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American Hero  
New Village Arts Theatre American Hero
 
Bess Wohl's provocative new play American Hero takes place at a newly-franchised sub shop at the local mall. There, three up-and-coming "sandwich artists" -- a teenager, a single mom and a downsized corporate banker -- are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of peculiar events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. Even as corporate America gives up on them, they band together to prove that heroes aren't born, they're made ... fresh to order on your choice of bread. Hailed as a "brilliant comedy with cutting social satire" (Variety), this super-sized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches now comes to San Diego's New Village Arts Theatre.

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Avenue Q  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center Avenue Q
 
The massively popular adult puppet musical Avenue Q comes to the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic mixed cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl-monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. While the show draws inspiration from a certain beloved children's show, you'll definitely want to leave the kiddos at home for this one -- these puppets have quite the potty mouths on them, and there's even some "full puppet nudity" involved.

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Bat Boy: The Musical  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center Bat Boy: The Musical
 
Based on the infamous headline in the Weekly World News tabloid -- and hailed as a "giggling cult hit" by The New Yorker -- this hilarious modern musical tells the story of a half-human/half-bat boy by the name of Edgar. Discovered in a West Virginia cave, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the local veterinarian, where he's accepted as a member of the family and taught how to act like a "normal" boy. But as the town's cows begin to fall victim to a mysterious plague, mayhem ensues. With its clever production numbers, infectious pop-rock score, surprising twists and a message about acceptance, this frightfully funny spoof is a classic love story with a wicked bite that's part comic book, part horror flick -- and all fun. Catch this production of Bat Boy: The Musical at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

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The Addams Family  
The Star Theatre The Addams Family
 
Experience both laughter and chills as Charles Addams' weird and wonderful characters creep their way into the Star Theatre of Oceanside for comedy musical The Addams Family. In this fiendishly delightful award-winning musical comedy, Wednesday Addams -- now a grown-up princess of darkness -- has fallen for a normal boy from a respectable family and has invited him and his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved.

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Billy Elliot the Musical  
Spreckels Theatre Billy Elliot the Musical
 
Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot the Musical fills San Diego's Spreckels Theatre with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship.

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Celebrity Sonnets  
The Old Globe Theatre Celebrity Sonnets
 
Experience the Bard like never before as San Diego celebrities offer fresh interpretations of Shakespeare's sonnets. Over the past decade, the San Diego Shakespeare Society has paired Shakespeare's work with tango, jazz, Bollywood and rock 'n' roll. Celebrities will be giving you a little bit of Shakespeare (14 lines of poetry), each with their own unique way of presenting. Headliners include emcee Dave Scott, Shakespearean actor Jonathan McMurty, 10-year-old actress Catalina Zelles, The San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (now in it's 73nd year), Kathy Diamant and Byron LaDue, Prof. William Nericcio of SDSU, Leigh Scarritt Productions, and a host of other local celebrities. The event will honor famed oceanographer Walter Munk, who is turning 100 in October and will attend with his wife.

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The Eight: Reindeer Monologues  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
 
Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from OB Theatre Company are definitely for adults only. This dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous and hilarious tale of perversion and corruption -- entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint himself -- that's sure to have mature audiences howling this holiday season. Celebrate the XXXmas season with The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

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Elf the Musical Jr  
Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center Elf the Musical Jr
 
Based on the modern cinema classic, Elf the Musical Jr. is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This youth production of the modern Christmas favorite is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as it ice skates into the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

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Father Comes Home From the Wars  
Horton Grand Theatre Father Comes Home From the Wars
 
The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history has epics of its own. Father Comes Home From the Wars, like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setting out for battle and then making the long journey home. Set in the Civil War, this explosively powerful new trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) at San Diego's Horton Grand Theatre follows the slave, Hero, who agrees to fight for the Confederacy in exchange for his freedom, traveling from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield and back home again. Described as Parks' "finest work yet" by The New York Times, the Father Comes Home From the Wars trilogy -- which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- is a masterful blend of the serious and the comic that is at once an epic drama, a moving personal story and a thoughtful meditation on liberty and loyalty.

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The Firebird  
Spreckels Theatre The Firebird
 
Every great artist has a breakthrough piece. For Igor Stravinsky, it was The Firebird, a 1910 ballet inspired by a series of beloved Russian fairy tales. Set to Stravinsky's captivating score, this classic ballet tells the story of Ivan, who finds himself lost in a dark, dangerous place filled with desperate characters, where a cruel boss rules by fear and intimidation. It is the beautiful, mythical Firebird who first charms and eludes Ivan -- and ultimately saves him. Featuring the work of resident choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich, City Ballet of San Diego presents their take on this masterwork as part of an eclectic program at Spreckels Theatre, which also features George Balanchine's Serenade, the San Diego premiere of Ash, and Samuel Barber Adagio, an award-winning pas de deux crafted by Wistrich in 1990. Musical accompaniment is by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting. There is also a free lecture by artistic director Steven Wistrich 30 minutes before each performance.

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In the Heights  
Moonlight Amphitheatre In the Heights
 
In the Heights made a huge splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights is an exhilarating journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City -- a place where the coffee from Usnavi's corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the scent of impending change. Like many in his community, Usnavi struggles to decide which traditions to keep and which to leave behind. Catch this vibrant musical at Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre.

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Ironbound  
MOXIE Theatre Ironbound
 
This gritty, prize-winning drama explores the life of Darja, a hardworking Polish immigrant. At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja's story unfolds, flashing through more than 20 years and three relationships, one of which resulted in her troubled son Alex. Now she's forced to decide just how much of her fiercely earned pride and self-respect she's willing to sacrifice for her offspring. This darkly funny portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury can be enjoyed at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.

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Little Shop of Horrors  
Coronado Playhouse Little Shop of Horrors
 
It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of the Coronado Playhouse. Little Shop of Horrors takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." You'll eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first.

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Love, Sex and the I.R.S  
Stagehouse Theatre Love, Sex and the I.R.S
 
Love, Sex & the I.R.S. is a dizzying modern farce that'll keep you on your toes. Two out-of-work straight guys scheme to save money by filing taxes as a married couple. The jig is up when the IRS plans an investigation. What follows is a play filled with more kinks and complications than the Kama Sutra or U.S. tax law. Watch them jump through hoops when this twist-filled comedy comes to the Stagehouse Theatre in El Cajon.

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The Nerd  
The Broadway Theatre The Nerd
 
Willum has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life. But when Rick shows up at Willum's apartment his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd" who just won't leave! One uproarious incident after another ensues, until the normally placid Willum is driven into a desperate mental state that leads to a surprising and satisfying ending. Watch it all unfold at The Broadway Theater in Vista.

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On Golden Pond  
Welk Resort Theatre San Diego On Golden Pond
 
This humorous and heartwarming play centers on a long-married elderly couple, Norman and Ethel, who spend each summer at their beloved lake home. But when their daughter arrives with her fiance and his son in tow, bitterness over childhood wrongs mar the reunion. After agreeing to host the boy for the season, Norman and Ethel find themselves compelled to reexamine their past and redefine their twilight years together on Golden Pond. Now coming to the Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, the play won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations, with wins for its stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, as well as writer Ernest Thompson.

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Peter and the Starcatcher  
ENCORE! Theatre Peter and the Starcatcher
 
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcheris the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure, which features a talented cast of performers ranging from 8th grade to college. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this dazzling Young Actors' Theatre production of Peter and the Starcatcher at the ENCORE! Theatre in Spring Valley weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.

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Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas  
Spreckels Theatre Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas
 
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas is a flying, singing and swashbuckling holiday adventure performed in the style of a British panto in San Diego. Step into the Spreckels Theatre and embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan, as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas  
Balboa Theatre Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas
 
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas is a flying, singing and swashbuckling holiday adventure performed in the style of a British panto in San Diego. Step into the Spreckels Theatre and embark on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan, as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.

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A Piece of My Heart  
OnStage Playhouse A Piece of My Heart
 
A Piece of My Heart is a true drama about six courageous women who signed up to volunteer in 1960s Vietnam. Based on Keith Walker's book of the same name, the story follows these five nurses and a country western singer booked to entertain the troops as they experienced the momentary joys of drinking, smoking pot and attending a Bob Hope Christmas show, while also enduring post-traumatic stress disorder and lingering illness from exposure to Agent Orange. Watch as an inexperienced nursing supervisor is thrown into a mass casualty situation and an analyst's report is ignored because she's a woman. The play takes a powerfully moving look at each of these women before, during and after her tour. The Vietnam Vets Association recently called A Piece of My Heart, now playing at OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista, "the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation."

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Shopkins Live!  
San Diego Civic Theatre Shopkins Live!
 
Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair." Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help -- the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event at San Diego Civic Theatre you don't want to miss!

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