Theatre

PLAID TIDINGS
NOV. 25 - DEC. 31, 2016

The legendary Plaids come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages. This brand-new show offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas special.

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At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven-second version of The Ed Sullivan Show—this time featuring The Rockettes, The Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir and A Plaid Caribbean Christmas, which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift audiences’ spirits and fill them with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music sung in perfect harmony.

Original FOREVER PLAID vocal and musical arrangement by JAMES RAITT, BRAD ELLIS, RAYMOND BERG & DAVID SNYDER

Musical Continuity and Supervision by DAVID SNYDER

Book by STUART ROSS

 



WELK ILLUSIONS
NOV. 2. 9, & 16, 2016 / JULY & AUGUST, 2017

Be astounded and amazed like never before in the 2016 all-new Welk Illusions, starring award-winning illusionist Anthony Hernandez from Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle! It’s a magical night of interaction, illusions and fun for the whole family!

(PLEASE NOTE: Our Canyon Grille Dinner Package is not available for this performance)



My Fair Lady
JANUARY 6– APRIL 2, 2017

This show is the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on GEORGE BERNARD SHAW’S play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is gloriously triumphant.

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The tale of a Cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. SONGS INCLUDE “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Book and lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Music by FREDERICK LOEWE

Music by FREDERICK LOEWE



THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
APRIL 7–30, 2017

The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas in the late 1930s. The exposition reveals that the famously outlandish New York City radio wit Sheridan Whiteside ('Sherry' to his friends) is invited to dine at the house of the well-to-do factory owner Ernest W. Stanley and his family.

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But before Whiteside can enter the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the Stanleys’ front door and injures his hip. Confined to the Stanleys’ home, Whiteside is looked after by several professionals: Dr. Bradley, the absent-minded town Physician, Miss Preen, his frantic nurse, and Maggie Cutler, his faithful secretary.

By MOSS HART AND GEORGE S. KAUFMAN

Presented by Premier Productions (not a Welk production)



THE MUSIC MAN
MAY 5– JULY 23, 2017

By far, one of the most beloved musicals of all time! The MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

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Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. SONGS INCLUDE “76 Trombones,” “Trouble,” “Til There Was You” and “Shipoopi!”

Book, music, and lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON

Story by MEREDITH WILLSON AND FRANKLIN LACEY



DROWSY CHAPERONE
AUGUST 4–27, 2017

A musical that pays homage to the silly, predictable gems of the golden age of musical theatre.

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The man in the chair leads the audience through the backstage and on-stage silliness of a little show he loves called “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Book by BOB MARTIN & DON MCKELLAR

Music and Lyrics LISA LAMBERT & GREG MORRISON

Presented by Premier Productions (not a Welk production)



THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
SEPTEMBER 1– OCTOBER 22, 2017

For our contemporary show of 2017 we have chosen the brilliant musical team of Kander and Ebb with KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.

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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.

By FRED EBB, JOHN KANDER, TERRENCE MCNALLY, MANUEL PUIG

Not suitable for ages 17 and under. Rated PG-17



A CHRISTMAS CAROL
NOVEMBER 17– DECEMBER 31, 2017

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story.

Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of “A Christmas Carol.”

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With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. A family classic!

Music by ALAN MENKEN

Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent



NEXT TO REAL NEIL: The Neil Diamond Experience
JANUARY–JUNE & SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER, 2017

Tribute band back by popular demand.

Travel through time with the Tribute Artist/Impressionist Jason Lohrke as Neil Diamond in the early years.

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Join in the story teller’s years as you walk in his shoes and get an ‘Up Close’ and ‘Personal Experience’ of Neil Diamond’s life, history & music like you have never heard before. The era of the mixed media performance is focused on the mid 1960’s, 1970’s, and to the epic songs from the acclaimed movie & soundtrack, “The Jazz Singer” in 1980.

(PLEASE NOTE:  Our Canyon Grille Dinner Package is not available for this performance)



Schedule of Shows

In the Mood for Live Entertainment?
Join us at Welk Resorts San Diego, where the Welk Theatre brings you the best of live entertainment, featuring top-notch actors, musicians and performers in Broadway-style musicals such as Forever Plaid and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, as well as musical performances, comedy shows and illusionists. An evening at Welk Theatre San Diego includes a dinner buffet option and a museum with memorabilia highlighting the life and career of legendary bandleader Lawrence Welk.

Please call 888.802.7469 for individual or season tickets
For groups call 760.749.8501

2016 Box Office Hours
Sun: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Mon: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Tue: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Wed: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Thur: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Fri: CLOSED
Sat: 10:00am – 7:30pm
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2016 Pricing
Show
Only
Show &
Buffet
Individual Pricing
All Shows
$49$68
Group Pricing
All Shows
$38$58.50
Subscriber Pricing
All Shows
$40$59

 

Show Schedule
SunMonTue
WedThurs
FriSat
Matinee1pm1pm1pm
Evening8pm8pm
Brunch MealEvening Meal
10:30am – 12:15pm
Curtain: 1:00pm
5:30pm – 7:15pm
Curtain: 8:00pm
Meal Option
The Canyon Grille offers a three-course meal with soup or salad, choice of beef, chicken or fish and side dishes, dessert and coffee, tea or soda. Canyon Grille reserves the right to convert to a full buffet if guest numbers surpass 30.
Ticket Information
All prices include tax. All sales are final. No refunds. Prices, dates, times, and shows are subject to change without notice. Children under 4 not permitted. Special ticket prices for children age 4-13 years. Please be reminded that our holiday show, “Plaid Tidings,” is $8 more per ticket. Prices not valid Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve.
Group Sales
10 or more, call 760.749-8501 (Tues–Thurs: 10:00am–3:00pm) Show titles, dates, and ticket pricing subject to changes. Individual ticket purchases online only. No group or season rates sold online.