Curtain Calls: February performing arts performances

Taking to the stage during February in San Diego are performances that include The Cake, Dirty DancingCamping With Henry & Tom and This Random World.

2.5-2.25: I Love You Because

Jane Austen gets put through the modern rom-com mixmaster in this off-Broadway chamber musical, directed by Justin Tuazon.

OB Playhouse & Theatre Company, 4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.795.9305, obtheatrecompany.com 

2.6-3.4: The Cake

The cuttingly funny playwright Bekah Brunstetter (who also writes for TV’s This Is Us) takes cues from a real-life Supreme Court case in her new exploration of gay rights and cultural conflict.

La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., Playhouse/UCSD Theatre District, La Jolla, 858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org

2-9.11: Dirty Dancing

Nobody puts Baby (or this campy classic) in a corner: The musical version of the steamy 1987 movie returns to town for a quick spin.

San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100, broadwaysd.com

2.10: An Intimate Evening With Lucie Arnaz

The longtime screen and stage star — and member of a famous show-biz family — sings classics and spins tales as part of Moonlight’s ClubM cabaret series.

Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760.724.2110, moonlightstage.com 

2.10-2.11: Uncle Vanya

The Chekhov masterwork of Russian romance and existential angst gets a new look at the Globe, courtesy of the distinguished translators and theater artists Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

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

2.16-2.18: Ritmos Latinos

Javier Velasco’s company premieres this brand-new, Latin-influenced piece, written and performed by jazz ace Gilbert Castellanos and performed by a top San Diego ensemble.

San Diego Ballet at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000, sandiegoballet.org 

2.16-3.25: Camping With Henry & Tom

Lamb’s puts up the San Diego premiere of Mark St. Germain’s fact-based play about a very consequential camping trip (!) with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and a certain president of the United States.

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

2.21-3.18: This Random World

Missed connections and the curiosities of crisscrossed lives are at the center of Steven Dietz’s bittersweet play about making peace with serendipity.

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

2.22-2.25: San Diego Kuumba Fest: Black 2 Position

The annual celebration of African-American theater, dance and much more returns to San Diego Rep for a 26th year.

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

2.24-3.4: Turandot

The renowned Turandot interpreter Lise Lindstrom takes on the lead role in Giacomo Puccini’s final, spectacular opera about an ice-veined Chinese princess, based on ancient fable.

San Diego Opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.533.7000, sdopera.org

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