You have found yourself at Different Stages in San Diego County. As the name implies we perform at different venues in San Diego County; Our first home was The Ocean Beach Playhouse in 2012 and for the last three years at The Hall in the historical Swedenborgian Church. The Swedenborg Church closed in February 2016. and is now a Buddist Temple. We have also staged productions at The Horton Grand, The AVO Playhouse, La Jolla Commons Theatre, The Sunshine Brooks, OB Playhouse our January production at the Point Loma Playhouse and Oceanside Retirement Community.
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Different Stages' first production "Star On the Door" opened at The Sunshine Brooks Theatre in Oceanside in October 2010. In July of 2011 the new theatrical group opened their first production of "The Dixie Swim Club" at The AVO Playhouse in Vista. The following year the group opened "Somewhere In Between" which was the inaugural production of the newly formed Ocean Beach Playhouse. Another production of The enormously popular "The Dixie Swim Club" opened in the fall followed by Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom (moved from Swedenborg Church Hall) and Last train To Nibroc at that location.
In October of 2012 the group found a home at The Swedenborg Church Hall where productions of "The Physic", "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom", The Reindeer Monologues, Burn This, yet another production of "The Dixie Swim Club" (blame the audiences for this!), The Sea Horse, Wrinkles (the groups first musical by local writer Greg Evans), The Brothers Lipschitz (by local writer Paul Halem), MOMologues, Lone Star & Laundry and Bourbon Santaland Diaries/Season Greetings and the San Diego premiere of "Race" by David Mamet. We present not only thought provoking theatre but also off the wall, edgy and over the top that brings much laughter and discussion!
Different Stages also enlists the talent of local directors which have included: George Bailey, Mark Robertson, Kristen Fogle and James P. Darvas. The company tries to pay a stipend to the actors and crew when possible. Jerry Pilato who heads up the group is also a regional subscriptions supervisor for the Nederlander West Coast division for touring musicals which includes Broadway San Diego, Hollywood Pantages, Broadway In Tucson OKCBroadway and Broadway San Jose.
Jerry Pilato/Different Stages
CLOSED>>>We are happy to announce the return of the hilarious The Dixie Swim Club By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten.
The Lamplighters will produce this comedy opening July 8, 2016 directed by Jerry Pilato at The Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa....a Lamplighters Theatre production.....(619) 303-5092
CLOSED,,,Be sure to see Stage Fright directed by Jerry Pilato at The Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa....a Lamplighters Theatre production.....(619) 303-5092
TICKETS NOW ON SALE....Our next production:
Last Train To Nibroc by Arlene Hutton. Closed.
August 19-20. Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 3pm and 7:30pm. Please note:
La Jolla Commons Theatre (see directions page)
Produced through arrangement with Dramatist Play Service
After a four year hiatus they are back for the 2017 Christmas season...it's our X-Mas show that will keep you laughing and thinking at the same time...what does it all mean...Santa a pervert NEVER!!! These reindeer have a story to tell so gather around for a jingle jangle hell of a time...start the holidays..OK Christmas Holidays off to a raunchous start.....this also includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and whatever atheist celebrate...Winter Solstice maybe... Coming to the OB Playhouse in fabulous Ocean Beach! A Different Stages and The OB Playhouse production. Presented with permission from Samuel French, Inc. November 25 -December 17. Ticket info coming soon......
Christmas season 2016 it was James Darvas as the Elf in our huge hit Santaland Diaries....this year....
Point Loma Playhouse presents a Different Stages production of the Robert Schenkkan timely drama Building The Wall opening mid January for 6 performances. More info to follow. Presented through special arrangement with The Dramatist Play Service. Directed by Jerry Pilato.
The newest play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration and is an urgent call to action. In the very near future, the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. As a writer interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.