Curtain Calls

By Michael Benninger 

4/3-5: Mamma Mia!
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, broadwaysd.com
The sensational musical about love and friendship returns to San Diego with a fresh production of "Dancing Queen," "Super Trouper" and more than a dozen other hits by Swedish pop group ABBA.

4/4-5/3: Buyer & Cellar
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.231.1941, theoldglobe.org
An unemployed actor lands a gig tending to a basement full of Barbra Streisand's belongings in this one-man, tongue-in-cheek, off-Broadway comedy.

4/10-5/17: Freud's Last Session
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave., Coronado
619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org
This play pairs the father of psychoanalysis with C.S. Lewis, the philosopher and author who penned The Chronicles of Narnia, for an engaging dialogue about love, sex, life and death, among many other topics.

4/11-12: A Midsummer Night's Dream
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.com
Based on Shakespeare's comedy and set to a musical score by Mendelssohn, this ballet tells the tale of young lovers and actors who encounter fantastical creatures in an enchanted Athenian forest.

4/11-5/10: Uncanny Valley
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, Gaslamp
619.544.1000, sdrep.org
Making its world premiere in San Diego, this dramatic play - which tells the story of an obsessed neuroscientist bent on developing a non-biological being - aims to leave audiences questioning the origin of life and what it means to be alive.

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