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A nonprofit celebration of bold theatrics, Moxie Theatre sinks its teeth into tantalizing topics throughout its sixth season lineup, colorfully summarized by the season's overarching theme, "In Celebration of Bad Girls." The five-production season includes Eleemosynary, a witty portrayal of family functionality across three generations of women (running September 1–September 26); a classically frightening rendition of The Crucible (October 30–December 5); and The Toughest Girl Alive, an autobiographical musical detailing the nearly true story of Candye Kane, who's been, among other things, a punk rocker, teen mother, adult-film star, and cancer survivor (mature audiences only, January 13–February 6). Rounding out the season are two additional productions, Or, and Ten Cent Night, in the spring and summer. For complete listings, descriptions, and schedules, click here.
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With 58 schools in 23 states, the inspiring and performance-driven School of Rock enthusiastically infuses fledgling tunesmiths across the nation with the rhythm, skill, and confidence required to rock 'n' roll. Music director Tyler Ward, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, leads a tuneful team of credentialed industry pros equipped with the know-how to catapult instrumentalists to the crest of Mount Rockmore.
Richard O' Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, the musical that went on to inspire the cinematic cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, thrills and chills audiences with horror-laced comedy, riveting dance sequences, cross-dressing actors, and an iconic score. During the crazed yet campy odyssey, mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his castle-dwelling cronies attempt to corrupt Brad and Janet—a prudish young couple from the suburbs—with seductive dances and extended curfew hours. As the lovebirds gradually become more enthralled with the spooky jubilee, they encounter rock 'n' roll singing experiments gone wrong and a slew of rollicking tunes such as "Time Warp" and "Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul." All performances take place in The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, a venue modeled after Shakespeare's middle-school geography classroom.
Hello, Dolly! is the much-loved tale of matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, who is hired to arrange a marriage but unsuspectingly falls in love with the groom, the parsimonious half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder. The story unravels in a musical fashion, with tunes such as "Before the Parade Passes By" and "It Only Takes a Moment" dotting the plotline. Performances are August 19 through September 5, showing Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m.
A childhood peppered with basketball, football, and volleyball couldn't keep Mary Murphy out of the ballroom after she was struck by the athleticism of the sport while watching a championship performance in her early twenties. She began to compete around the world, eventually slowing down enough to found Champion Ballroom Academy in 1990 and finally teaching there full-time in between stints on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.
Mary has plucked like-minded instructors for her studio, some of whom created Core Rhythms, a Latin dance-based aerobics program. Many of the other teachers are competitive-dance champions or black belts in hula hoop. Aside from running a flourishing dance studio, Mary's palpable passion for the art form has also driven her to play a leading role in San Diego's Chance to Dance program, a curriculum that introduces school kids to the artistry and strength-building foundations of dance.