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 at the historical Swedenborgian Church. It is with sadness that the Swedenborg will be closing its doors in February 2016. We have also staged productions at The Horton Grand, The AVO Playhouse, La Jolla Commons Theatre, The Sunshine Brooks and Oceanside Retirement Community.
Different Stages info:
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 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 should bring 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
Different Stages and the OB Playhouse is happy to announce that James P. Darvas has been cast as Crumpet the elf in SANTALAND DIARIES a Christmas offering for adults. This hilarious work by American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor David Sedaris will be presented at the OB Playhouse opening Nov. 26 and playing through December 17. And on the same bill we are also happy to announce that Dana Hooley will play the stroyteller Mrs. Dunbar in SEASON"S GREETINGS.
OB Playhouse & Theatre Company
4944 Newport Ave, San Diego, California 92107
(Produced through Dramatist Play Service).
LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME..FOR 17 +
Upcoming to the OB Playhouse Jan 2017
American Hero by Beth Wohl.
Directed by Kristen Fogle
Produced through apprangement with
the Dramatist Play Service
At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up-and-coming “sandwich artists”—a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized refugee from corporate banking—are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. AMERICAN HERO is a supersized dark comedy about life, liberty, and the pursuit of sandwiches.
Get a baby sitter for the kids.... For 17+