The Times They Are A-Changin'. Songs become musicals. And Broadway plays debut in San Diego.
Tickets to the Old Globe's next Broadway-bound musical, the Twyla Tharp-directed The Times They Are A-Changin', set to the music of Bob Dylan, went on sale Dec. 11 at the Balboa Park theater's box office.
Conceived, choreographed and directed by Tharp, who took up residence at the Globe recently, the new show is the follow-up to her Billy Joel-set hit Movin' Out. Unlike that all-dance piece, however, her Dylan musical will include "book scenes" with dialogue. The show begins previews Jan. 25, officially opens Feb. 9 and closes March 5. Tickets are $47 to $75.
The Times They Are A-Changin’ is “set within a low-rent traveling circus run by Capt. Arab (Kandel), whose wagon hasn’t moved from its location in some time - though not by lack of effort from his ragtag band of clowns and performers,” a release states. “One such performer is the animal trainer Cleo (Colella), a young woman exploited by Capt. Arab and loved by his son, Coyote (Arden). Coyote longs for a world outside the confines of the family business, and as the circus show plays out, he must decide whether to flee or stay, and if he does stay, how to inspire change within the troupe.”