San Diego Theatre Press Room


2018 Theatre Season Brochure

The Welk Theatre is excited to announce the opening of
THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN on September 1, 2017

Directed and Choreographed by Ray Limon

It revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cellmates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed gay man serving eight years. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a spider woman who kills with a kiss. WINNER! 1993 Tony® Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

The show runs September 1 – October 22, 2017 with matinee performances on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (1pm showtime) and evening performances every Thursday and Saturday (8pm showtime). Prices are $51 per ticket. Add a pre-show meal on any day for just $21 more.

Please note that we are no longer serving a buffet. Guests will now receive one of three plated meal choices, including roast turkey, grilled salmon, and sliced beef. Sides, a soup or salad, and a choice of dessert are also included in the price.

“Risky or not, this musical will take you through a huge range of emotions from humorous to sad to fear to pity to hope to, you get the idea; it covers them all and it does so by presenting a talented cast that can handle this difficult musical.”

-TR Robertson The Vista Press

Please email for reservations. Do not call the box office.