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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.

Hey, I'm Tha Mama

February 27-28, 2017 @ 7:30pm

"Hey! I'm Tha Mama" is a musical journey of a showbiz mother and daughter, The Internationally renowned Jazz recording artist Spanky Wilson (Mama) and her $100,000 "Star Search" winner & Broadway Star daughter Angela Teek. If you think you like Broadway and not Jazz or Jazz and not Broadway this show will change your mind.

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron

March 6-7, 2017 @ 7:30pm

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

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...

Book of Moron

March 20-21, 2017 @ 7:30pm

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?

Monday Night Jazz

Kevin Toney

April 24, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Kevin Toney is a true modern music renaissance artist and is one of the world's finest pianists and composers. Throughout his career, he has continually pushed the envelope on contemporary music and has not allowed any genre to limit his creativity, all the while maintaining his unique musical voice. With an outstanding career spanning four decades, two Grammy nominations, three RIAA Gold Record awards, a NAACP Image Award, and a National Endowment For the Arts Fellowship Grant, Kevin continues to delight audiences everywhere.


April 25, 2017 @ 7:30pm

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.

After the intermission, Richard Lederer will auction of the following items to benefit North Coast Rep. After the performance have your book signed and personally inscribed by Richard Lederer.

LEDERER ON LANGUAGE. Language author and columnist Dr. Richard Lederer will come to your home, child’s school, house of worship, local library, service club, supper club, book club, or business to present whatever program of language learning and fun you wish.

POKER 101. As the father of Howard “The Professor” Lederer and Annie Duke, “The Princess of Poker,” Richard Lederer is the most successful breeder of world-class poker players in history. Dr. Lederer will instruct you in the fundamentals of the great American game of Texas Hold’em.



May 8-9, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Broadway actor Laurence Luckinbill stars as Lyndon Johnson. He was the greatest master of the Congress in our history, and came to the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Johnson proved himself to be a brilliant and disciplined liberal Democrat who created 200 pieces of domestic legislation for the American people. His plan to create a Great Society was a magnificent dream. It is an astonishing record of great achievement. He was a great man, a great American, and LYNDON tells that story graphically, hilariously, and furiously, and in his own words.


An Evening with Groucho

June 12-13, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed one-man comedy with music celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx. You will feel that Groucho is back as Ferrante sings, dances, tells stories, performs classic Groucho routines and one-liners Tales of the legendary Marx family, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo, and Groucho's Hollywood peers Charlie Chaplin and W.C. Fields are sprinkled throughout in a show perfect for all ages.

The Peter Sprague Trio

July 24 @ 7:30pm

The Peter Sprague trio explores the jazz tradition of improvisation but with a slightly different spin — they bring their jazz viewpoint to songs that resonate with the boomers. They start with The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, and Cream, and then for balance they play “Georgia” by Hoagy Carmichael or add in a Cole Porter beauty and one of Peter’s original compositions. The trio includes Tripp (who is Peter’s brother) on saxophone who also doubles on flute, chromatic harmonica and percussion; Leonard Patton singing up a storm all the while sitting on a cajon (percussion box); and Peter who plays a one of kind double neck guitar along with an array of special pedals on the floor that he adds in as needed. Together they travel to special aural vistas all with the spirit of FUN leading the way — the vibe is contagious, the sound pulls you in, and happily the woes of the world ease up. Listen in!

Shows subject to change.


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