The cast of “33 1/3 House of Dreams.” Courtesy San Diego Rep

San Diego Repertory Theatre said its world premiere musical “33 1/3 House of Dreams” has set a revenue record for musicals produced at the downtown theater.

The musical about legendary Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles has now eclipsed the 2017 production of “Evita” and 2013 run of “In the Heights.”

All three musicals were produced in partnership with the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, which gives local high school students the opportunity to work on a professional production.

“We’re proud to be the birthplace of this spectacular new musical,” Matt Graber, director of marketing and communications for the theater. “Clearly ’33 1/3 House of Dreams’ has resonated with San Diegans and we know it has a great future ahead of it.”

The musical, written by two San Diegans, tells the story of the studio and its co-founder, lead engineer and hit maker Stan Ross, who created the West Coast Sound in the 1950s and 60s. The story features the music of a young Phil Spector and his Wall of Sound, The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Tina Turner, The Righteous Brothers, Ritchie Valens and more rock artists.

Performances have been extended through Sept. 1. Tickets range from $25 to $109 and are available at 619-544-1000 or online at

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.