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Season Variety Nights

Variety Nights


Watch out for our Variety Night shows at special ticket prices. North Coast Rep’s Variety Night theatre is always a blast, offering a mix of shows from comedy nights to special one-night-only productions.


August 8-9, 2016 @ 7:30pm

A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD, based on EDITH HEAD’S HOLLYWOOD by Edith Head & Paddy Calistro, is a feast of delicious behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood’s greatest stars that provide an intimate portrait of Hollywood’s legendary costume designer.

Approximate running time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron

August 10 + 12, 2016 @ 8:00pm

August 13, 2016 @ 2:00pm

Robert Dubac’s THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? is an international comedic phenomenon. Described by The New York Times as “Hilarious... a one man tour de force!” it is hands down one of the funniest solo shows you will ever see.

Men and women from eighteen to eighty laugh non-stop as Robert Dubac embarks on a quest to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, he seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap - all while drinking a beer.

Hailed by critics and audiences alike: “THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? is a rare thing; a clever combination of theater and stand-up comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny, provocative and insightful all at once. There are two types of people who should rush and see it - men and women!” - The Providence Journal

Book of Moron

August 11 + 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm

August 14, 2016 @ 2:00pm

Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway solo hit, THE BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. (And “idiocracy” isn’t even a word. How dumb is that?)

The New York Times raves, “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, there’s laughter for all!”

If you are yearning for some satire that cuts with a clever intelligent edge; if you are tired of adolescent comedies generated by the mediocrity of television; then buckle them up for a hilarious joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy.

It’s comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?

Suburban Showgirl

August 15-17, 2016 @ 7:30pm

A hilarious and heartwarming story about life and how to dance it.

This dramatic musical comedy takes you into the heart and soul of a modern day dancer/wife/mother. While locked in the bathroom 5 minutes before curtain, former Rockette-turned- Magician's Assistant Wendy Walker looks into her past to understand how her perfectly choreographed life has spun wildly out of control.

Writer-Performer Palmer Davis brilliantly plays over 20 characters whose struggles and triumphs will make you laugh and cry. “Exquisite top to bottom…. Suburban Showgirl has it all!” … Hollywood Times

John Denver Tribute

September 26-27, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Starring Jim Curry

Jim Curry will be joined by his wife, Anne Curry (vocals, guitar and mandolin) Diane Ireland (flutes) and Chris wills (vocals, Keyboard).

The music of the late John Denver (“Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song”) is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.

Prayer Dudz presents:

Tuesday Night Comics

October 25th, 2016; January 17, April 18, and July 18, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence San Diego Critic's Circle 2012 Outstanding Actor Of The Year

Tuesday Night Comics is arguably the funniest night of comedy in San Diego. MCL taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. The show is comprised of talent from all over the country with late night television credits as well as credits from Comedy Central, HBO, SHOWTIME, ETC....


6:30PM Happy Hour $4.00 beers & FREE Appetizers.

Impro Theatre's:

Film Noir Unscripted

November 7, 2016 @ 7:30pm

The dark and seedy underbelly of Southern California in the 1940’s and 50’s is the setting for L.A. Noir UnScripted. Join Impro Theatre for a night of shadowy tales featuring villains, dangerous dames and a trench-coated detective, all performed without a clue – except for your suggestions. Inspired by such authors as James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett and La Jolla’s own Raymond Chandler, Impro Theatre cuts to the funny bone in this hard-boiled, completely improvised evening of seduction and murder. 90 minutes with a 10 minute interval. Usually a 45 minute first half and a 35 minute second half.

"GO…HILARIOUS…You will see them at their comic best." – LA Weekly

"FEDORAS AND FISHNETS…These angels with dirty faces play well with pulp." – LA Times

Richard Lederer Presents

Lederer on Language: Two Plays on Words

November 14, 2016 @ 7:30pm

LIVING WILL: THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: 2016 marks the 400th year since William Shakespeare's death, but Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will demonstrate through excerpts from the Bard's plays and sonnets that Shakespeare is alive and well and living robustly in San Diego.

ZOOTOPIA: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: 2016 marks the centennial of our San Diego Zoo, voted the best in the US of A. In celebration of this milestone, Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will offer a brief history of our zoo and a caravan of animals that run and swim and jump and fly and crawl through our beastly English language.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

December 16 & 17 @ 10pm

by Jeff Goode

A Dark Comedy - CAUTIONS: Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the script for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and - believe us - they do not hold back!

"Wickedly Topical- The New York Times
"Excellent thought provoking."" - Dramalogue Magazine
"Arrestingly funny." - Village Voice
"Brilliant." - Los Angeles Weekly
"Delightful." - Chicago Sun-Times
"Inspired." - Time Out New York

Impro Theatre's:

Dickens Unscripted

December 19, 2016 @ 7:30pm

A holiday comedy inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. This is a Winter Holiday show built on vivid narration and rich characters inspired by the books of Charles Dickens all of it improvised. Comic portraits, cruel melodrama and humane charity of heartbreaking tenderness explode onto the teeming streets of Victorian London. A fun and festive evening of comedy. 90 minutes with a 10 minute interval. Usually a 45 minute first half and a 35 minute second half.

Impro Theatre's:

Dorothy Parker Unscripted

March 13, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Go back in time to the Roaring 20's and join Impro Theatre's Main Company for an evening of completely improvised short stories inspired by the legendary wit of Dorothy Parker! Ms. Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. We'll see you at the speakeasy...


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