July 30, 1999

Calendar of Events.....

by Berenice Cisneros



The Moonlight Amphitheatre is proud to present "Carousel," regarded as one of the great musical plays of American theatrical history, taking the stage on July 28 through August 8. The history of "Carousel" starts in 1944, and is a bitter-sweet drama about the life and death of a Billy Bigelow, a shiftless carnival barker in a Maine coastal town, who is drawn into marriage with a wistful mill worker, Julie Jordan, who loves him devotedly in spite of his mistreatment of her. In attempting to make up for his earthly failures, Bigelow is permitted by heaven to return for a single day to right his past wrongs.

Performance times for "Carousel" are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8:00 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Ticket prices range from $12 to $26 for adults, and they may be purchased by calling (760) 724-2110.


"Pretty Fire"

Michael Greif, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director, has set the entire six-play 1999 subscription season of the theater. Charlayne Woodard, who mesmerized Broadway audiences in the original Ain't Misbehavin' and Playhouse audiences in The Good Person of Setzuan, returns to the Playhouse in "Pretty Fire (July 23 - August 29), her celebration of her African-American family.

"Pretty Fire" is exhilarating, unflaggingly entertaining. One of the most positive pictures of the African-American experience on a stage. For information on tickets, call 550-1010.

Writer/performer Charlayne Woodard in a scene from her play "Pretty Fire."


"The Nerd"

Lamb's Players Theatre presents Larry Shue's uproarious comedy, "The Nerd" July 31 through August 29 at the Lyceum Theatre in downtown's Horton Plaza. Lamb's Players brings back most of their original cast for this hilarious reprise of one of San Diego's most popular comedies. It takes us to the living room of Willum Cubbert in peaceful Terre Haute, Indiana. But his quiet little life is about to burst into hilarious chaos with the arrival of Rick Steadman. All performances will be at the Lyceum Theatre, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 - $34 with discounts available. For more information, call he lamb's Players Theatre Box Office at 437-0600.


"The Batting Cage"

The North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents the West Coast premiere of The Batting Cage, running July 31 through September 5, 1999. This sparkling, funny plays tells the story of two living sisters and the remains of a third who are hold up in a Holiday Inn for an unforgettable weekend. The relationship between the estranged sisters is revealed as they, in a last ditch effort to connect with the human race, learn to value and respect and ultimately rediscover their love for each other. Staged by San Diego critically-acclaimed director, Darla Cash. NCRT is located just East of I-5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive in the Southeast corner of Lomas Santa Fe Plaza in Solana Beach. For tickets or other information, call (858) 481-1055.


Air Show

The MCAS Miramar Air Show is the world's biggest military air show. With featured performances by the Navy Blue Angels, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and many of the best military and civilian pilots on the planet, Miramar will host what may be the best military air show in the world this year.

The Miramar Air Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1, with a Twilight Show July 31, after the daytime show. Daytime show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Twilight Show is scheduled for 6 - 10 p.m. Admission, parking and blanket seating are free. Preferred seating is available in the following areas: Grandstands, Box Seats, the Observation Deck, the Flightdeck Chalet and the Semper Fi Chalet, offering an excellent and economical view of the show. Admission to preferred seating is sold in advance for $6 adult, $3 child (3-11 years old). For additional information, please call
(858) 577-1000.


Auto Heritage Day

Car shows and air shows draw those who appreciate beauty and power that melds with driver in a way no other mechanical devise can. National City's Automobile Heritage Day will take place Sunday, August 1, at Kimball Park in National City. The day begins with a parade of Vintage Vehicles that moves out at 8:30 a.m. from 20th and Cleveland and winds through National City's Mile of Cars and past National City Victorian homes ending up at Kimball Park. The FREE show opens at 10 a.m. There will be cars from the beginning of auto time to early 1970's, including trucks and motorcycles. In addition, each of the new car dealers from National City's Mile of Cars will show one of their new 2000 year models. There will be activities going on all day with something special for everyone.


African Dance Seminar

Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication presents a free African Dance Seminar, August 2, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in room 1006 at the main campus. Guest artists include Ify Anyanwu, SWC African dance instructor; Moussa Traove, master drummer from Mali; and Fakabana Betofe and Gaston Kimpiti from Zaire Culture featuring dance performances from Mali, Nigeria, and Zaire. For more information contact the Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication at 482-6372 or Ify Anyanwu at 583-9968.

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