Venue Details

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The Lyceum Stage
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-1000
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36 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the parking structure can be a bit confusing. Fortunately found a security guard. When I told him where I thought I had parked, he explained there was another area with similar markings and then directed me there. Also the parking structure has recently reduced hours of free validated parking from 3 or 4 hours to one. So the next time you drive to this venue and plan to park in the structure, verify if the performance provides parking validation for the entire duration of the show.
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80 events
16 reviews
5 stars
Horton Plaza revoked the 4-hour free parking option. It's expensive. Lyceum may be able to sell patrons the $10 voucher to cover parking for the evenings, as the Balboa theater does.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Smokey Joe's Cafe"
18 ratings
4.5 average rating
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13 events
13 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

Loved the show. The music and dance numbers were wonderful, the cast was fabulous. A rockin' good time!

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28 events
15 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

This was a great play.....ALL of the cast was unique and special in their own ways..........their talents combined was just awesome. I'd go see this play with this cast again and again. I'm sure other performers could do a good job but these...continued

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25 events
14 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

This show exceeded my expectations. The performers were excellent.
I have no idea how they went for 3 hours with high energy dance and song but I loved it. I grew up on motown and this was fabulous

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Quotes & Highlights

“Leiber and Stoller are the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock’n’roll.”_ _—Cousin Brucie, WCBS-FM
“To the baby-boom generation, the songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are as sacrosanct as George Gershwin is to their parents.” _ —The New York Times_

Description

Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized ’50s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions.

Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, these classic tunes defined the golden age of rock with hits from Elvis, the Drifters, Dion, the Coasters, Ben E. King and many other pop legends. Smokey Joe’s Cafe isn’t just great pop music — it’s compelling musical theatre.