Curtain Calls

By Sarah Pfledderer

11/3-8: Annie
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org
You can bet your bottom dollar it's back, the timeless tale of an optimistic orphan who brings light to the life of her billionaire adoptive father, "Daddy" Warbucks.

11/7-12/26: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
He's a mean one, Mr. Grinch - that is until a young girl shows him Christmas doesn't come from a store, but rather means a whole lot more.

11/8-12/6: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
MOXIE Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd., College Area
858.598.7620, moxietheatre.com
Get tangled in time as Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, an IT troubleshooter and the reigning (supercomputer) "Jeopardy!" champion discover they share more than a name.

11/12-12/6: The Oldest Boy
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, Downtown
619.544.1000, sdrep.org
Monks believing a 3-year-old boy is the reincarnation of a Buddhist teacher beckon the toddler to India, leaving his parents with a difficult choice.

11/13-12/10: Indecent
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla
858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
A play within a play, Indecent recreates the controversy surrounding the 1922 Broadway debut of God of Vengeance, which saw its cast jailed for obscenity.

11/14-22: As You Like It
Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
Conveying themes of friendship, flirtation and mistaken identity, this Shakespearean comedy transforms the Old Globe stage into the Forest of Arden.

11/21-29: Carmen
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
800.988.4253, artcenter.org
This famous opera follows a soldier's obsession with Carmen, the ultimate femme fatale.

11/24-29: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org
Curses are broken as Belle and the Beast find love in this classic Disney musical.

11/27-12/6: White Christmas
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown
619.235.9500, sdmt.org
This musical adaptation of the 1954 holiday film - starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney (George's aunt), among others - places two veterans-turned-showbiz-partners at a Vermont inn, where they become romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters.

11/27-12/27: A Christmas Carol
Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs St., Old Town
619.337.1525, cygnettheatre.com
Curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge encounters the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this stage presentation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece.

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