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“On The 20th Century - A Great Play For The 21st Century”

Cygnet Theater Company
Ranked #159 of 453 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Old Town, Cygnet Theatre is one of San Diego's leading theatre companies and is known for producing adventurous, entertaining and thought-provoking live professional theatre year round.
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our party of 5 greatly enjoyed "On The 20th Century". This fast paced, funny and entertaining musical was a pleasure to see - and hear. A talented cast, surrounded with professional scenery, staging and choreography, provided a wonderful "Off Broadway" experience. The theater is very small, an intimate performance venue. We enjoyed both the performance and the venue. One tip, if you're planning on eating in Old Town before the performance, it can get very busy so get there early!

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

In San Diego for a few nights post cruise so decided to book a seat at the local playhouse in Old Town
What an unexpectedly wonderful experience the evening turned out to be. The play "Bad Jews" was presenting....as wonderfully acted as anything I have seen on Broadway or in the West End. An hour and a half of pure acting, marvellous acting, bringing the story of three young Jewish cousins, plus one girlfriend, to life as they coveted and argued over their late grandfathers estate, or rather, one piece of it!! (Don't want to give away too much detail!) The acting was superb, the writing moving and at the same time hilarious in parts...the theatre obviously custom built, was comfortable, intimate and the seating properly tiered. If you have a spare evening, treat yourself...Oh and the fact that pre-theatre drinks can be enjoyed in "the front garden" is just another charming element of this quaint but totally professional little playhouse. A truly enjoyable evening...Well Done All at: Cygnet Theatre Old Town.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went to see "Seven Guitars" at Cygnet which was really well done by fine actors. Small venue with comfortable seats close to the stage. Friday night was beer tasting night out front for the early arrivals, and an actor question and answer session was held after the production. Limited parking, but patrons are allowed to park close by at the Hacienda Hotel parking garage after the parking lot fills.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Wonderful intimate theater in fun setting. Production choices and performance are very uneven - some shows are very good, some are a waste of time. We are subscribers for many years, and just as we decide to cancel, they come up with an amazing production!
We hated Rocky Horror Show but loved "The Stupid F------- Bird". Check the reviews!

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

In less than a month I went to see the current production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," twice.

The first time was to check out the show as well as nostalgic. Very far back to my twenties, periodically, only on Saturday nights at Midnight, we would line up to watch the show inside as well as the one going on outside.

The actor who played Dr. Frank-N.-Furter was once again, simply brilliant. He's literally a one man show.

This is a very fun production. My daughter, who rather mysteriously is now in her forties, loved it. And, to top it off, she had never seen the movie!

I'm going to stick my neck out and say that after the La Jolla Playhouse complex and although people make a big deal out of The Globe Theater, in San Diego proper, I believe The Cygnet is the best at more than half the price and there isn't a bad seat. Once in a while I have been less than bowled over, but you can't be perfect, nor can you please everyone all of the time.

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