Venue Details

1998 Star Starred
Mandell Weiss Theatre - Jacobs Theatre District
located on the UCSD Campus 2910 La Jolla Village Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037
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Reviews & Ratings

"Side Show"
48 ratings
4.6 average rating
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75 events
74 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

An original story of self acceptance and the search of love. Wonderful theme and nice music. I was facinated by the scenery and good acting.

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87 events
62 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

Both the musical numbers and the cast were top-notch. It is a thoroughly engaging show.

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51 events
24 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

A fantastic show! Score, acting, and singing were first rate. Loved the sets and costumes. I'd highly recommend this show to everyone who loves good theatre. La Jolla Playhouse has good tiered seating so you can see the stage easily no matter...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

" … puts gripping emotion in the main tent. Directed by Bill Condon, who adapted and directed the movie version of Dreamgirls_ … the production has the flash and velocity of a Hollywood motion picture." —"_Los Angeles Times":,0,7415680.story#axzz2mMWchmmb
" … with a stunning cast, Side Show comes up a big winner and the hottest ticket in town. … The ensemble are fantastic. Padgett and Davie are beautiful and terrific triple-threat performers." —


Music by Henry Krieger

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell

Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast

Directed by Bill Condon

This show contains adult content.

December 6, 2012: Foodie Friday

Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Friday, where a ticket to the performance also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting! Greengo Grilled Cheese and Pierogi Truck will be serving their best offerings starting at 6:00pm.

Please note: Tickets include two four-ounce microbrew tastes, however the cost of food is not included in the ticket price. Please bring cash for food trucks. 

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