Venue Details

70 Star Starred
North Park Theatre
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
619-239-8836
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Member Tips

mlkeeley
Casual theatre dress; nice dress or slacks for women, nice slacks and shirt for men, not too dressy.
info Feb 15 2010 star this tip starred
mlkeeley
Didn't partake.
info Feb 15 2010 star this tip starred
mlkeeley
Great parking garage across from theatre, and reasonable!
info Feb 15 2010 star this tip starred
bpipres
Everyone was older and well dressed
info Feb 16 2010 star this tip starred
bpipres
Garage across street with street options if arrive early.
info Feb 16 2010 star this tip starred
bpipres
Handful of restaurants within 4 blocks.
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Reviews & Ratings

21 ratings
3.9 average rating
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31 events
6 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

I don't care much for the play but it was very professionally done. The acoustics in the North Birch Theatre are poor and thus "swallowed" the lyrics of several of the... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 12 2010

Excellent, great fun but be prepared for a long show,
(IE, intermission is after 1 1/2 hrs). The count & countess are great.

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46 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 12 2010

The major flaw was the inability to hear much of the lyrics. The tenor who played the son was almost entirely inaudible. Otherwise, a generally good staging of the musical. Strong voices from the baritiones.

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Website

http://www.lyricoperasandiego.org/events_movies.htm#Night

Description

“A Little Night Music,” with a great waltz score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, is based on the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night,” and contains Sondheim’s best known tune, “Send In the Clowns.” Sondheim himself has described the show as “whipped cream with knives” and we offer it in our season as a true American contender in the operetta repertoire, as well as an example of the best of Broadway. This show is the most frequently produced American show in Europe’s opera houses, where it is known by its film title, “Smiles of a Summer Night,” and where it is considered a true modern masterwork. The role of Desiree Armfeldt will be taken by Andrea Huber, who was so popular in our opening season production of Kalman’s “Countess Maritza,” and who has played in most of the major capitols of Austria and Germany. Andrea is an example of the International reach of our company and we are proud to bring her home to America to share her artistry with our company. J. Sherwood Montgomery will design and direct and Leon Natker will conduct the full orchestra in this enchanting score that is really an escape for adults. It is a very important part of our mission as a company to show and share these American masterpieces with our San Diego audiences, and teach the next generation of performers how to make these treasures live. These performances will win new converts to Sondheim and sophisticated musical theater of the highest caliber.

About the Ticket Supplier: Lyric Opera San Diego

Formerly known as San Diego Comic Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego has been bringing accessible, affordable opera and musical theatre productions to San Diego since 1979. The company performs operas and musicals from the European and American tradition, in English, presenting the finest young musical talent available with full orchestra and chorus accompaniment.