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Curtain Calls: April performing arts

Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including Black Grace Dance Co., The Full Monty, Seussical, The Live Arts Fest and Broadway Now!

Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including Black Grace Dance Co.The Full Monty, Seussical, The Live Arts Fest and Broadway Now!

4.1-2: Seussical

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere (on stage) in this musical medley of the most beloved books by Dr. Seuss, performed by Broadway Theatre Arts Academy.

California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253, artcenter.org.

Seussical. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.4-9: Finding Neverland

This musical examines the life story of playwright J.M. Barrie, who — leaning on faith, trust and a little pixie dust — dreamed up one of the world’s most favored fictional characters, Peter Pan.

San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

Finding Neverland. (Carol Rosegg)

 

4.8: Black Grace Dance Co.

New Zealand’s contemporary dance company slots San Diego into its North American tour, delivering a performance that breaks down social, cultural and generational barriers.

Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. 619.235.9500, spreckels.net.

Black Grace Dance Co. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.8-5.7: Skeleton Crew

Blue- and white-collar boundaries blur when, in 2008, Detroit’s last operating auto plant faces the possibility of foreclosure, a looming misfortune management attempts to hide from its workers.

The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org

Skeleton. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.12-23: Live Arts Fest 2017

San Diego Dance Theater’s annual showcase returns to Liberty Station, packing a bevy of modern to post-modern performances into 10 evenings of live entertainment.

White Box, 2590 Truxtun Rd., Ste. 205, Liberty Station, 619.225.1803, sandiegodancetheater.org

Live Arts Fest. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.12-5.7: Travels with my Aunt

A man must put mourning his mother’s death in the rearview when his eccentric aunt shows up at the funeral to take him on an unexpected cross-continental odyssey.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org

Travels with My Aunt. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.14-5.7: Margin of Error

San Diego’s newest nonprofit theater, The Roustabouts Theatre Co., launches its inaugural season with a play about a scientist, his wife and students bringing love and deceit down to a science.

Lyceum Space, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000, sdrep.org

Kate Rose Reynolds and Ruff Yeager in Margin of Error. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.21-30: The Full Monty

San Diego State University students bare all in this cult film-based musical comedy centering on six unemployed steelworkers turning to strip-teasing as a means to make cash.

Don Powell Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., College Area, 619.594.6884, ttf.sdsu.edu

The Full Monty. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.21-5.27: Heathers the Musical

Westerberg High goes haywire and homicidal in this stage adaptation of Heathers, the 1989 film about a not-so-popular student and her new boyfriend’s attempt to bury (literally) the school’s in-crowd posse.

OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Ave., Chula Vista, 619.422.7787, onstageplayhouse.org

Heathers. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.21-5.28: Silent Sky

In an era when women are expected to lay low, Henrietta Leavitt reaches for the stars, making an astronomical discovery at the Harvard Observatory.

Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org

Silent Sky. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22-23: Broadway Now!

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus belts out tunes from some of Broadway’s most raved-about musicals, including Wicked, Hairspray, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Hamilton, The Lion King and many more.

Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

Broadway Now! (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22-30: La Traviata

Just as party girl Violetta Valery opts to settle down with the love of her life, an unwelcome visitor challenges her fairytale (or is it tragic?) ending.

San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

LA Opera at LA Traviata. (Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging)

 

4.28-30: Singin’ in the Rain: In Concert

Take in every tune from the 1952 flick about one silent film company’s comical transition to sound, marking the making of Tinseltown’s first musical.

Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, 619.435.4856, coronadoplayhouse.com.

Singin in the Rain. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.29: Dance Gallery

Get up close and personal with the San Diego Ballet in this intimate production that spotlights the company’s emerging choreographers and artists.

White Box, 2590 Truxtun Road, Ste. 205, Liberty Station, 619.225.1803, sandiegodancetheater.org

Dance Gallery. (Courtesy photo)

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