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The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2017  
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.
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2017  
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.
A Christmas Carol Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2017  
Old Town Theatre A Christmas Carol
Cygnet Theatre brings back A Christmas Carol to San Diego, a longtime tradition and a holiday favorite. Join Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a variety of colorful characters as they help misguided miser Ebenezer Scrooge discover love, joy and the true meaning of Christmas. Three spirits usher Scrooge through the lessons of his past, present and possible future in this charming and heartfelt musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic, reimagined with original music, unique stagecraft and puppetry and live sound effects! It's a seasonal treat that the family will love.
Enchanted April Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2017  
Don Powell Theatre Enchanted April
A remote Italian island is the scene for self-discovery and a little romance in Enchanted April. Based on the best-selling 1922 novel, this charming musical romance finds four Englishwomen renting a chateau in the hopes of escaping their humdrum lives. During their month-long Mediterranean visit, the ladies fall under the spell of their sun-drenched surroundings as they try to come to grips with their lives and relationships. Let the San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television and Film whisk you away on this unforgettable holiday at the Don Powell Theatre.
Into the Woods Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2017  
10th Avenue Theatre Into the Woods
Venture Into the Woods and enjoy one of modern musical theater's most adored scores and delightfully inventive adventures with this Sapphire Theatre Company production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning tale at San Diego's Tenth Avenue Arts Center. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), a Baker, his Wife and, of course, the Witch. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where things aren't as simple as "happily ever after."
Bus Stop Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2017  
Stagehouse Theatre Bus Stop
An American classic filled with warmhearted compassion, Bus Stop is a comedy about strangers finding love, friendship and themselves in the middle of Nowhere, USA. Spend an evening stuck inside a Kansas diner with the play that inspired Joshua Logan's 1956 film starring Marilyn Monroe. When a snowstorm forces their bus to pull up to a roadside diner, five weary travelers end up spending the night. Cherie has been relentlessly pursued by a young cowboy named Bo with dreams of throwing her over his shoulder and escaping to his Montana ranch. The cafe's owner and the bus driver finally find time for friendship, a middle-aged scholar comes to terms with his own life and a young waitress experiences love for the first time. Enjoy Grossmont College's Theatre Arts Department production of Bus Stop at El Cajon's Stagehouse Theatre.
Tarrytown Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2017  
Diversionary Theatre Tarrytown
Tarrytown reimagines the American fable The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a surprisingly modern love story. This world premiere musical finds Ichabod befriending married couple Katrina and Brom. Their unexpected new bond forces each of them to confront ghosts from their pasts as they gallop towards an unfamiliar and uncertain future. Part romance, part bromance, Tarrytown debuts at San Diego's Diversionary Theatre.
Cinderella Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2017  
San Diego Civic Theatre Cinderella
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale returns to San Diego. This lush production from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love. There's the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago." It's a hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
Festival of Christmas Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2017  
Lamb's Players Theatre Festival of Christmas
Lamb's Players Theatre has been celebrating its Festival of Christmas for 40 years and the annual Coronado tradition continues to deepen its roots. This year, resident playwright Kerry Meads brings fresh flair to the fest with A Fargo Christmas. Of course, the production's filled with great music capturing the spirit of the season. But the new narrative also features plenty of onstage hilarity and joyous discoveries. Watch what happens when a rising star, a real estate mogul, a precocious child and an octogenarian all vie for the same "dream" property to be their new Christmas home.
Peppa Pig Live! Surprise! Dec 7 - Dec 7, 2017  
Balboa Theatre Peppa Pig Live! Surprise!
Surprise! Peppa Pig is hitting the road for her all new theatrical tour, Peppa Pig's Surprise! The brand new production features Peppa, George, and all their friends in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!
A Christmas Carol: The Musical Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2017  
California Center for the Arts A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Broadway Theatre Arts Academy's delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns. The inspirational story of Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge is performed by a cast of young actors ages 5 to 18. Bring the whole family to A Christmas Carol: The Musical at California Center for the Arts, Escondido for an outing everyone will love.
Oliver! Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017  
Avo Playhouse Oliver!
A strong argument could be made that Oliver! is one of the most engaging and delightful musicals ever written. In fact, we'll make it. But don't let all that delight get to your head, because this tale also travels down some dark pathways, putting its characters through the narrative wringer. Lionel Bart brought Charles Dickens' unforgettable characters to vivid new life with this lively, heel-kicking classic about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and con men of 19th-century London. Overflowing with jubilant songs like "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything" and "Food, Glorious Food," this STAR Repertory Theatre production of Oliver! serves up a musical feast for the eyes and ears that'll have you calling out for "More!" at Vista's Avo Playhouse.
Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas Dec 14 - Dec 16, 2017  
Diversionary Theatre Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas
Trim the tree, hang the stockings, light the menora and slug the eggnog. Ring out this troubling year with NYC comedy connoisseur Isaac Oliver as he regales San Diego for the first time with stories from his hit debut novel, Intimacy Idiot (Best of 2015 - NPR), and tales of woe of holidays past. This unabashedly authentic storyteller's take on the world and the season is as hilarious as it is moving, and intelligent as it is restorative. Oliver's unique blend of poignancy, candor and levity is the perfect antidote to a year filled with crazy, and the craziness of the holidaze!
An Irish Christmas Dec 15 - Dec 15, 2017  
Balboa Theatre An Irish Christmas
Celebrate Christmas like they do in Ireland -- with glorious music, traditional dance, laughter and plenty of Celtic soul. The latest edition of An Irish Christmas, as seen on PBS, features world-champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance) and Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance). Traditional Irish vocalists, musicians and dancers lend their spirit, along with Connor Reider and Colin Barkell for a memorable night that sparkles with charm. This annual family favorite brings a joyous and authentic international spirit to the holiday season at San Diego's Balboa Theatre.
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2017  
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.
A Christmas Carol Dec 23 - Dec 23, 2017  
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is such a beloved holiday staple that you don't even need us to tell you what it's about -- you've seen it before. But you've never seen the story of Scrooge told like this. Scrooge: One Christmas Carol is a faithful adaptation of Dickens' story in which actor Kellan D. Baker portrays 34 colorful characters in a solo tour-de-force performance that blends tragedy, pathos, humor and hope. See Baker transform into everyone from Tiny Tim to The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in this heartfelt holiday performance at the Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.
A Drag Queen Christmas Dec 26 - Dec 26, 2017  
Spreckels Theatre A Drag Queen Christmas
America's top divas from RuPaul's Drag Race bring the merry and bright for this oh-so-fabulous seasonal spectacular at San Diego's Spreckles Theatre. Hosted by glamazon Trinity "The Body" Taylor, this holiday extravaganza is set to chante onto the stage with appearances by fan-fave contestants like Sasha, Shea, Aja, Latrice, Milk, Chi Chi and more, who'll stuff your stocking with Christmas classics and plenty of sparkly musical numbers. And as a special holiday treat, these talented performers will participate in an audience Q&A sesh. So get ready to add an extra dash of sass to your season with some shade-throwing, face-serving and stage-stomping magic.
Motown The Musical Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2017  
San Diego Civic Theatre Motown The Musical
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
Hello Gorgeous! Barbra Streisand Holiday Show Dec 26 - Dec 26, 2017  
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre Hello Gorgeous! Barbra Streisand Holiday Show
You'll be saying Hello Gorgeous! when Rebecca Clark takes the stage in the Barbra Streisand Holiday Show. In this one-woman tribute show, Clark embodies the iconic performer as she sings her greatest hits and holiday favorites, interspersed with comedic dialogue and fun crowd interaction. You'll hear songs from Funny Girl, A Star Is Born and Yentl, plus "The Christmas Song," "Evergreen," "The Way We Were," "Second Hand Rose," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Memories" and more. Why settle for any old holiday show when you can let one of our greatest performers (or at least the next best thing!) get you in the holiday spirit during this musical tribute at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.
Pygmalion Jan 5, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018  
Patio Playhouse Pygmalion
How much would you bet that you could turn a stranger into a completely different person? Snobby English linguistics professor Henry Higgins bets one of his pals that he can turn a working-class cockney flower girl into a proper, refined lady who could pass for a dutchess at any upper crust party. But Higgins' bet blows up in his face when his creation turns out to be smart, outspoken -- and the love of his life. George Bernard Shaw's most popular play, Pygmalion, is perhaps more widely known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady, but this witty romance from the Nobel Prize-winning playwright has been delighting and scandalizing audiences for more than a century -- and its razor-sharp commentary on social class and the battle of the sexes is as relevant as ever. See Professor Higgins' attempt at an extreme makeover when Pygmalion comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.
Hamilton Jan 6, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Hamilton
A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Shen Yun Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Shen Yun
World-famous performing-arts troupe Shen Yun summons an ancient Chinese world to vibrant life via traditional music, dance and acrobatics, along with spectacular animated backdrops, historically authentic costumes and thunderous orchestral sound. Their latest exciting stage extravaganza, Experience a Divine Culture, stars a cast of 100 in a wildly colorful, exhilarating and heartfelt journey through 5,000 years of glorious civilization, now on the verge of disappearing completely. You'll see more than a dozen dance pieces, each with its own story, as well as several solo vocal and instrumental performances as part of the show Broadway World calls "extravagantly beautiful," when it arrives on stage at the San Diego Civic Theatre.
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage
DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. London's Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" The show features the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," which you will, when you come see it!
Stomp Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018  
Balboa Theatre Stomp
Returning to the Balboa Theatre stage for the first time in seven years, STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique-an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
Florencia en el Amazonas Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Florencia en el Amazonas
Famous opera diva Florencia Grimaldi returns home to the Amazon to perform and dreams of finding her long lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the jungle. As she and her fellow travelers board a steamboat and begin a magical journey down the river, the lines between fantasy and reality become enmeshed. Experiencing powerful elements of nature merged with the supernatural, Florencia experiences an awakening, sheds her chrysalis and her spirit transforms.
Love Never Dies Mar 27, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Love Never Dies
LOVE NEVER DIES is Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to one of the most successful musicals of all time - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York... where he has finally found a place for his music to soar. The only thing missing is Christine. But the Phantom will stop at nothing to win back her love. Witness the next chapter in one of the greatest love stories to ever hit the stage, in LOVE NEVER DIES.
Les Miserables May 29, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre Les Miserables
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, is headed back to San Diego direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. The epic and uplifting story features such beloved songs as "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," and "One Day More." Cameron Mackintosh's breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck by its new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Come see one of the most celebrated shows in the history of musical theatre -LES MISERABLES.
School Of Rock Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre School Of Rock
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
The King And I Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre The King And I
The 2015 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I, will soon be "getting to know you," San Diego. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, directed by Bartlet Sher, is set in 1860's Bangkok. It tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and the British schoolteacher he brought in to teach his many wives and children. Come see the show New York Magazine called "too beautiful to miss"...
On Your Feet! Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre On Your Feet!
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
The Phantom Of The Opera Aug 23, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018  
San Diego Civic Theatre The Phantom Of The Opera
Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L'Opera by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.