The Weir At New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on September 20, 2015


The New Village Arts Theatre is happy to present The Weir, written by Conor McPherson, directed by Kristianne Kurner opening on October 10, 2015. But the even better news is that beginning October 2, 2015 NVA will be running some “pay-what-you-can” previews. Here’s what The Weir is about:

You can always count on a pub to be the one place you want to go where everybody knows your name — which is especially true for the townsmen who congregate at Brendan’s pub for their daily pint. However, all familiarity gets shaken up when a mysterious woman enters the bar and the men instinctively regale her with fascinating tales of spirits from the past and present. But one story proves to be much more chilling and real to the men than they could ever imagine. Winning the Laurence Olivier Award for “Best New Play,” this haunting production of The Weir makes its NVA debut!

For more info (and to buy tickets) click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


Sylvia Returns To New Village Arts

by The Editors on September 16, 2015


After a successful run earlier this year that doggone comedy Sylvia is returning to Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre for a limited engagement January 7-24, 2016. If you don’t know, here’s a little reminder on what the play is about.

When Greg adopts a dog named Sylvia, or rather is adopted by the street-smart mutt, Sylvia (played, alas, by a human) soon turns into a bone of contention for his wife Kate. In this romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney, the author of Love Letters, the long-married empty nesters have to dig their way out of an unexpected hole: Kate feels that she’s losing Greg to his adoring new best friend. This imaginative take on a midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and thoughtful insights on love, marriage, jealousy and canines.

For more info (or to buy tickets) please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]


Ourdoor Flicks At The Fountain: Hook

by The Editors on July 8, 2015

Hook EblastThe Village of Carlsbad’s Flicks at the Fountain returns for its third summer and begins tomorrow night, Thursday, July 9th! The Carlsbad Village Association invites everyone to enjoy a journey to Neverland with the late Robin Williams, as Peter Pan, in Hook.
Sponsored by village merchant, Aranelle, Hook is the first of eight movies playing throughout the summer on Thursday evenings behind the Village’s prominent fountain at the corner parking lot at State Street and Grand Avenue. Paradise Pizza and Linda’s Yogurt & Deli will be on site to take your dinner order and will deliver right to your seat for al fresco dining. Or, visit one of many village eateries prior to the movie. Bring a low-back lawn chair, a jacket or cozy blanket, and your favorite movie snacks and spend a memorable evening in the village with your friends and family. Seating begins at 6pm; movie starts at dusk (approximately 8pm).
[Link: Carlsbad Village Association]


It’s Lord Of The Flies At NVA

by The Editors on April 13, 2015


Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding’s provocative, dystopian novel shocked and challenged audiences in 1954, and it’s lost little of its edginess in the decades since. LORD OF THE FLIES finds a group of school boys — the only survivors of a plane crash on a remote island — splitting into two factions in a fight for control of their new environment that rapidly descends into madness. Adapted for the Stage by Nigel Williams and Directed by Justin Lang.

Opening night was April 11, 2015 but the show runs through May 3, 2015. If you see one play this year at the New Village Arts Theatre, make it this one. For more info, and to buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


Stage Kiss Previews At New Village Arts

by The Editors on January 28, 2015

872A5641-Cffe-4295-8955-D31F704214F0Previews for the New Village Arts Theatre production of Stage Kiss begin this weekend (January 30, 2015) with pay-what-you-can ticket pricing.

PWYC tickets are subject to availability, and are first-come first-served starting an hour before the performance. There is no guarantee that all patrons seeking tickets via the PWYC option will receive a ticket. . . Reserved seats are available for preview performances at $24 a seat. These seats can be purchased anytime via the NVA Box Office or This option guarantees you a seat!

This is the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s play about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss, or when actors share a real one. For more information, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


NVA’s The Nutcracker (Not The Ballet)

by The Editors on December 1, 2014

This is not The Nutcracker you’re thinking of. Well, it’s the same story, but as the hashtag points out this is #nottheballet. This version of the famous Christmas story, directed by Kristianne Kurner, runs at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre from November 29 to December 31, 2014.

A fresh take on this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas with the help of a magical nutcracker. This modern production weaves together magic, original song and spellbinding spectacle – fit for the whole family! West Coast Premiere. . . Created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phil Klapperich and Kevin O’Donnell for The House Theatre in Chicago, IL.

For a parents guide to the production, click here. For tickets, click here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


Are You Ready To Go The Full Monty?

by The Editors on July 17, 2014


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]


The Miss Firecracker Contest At NVA

by The Editors on May 19, 2014


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…]


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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


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.

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