Theatre

See Emilie Defend Her Life At NVA

by The Editors on February 10, 2016

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The San Diego premiere of Emile kicks off at the New Village Arts Theatre on February 13, 2016, but previews are still rolling if you want a sneak peak.

La Marquise du Châtelet was a mathematician, a physicist and the toast of the Enlightenment. So why then is the Marquise not better known? Like so many influential women of the time, her contributions have largely been attributed to her male contemporaries. But now, Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, the brilliant play from award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, resurrects this fascinating personality and brings her once more into the light.

See a preview on Thursday, February 11 or 12, 2016. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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See The 1940s Radio Hour At NVA

by The Editors on December 7, 2015

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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.

Runs: December 5 – 31, 2015

Show Times: Wed 7pm | Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

Click the link to purchase tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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The Weir At New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on September 20, 2015

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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]

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Sylvia Returns To New Village Arts

by The Editors on September 16, 2015

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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]

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Ourdoor Flicks At The Fountain: Hook

by The Editors on July 8, 2015

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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]

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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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