Fritz Blitz: A Theatre Festival of New Works by California Playwrights
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The last date listed for Fritz Blitz was Sunday September 9, 2007 / 3:00pm (A Fish Without His Flippers).
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From a talented cast of young actors (all under the age of 18) comes this timeless musical tale of star-crossed romance. A reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, this cherished production tells of the ill-fated love affair between Tony and Maria as it plays out amidst the gang rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets. With lively music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), this favorite of the stage features such hit songs as "Something's Coming," "Maria," "America" and "I Feel Pretty." Also adapted into an Academy Award-winning feature film, West Side Story remains an unforgettable theatrical experience. Learn More
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Continuing its tradition of offering cutting-edge theatre and fulfilling its mission of developing top-notch theatre professionals, The Fritz Theatre is poised for another successful, entertaining and “you gotta-see-this” Fritz Blitz of new plays by California playwrights.
Week 1: August 16, 17, 18 @ 8:00pm and August 19 @ 3:00pm
Stealing the Covers -- A revealing look at bedtime
By Jay Tannenbaum; directed by D. Candis Paule
In the Wake of the Bounty – High jinks on the high seas
By Kim Porter; directed by Duane Daniels
Vicky and Bubbles – Isn’t everyone obsessed with Beverly Sills?
By Maile Flanagan; directed by Josh Temple
Week 2: August 23, 24, 25 @ 8:00pm and August 26 @ 3:00pm
Isaac, I Am – Have you ever lied when you are online?
By Mary Steelsmith; directed by Katie Rodda
Week 3: August 30, 31 and September 1 @ 8:00pm, and September 2 @ 3:00pm
Bets and Blue Notes – Sammy and Dean and Frankie and Joey
By Kevin Armento; directed by Don Loper
Week 4: September 6, 7, 8 @ 8:00pm and September 9 @ 3:00pm
A Fish Without His Flippers – A hilarious romp…you may never stop laughing
By Bill Robens; directed by Dane Stauffer
About the Ticket Supplier: Fritz TheatreSince 1991, The Fritz Theatre has brought to San Diego the best of the world of theatre. Over two hundred productions have been staged, from the newest in the off-Broadway genre, to the classics by writers such as Shakespeare and Chekhov, to the more than one hundred world premieres in the Annual Fritz Blitz of New Plays by California Playwrights.
This has been accomplished despite funding cutbacks, and with an operating budget that would be insufficient for any other enterprise. The Fritz continues to excel through the effort and dedication of theatre artists and a small but fervent group of supporters, committed to producing the very best in the theatre, despite the odds.
The Fritz is currently seeking support from the community to continue the tradition of theatre excellence in downtown San Diego. Artistic Director Duane Daniels, and a thriving Board of Directors, headed by D. Candis Paule, keep a close watch on the financial and artistic direction of the theatre.