Curtain calls: February performing arts performances


Performances coming to San Diego this month are Aladdin, Rigoletto, Somebody to Love and Tiny Beautiful Things.

2.1: Kiss & Tell: Valentine’s Cabaret

A half-dozen romantic couples who also happen to be among the top musical-theater performers in San Diego (and beyond) put their hearts into this Valentine’s cabaret show.

Moonlight Stage Productions’ ClubM, Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760.724.2110,

2.1-3.3: Crazy for You

SDMT likewise has Valentine’s in mind with this Tony Award-winning celebration of romance, Gershwin-style, featuring such classic tunes as Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me.

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

2.2-10: Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi’s potent epic, named for a hunchbacked court jester with one troublesome tongue, gets a sweeping revisit, with Stephen Powell in the title role.

San Diego Opera, San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.533.7000,

2.9-3.10: Tiny Beautiful Things

Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame turned Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book into this stage piece about the bittersweet bond between an advice columnist and her readers.

Old Globe Theatre, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623,

2.14: Somebody to Love

The music of Queen gets the ballet treatment in this one-of-a-kind, Valentine’s-minded piece performed by Kirsten Bloom Allen and Brian Justin Crum, an America’s Got Talent finalist.

Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy, 619.795.1337,

2.15-2.17: Ritmos Latinos

San Diego Ballet once again celebrates Latinx rhythms, with three dance pieces that dip into the sounds of mariachi, jazz and more.

San Diego Ballet, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.294.7378,

2.19-4.7: Diana

This one’s got national buzz: The Playhouse stages its world-premiere musical about the late Princess of Wales, whose story is told by the team behind the Tony Award-winning, La Jolla-launched Memphis.

La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010,

2.20-3.3: Aladdin

Local fans of this Dinsey favorite finally get their wishes granted, as the hit Broadway show about genies, magic carpets and forbidden romance hits town for the first time under Tony Award winner (and former San Diegan) Casey Nicholaw’s direction.

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

2.20-3.17: Gabriel

NCRT stages the West Coast premiere of Moira Buffini’s wartime drama about a mystery man who washes up on a small island and the four women who strive to protect him.

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

2.21-3.24: Hershey Felder, Beethoven

A decade after premiering this piece at the Old Globe, Hershey Felder — the consummate pianist-playwright-actor — returns to this music-filled saga of the great composer.

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

2.23: Beer and Ballet

It must just be the month for unusual ballet pairings — but hey, “IPA” almost rhymes with plié. Tickets for this show include brews with your views of world-premiere dance pieces.

California Ballet, The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park, 619.239.8836,