Lively Arts | Charlene Baldridge
If it’s May, it must be a musical by Kander & Ebb. You’ve got two choices, “Chicago” at the Civic Theatre and “The Scottsboro Boys” at The Old Globe.
Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego Symphony closes its season May 4-6 with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the orchestra, under the baton of Jahja Ling, devoting themselves to rhapsodies, foremost George Gershwin’s famed “Rhapsody in Blue,” then Enesco’s Rumanian Rhapsody, Alfven’s Swedish Rhapsody and Rachmaninoff’s familiar Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; $20-$96, 7th & B Street, sandiegosymphony.org or 619-235-0804.
Broadway San Diego presents supermodel Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart in Kander & Ebb’s “Chicago,” a killer musical about tough female convicts. Tuesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 13, Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street, $25-$110, broadwaysd.com or 619-570-1100.
The Old Globe
The Old Globe presents two musicals this month, in the Old Globe Theatre Kander & Ebbs’ historically based, recent Broadway show, “The Scottsboro Boys,” and in the White Theatre, the world premiere of Gabe Alter and Itamar Moses’ “Nobody Loves You” – a bona fide original musical comedy. Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, $29 and up, theoldglobe.org or 619-234-5623.