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SAN DIEGO (November 30, 2009)—Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik will perform in concert with members of his touring band at the Globe prior to the World Premiere of his new musical, Whisper House, on Jan. 11 at 8:00 p.m.  Sheik has toured extensively this year and will perform songs from Whisper House and his other acclaimed albums.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Globe’s education activities.  Tickets to Duncan Sheik in Concert are currently available to subscribers only.  Single tickets will go on sale on Dec. 11 at 12:00 p.m. 

Duncan Sheik initially found success as a singer, most notably for his 1996 debut single, “Barely Breathing,” which spent 55 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100.  He has since expanded his work to include compositions for motion pictures and the Broadway stage.  Sheik won two Tony Awards, as composer and arranger, for the Broadway production of Spring Awakening.  Written with lyricist Steven Sater, Spring Awakening also received the Tony Award for Best Musical.  Sheik is currently developing two new musical theater projects.  Nero (Another Golden Rome) had a workshop production this summer at Vassar College, featuring Wicked star Idina Menzel and Spring Awakening ingénue Lea Michelle.  The Nightingale is slated for a 2010 opening at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.  His albums include “Duncan Sheik” (1996), “Humming” (1998), “Phantom Moon” (2001), “Daylight” (2002), “White Limousine” (2006), “Brighter/Later: A Duncan Sheik Anthology” (2006) and “Greatest Hits: A Duncan Sheik Collection” (2007).

TICKETS to Duncan Sheik in Concert are currently available to Old Globe subscribers only.  Single tickets go on sale Dec. 11 at 12:00 p.m. and can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  Ticket prices for the Jan. 11 concert at 8:00 p.m. are $25, $45 and $75.  $75 seats include a post-show meet and greet reception with Duncan Sheik in Hattox Hall.  Concert and Whisper House packages are also available for $55, $75 and $105.  The $105 package also includes the post-show meet and greet reception with Duncan Sheik.

Whisper House will run in the Old Globe Theatre Jan. 13 – Feb. 21.  Previews run from Jan. 13 – Jan. 20.  Opening night is Jan. 21 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to Whisper House are currently available by subscription only.  Single tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are several free parking lots available throughout the park.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For additional parking information visit

CALENDAR: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/21-12/27), I Do! I Do! (12/11-12/20), Duncan Sheik in Concert (1/10), Whisper House (1/13-2/21), Lost in Yonkers (1/23-2/28), Street Lights (2/20-2/28), Boeing-Boeing (3/13-4/18).

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 74 years.  Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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