Friday, April 27, 2012

The Old Globe Announces 2012-13 Season

The Old Globe’s 2012-13 Season features the world premieres of two new musicals: Allegiance – A New American Musical by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, along with a complete season of exciting shows. Here’s a look at look at the schedule: 
Sept 7 - Oct 21, 2012
Allegiance – A New American Musical 
Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo, Book by Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione

An epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese-American internment of World War II. Directed by Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz), the World Premiere musical stars Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) and Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent). With its moving score, Allegiance takes audiences on a journey through a watershed event in U.S. history as seen through the eyes of one American family.

Sept 29 - Oct 28, 2012
Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Paul Mullins

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical) explores the accessibility of the American Dream in his hit Broadway play. Set in South Boston, when Margie Walsh loses her job at the local dollar store and reaches out to an old flame she discovers that not everyone wants to remember their humble beginnings.

Nov 17 - Dec 29, 2012
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason, Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by James Vasquez

Everyone’s favorite green meanie will return for his 15th consecutive year in this heartwarming musical based on the classic book and animated film.

Jan 12 - Feb 17, 2013
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Nicholas Martin

The Old Globe will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Pygmalion with a lavish production directed by Nicholas Martin whose Broadway credits include Present Laughter with Victor Garber and Butley with Nathan Lane.

Jan 26 - Feb 24, 2013
The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tea Alagić

Infused with music and the rhythms of the South, The Brothers Size blends West African mythology with a modern-day story of two brothers reuniting on the Louisiana bayou.

March 8 - April 14, 2013
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak
Directed by Darko Tresnjak

Former Co-Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to direct this world premiere musical of merriment and murder. When Monty Navarro finds out he is eighth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other seven heirs standing in his way – all played by one agile actor!  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a witty music hall comedy that explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top. A co-production with Hartford Stage.

March 23 - April 21, 2013
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
adapted by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt
Directed by Kirsten Brandt

The Globe has commissioned a new adaptation of Ibsen’s landmark of world drama expressly for its popular Classics Up Close series, which features dramatic masterworks performed in the Globe’s intimate theatre-in-the-round.

April 27 - June 2, 2013
Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Richard Seer

Jon Robin Baitz’s play about long-buried secrets threatens to put a once picture-perfect Palm Springs clan back on the tabloid pages. Currently a Broadway sensation, Other Desert Cities was recently named a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist. It takes a viciously comedic look at the truth behind the wounds of a very public fall from grace.

May 11 - June 9, 2013
Be a Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter

When her husband’s business trip ends in tragedy, a young wife must reevaluate her life with the help of her mother-in-law – who just happens to be a professional widow.

Nov 10 - 18, 2012
Measure for Measure

The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program will present Shakespeare’s wickedly comic play directed by Ray Chambers. The nationally-renowned professional actor training program is an intensive two-year course of graduate study in classical theater.

Tickets to the Globe’s 2012-13 Season are currently available by subscription only and may be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office. The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.

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