By Gina Yarbrough
San Diego, CA–Cygnet Theatre has announced that their last shows for the 2023/2024 season will take place in Old Town. In 2025, the organization will relocate to the Arts District at Liberty Station.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the theatre will launch its final season exclusively with musicals, capturing its past, present, and future in a festive manner.
The season will begin with the 9th annual production of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Artistic Director Sean Murray returns to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
The New Year kicks off with the one-act musical by Lanie Robertson, featuring Cygnet Theatre Resident Artist Karole Foreman in her award-winning portrayal of Billie Holiday. In the spring, audiences will get to see the previously-postponed thrilling immersive pop-opera “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” with book, lyrics, and music by Dave Malloy. That is followed by Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical search into the soul of an artist with “tick, tick…BOOM!”
In the fall of 2024, Cygnet brings back an all-time audience favorite with the sexy, silly sci-fi classic Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show.” And while Murray will not be stepping into fishnets to reprise the role of Franknfurter, he will once again direct the iconic musical.
“As we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Cygnet’s first season back in 2003, we decided to take that spirit of celebration in mind and assemble a selection of shows that feels very Cygnet: something new, something different, and a revival of one of our most requested plays,” said Murray. “In addition to our signature holiday tradition, “A Christmas Carol,” we’re offering four vastly different musicals. It will be a celebration, indeed!”
Subscription packages are now on sale and begin at $120.
For more information contact the box office at (619) 337-1525 or visit www.cygnettheatre.com.