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La Jolla Playhouse presents Up Here. Book, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Directed by Alex Timbers

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World-Premiere Musical Comedy

Up Here

EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

July 28 – September 6, 2015

Book, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Directed by Alex Timbers

A MUSICAL COMEDY WITH A LOT ON ITS MIND

When introverted, 30-something computer repairman Dan finds a potential spark with outgoing t-shirt designer Lindsay, his attempts at a relationship are thwarted by the Technicolor world in his head. This world-premiere musical goes where no musical has gone before, bringing to life the circus of judgmental, neurotic, ever-changing characters that rule an ordinary man’s mind. Up Here is an ambitious, razor-sharp musical comedy about recognizing your place in the universe — and maybe even finding happiness.



Whether it’s your first date or you’ve been married for 20 years, you’ll love this new
musical comedy! Patron Services will be happy to answer any questions you have at
(858) 550-1010.




Production Sponsors

US Bank

Lead Sponsor

Dowling & Yahnke

Co-Sponsor



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Choreography, Music and Design Credits for Up Here

Choreography Joshua Bergasse
Music Director/Incidental Music Aron Accurso
Orchestrations Dave Metzger
Vocal Arrangements Robert Lopez
Scenic Design David Korins
Costume Design Ann Closs-Farley
Lighting Design David J. Weiner
Sound Design Peter Hylenski
Projection Design Dan Scully
Puppet Design Michelle Zamora
Hair and Wig Design Lisa Chan-Wylie

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Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Discovery Sunday

Discovery Sunday

Sex in the Lab: The Neurobiology of Attraction and Love

Sunday, August 30 after the 2:00 pm performance

Special guest Mike Datko (Cognitive Science, UCSD) discusses love...the most mysterious and powerful force of attraction and devotion that we can experience as humans. How do our brains make us crave a lover's touch? Can the vast depth and intensity of our romantic experiences simply be the result of patterns of electrical and chemical activity?

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday

Friday, August 28 starting at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!

ACCESS Performances

Open Captioning Performance

Open Captioned Performance

Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 pm

This performance has added open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

ACCESS performance

ACCESS

Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

During this performance, La Jolla Playhouse provides American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

ASL Interpreted Performance

Friday, August 28 at 8:00 pm

This performance has added American Sign Language interpretation for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. When purchasing tickets, use promo code LJPSCENE to get the best seats for interpreter or captioning visibility. Foodie Friday starts at 6:00 pm.



Audience Engagement Events

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, August 4 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show!

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, August 11 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show!

Insider Events

Insider Event

Wednesday, August 19 at 6:45 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Insider Events

Insider Event

Saturday, August 29 at 1:15 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Meet the Creative Team

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are the Oscar and Grammy-winning married songwriting team behind the Disney animated film sensation, Frozen. Bobby co-conceived and co-wrote the smash-hit musicals Avenue Q and Book of Mormon, which both earned him Tony Awards. Kristen’s show, In Transit, opened Off-Broadway in 2010 and earned recognition at the Drama Desk, Drama League and Lucille Lortel awards that year. Kristen and Bobby have written for television, film and stage, including the stage version of Finding Nemo, songs for The Wonder Pets (two Emmy Award wins) and the Winnie the Pooh animated film. Bobby is the youngest of twelve people to “EGOT” (that is, win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards). We’d like to thank our families and everyone who believed in this show enough to help us get it out of our heads and onto the stage.

Alex Timbers is a two-time Tony Award-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as two OBIE Awards. He is currently represented on Broadway with Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre. His other Broadway credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (co-director, OBIE Award- Best Director, Tony nomination – Best Director), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also book writer; Drama Desk Award – Best Book, Lortel and OCC Awards – Best Musical, Tony nomination – Best Book), and The Pee-wee Herman Show (aired on HBO, nominated for Emmy Award). His Off-Broadway credits include the current hit production of Here Lies Love (Drama Desk and OCC nominations – Best Director), A Very Merry Unauthorized Pageant (OBIE Award, Garland Award – Best Director), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Drama Desk nom. – Best Director), Hell House (Drama Desk nom. – Unique Theatrical Experience). His recent work includes Love’s Labour’s Lost, which he co-wrote and directed at the Public’s Shakespeare in the Park in 2013, and The Last Goodbye, which sets Romeo and Juliet to the music of Jeff Buckley. Alex is a former President of the Yale Drama and the Artistic Director of downtown company Les Freres Corbusier.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.