Curtain calls: Top theater to see in November

'Tis the season for holiday musicals and plays and San Diego has them all. Catch "A Christmas Carol," "White Christmas," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" starting in November.

11.5-12.26 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Old Globe's annual rendition of this Dr. Seuss tour de force serves as a reminder that the spirit of the holidays doesn't come from a store, but rather from the heart.

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

11.12-20 The Two Gentlemen of Verona

This early Shakespearean comedy follows the conundrum of two best friends in love with the same girl, with a side of awkward servants and a notable canine.

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

11.13-12.11 The Kid Thing

A dinner party turns rocky when two lesbian couples receive unexpected news about an impending pregnancy, enlightening both relationships about the realities of parenting.

Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd., Suite N, College Area
858.598.7620, moxietheatre.com

11.15-20 The Sound of Music

Maria is back. See the award-winning musical about a woman capable of sweeping a man and his family off their feet.

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

11.22-12.24 A Christmas Carol

Warm up to the true meaning of Christmas by trailing the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge through his run-ins with ghosts of holidays past, present and future.

Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs St., Old Town
619.337.1525, cygnettheatre.com

11.25-12.24 The Mystery Of Love And Sex

Childhood friends Charlotte and Jonny encounter sexual desires as they enter their 20s. Whether it's between each other or the same gender, that's, well, The Mystery of Love and Sex.

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Blvd., Suite 101, University Heights
619.220.0097, diversionary.org

11.25-12.4 White Christmas

White Christmas plays at Spreckels Theatre.

San Diego Musical Theatre is at it again with the Irving Berlin classic, which features two World War II veterans tailing beautiful singers to their next gig at a Vermont lodge.

Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Suite 600, downtown
619.235.9500, spreckels.net

11.29-12.4 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org
Bringing a David Bowie-esque energy to the San Diego stage, this raging rock musical is fronted by a transgender East German singer named Hedwig, formerly Hansel.

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