Theatre

It’s Lord Of The Flies At NVA

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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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]

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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 www.newvillagearts.org. 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]

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NVA’s The Nutcracker (Not The Ballet)

by The Editors on December 1, 2014

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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]

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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.

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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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