classic tunes sung in four- and five-part harmony. With its dance routines, swinging music — including “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Blue Moon,” “You Go to My Head” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — and beloved cast of characters, Radio Hour is a perfect holiday treat.

Tonight’s preview is at 8 PM. For more info, click the link. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad, California. If you prefer the phone, please call the box office at (760) 433-3245.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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New Village Arts’ God Of Carnage

by The Editors on October 5, 2016

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Talk about parent traps. God Of Carnage, a one-act comedy, takes you on an adventure into the darkest, most terrifying recesses of American life: parenthood.

When two New York couples meet to discuss their sons’ playground tussle, a civilized evening of pleasantries and small talk erupts in a chaotic explosion of anarchy and vitriol. GOD OF CARNAGE delivered a sucker-punch to the Broadway scene, taking home the 2009 Tony for Best Play and earning knock-out reviews. This production boasts an all-star cast of NVA veterans: Manny Fernandes, Melissa Fernandes, Jeffrey Jones*, and our own Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner!

Pay-what-you-want previews begin Friday, October 14, 2016. For more information, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Behind The Oklahoma Scenes At NVA

by The Editors on September 1, 2016

Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre is currently performing their production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma, and the show has been receiving rave reviews.

Oklahoma! is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a romantic rivalry on the Western frontier which boasts a collection of classic songs and a spirit that’s made it an enduring favorite. The story of the lovely Laurey and her two determined suitors — Curly the cowboy and Jud the hired farmhand — also tackles the class issues between farmers and cattlemen in the rugged landscape of a new state.

For a look behind the New Village Arts Theatre’s production, and how they did it, click play on the video above. To reserve tickets to see Oklahoma in person, click here.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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