Curtain Calls

By Michael Benninger

12/11-21: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
The North Park Theatre
2891 University Ave., North Park
619.239.8836, sdmt.org
This adaptation of the perennial 1954 Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye holiday film tellsthe story of two World War II vets whose post-army songand- dance careers lead them to love when they meet a pair of singing sisters traveling to a Vermont lodge, which happens to be owned by the boys' former commanding officer.

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12/4-21: Woman in the Mirror - A Dancer's Journey
Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Ave., Downtown
619.437.6000, devasmj.com
In this acclaimed one-woman show, accomplished dancer and Michael Jackson impersonator Devra Gregory reveals audacious and awe-inspiring tales from her captivating life story, punctuated by performances in a multitude of dance styles.

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12/12-24: City Ballet's The Nutcracker
Spreckels Theater
121 Broadway, Ste. 600, Downtown
619.235.9500, cityballet.org
Experience Tchaikovsky's celebrated ballet about a young girl who receives an extraordinary  nutcracker that transports her to the realm of Mouse Kings, Sugar Plum Fairies and incredible, otherworldly delights.

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12/13-21: California Ballet Company's The Nutcracker
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org
The California Ballet Company's rendition of E.T.A. Hoffman's timeless tale depicts Clara, the production's protagonist, as an older child discovering love - for the first time - in the depths her dreams.

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12/15-27: An American Christmas
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado
619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org
Party like it's 1914 in the Hotel Del's lavish ballroom during this enchanting Christmas celebration where 27 performers from Lamb's Players Theatre treat guests (who are enjoying a five-course holiday meal) to three hours of music, dance, story and song.

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