The REP’s Engagement Event series includes community-focused conversations, actor talk-backs, musical performances, and other activities that deepen our audience’s engagement with the plays onstage. Events that you can always look forward to include:
Talkin’ Theatre with Todd
Join REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey for a pre-show conversation with playwrights, actors, and other theatre professionals that explores topics related to contemporary theatre.
Join REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse for a pre-show conversation with local experts on a provocative topic inspired by the play onstage.
Meet the Artists
After the show, join REP Associate Producer and Casting Director Kim Heil as she chats with the actors and gets answers to your burning questions!
Free Beer Friday
Stick around after the show for a free beer tasting courtesy of one of San Diego’s breweries and the opportunity to meet the show’s cast and crew!
Sunday, July 21 From 10am-12pm
Rep Creative Studio, 1616 Industrial Blvd, Suite 108
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Join us for a continental breakfast at our Creative Studio in Chula Vista, 17 minutes south of downtown San Diego. Enjoy an exclusive¬ first look at the “work in progress” on the design elements for the production of 33 1/3: House of Dreams. Investigate the model and drawings of the set and preview the costumes. Let REP Artists and Artisans be your guide to a sneak peek at this play in the making!
Thursday, August 1 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
How exactly does a story about one of the most influential music recording studios on the West Coast become a theatrical musical extravaganza? Join REP Associate Artistic Director TODD SALOVEY for an insider’s look at the writing, producing and direction of this world premiere musical. Todd’s guests will be Director and Choreographer JAVIER VELASCO; Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrations and Script Contributor STEVE GUNDERSON; son of Gold Star Recording Studios owner Stan Ross, Co-writer of 33 1/3- House of Dreams and Managing Partner at R&R Productions, LLC BRAD ROSS; and Co-writer and Co-producer of 33 1/3- House of Dreams and Managing Partner at R&R Productions, LLC JONATHAN ROSENBERG.
Friday, August 2 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Bust out those old bellbottoms and paisley shirts for tonight’s Summer of Love event! Before the performance, groove and move with the greatest hits from 1967. Test your knowledge and win prizes in our Golden Oldies pre-show trivia quiz with 33 1/3- House of Dreams Co-writer and Co-producer JONATHAN ROSENBERG. For those who come dressed for the Summer of Love, a free glass of wine awaits you at the Lyceum concession stand before the show!
Saturday, August 3 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Gold Star Recording Studio produced some of the most notable punk rockers in the 1980s. Tonight you’ll hear from DAVID KESSEL, Record Producer, DJ and CEO of Cave Hollywood about the evolution of Punk and New Wave music as these artists came through Gold Star in the 1970s and 80s. Don your best “punk” outfit (think band tees and ripped jeans) for tonight’s performance. For those who dress truly punk, a free glass of wine awaits you at the Lyceum concession stand before the show!
Sunday, August 4 @ 6pm before the 7pm performance
At SDSCPA, students engage in powerful exchanges of creativity, critical thinking and civic responsibility inspired by an appreciation for diversity in a collaborative environment promoting lifelong learning in the arts and academics. In addition to featuring many students onstage in the production of 33 1/3: House of Dreams, tonight discover the artwork of SDSCPA visual art students. Check out the Lyceum Upper Lobby gallery before the show. Meet the artists and learn more about the amazing programs offered by SDSCPA!
This exhibition will be on view in the Lyceum Galleries from August 1 – September 1, 2019.
Thursday, August 8 at7pm before the 8pm performance
Southern California is home to a flourishing music scene since the first strains of mellow strains of Surf Music became popular in the 1960s. Tonight REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE interviews a trio of local music pros about the music that has risen from the place we call home. Sam’s guests are Producer/President of Belly Up Entertainment, CHRIS GOLDSMITH, Music Journalist and Historian BART MENDOZA and Music Critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune, GEORGE VARGA.
Sam’s Salon is Sponsored by SUZANNE AND LAWRENCE HESS
Friday, August 9 after the 8pm performance
After the show, join the 30 member cast of 33 1/3- House of Dreams for an open discussion of the work onstage. This event will be hosted by REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL. Bring your questions and comments!
Saturday, August 10 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Rocker CHRIS MONTEZ is an American guitarist and vocalist whose style ranges from rock & roll to pop to Latin music. His 1962 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Let’s Dance” and his 1966 recording of “Call Me” made Montez an international recording star. Come pre-show for this live, not to be missed opportunity to meet Chris Montez and hear some of his biggest hits.
Friday, August 16 after the 8pm performance
Like the idea of drinking beer while discussing the power of musical theatre? So do we! Enjoy the performance of 33 1/3- House of Dreams, then stick around for a beer courtesy of ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY.
Saturday, August 17 at 4:15pm after the 2pm performance
After today’s matinee you are in for a treat. Direct from Oceanside, CA for your viewing pleasure comes a special presentation of rare objects from the CALIFORNIA SURF MUSEUM. Enjoy live, local surf music in our lobby while diving deep into the surf culture of Southern California!
Saturday, August 17 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
The music and stories of surf culture is deep in the DNA of Southern California. Tonight the surf culture experts share their mojo. Learn about the music, the people and the history of surfing in San Diego and Southern California from a gang of surf culture experts that includes California Surf Museum President JIM KEMPTON, author, producer and guitarist (Jon & The Nightriders) JOHN BLAIR; and surfer and lead guitarist for Iron Butterfly, BOB HASBROOK.
Friday, August 23 at 7pm before the 8pm performance
Latino artists frequently recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios, including MARK GUERRERO, Chicano Rock Pioneer and historian, and son of the father of Chicano music, Lalo Guerrero. Mark was part of the explosion of musical artists who emerged from East Los Angeles from the 1960s to the 80s who were part of what has become known as the "Eastside Sound." This evening Mark will share his personal experiences with Gold Star Recording Studios and talk about the evolution of Chicano music.