San Diego Watercolor Society Presents: Irving Berlin's American Dream
ON DISPLAY DECEMBER 20 - JANUARY 7
Few songwriters endure in the American musical zeitgeist of the early twentieth century as well as Irving Berlin. Berlin’s catalog boasts over a thousand songs from the scores of Hollywood and Broadway musical classics such as White Christmas and Annie Get Your Gun, to favorites from the Great American Song Book. Irving Berlin’s life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his legacy inspired this exhibition of watermedia paintings.
San Diego Repertory Theatre is pleased to welcome artists from the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) as visiting exhibitors during our production of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Members of the SDWS found inspiration in Berlin’s musical repertoire as well as the time period in which he created some of his most prolific work. These exquisite paintings are visual representations of the music, and the man, that helped to define a genre of American music and influence generations to come.
The San Diego Watercolor Society is a recognized leader in expanding the appreciation of and involvement in watermedia painting with services and activities that benefit members and the public that include monthly juried member art exhibits, an extensive art library available to members, and a full program of workshops. For more information about the San Diego Watercolor Society and its programming, check out their website www.SDWS.org or visit them at Liberty Station.
BEACHTOWN LOBBY ACTIVITY
ON DISPLAY DECEMBER 20 - JANUARY 7
To get our patrons in the participatory spirit of Beachtown coming up in March 2018, you’ll find hands-on activities in our lower lobby during all of The REP’s productions throughout Season 42.
The citizens of Beachtown celebrate a variety of holidays that represent our diverse population. Please write your own New year’s wish on an ornament and then hang it on Beachtown’s Winter Holiday Tree!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Join REP Associate Artistic Director TODD SALOVEY for a frank conversation about how race and gender influence casting decisions and how the theatre industry is meeting the challenges of inclusivity and diversity on the American stage. Todd’s guests are: Vietgone director JESCA PRUDENCIO, REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL, actor MONIQUE GAFFNEY and Actor/Arts Educator and Program Manager for ArtistsUnited/ArtesUnidas CATALINA MAYNARD.
ART GALLERY OPENING: CERI LANGELL
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Local cartoon artist CERI LANGELL invites you to examine the influence between eastern and western styles of comic art in her exhibition of graphic design work, Tokyo Pie. Join us pre-show for a chance to meet the artist and explore the bombastic artistic styles of comics, manga and anime that Langell incorporates into her artwork.
This exhibition will be on view in the Lyceum Lower Gallery from JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 18, 2018.
ART GALLERY OPENING: NHUY REID
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 6PM BEFORE THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
Local Printmaking Artist NHUY REID creates limited edition prints using traditional printmaking techniques like block printing, copper plate etching and lithography. Come pre-show to view the exhibit and watch Reid give demonstrations of print making in the lobby and see firsthand how she makes her unique art. This exhibition will be on view in the Lyceum Upper Gallery from JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 18, 2018.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 AFTER THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
After the opening night performance, join the cast and VIP’s to celebrate at XXX. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and mingle with the artists, patrons and fans.
SAM'S SALON: WELCOME TO AMERICA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 AT 7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
San Diego is home to an amazingly diverse population of refugees from all over the world. Vietgone tells the story of one pair of refugees from Vietnam. REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE wants to hear the stories of other new immigrants from Asia and Africa who now call San Diego home. Sam’s guests are recent refugee immigrants from two continents who now call City Heights home, and members of the INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE of San Diego. Come discover their amazing true stories.
Sam’s Salon is Sponsored by SUZANNE AND LAWRENCE HESS
MEET THE ARTISTS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
After the show, join the cast of Vietgone for an open discussion of the work onstage. REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL is your host. Share your thoughts and responses to the evening’s entertainment.
AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR JESCA PRUDENCIO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Stick around after the show for an intimate conversation with Vietgone Director JESCA PRUDENCIO. Discover Jesca’s provocative thoughts on the groundbreaking impact of Vietgone on American theatre, and details of her year long theatre residency in Asia as a Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellow. REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL hosts.
LIVE HIP-HOP DANCE PERFORMANCE BY CULTURE SHOCK
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
CULTURE SHOCK DANCE CENTER is San Diego’s premier urban dance training facility. With classes like Jazz, Tap and, of course, Hip Hop, Culture Shock offers a variety of programs that strengthen the community by providing a platform for many dancers of varying ages and experiences. Check out the incredible hip hop dance skills of Culture Shock’s dancers in a mini – dance concert on our lobby stage before the show!
FREE BEER FRIDAY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Enjoy the performance of Vietgone then stick around for a beer from one of San Diego’s award-winning breweries.
Free Beer Fridays are Sponsored by SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT
AMIGOS DEL REP WELCOME THE HOUSE OF MEXICO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Before the show, join AMIGOS DEL REP, San Diego REP’s ensemble of local Latino artists, to honor our community partner the HOUSE OF MEXICO, one of the many International Cottages at Balboa Park. Enjoy some Latin-inspired hip hop from one of the House’s associated dance groups plus the opportunity to hear about the exciting cultural programming at the House of Mexico.
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