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4.5-17: John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies
La Jolla PlayHouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla
In his newest one-man show, the Emmy Award-winner uses satire to school audiences on 500 years of Latin history, from the Aztec and Incan Empires to World War II.
4.21-5.15: Rapture, Blister, Burn
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, Downtown
After pursuing divergent careers and spending decades apart, grad school roommates reconnect, sparking a fire of feminism within themselves as they contemplate women's lives (including their own) since the 1970s.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet stirs imaginations with this comical tale of a doll-maker and his lifelike creations that summon deception, jealousy and love in a small village.
4.9-5.15: Big River
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State St., Carlsbad
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn unfolds onstage, with a young Huck and a runaway slave traversing the Mississippi River toward a better tomorrow.
4.12-24: Live Arts Fest 2016
2590 Truxtun Rd., Ste. 205, Liberty Station
With a theme of "Cross-Pollinating Dance: Diversity in Movement," this 10-day dance festival celebrates a growing diversity in local dance artists thanks to San Diego's proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border.
4.16-24: Madama Butterfly
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
Wrought with hope, devotion and betrayal, Puccini's opera tells the story of a young Japanese girl who's misguided into a marriage with a U.S. Naval officer.
4.22-5.29: Dinner with Marlene
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave., Coronado
Powder your nose and bring your manners - Parisian singer and movie star Marlene Dietrich is hosting a dinner party in 1938 with Europe's finest socialites... and you're invited.
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
When Marianne, a physicist, meets Roland, a beekeeper, their budding relationship opens up a universe of possibilities, revealing how life can change in an instant.
4.14: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet exudes grace that dissolves the divide between contemporary and classical dance.
4.29-5.15: Noises Off
Welk Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido
This comedy-within-a-comedy centers around the opening night of Nothing's On, a farce of a performance that's bound to flop as its cast appears hopeless to pull its act together backstage.