Curtain Calls

By Sarah Pfledderer

8/12-29: Shrek: The Musical
Moonlight Stage Productions
200 Civic Center Dr., Vista
760.724.2110, moonlightstage.com
A grumpy ogre rescues a feisty princess as part of a deal with a villainous lord to get his swampland back from the fairytale misfits who overtook it.

8/25-30: Pippin
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org
Entangled with circus-inspired acrobatics and electrifying songs, this Tony Awardwinning musical details a young prince's journey to find adventure in life.

8/16-9/20: The Comedy of Errors
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
Amusement and mayhem collide in this Shakespearean classic when two pairs of identical twins, who had been separated at birth, wind up in the same town.

8/13-10/4: Mixtape, The Greatest Hits of the 80s!
The Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Ave., Downtown
619.347.6000, lambsplayers.org
A medley of musicians and performers revisit the well-known hits and events from the 1980s, featuring music from Journey, U2, Duran Duran, Madonna and many more of the decade's radio stars.

8/20-9/13: Violet
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, Downtown
619.544.1000, sdrep.org
A woman with a scarred face discovers the true meaning of beauty when embarking up on a cross-country voyage to meet a televangelist she hopes can improve her appearance.

8/28-9/13: Sunday in the Park with George
The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.7931, iontheatre.com
This musical unveils the making of Georges Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," telling the tale of the love and lives surrounding its creation.

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