The Old Globe brings top class theater

by David Dixon

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A wonderful venue for lovers of musicals and drama, The Old Globe consistently produces incredible theatrical experiences. From memorable premieres such as the Tony Award-winning “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Into the Woods,” to classic revivals that recently included “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Death of a Salesman,” there are many reasons why The Old Globe never ceases to amaze.

The new season, beginning with the campy gem “Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show” looks promising. The popular song “Time Warp” will be featured in this highly anticipated adaptation. Another likely hit coming to the theater is “The Scottsboro Boys,” arguably the most controversial musical of the recent Broadway season. A dark plotline based on real events and an unconventional style forced the play to leave New York within a few months of opening, despite many award nominations and critical acclaim.

Tickets are still available to the outdoor Shakespeare Festival’s productions of “Amadeus” and “The Tempest,” two remarkable plays that rank as some of the best The Old Globe has ever hosted. This year’s Shakespeare Festival will end late September, so hurry and experience a quality night of guaranteed enchantment.

If the price of tickets is an issue, there is a great program called “$20 under 30.” Not only do participants younger than 30 years of age receive a terrific discount for regular admission, the program also grants additional perks including low price deals on delicious downtown restaurants.

San Diego is incredibly fortunate to have The Old Globe right in its own backyard. Not many cities can boast being home to a theater that rivals the quality and professionalism of those in New York and London. Take advantage of this cultural gem that is less than a half hour away from campus.