Enjoy an evening out watching Broadway-quality theater in Vista! And catch top stars in concert! Moonlight Stage Productions kicks off its 2018 summer season with the ultimate feel-good ABBA musical “Mamma Mia” (June 13 – 30), followed by the high-energy musical “Disney’s Newsies” (July 18 – Aug. 4); next is Moonlight’s premiere of the lushly scored “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”(Aug. 15 – Sept. 1); and the season-ending showstopper “Chicago” (Sept. 12-29).
Summer performances are held under the stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park. Audiences may reserve seats or enjoy casual lawn seating along with their own packed picnics.
The Moonlight Presents Winter at Club M Series continues in 2018 with a spectacular lineup, including theater actress “Bets Malone: Broadway The BROAD Way” on Jan. 18; Broadway, film and television star Lucie Arnaz on Feb. 10; and Moonlight actress “Daebreon Poem: The Reason Why I Sing,” on March 3. All three performances are part of the Moonlight cabaret series, which will be presented on the enclosed stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre — called “Club M” — with two different audience configurations: Pub Seating and Dinner Seating. Pub Seating offers reserved table seating and tray-passed appetizers, reserved seats, and belly-bar seating. Dinner Seating offers reserved table seating and a three-course sit-down dinner. For both configurations, a cash bar will be open.
Moonlight’s former winter venue, AVO Playhouse, is available for rentals throughout the year, for any kind of event, including lectures, corporate meetings and school graduations. Several dance companies and children’s theatre organizations grace the stage regularly. The venue’s name — including its lobby in the shape of an avocado — was inspired by the city’s many avocado groves. The AVO Playhouse is located at 303 Main Street in Vista. Call (760) 724-2110 for show schedule and rental information.