Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play, Romeo and Juliet, SUMMER: The
Musical and Cabaret.
11.3-12.24: The Secret Garden
An evergreen musical if there ever was one, "Garden" centers on a young girl who discovers both a magical world and her own voice.
11.4-12.24: Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The holiday favorite about the Mean Green One returns to the Globe for its 20th tour through Whoville.
Old Globe Theatre: Shiley Stage, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
11.7-12.17: SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical
The Playhouse has some hot stuff in the works with this nationally buzzed world-premiere musical about the late Queen of Disco.
11.9-12.10: The Moors
Playwright Jen Silverman sends up emotionally fraught 19th-century lit with this British-set comedy, getting its West Coast premiere at Diversionary.
Diversionary Theatre: 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.220.0097, diversionary.org
A young man with autism is at the center of Deanna Jent's unsparing family drama, the season-closer for InnerMission.
InnerMission Productions: Diversionary Black Box, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.324.8970, innermissionproductions.org
11.10-11.12: As One
A chamber opera for two voices, this piece by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed chronicles the journey toward self-identity of its transgender main character.
San Diego Opera: Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave., Rolando District, 619.533.7000, sdopera.org
11.12-12.17: The Diary of Anne Frank
The women-centered Moxie revives the affecting story of the Dutch girl whose bravery and humanity in the face of Nazi terror captivated the world.
Moxie Theatre: 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Rolando District, 858.598.7620, moxietheatre.com
11.11-11.19: Romeo and Juliet
One of the top acting programs in the country takes on one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies at the Globe.
Old Globe/USD Shiley Graduate Program: White Theatre, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
11.22-12.17: Black Pearl Sings!
Frank Higgins' play about friendship, race and privilege is built around 20-plus spiritual and folk songs.
San Diego Rep: 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000, sdrep.org
11.24-12.24: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play
You had to believe SDMT would bring back its lyrical, music-filled adaptation of the yuletide favorite about a girl who insists Santa Claus is the real deal.
San Diego Musical Theatre: Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown, 858.560.5740, sdmt.org
The tuneful but hard-hitting Kander & Ebb classic about debauchery and desperation in prewar Berlin gets an intimate revisit.
Ion Theatre: 3704 Sixth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.600.5020, iontheatre.com
11.29-12.24: A Christmas Carol
Sing it again, Eb: Cygnet's Victorian-minded, song-laced take on the story of Scrooge just might put the "hum" in "humbug."
Cygnet Theatre: 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525, cygnettheatre.com