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“Interesting plays”
Review of La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse
Ranked #18 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Theater on the UC San Diego campus.
intl
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Interesting plays”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Small playhouse, so all seats are good. Check for last-minute cheap tickets. Performances can be sometimes surprising, but generally interesting with good new actors.

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Top notch productions, well worth a visit.”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We always enjoy a visit to the La Jolla Playhouse if they are in production when we visit. The theatre is well laid out and doesn't seem to have bad seats. The shows are always first rate and many go on to Broadway. If you can catch a show here, do it.

Visited December 2012
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Yellowknife, Canada
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“Great Theatre!!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We went to see 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' on a whim. This is a great theatre! Very intimate, comfortable and casual. We had our nine and six year old ( both who go to the theatre often and understand the importance of quiet) with us, and we felt welcome as a family. It was a great show, and a great time!

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great shows that often go on to be Broadway hits!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are visiting La Jolla (or San Diego) make sure to check out the schedule as LJP has wonderful shows in an intimate setting - no bad house in the place!

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Staple Entertainment for us”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Always impressed with this venue. The acoustics are wonderful, all seating is preferential, location is magnificent for a date night. Wolfgang Puck has a restaurant there called JAI. Make reservations if you want to eat and see the show as can get very crowded. Parking requires purchasing a ticket for your spot at a kiosk. Some walking required if you are disabled be prepared. The stage usage has been impressive, and lighting as well. Sometimes they take an iconic show and modernize it with a twist. This can disappoint some but we enjoy the clever adaptation and inventiveness to bring shows "hip". "Little Miss Sunshine" was cleverly adapted to stage in a way that was thoroughly entertaining, as was "Jesus Christ Superstar". If you are from out of town, you may want to eat down in the village of La Jolla, say at George's on the Cove, another icon of La Jolla/San Diego and then see the show. Have seen many celebrities performing at this venue. Never been disappointed.

Visited August 2012
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