April Theatre Events

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4.5-17: John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies
La Jolla PlayHouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla
858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
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
619.544.1000, sdrep.org
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.

 

4.6-10: Coppe?lia
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
1650 El Prado, Ste. 209, Balboa Park
619.233.3060, sdcyb.org

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
760.433.3245, newvillagearts.org
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 
White Box
2590 Truxtun Rd., Ste. 205, Liberty Station
619.225.1803, sandiegodancetheater.org
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
619-533-7000, sdopera.com
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
619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org
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.

 

4.9-5.8: Constellations
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
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
800.988.4253, artcenter.org
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
888.802.7469, welkresorts.com
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.

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