SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Rep is glad it's got the Blues.
For the opening show of its 23rd season, the SDR will mount It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, a revue that traces the origins of the blues in the Deep South, Sept. 19 to Oct. 25
A recent sell-out at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and at the Cleveland Play House, Blues is kicking off a nine-month national tour with its appearance at the San Diego Rep. Directed by Randal Myler, the show was written by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Myler, Ron Taylor and Dan Wheetman, and choreographed by Don MacKayle.
The 1998/99 season schedule also includes How I Learned to Drive, A Christmas Carol, Sixth Annual Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival, Death of a Salesman, Kuumba Fest (African American Festival), Picasso At the Lapin Agile and the Jewish Arts Festival.
For further details and subscription/ticket information call (619) 544-1000. The San Diego Repertory Theatre is located at 79 Horton Plaza. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent