The 2017-2018 Season begins with the most award-winning musical of the 2015-16 Broadway season, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Then, take a voyage under the sea with one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories with Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. The world’s greatest love story continues with this spellbinding sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biggest hit in LOVE NEVER DIES. The Webber hits keep coming with his most-recent rock musical sensation, SCHOOL OF ROCK. One of two Rodgers and Hammerstein classics coming to San Diego this season and winner of four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, is THE KING AND I. Rounding out the season is a show that will have you dancing in the aisles with the inspiring true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan in ON YOUR FEET! about two people who believed in their talent, each other, and their road to becoming an international sensation.
“The 2017-2018 season, in particular, is simply an embarrassment of riches,” said Joe Kobryner, Vice President of Broadway/San Diego. Six of our seven subscription shows are Broadway/San Diego debuts; along with some of the biggest mega-hits in musical theater history returning to the Civic Theatre,” he added.
Added season events this year include returning San Diego audience favorites like Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, DIRTY DANCING and STOMP, and two of Broadway’s longest running shows, LES MISÉRABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
September 5-10, 2017
The new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable
European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and
2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony
with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin. The show earned more awards than any other musical in
the 2015 season! The New York Times raves, “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street
Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning
Broadway hit when it arrives in San Diego on its first national tour!
Rating: Ages 8 and up
Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
September 19-24, 2017
THE LITTLE MERMAID IS Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the
beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans
Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a
hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again
with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl, “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight.
Rating: All Ages
January 3-28, 2018
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy
Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron
Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West
Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new
nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and
Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Rating: HAMILTON is appropriate for
ages 10+ since there is some strong
LOVE NEVER DIES
March 27-April 1, 2018
LOVE NEVER DIES is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to one of the most successful musicals of all time
– THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has
escaped to a new life in New York… where he has finally found a place for his music to soar. The only thing missing
is Christine. But the Phantom will stop at nothing to win back her love. Witness the next chapter in one of the
greatest love stories to ever hit the stage, in LOVE NEVER DIES.
Rating: Recommended for ages 12+
SCHOOL OF ROCK
June 12-17, 2018
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!”
(Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as
a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing
rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from
the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF
ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”