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Jason Mraz To Debut New San Diego Musical 'Shine' In 2020

Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz will debut the first musical of his career in 2020 titled Shine.

Mraz will use his own songs in this San Diego-centric musical, which will team him with Malashock Dance, whose education program brings access to dance for under-served students, low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and promising pre-professional dancers who may face financial barriers; Banding Together, who brings music opportunities to individuals with special needs; and transcenDANCE, which guides young people in underserved San Diego County communities to transcend barriers, expand their ambitions, and create positive change through dance and performance.

“Each of these organizations was chosen because of their commitment to inclusive arts education and the advancement of equality,” said Mraz in a statement. “I am humbled to provide my songs as a framework for them to express their unique points of view. By shining a light on these programs serving our local community’s youth, I want to underscore the importance of access to arts programming for all children in all communities – no matter their gender, race, ability level, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Every child should have the opportunity to find their voice through the arts.”

Mraz will perform two special shows in his hometown of San Diego at Spreckels Theatre on February 15 and 16, 2020. Tickets for the shows will go on-sale at on Friday, September 6 at 10 AM Pacific.