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Press Release

 

THE OLD GLOBE CELEBRATES SAN DIEGO COUNTY’S
HISPANIC COMMUNITY WITH ¡VIVA EL TEATRO! ON MARCH 23


Special event includes performance of the Globe's
World Premiere musical A Room with a View

SAN DIEGO (March 9, 2012)—The Old Globe will celebrate the region’s vibrant Hispanic community with ¡Viva el Teatro!, a special event that will take place on Friday, March 23.  ¡Viva el Teatro! will begin at 5:30 p.m. with backstage tours and a catered reception featuring hors d’oeuvres from Premier Catering Provider Northgate González Market and wines from Baja California wineries Madera 5, Bodegas San Rafael, Vino Santa Úrsula and Monte Xanic Vineyard and Winery.  Guests will also enjoy the live music of flamenco guitarist Anthony García, provided by Imagination Entertainment, among décor enhanced by APR Fine Linen Rentals.  Following the reception will be an 8:00 p.m. performance of the World Premiere musical A Room with a View.  Serving on the ¡Viva el Teatro! committee are businesswoman Marie Cunning, businesswoman Jill Gálvez, Globe Board Member Victor Gálvez, Globe Board Member Viviana Ibañez, businesswoman and Globe Guilder volunteer Esther Rodríguez and former Globe Board Member Phyllis Schwartz.  Tickets are $100 each and include both the reception and performance.  To purchase tickets to ¡Viva el Teatro!, call (619) 231-1941 x2317 or email Events@TheOldGlobe.org.

A Room with a View blends a gorgeous score with the timeless story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film.  Amid the golden sunlight and violet-covered hills of Tuscany, sheltered English girl Lucy Honeychurch meets freethinking George Emerson and for the first time glimpses a world of longing and passion she had never imagined.  Upon her return to her corseted Edwardian life, Lucy must decide whether to yield to convention or give up everything she has ever known.

A Room with a View runs March 2 – April 8, 2012 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.  Based on the novel by E.M. Forster, the new musical features a book by Marc Acito, music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock and additional lyrics by Acito.  Scott Schwartz (Lost in Yonkers, Brighton Beach Memoirs) directs with music direction by Boko Suzuki.  Tickets to A Room with a View can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park.  For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

CALENDARA Room with a View (3/2-4/15), Anna Christie (3/10-4/15), The Scottsboro Boys (4/29-6/10), Nobody Loves You (5/9-6/17), Richard III (6/3-9/29), As You Like It (6/10-9/30), Inherit the Wind (6/17-9/25).

PHOTO EDITORS:  Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years.  The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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