Get off the PCH and head down memory lane with "California Dreamin'" this weekend.
The Golden West is the theme of San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) performance titled California Dreamin’ which crusies into The Balboa Theatre on April 23 and 24.
Songs in the key of the California coast will be showcased in this special concert created by Artistic Director RC Haus.
The SDGMC will lower the drawbridge at Disneyland for songs that define every generation. A Tectonic shift will also rumble through the theater as the men shake the rafters with Adeles’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and a special rendition of “California Girls” is better than anything you can tune into your transistor radio.
“This isn’t just a concert—it’s a SHOW!” proclaimed Haus. “So hold onto your surfboards and put sunscreen on the kids because we’re getting ready to have a lot of fun with some really fantastic music.”
The chorus is comprised of 160 voices which will travel down Highway 101 with memories from the foggy north: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” to the sunny south: “Hotel California.”
The San Diego Women’s Chorus makes a special appearance completing the lyrical road trip as they follow the Mission Trail south of the border with songs that showcase the Golden State's diverse Latin culture.
The Mood Swings ensemble switches on the television set with a hilarious set of theme songs. Take a trip with the Clampett’s to “The Beverly Hillbillies,” or spend time with the original blended family, “The Brady Bunch.”
"You never know what to expect at one of our shows—except that you’ll always have a wonderful time,” said Bob Lehman, SDGMC Executive Director. “And that’s because our singers will be having a wonderful time as well.”
So step into your huarache sandals, put the top down on the convertable and head to the Balboa Theatre to enjoy their homage to the land of the free-way with California Dreamin'.
California Dreamin’ is on Saturday, April 23 at 8 pm and Sunday April 24 at 3 pm. Tickets are now available at www.sdgmc.org or by calling the Balboa Theatre at (619) 570-1100.
Tickets start at $28 and range to $70 for preferred seating. For an additional $35, ticket buyers may enjoy early entry to attend the one-hour earlier Director’s Prelude and hear first-hand from Artistic Director Haus about the upcoming show.
Guests will also receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a beverage.
A $4 discount is available for seniors, students, active-duty military and groups of 10 or more. Customers may save ticket fees by purchasing in person at San Diego Theatres Ticketing Services at Third Avenue and B Street across the plaza from the Civic Theatre weekdays, 10 am to 6 pm.
The Balboa Theatre is located at 868 Fourth Avenue adjacent to the Horton Plaza shopping center in downtown San Diego. Prepaid parking for $10 is available when purchasing tickets or in the theatre lobby.
About the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
Under the artistic direction of RC Haus, SDGMC recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of changing lives one voice at a time. With more than 200 members, it is one of the largest gay choruses in the world and has sung at locations including the White House and the Super Bowl. The group’s 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.