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Opening Night for the San Diego Musical Play 9 to 5

Went to see 9 to 5 at the historic Spreckels Theater. It was a Girls Night Out adventure that included drinks at the elegant Westgate Hotel across the street from the theater. The... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Raw sewage leaking in garage Moly and lead paint falling on my car. Building is just run down Terrible place to visit If you're a out of town visitor Stay clear of this place.

Thank Karen6556
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I spent over $200 for three tickets in the balcony level for the Amos Lee concert late last year and was totally ripped off. It was our first time seeing him perform live and the first time attending any kind of a performance at this venue. The architecture was great, however, the sound in the balcony level was horrible! As... More 

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went to see 9 to 5 at the historic Spreckels Theater. It was a Girls Night Out adventure that included drinks at the elegant Westgate Hotel across the street from the theater. The play has us laughing all night long. The dancing, the singing- everything was flawless! I was amazed to hear that it was opening night. These professionals had... More 

Thank 2PeasTraveling
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We came down from LA to see a favorite performer. The Spreckels is in the Gaslamp area and close to hotels. It was easy to find, but there was some confusion about our seat which was uncomfortable. The lower balcony offers a good view but the angle and height was a challenge for my husband who is afraid of heights.... More 

Thank RChop
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Decided to go literally about 30 minutes b4 curtain and got great seats in center row D. Saw a wonderful production of "The Producers" performed by the (presumably) amateur San Diego Musical Theatre. Amazingly good. I much preferred this SDMT show to the more expensive and professional performances of "Cabaret" and "In The Heights" I recently saw. The theatre looks... More 

Thank T S
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife went to the Loreena McKennitt concert at Spreckels. This was our first visit to this venue. As noted in earlier reviews the theater is much nicer than the appearance on the outside. It is evident from the interior that the theater was built in 1912 and certainly has been maintained in the elegance of that era. We had... More 

Thank CountTemecula
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

I've been to the theater several times to watch City Ballet of San Diego perform and each time I sit inside I am captivated by the architecture and elegant beauty of it. I feel like I'm taken away to a forgotten era of artistry and grandeur. The ballet company did a splendid job and watching them perform in this incredible... More 

Thank mab334
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

The seats, while new, or refurbished are so tight they actually caused my theatre partners leg to cramp so badly they could not move from their seat. The theatre is nice and the staff is pleasant. A good place to see a show, but be prepared to lose limbs if you cannot stretch out into a aisle. I am not... More 

Thank ConVivo
Malibu, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

If you love architecture that is also art...come to this theatre Really gotta see a show to appreciate the whole deal of it. The Incredible exterior is matched by the amazing interior See a show here, any show... I got lucky and bought a late afternoon ticket for the evening performance of Ragtime Terrific performance with really good vocals. Acoustics... More 

Thank SanMo
Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

There is really not a bad seat in this theater. Even those in the back row can see the stage well enough and they are that much closer to the restrooms! Seriously, the lines during intermission get crazy!

Thank Alexandra T

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