Twelfth Night

Showing: July 28 - August 21, 2022
Where: Lyceum Stage

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Choreography by Javier Velasco
In association with San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

A musical so upbeat, you’ll be floating 

This enchanting and joy-filled musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy was named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post.  

Twelfth Night is ripe material for laughs. When Viola is shipwrecked on the unfamiliar shores of Illyria, she assumes the role of her lost twin brother, setting in motion a hilariously complicated tangle of love and longing. Mischief and hijinks ensue. Love, in its many disguises, blooms in every corner. Viola discovers her true love and her true self. 

The infectious musical score from critically-acclaimed musician Shaina Taub is radically inclusive – ranging from New Orleans jazz to Motown soul to Broadway show tunes to 80’s pop. Each jubilant song performed by the vibrant cast of 26 adds to the glorious wave of romantic comedy, mistaken identity and self-discovery.  

For his final production as San Diego REP Artistic Director, Sam Woodhouse is going out on a high. This refreshing musical is a perfect vehicle for his distinctive style. Alongside the stellar cast, this one of a kind show features extraordinary young singers, dancers and musicians from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. 

Join us for this delightful summer getaway. Twelfth Night will wrap you up in a warm glow, and you'll be humming the tunes all the way home.

If music be the food of love, play on. Play on!
 

Reviews

Taub is one of the most exciting composer-lyricists in the American theater” The New York Times
Taub is “a musical magpie… has a genius for storytelling that's smart and political but also playful and funny.” The New York Times
“A joyous dazzlingly colorful musical.” Time Out
“Glorious tomfoolery” San Francisco Chronicle
“An infectious good time.” Variety
“Vibrant, contemporary and very funny” Deadline
“A tidal wave of enthusiasm… Let it wash over you.” Entertainment Weekly
“Freewheeling version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy proves a consistent delight.” Hollywood Reporter

 

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Listen: Get a taste of the infectious soundtrack on Spotify or iTunes


 
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Thanks to our sponsors

The Conrad Prebys Foundation           Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore           Andrew W. Mellon Foundation           City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture           Joan & Irwin Jacobs           Harvey Neiman           The Conrad Prebys Foundation           Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore           Andrew W. Mellon Foundation           City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture           Joan & Irwin Jacobs           Harvey Neiman           The Conrad Prebys Foundation           Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore           Andrew W. Mellon Foundation           City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture           Joan & Irwin Jacobs           Harvey Neiman           The Conrad Prebys Foundation           Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore           Andrew W. Mellon Foundation           City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture           Joan & Irwin Jacobs           Harvey Neiman           The Conrad Prebys Foundation           Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore           Andrew W. Mellon Foundation           City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture           Joan & Irwin Jacobs           Harvey Neiman