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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.



December 6, 2016 - January 1, 2017


Tickets (212) 279-4200 or Click here

Performed by JAKE BRODER, Lord Buckley was a 'hip aristocrat', translating the great stories and histories of the world into a bebop-infused language he called "the hip semantic".

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Staged Reading

December 16 & 17 @ 10pm

by Jeff Goode

Adult Fun - Rated R

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.

Searchin’ for the Write: A night with Yvonne

January 23, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Timeless classics tied together with original poetry about love, heartbreak, career and dreams. Poetry about life. If Beyonce’s spirit & Lin-Manuel Miranda’s essence joined forces…. This show is it!

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.

A Staged Reading


May 8-9, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Lyndon Johnson, the greatest master of the Congress in our history, 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.

Shows subject to change.


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