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North Coast Current

Actors Richard Baird (left) and Brandon J. Pierce star in the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of “Ben Butler,” written by Richard Strand and directed by David Ellenstein. The Solana Beach theater has extended the show’s run through Nov. 21. (NCRT photo by Aaron Rumley)

Civil War play brings history and comedy to stage in Solana Beach

Roxana Becerril November 5, 2021
“If history was always taught this way in class, everyone would want to go,” award-winning actor Richard Baird said about “Ben Butler” by Richard Strand, the play now on stage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach through Nov. 21.
Encinitas-based Ovation Theatre presented an online production of the musical “All Shook Up” at the start of 2021. The show was filmed at grounds that featured historic buildings, a circular stage, and land that was converted into an outdoor roving theater. (Ovation Theatre photo)

Local theaters raise their curtains once again after yearlong intermission

Roxana Becerril September 24, 2021
A year and three vaccines after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal North County performing arts centers are finally staging a comeback.
Stage curtains. (Photo by Peter Ong, FreeImages)

OCEANSIDE: Youth performances return to Brooks theatre

June 30, 2021
OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside Theatre Company’s Youth Theatre Arts Summer Camp returns after a yearlong pandemic respite with “Broadway by the Beach” performances July 2 and 3 at the historic Sunshine Brooks Theatre.

Cool on the Coast: No gloom to be found in events for June and July

Layla Marino June 27, 2016
Get ready for lots of outdoor fun this summer with lots of fun for the family. Everyone knows the fair and the races in Del Mar, but other fun in the sun is in no short supply on North County’s coast. When you have to take a little break indoors, don’t forget the world-class music, theater and culture this incredible region has to offer. Happy summer, North Coasters; it’s about time.

Cool on the Coast: May you find arts, food, causes, information

Layla Marino May 19, 2016

This year, May is full of interesting culture, lectures and sports on the North Coast. Gearing up for summer, closing sports seasons and garden planning are all on the roster for residents of coastal North...

Cool on the Coast: April wraps up with street fair, music, relaxation

Layla Marino April 21, 2016
April is a very special month in San Diego County, especially on the North Coast. With the freshest local strawberries beginning to sprout and the Carlsbad flower fields in full bloom, there is nothing like spring on the coast. We must not forget, however, that there is also plenty of music and culture in our fair region as the weather warms up. Plays, music and, best of all, beer abound this month, so be sure to take a break from the beach and check out some of the North Coast’s world-class culture.
(L-R) Geoff Rocha as Tom Joad, Emily Scibetta as Rose of Sharon, Carol Naegele as Ma, and Timothy Cabal as Jim Casy.

MiraCosta College Theatre Presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

OsideNews April 20, 2016

Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents the stirring drama, “The Grapes of Wrath,” based on the novel by John Steinbeck. The play opens April 29 at the MiraCosta College Theatre,...

Cool on the Coast: Music, arts, nature spring to life in March

Layla Marino March 15, 2016
Though North County’s coast was expecting a much harsher winter, we’ve had sun, fun and sand throughout February. In March, indoor events rule the entertainment landscape. With lots of theater, lectures and music, the coast is staying cool even if the weather stays hot. Check out just a few of the activities available to “coasters” this month.

Cool on the Coast: Set your heart on arts, food and community in February

Layla Marino February 11, 2016

February is a time for lovers, and also a time for fun in coastal North County. With the weather being a bit moody, it’s nice to know that we have lots of options for both cold and warm weather in this...

Cool on the Coast: Plenty of events to fall for in September

Layla Marino September 17, 2015

Fall is on its way on the North Coast, and with it comes lots of concerts and plays. World-class theater, a new venue spotlight and, of course, the world-class concerts at the Belly Up are on deck in September....

Cool on the Coast: It’s a festive February with Valentine’s, Marvel, beer, Chinese New Year

Layla Marino February 5, 2015

February marks the beginning of the end of winter, and though the weather is mild on the coast, surfers, sunbathers and especially lovers start to feel the thaw, if mild, in February and come back out...

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