Welk Resort Theater reopens with variety and band shows
The Welk Resort Theater has reopened with its Summer Variety Series.
The theater, located at 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive in Escondido, went out in mid-March 2020 along with all other performing arts venues due to the pandemic. Now he returns with three band and variety shows throughout the summer, plus more later in 2021. His musical theater performances will resume in 2022, said Patty Escobedo, director of theater and entertainment. rental. Tickets are available on sandiegotickets.welkresorts.com or by calling 888-802-7469.
Until August, “Fortunate Son: Creedence Clearwater Revival”. World-renowned tribute group Fortunate Son will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The group has performed across America, Canada, Europe and Asia, Escobedo said. Creedence Clearwater Revival fans can look forward to hits like “Born on the Bayou”, “Green River”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Lodi”, “Lookin ‘Out My Backdoor”, “Proud Mary,” Centerfield ”and“ Have You Ever Seen the Rain. The group features Brad Ford as John Fogerty. Tickets cost $ 38 for adults, $ 25 for children. Social distancing is built into ticket sales, to leave seats vacant for security reasons.
Magician Anthony Hernandez will be back at the Welk Theater for the 15the season in “Anthony the Magic!” at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Hernandez will perform on Saturdays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 as well as August 7, 14 and 21. The show is family-friendly. Hernandez has done magic in Southern California for the past three decades, Escobedo said. He was the promotional magician of the movie “Oz the Great and the Mighty”. He also has a Sirius XM radio show, “The Magic Word”. Tickets for the show are $ 38 for adults, $ 25 for children.
The Americana-pop Venice quartet will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. The Southern California-based group includes brothers Mark and Michael Lennon as well as their cousins Kipp and Pat Lennon. The group has been performing together since the 1980s, Escobedo said. They have toured the world and released over 20 albums. Their latest album, “Jacaranda Street” was released in 2019. Tickets are $ 40, $ 25 for kids.
Performances by musical groups and variety artists will continue throughout the fall and winter. In September, Scot Bruce will perform “A Rockin ‘Tribute to the King”. The show will also be back in January and February 2022. The James Taylor tribute band Walking Man will perform in October. Hard Day’s Night, Southern California’s # 1 Beatles tribute show, will perform in November and December.
Variety and band shows will continue through 2022, with tribute artist Jason Lohrke performing his Neil Diamond show “I AM Neil I SAID” in March 2022. The Eagles tribute band The Long Run will perform “The Long Run : Experience the Eagles “in June 2022.
The Welk’s musical theater season kicks off in January 2022 with the musical “Nunsense”, which kicks off on January 14 and runs through March 27. “The Bodyguard”, based on the film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, opens April 8 and runs through June 19, 2022. “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, based on the comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, opens on September 9 and will run until November 6, 2022. The last musical performance of 2022 will be “Elf the Musical”, based on the movie “Elf”, which will begin on November 18 and run until January 1, 2023. All shows cost $ 60 for adults, $ 35 for children.
“After so much time away, we are delighted to be sharing live shows again,” said Larry Raben, Artistic Director. “Thank you very much for spending time with us. There really is something for everyone this season.