When: August 10, 2023, Event starts at 6:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm  


Where: North Coast Rep Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075


Tickets: $54 per person including show ticket, all fees, and networking food (this is a 20% discount on the regular ‘ticket plus fees’ price!) Applies to this event show date only. Parking is free. 


To purchase tickets, it’s a little complicated so follow these steps:

  • Go to and click on “BUY TICKETS” (doesn’t have to be under the Pippin show.) Leave ‘Search for an event’ empty and just put IVYPLUS in the presale access code line and click the green “Add Code” button. This will take you directly to the Pippin August 10th show page. Click on the blue “Buy” button. 
  • Fill in the number of tickets you want and click “Choose your seats”  Select your seats on the seat map and click on the blue “Pick Selected Seats” button. The seat numbers will show below (don’t worry about the ticket price shown as the discount will be automatically applied on the next page.) Click on the blue “Buy Tickets Shown” button. 
  • On the next page click on the blue “Checkout & Pay” button under the ticket(s) list with the $54 pricing. (You may be asked to set up an account and create a password. Follow the prompts and then you’ll get back to the payment info pages.) Put in your credit card info and please put your school name in the “Comment” section. Note: For Delivery Method, you can pick any method shown and we will have a copy of your tickets at the registration desk for you. 
  • Follow the rest of the prompts and click on the blue “Charge My Card Now” button. That should be it. 


If you have any trouble with the above you can call the Box Office at 858-481-1055 any day between noon and 4 pm and mention the IVYPLUS promotion.



Schedule Details 

When you arrive, check-in at the event registration table to pick up your tickets. (NOTE: This is a small intimate 200-seat theatre and we have a set number of tickets that could sell out.) Walk-ins on the day of the show who need to buy a ticket will have to go to the box office.

6:30 pm - Social networking with charcuterie and dessert included. Beverages: Wine is $10, Beer is $8 and non-alcoholic is $3. 

7:15 pm - David Ellenstein, NCR artistic director will give a short talk and then Marc Tayer, NCR board president, will answer any additional questions.

7:45 pm - Doors open for the 8 pm performance.

For questions about the event, contact Susan Schindelar at 760-845-7167 or   


About The SHOW 



Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Nick DeGruccio

(Showing at North County Rep July 19 – Aug 20, 2023)


Winner of five Tony Awards, this enchanting musical explores good and evil, and reality and fantasy in a highly theatrical and entertaining style. Pippin, the first son of King Charlemagne, yearns to find passion, adventure, excitement, and meaning. A dazzling troupe of traveling performers takes him on a journey to experience the multiple facets of life.  Great music and great fun. Get your tickets now because we have magic to do!! 


“A miraculous night of illusions, intrigue, sex and comedy.” - The London Guardian


“Boasts everything you could dream of in a musical - and a few things you couldn't even imagine.” - The New York Daily News           



About the North Coast Rep 


Recognized for their quality of work and commitment to excellence NCR takes pride in creating an atmosphere where artists and audiences thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives.


From its modest beginning, the North Coast Repertory Theatre, a non-profit organization, has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations. Located in Solana Beach, in the heart of San Diego’s Coastal North County, the theatre boasts an award-winning Mainstage season, with performances year-round to over 40,000 people in its intimate 194-seat setting. 

For over 40 years, the North Coast Repertory Theatre has received critical acclaim from media and audiences alike. Over the past several seasons North Coast Rep has been lauded with numerous Critic’s Pick designations and awards of excellence from The San Diego Union-Tribune and KPBS as well as several Southern California media sources. Audiences have come to expect North Coast Rep’s high quality, intimate theatre and diverse selection of productions each season. Striving for excellence, North Coast Rep continues to be truly one of San Diego’s Best intimate theatres.

(This is an Equity theatre, so don’t think community theatre. And every seat in the house is great!)




Born into a theatrical family, David Ellenstein has worked in theatres across the country. Since 2003, David has been the Artistic Director of North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, CA. He is the former Artistic Director of Los Angeles Repertory Company and Arizona Jewish Theatre. A veteran of over 300 theatrical productions, he has worked at theatres across the country for nearly five decades, including Coconut Grove Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Alabama, Great Lakes, and California Shakespeare Festivals, Portland Stage, 59E59, The Meadowbrook Theatre, Colony Theatre, and Laguna Playhouse.

Among the more than 60 productions that David has directed at North Coast Rep, favorites include The Remarkable Mister Holmes, which he co-authored, An Iliad, Dr. Glas (Streaming), Becoming Cuba (World Premiere), The Father (West Coast Premiere), Travels with My Aunt, 

Words by Ira Gershwin (World Premiere), Freud’s Last SessionBecoming Dr. Ruth and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

At other venues memorable productions include The Glass Menagerie (Alabama Shakespeare), A Shayna Maidel (Gaslamp Quarter Theatre), The Chosen (Papermill Playhouse, The Coconut Grove Playhouse), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Renaissance Theatre), Conversations with My Father (Portland Repertory Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac (Southwest Theatre Company), Chapatti, and Alexandros (Laguna Playhouse).

Favorite roles as an actor include Andrey Botvinnik in A Walk in the Woods, Max Prince in Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Matt in Talley’s Folly at North Coast Rep, title roles in Hamlet at Los Angeles Theatre Center and Los Angeles Repertory Company; Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Moonlight Stage, Richard III at California Shakespeare Festival; Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Laguna Playhouse; Calisto in The Illusion and Harker in Dracula at the Arizona Theatre Company; Jonathan in Sight Unseen at North Coast Rep and Portland Repertory Theatre. David has appeared in more than two dozen roles in film and television, and has been guest faculty for several universities including California State Northridge and Cal Arts.