by SAMANTHA EDWARDS

It’s Showtime!

Home to renowned institutions like The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse, which together have sent more than 50 productions to Broadway, San Diego has earned its reputation as a premiere theater destination. With everything from comedy, theater, dance, and music on any given day of the week, there is something for anyone who wants to sample San Diego’s robust performing arts offerings.

Perhaps the best opportunity to take advantage of everything our city has to offer is Feb. 14 through 24 for San Diego Theatre Week, an annual event that highlights the variety and talent of the local performing arts community with special promotions from participating groups as well as events throughout the week. Tickets will be available at $15, $30, and $45 levels.

Participating theater groups from across the county include San Diego Repertory Theatre, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Scripps Ranch Theatre, STAR Repertory Theatre, PowPAC, JCompany Youth Theatre, New Village Arts Theatre, OB Playhouse and Theatre Company, Coronado Playhouse, Diversionary Theatre, and National Comedy Theatre, among many others. Support your local ensemble or venture out and discover a new kind of performance this February – you might even pair a drama with dinner for a fun Valentine’s Day date! For tickets and more information visit www.sandiegotheatreweek.com.


Pro Etiquette Tips:

Dress to impress.
While casual attire is generally acceptable for attending a daytime show, nighttime shows warrant slightly more formal dress. And don’t forget a jacket or coat – the theater can be chilly!

Arrive early.
Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to find your seat, read the program, and listen to any important announcements.

Turn off your cell phone.
Be sure to silence any electronic devices that could be a distraction to the performers on stage or the people around you.