Theater & Shows in Santee

$75 for Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater for Two with Magnets at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater ($130 Value)

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

$130 $75

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VIP Package for 2 with Appetizer and Future Show Tickets or Show for 10 at The Comedy Palace (Up to 90% Off)

The Comedy Palace

The Comedy Palace

Upcoming talent includes a Last Comic Standing semifinalist, a contributor to E! and TRU-TV, and a Comedy Central performer

$179.95 $20

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Improv or Sketch Comedy for Two or Four on Friday and Saturday Nights at Finest City Improv (Up to 45% Off)

Finest City Improv

San Diego

In its new home attached to the Lafayette Hotel, this comedy theater hosts everything from riffs on classic films to improvised musicals

$20 $12

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Weekend Standup Show for One or Weekday Standup Show for Four at The Comedy Store (Up to 72% Off)

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin incites laughter with acts such as Sam Tripoli and Mo Mandel

$32 $9

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" at Fox Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 19 (Up to 50% Off)

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus Live!"

Fox Performing Arts Center

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$72.50 $36

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"The Un-Royal Ball" Improv Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

Belly Laugh Productions

Muelle Peruvian Cantina at The Hotel Huntington Beach

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Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$132.12 $79

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Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre for Two or Four at Rib Trader (Up to 50% Off)

Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre

Rib Trader

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Medievally clad magician weaves mystical tricks before entranced audiences over a dinner of sumptuous barbecue ribs and chicken

$119.80 $60

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Leila Parello has been teaching ballet for more than 40 years. At The School of Ballet Arts, which Leila founded in 1974, she and her team of professional instructors cultivate a noncompetitive environment in which students can learn the joy of dance through the lens of classical ballet. They teach proper ballet technique, pointe, classical variations, stretch, and jazz, culminating in a well-rounded curriculum for dancers of all ages and skill levels.

8921 Carlton Hills Boulevard
Santee,
CA
US

Cherry-picked from preeminent schools, programs, and circles, the instructors at Academy of Performing Arts share not only their extensive experience as dancers, but also their knowledge from their time spent in the world of professional dance. As leaders of a number of classes, they get participants moving during sessions suited for a range of experience levels and grouped as such. The studio offers both traditional dance classes such as salsa, Irish dancing, and ballet, as well as fitness-oriented Zumba, capoeira, yoga, and jitterbugging with coffee.

5120 Baltimore Dr
La Mesa,
CA
US

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.

3580 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

The jazz standard ?Flying Home? brought Savoy Swing Club?s founders together in 1993 at a dance camp, after which the group of friends began meeting regularly to keep the choreography fresh in their minds. The troupe?s dedication to the lindy hop and other jazz-era dances gradually blossomed into the club?s current calendar of professionally staffed classes, workshops, and dance events. Classes grouped by skill level progressively transform students with two left feet or three right toes into fleet-footed hoofers, imparting classic moves that help nurture a sense of rhythm and speed. Each week, students of all levels can take part in Savoy Mondays, a decade-long tradition, as DJs and a single trumpeting swan provide background music for dancers to sharpen their moves. And on the first and third Fridays of every month, the basement of the local Bagel Deli becomes the Blues Underground, where a free introductory blues lesson is followed by a late night of dancing.

7528 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

8303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Eschewing the over-the-top costumes and writing that typify many other murder-mystery dinners, The Dinner Detective San Diego’s cast of improvisational actors blends in with audiences, holding secrets tight to their chests while steering each night’s tension-filled storyline. After a diner is found murdered, a resident detective helps lead the investigation, allowing guests to interrogate one another with Tickle Monster tactics to distinguish the culprit among the crowd of fellow diners and dissembling thespians. Multicourse meals keep bodies well fueled during spurts of crime-solving intuition, and a prize basket awaits the gumshoe who comes closest to solving the case.

530 Broadway
San Diego,
CA
US