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“Great theatre”
Review of La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse
Ranked #13 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Theater on the UC San Diego campus.
La Jolla, CA
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great theatre”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

La Jolla Playhouse puts on some excellent theatre, worth seeking out.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice Theater - Super Performance”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Visited this theater to take relatives to see Jesus Christ Superstar. Already had seen the show originally at the Stratford Festival in Canada, but the performances were simply spectacular. It's now headed to Broadway, and if anyone reads this and happens to be in New York beginning this March they should get tickets.

The Playhouse is a very cozy small theater with about 500 seats. The acoustics are adequate, and the seating is sloped high enough so as to give one a very good view regardless of where they're seated. The stage is quite nice with the orchestra pit situated at and below stage front.

For a small theater it is a delight for people in the area, and is akin to one recently built in my home area. Would have preferred a center aisle, but with our central located seat about midway to the stage we were surely not disappointed. If you are in the area, or live here, you should patronize this wonderful little theater.

Visited December 2011
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Cardiff
Level 6 Contributor
489 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“Superstar Incubator”
Reviewed 21 December 2011

The Playhouse is an incubator for musicals that often go to Broadway and win Tony Awards, and it's located on UCSD campus with plenty of parking for $2. There isn't a bad seat in this intimate venue. Search online for bargain tickets or subscribe for the season to get excellent values

Jesus Christ Superstar was an extremely well-produced, irreverent musical shown in this intimate venue. I took a 15 year-old, performing arts student along and she was inspired by the quality of the vocal and dance talent from the troop. The best surprise for me was that they were from Stratford Shakespeare Festival , Ontario, Canada a theater that I often visited via train while growing up in NY. It plays thru Dec. 31 and I highly reccommend it.

Visited December 2011
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La Jolla, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“A Gem in the Jewel”
Reviewed 30 November 2011

Terrific live theater options, plus a good place to eat, on site.

Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

First visit, and enjoyed dinner at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant next door. Performance was excellent and theatre was not large with good sight lines. Most enjoyable evening!

Visited November 2011
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