Arts and Entertainment

CCAE acquires The Barn Stage Co. to produce theatrical productions locally


On the heels of the closing of the 25th Anniversary season, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) this week announced the acquisition of The Barn Stage company, a professional theatre company  in Temecula, that produces musical theater and plays. Jordan Beck, executive director and J. Scott Lapp, artistic director for The Barn Stage Company, will oversee the […]

“Go Live” with ‘Whose Live Anyway?’ March 12

Emmy-nominated TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” is going on an improv tour and bringing, “Whose Live Anyway?” to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. “Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and songs all based on audience suggestions.  Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg […]

Pink Martini returns to Escondido March 11

The Musical group, Pink Martini returns for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Drawing inspiration from a fabulous lineup of music, Pink Martini crosses genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.  Pink Martini’s multilingual repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and […]

Patio to present two one-acts drawn from folktales

The Patio Playhouse Community Theater is presenting two original one-act plays based on folklore. Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “The Vain Princess” on an African folktale, about a princess whose vanity and selfish pride cause great distress, not only to herself, but to the people in her kingdom. A young beggar comes along and claims he can fix all that […]

Saxophone quartet to perform March 1

City of Angels Saxophone Quartet will perform 2 pm  Sunday, March 1 in the Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.   Now 25 years strong, this quartet is a Southern California legacy and performs audience-friendly and innovative programs along with the rich history of the saxophone.  They are one of the best ensembles around.  Tickets:  www.artcenter.org […]

Black Violin: Impossible Tour returns to Escondido March 6

Classically trained string players, Black Violin return for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  Led by Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), the band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and […]

Westminster Chorus to sing at the Center Saturday

Escondido Choral Arts is sponsoring the Westminster Chorus, a Barbershop Chorus singing in an a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music style, with close chordal harmonies, this Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Center.  Barbershop is an American art form born in the late 19th Century in the US that is closely connected to jazz, blues, and other Afro-American genres of music. […]

Award-winning violinist Eunice Kim to play Feb. 16

Astral Award-winning violist, Eunice Kim will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m. in the Center Theater.  A young artist with a unique voice, violinist Eunice Kim has been proclaimed “just superb” by The New York Times and “a born performer” by Epoch Times. A native of […]

Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “Fun Home”

Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “Fun Home,” the critically-acclaimed musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel- “Fun Home,” memoir by Alison Bechdel. The New York Times called it “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical,” and its many accolades include the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, the historic first Tony Award for an all-female writing […]

“An Intimate Evening with David Foster” January 27 at the Center

 Studio musician, arranger, and recording artist, David Foster will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Monday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  An Intimate Evening with David Foster, Hitman Tour Featuring Katharine McPhee will showcase a new concert from 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and Producer David Foster.   Foster […]


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