California Youth Conservatory Theatre presents Les Miserables
Les Miserables is regarded as the world’s most beloved musical. Based on Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, this epic musical stirs the heart and invigorates the soul with its moving storyline and unforgettable score. The story is set in 19th Century France where Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, breaks parole and tries to begin his life anew while eluding the relentless pursuit of the obsessed Inspector Javert. His journey builds into a stunning plot of love versus hate, and forgiveness versus condemnation. This phenomenal musical is presented by CYC Theatre, the bold and innovative group that brought you RENT at the Lyceum last Christmas. This production features a live, 30-piece orchestra and some of the finest talent San Diego has to offer.
Co-Directed by Broadway’s Thomas O’Leary, veteran of the 1st National Tour of Les Miz, and “The Phantom” from The Phantom of the Opera for over 1000 performances.
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You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
Lyceum SpaceThe national tour of the hilarious new show You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, a comedy that People magazine called “LAUGH OUT LOUD!”, continues its national tour with a premiere in San Diego at downtown’s Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, July 24–August 18, 2013.Presented by Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow, the producers of My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!, RESPECT: A Musical Celebration of Women, and My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy!, Tomato is touring the country with stops including extended runs in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as Phoenix, Boston, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio. For up-to-date information please visit www.TheTomatoComedy.com.After 17 years of marriage, writers-actors-and real-life-married-couple Annabelle Gurwitch (“Dinner and a Movie,” Fired!) and Jeff Kahn (“The Ben Stiller Show,” The 40-Year-Old Virgin) have adapted their hilarious, often moving, memoir, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, for the stage, directed by Van Kaplan.This 75-minute tour de force, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start. After trials and tribulations, they learn to navigate the conflicts that come with romance, money, and children by embracing each other’s differences, taking on parenting as a competitive sport, and dropping out of couple’s therapy. Their delightfully crazy lifestyle has managed to keep their relationship intact, up-ending every idea you ever had about living “happily ever after.”This uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror into the hearts of any couple (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating entering the connubial state). The book was developed through sold-out performances at The Comedy Central Theatre and at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, and made its New York premiere at The New York Comedy Festival in 2009.•“LAUGH OUT LOUD!” People magazine;•“HILARIOUS” Judd Apatow;•“KAHN AND GURWITCH ILLUMINATE THE INSANITY OF MARRIAGE. THEY MAKE YOU WANT TO EMBRACE YOUR SPOUSE FOR THE SAME REASON YOU WANT TO STRANGLE THEM.” Ben Stiller;•“FINALLY, A MARRIED COUPLE THAT DOESN’T HIDE BEHIND SUCH TEDIOUS TRAITS AS PERSONAL LOYALTY, GOOD TASTE, AND AN OVERALL SENSE OF DECORUM!” Liz Tuccillo- co-author, He’s Just Not That Into You;• “ANNABELLE GURWITCH AND JEFF KAHN ARE THE LUCY AND DESI OF THE APATOW AGE” Lauren Lonnatti, Marie Claire magazine
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A Fundamental Change
Lyceum StageWhy is it that catastrophes, ironically, bring us together? Most of us will stop to pick up the fallen as we run from an avalanche, a flood, a burning building...yet there's always the few that will continue to stampede. In the same way, the bond between us all, while we battle for life, melts away color, race, religion, socio-economic status, gender. While most of us gather fleeting insight about what really matters in life, some cling to ignorance and the need to feel superior." A Fundamental Change", the movement, the musical, brings to light these elements of humankind; the desire for peace juxtaposed against ignorance based violence, the bonding together through common suffering versus the obscenity of hate crimes erupting from the darkest fears in misguided souls. Through shifting genres of music, from gospel to classical, rock and rap, " A Fundamental Change" will engage your mind, spirit and heart and move you through the interwoven stories based on truth, both here in the USA and in a foreign land. This real-life inspired story of heroism, triumph and tragedy will captivate and move you, leaving the melodies swirling through your head along with an innate love of freedom.
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