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BROADWAY SAN DIEGO’S
STELLAR 2020-2021 SEASON ANNOUNCED
FEATURING TWO OF BROADWAY’S BIGGEST HITS
HADESTOWN AND TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
INCLUDING SCREEN-TO-STAGE CLASSICS
TOOTSIE, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL AND THE BAND’S VISIT
AND THE TONY AWARD®-WINNING SEQUIN-FILLED SPECTACLE
THE CHER SHOW
THE PRE-BROADWAY RUN OF 1776,
AND THE RETURN OF DISNEY’S THE LION KING
(San Diego, Calif.) –Broadway San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation is thrilled to announce that this season, San
Diego will be home to Broadway’s most talked about productions and biggest winners at last year’s Tony Awards®, coming
straight from New York to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union®.
The 2020-2021 season begins this Fall with Grammy & Tony Award®-winner for Best Musical, THE BAND’S VISIT.
Next up is the Diane Paulus directed pre-Broadway run of the American classic, 1776. Followed by HADESTOWN, a
haunting and hopeful journey to the underworld and back – earning eight 2019 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. San
Diego welcomes the Tony Award®-winning musical, THE CHER SHOW honoring six decades of stardom told through 35
smash hits, before the premiere of two major screen-to-stage productions, the fan-favorite musical comedy that’s “even
funnier than the movie” (New York Post), TOOTSIE, and one of Hollywood’s most beloved stories, PRETTY WOMAN:
THE MUSICAL. And finally, Aaron Sorkin’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, directed by Bartlett Sher, based on Harper
Lee’s Pulitzer prizewinning masterwork.
“We are thrilled to start the new year by announcing another exciting line up of shows for our 20-21 Season,” said Vanessa
Davis, General Manager of Broadway San Diego. “We have everything from the shows currently still playing on Broadway,
fresh national tours, and returning San Diego audience favorites. The road from Broadway to San Diego is shorter than ever,
and that has everything to do with the incredible support of our audiences, our sponsors, and the trust we’ve earned in our
Added season events this year include the return of all-time favorites: Disney’s THE LION KING, IRVING BERLIN’S
WHITE CHRISTMAS, and LES MISÉRABLES.
Broadway San Diego’s 2020-2021 season is presented by San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®). “As an engaged
community partner, SDCCU is proud to support the local arts community through our sponsorship of Broadway San Diego,”
said Teresa Campbell, president and CEO of SDCCU. “We are especially proud to offer a special season ticket discount
that is only available to SDCCU debit and/or credit cardholders. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the SDCCU
Super Saver Tuesday offer and enjoy the upcoming productions!”
Broadway San Diego’s 2020-2021 Season Lineup:
THE BAND’S VISIT
September 8-13, 2020
The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony® Awards, including
Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best
Musical Theater Album.
In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue.
Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in
unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly
talented onstage musicians, THE BAND’S VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately,
brings us together.
Rating: Recommended for ages 10+
October 6-11, 2020
They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of
British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of
American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom?
And to whom does that freedom belong?
Direct from the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, visionary director Diane Paulus reexamines a pivotal
moment in American history in a re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical 1776 prior to its Broadway
engagement at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Rating: Recommended for ages 9+
January 19-24, 2021
COME SEE HOW THE WORLD COULD BE.
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best
Musical, this acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel
Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always.
HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades
and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling
melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love.
Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical
experience that grabs you and never lets go.
Rating: Recommended for ages 8+
THE CHER SHOW
March 16-21, 2021
THE TONY AWARD®-WINNING MUSICAL! HER LIFE. HER STORY. HER LEGEND.
Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated
popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE
CHER SHOW is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three
women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.
This hit Broadway musical features a book by Tony Award winner Rick Elice, direction by Tony Award nominee Jason
Moore and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. Rolling Stone raves “THE CHER SHOW is an
explosion of fabulous excess,” and The New York Times calls it a “a blindingly sparkly celebration of Cher’s life.”
THE CHER SHOW is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an
Emmy®, and enough Tony Award-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City, all in one
unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have you dancing in the aisles!
Rating: Intended for ages 12+
May 11-16, 2021
It’s “far and away the funniest musical of the season” (Daily News). It’s “the most uproarious new show in years” (The
Hollywood Reporter). It’s “the best comedy on Broadway” (Forbes). No matter how you say it, TOOTSIE is unanimously
funny! It’s a laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre, based on the Oscar®-nominated film. Featuring a Tony®-winning
book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony® winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a “hilarious, thoroughly modern TOOTSIE” (People Magazine)
that’s “even funnier than the movie!” (New York Post). “In these turbulent times, with the world out of balance, we need a
place to let the good times roll,” says Rolling Stone, “TOOTSIE is it.”
Rating: Recommended for ages 12+ (Strong language)
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
June 1-6, 2021
After an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner PRETTY WOMAN: THE
MUSICAL is coming to San Diego! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, PRETTY WOMAN: THE
MUSICAL is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway.
Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an
original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the
movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift
your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).
Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired
one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time. Pretty Woman the film (produced by Arnon Milchan, New
Regency Productions) was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990. Now, 30 years later, PRETTY
WOMAN: THE MUSICAL still “Dazzles!” (Deadline) and is “Big romance and big fun!” (Broadway.com). “Irresistible!
A romantic fantasy. A contemporary fairy tale,” says the Hollywood Reporter. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
delivers on all the iconic moments you remember. Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for
Are you ready to fall in love all over again?
Atlantic Records’ PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is produced by Bryan
Adams and Jim Vallance and is now available on all DSPs.
Rating: Recommended for ages 12+
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
June 22-27, 2021
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning masterwork. The
New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.
It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering
landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and
incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO
KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the
greatest plays in history” (NPR).
Rating: Recommended for ages 13+
Added Season Events
Disney’s THE LION KING
August 12-30, 2020
More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and
now you can, too, when San Diego’s best-loved musical returns to the San Diego Civic Theatre. Winner of six Tony
Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams
on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set
against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable
music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION
Rating: Recommended for ages 6+.
All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS
November 24-29, 2020
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill
it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the San Diego
Civic Theatre to see IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS. Performances begin November 24
th for this must-see
classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE
CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a
stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the
gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.
Rating: All Ages
March 2-7, 2021
By popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony
Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES returns to San Diego. Set against the backdrop of 19thcentury France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human
spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,”
and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its
glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new
production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, hailed as the “Les Miz for the 21st Century.”
Rating: Recommended for ages 10+
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We just made “Let’s get together” a whole lot easier! Gather 10+ of your friends, families, employees, schools or more for
most shows and your group will receive priority to purchase seats before the general public. You can ‘pay your way’ by
having us set up a deferred payment plan or a specialized private link for your party.
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Most Broadway San Diego performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with Saturday and Sunday matinees.
Post-performance chat-backs with members of the cast/company following the Wednesday evening performances of most
ASL Interpreted and OPEN CAPTIONED Performances: All Broadway San Diego season productions at the Civic
Theatre offer ASL interpretation and Open Caption Services for designated performances.
Friday Night Broadway Insider — Enjoy an informal pre-show discussion about the evening’s production. Broadway
Insider invites Patrons to an in-depth look and will take place before 2020-21 Friday night performances. The Insider is
FREE to all Friday ticket holders!
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Broadway San Diego’s Upcoming Productions
NEW 2020 -2021 Season Shows:
*Disney’s THE LION KING August 12-30, 2020
THE BAND’S VISIT Sept 8-13, 2020
1776 October 6-11, 2020
*IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS November 24-29, 2020
HADESTOWN January 19-24, 2021
* LES MISÉRABLES March 2-7, 2021
THE CHER SHOW March 16-21, 2021
TOOTSIE May 11-16, 2021
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL June 1-6, 2021
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD June 22-27, 2021
Remaining 2019-2020 Season Shows:
*MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Jan 25, 2020 | Balboa Theatre
*THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY February 18 – 19, 2020 | Balboa Theatre
*THE BACHELOR LIVE February 27, 2020
*THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE February 28 – March 1, 2020
Disney’s FROZEN March 26 – April 12, 2020
*THE OFFICE! A Musical Parody April 8-9, 2020 | Balboa Theatre
*RENT May 8-10, 2020
MEAN GIRLS June 9-14, 2020
COME FROM AWAY June 23-28, 2020
MY FAIR LADY July 7-12, 2020
* Extra Season Productions
All shows play at the Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street unless otherwise noted