Curtain Calls


By Michael Benninger

2/25-3/22: Love, Loss and What I Wore
The Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, Gaslamp
Written by sisters Nora and Delia Ephron, this set of monologues focuses on five women and the fashion they wear during dramatic and hilarious moments in their lives.

3/5-4/26: My Fair Lady
The Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs St., Old Town
A linguist bets he can help an unrefined flower girl climb the social ladder by improving her eloquence, but he can’t predict what he’ll end up learning from her.

3/6-8: City Ballet’s Balanchine Spectacular
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown
City Ballet invites dance lovers to this show featuring “The Four Temperaments,” “Rubies from Jewels” and the “Walpurgisnacht Ballet,” three pieces by George Balanchine, one of the 20th century’s most influential choreographers.

3/7-29: Oedipus El Rey
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter
Set in the low-income barrios of modern-day Southern California, this Chicano adaptation of ancient Greece’s greatest literary tragedy has Oedipus behind bars for cheating Costco - while his mother, whom he’ll soon marry, is home watching soaps.

3/13: MOMIX Alchemia
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown
Air, earth, fire and water inspire the dancer-illusionists in this scintillating multimedia production that is evocative of the enchantment, evolution and sensuality of the natural elements.

3/14-22: Nixon in China
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
This musical take on President Richard Nixon’s history-making trip to Beijing includes diplomatic discussions, an outrageous banquet scene and a fantastical skit about Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

3/6-27: Annie
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla
A delusional orphan’s dreams come true when a war profiteer nicknamed “Daddy” takes her back to his mansion.