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Civic Theatre – 1960s

Highlights from the 1960s

  • San Diego Opera’s productions of La Bohème, Faust, The Barber of Seville, Aida, The Young Lord, Tosca, Salome, Carmen, The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, Don Quixote, Pagliacci, The Moon, and Tannhauser
  • Orchestras included San Diego Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic – Zubin Mehta, conductor, Cleveland Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dance companies included The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Grand Ballet Classique de France, Royal Danish Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, and Stuttgart Ballet
  • Theatrical productions included Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Subject Was Roses, Barefoot in the Park, Fiddler in the Roof, Any Wednesday, Funny Girl, D’Oyly Carte’s Mikadeo and The Pirates of Penzance, The Odd Couple, Finian’s Rainbow, Hello Dolly, Cabaret, Cactus Flower, I Do, I Do, George M, Man of La Mancha, and Starlight’s productions of Oliver and Gypsy
  • Concerts and recitals featured Smothers Brothers, Pete Seeger, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mathis, Victor Borge, Carlos Montoya, Duke Ellington, Meredith Willson, Joan Baez, Glenn Yarbrough, Bob Dylan, The Romeros, Jack Benny, Jose Greco and his Spanish Gypsy Dancers, Marcel Marceau, Andres Segovia, Ferrante & Teicher, Fred Waring, Al Hirt, Eddie Arnold, Della Reese, The Mamas & the Papas, Phyllis Diller, Van Cliburn, Vienna Choir Boys, Roger Wagner Choral, Vladamir Ashkenazy, Peter, Paul & Mary, Artur Rubenstein, Petula Clark, Mahalia Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Richard Pryor, Johnny Cash, Itzhak Perlman, Roberta Peters, Ed Ames, Jack Jones, Bob Hope, Buffy St. Marie, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, Ray Charles, Andy Williams, Judy Collins, Isaac Stern, and Don Ho
  • Governor Ronald Reagan
  • Indianapolis 500 Telecast