The california premiere of a gorgeous NEW MUSICAl of JANE AUSTEN's novel


Book by Harold Taw / Music & Lyrics by Chris Jeffries

Directed by Robert Smyth

Musical Direction by Patrick Marion

Choreography by Javier Velasco

A Navy Captain returning from war a hero discovers that the woman who had hastily broken off their engagement years before remains unmarried. But he is still wounded from her snub, and she has a wealthy suitor in the wings...  

Funny, heartwarming & amazingly relevant, PERSUASION is a gorgeous musical of Jane Austen’s brilliant final novel with its unforgettable heroine Anne Elliot.



“critic’s pick!”

     Jeff Smith, San Diego Reader

“A beautiful musical! splendid cast. Extraordinary score. ‘PERSUASION’ will charm & amuse you, as well as give you something to talk about over coffee!”

     Jean Lowerison, SDGLN

“Two thumbs up! a deliciously tasteful treat under the equally delightful staging by artistic director Robert Smyth”

    Carol Davis, It’s Fun To Go Out

“best bet! A delectable evening of romance and subtle social commentarY”

     Pat Launer, KSDS


     David Coddon, San Diego CityBeat

“if you’re an Austen fan you won’t want to miss it. if you’re not this might persuade you otherwise!”

     Nancy Worssam, Arts Stage

NOTE: There are no performances of PERSUASION on Wed 10/31 or 11/13

Running Time: 2 hours & 15 minutes, including one Intermission

Age Appropriateness: PERSUASION is appropriate for the whole family. Due to the intimacy of the theatre we do not admit children under the age of

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Tue 7:30, Wed Mat 2pm, Wed 7:30, Thu 7:30

$28          $48             $58

Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm

$38          $58              $68

Sat Mat 4pm, Sun Mat 2pm

$48          $68              $78




$5 Discount for Seniors (66+) & Veterans

HALF PRICE for Active Duty Military, Youth (5 - 17) & Young Adults (18 -34) who join our free <35 Club

For discounts when ordering online use the price pull down menu or enter a promotion code at checkout. Must show ID (with DOB where appropriate) when picking up tickets at the Box Office.