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Tickets available for San Diego Gay Men's Chorus season opener "Olé! Olé! Olé!"

SAN DIEGO -- To kick off its 2012 season, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus will present "Olé! Olé! Olé!" on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15.

Hot on the heels of sold-out performances by gay men’s choruses in Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis, the San Diego chorus production features show-stopping pop hits, fabulous classic cultural flair, and dazzling dance moves all set to a live eight-piece orchestra.

“There is something in this spicy show for young and old alike – from the classic I Love Lucy ‘Cuban Pete’ scene to the thrilling 2008 Tony® award-winning In the Heights," said Gary Holt, artistic director. "We’ve got some of the greatest chart-topping songs from Ricky Martin, Selena and Gloria Estefan, as well as classic Carlos Santana and campy Carmen Miranda. And we’re proud to feature well-known Spanish-language favorites like ‘Granada’, ‘De Colores’ and ‘Spanish Eyes’.

"You’ll love our take on Broadway hits like ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’ from ‘Pajama Game’, and our 14 handsome and sexy Latin dancers will leave you breathless. The 120 singers are excited to be your ‘Latin lover’ for the evening and this is one fiesta you don’t want to miss!”

Tickets for the Saturday evening performance, which starts at 8 pm, are $25-$43; tickets for the Sunday matinee performance, which starts at 3 pm, are $21-$38. A $5 discount is available for seniors, students, military and groups of 10 or more.

Both performances will take place at the historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. at E Street in downtown. Three hours of free parking is available with validation at adjacent Horton Plaza.

Tickets are available on the chorus website, the Balboa Theatre website, or at the Balboa/Civic Theatre Advance Sales Windows at Third & B Streets (across the plaza from the Civic Theatre) from 10am to 6pm weekdays or call (619) 570-1100 for hours.

For more information, click HERE or call the chorus at 1 (877) 296-7664.

Exclusive ticket discount offer for SDGLN readers

SDGLN readers who purchase tickets through the Balboa Theatre's online box office starting at 10 am on Friday, April 13 will receive 50 percent off the original ticket price, using the promo code: SDT412. Offer is good for all seats except the Front Center Orchestra section.


The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was formed in January 2010 from the marriage of the San Diego Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego, two choruses that boasted long and proud legacies of performing in San Diego and beyond. The chorus’ official mission is to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support, and provide a dynamic force for social change.

Left photo: Members of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus at a recent concert.