Curtain calls: April performing arts performances


Performances coming to San Diego this month include Volta: Cirque du Soleil, Cinderella, Cats and Sister Act.

4.3-28: Volta

Street sports serve as inspiration for this latest Cirque creation – the adventurous company’s first big-top show to visit here in seven years.

Cirque du Soleil at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 877.924.7783,

4.3-7, 4.11-14: Live Arts Fest 2019

From Mexico City to Malmö, Sweden (and lots of places in between) come the dances that make up this nine-night celebration -- the seventh edition of the annual Live Arts Fest.

San Diego Dance Theater at White Box Live Arts
2950 Truxton Rd., No. 205, Liberty Station

4.5-5.5: Servant of Two Masters

Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte classic has been splitting sides for centuries; now Samantha Ginn and AJ Knox unveil a brand-new take on the tale of a comically scheming servant.

New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad, 760.433.3245,

4.6-5.5: They Promised Her the Moon

There apparently was no place in space for the 13 real-life women showcased in Laurel Ollstein’s fact-based play (a world premiere); they underwent U.S. astronaut training in the 1960s, but then saw the men get all the glory.

Old Globe’s White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623,

4.10-5.5: All in the Timing

Playwright David Ives’ six-pack of comic one-acts is a reliably laugh-worthy happening; David Ellenstein directs this revival.

North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055,

4.12-14: Cinderella

Guided by Jared Nelson’s choreographic eye, the fable of a mistreated would-be princess unspools to the music of Prokofiev.

California Ballet at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 858.560.6741,

4.16: Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

The Scottish-born movie and stage star, who became an American citizen in 2008, serves up stories and songs about his new life in the New World.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253,

4.16-21: Cats

This will be the 11th time that the feline-minded musical comes to town on a national tour — so much for that whole nine lives thing! — but the first since 2012.

San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619/858/760.570.1100,

4.18-5.12: Sweat

Playwright Lynn Nottage (of Ruined renown) won her second Pulitzer Prize for this piece, which explores the struggles of working-class people in industrial Pennsylvania.

San Diego Rep’s Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000,

4.26-5.26: Sister Act

SDMT stages its first-ever production of the movie-based musical comedy about a disco queen who takes refuge in a convent after witnessing a murder.

San Diego Musical Theatre, Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown, 858.560.5740,

4.27-28: Romance: En Pointe!

San Diego Ballet takes a road trip to North County for this ode to classical ballet, with excerpts from Romeo et Juliet, Giselle and more.

San Diego Ballet at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 619.294.7378,