Curtain calls: April performing arts performances

Performances taking the stage this April in San Diego include The Great Gatsby, My Heart in a SuitcaseAn Evening With Groucho and South Pacific.

4.3-22: Soul Doctor 

The Broadway musical about a real-life “folk-singin’ rabbi” tunes up for the launch of an international tour here.

Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000, lyceumevents.org

4.6-5.6: The Wanderers

The connections between two very different couples – one a duo of young Orthodox Jews, the other a pair of high-powered celebrities – drive Anna Ziegler’s world-premiere play.

Old Globe, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org 

4.6-5.20: Noises Off

It’s game on as Lamb’s Players stages Michael Frayn’s whirlwind of a comedy – a piece that may be the ultimate “backstage” farce.

Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org 

4.6-8: The Great Gatsby

Septime Webre’s ballet adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the 1920s returns for an encore performance.

California Ballet at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100, californiaballet.org

4.10: My Heart in a Suitcase

Set in 1938 Germany, the educational touring play looks at one family’s wrenching decision as the Nazi menace looms.

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

4.11-5.6: How the Other Half Loves

That Brit wit Alan Ayckbourn weaves together a breathless comedy of three married couples navigating misunderstandings, infidelity and (much) more.

North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org

4.23: Living Will: The Legacy of William Shakespeare

Author and language ace Richard Lederer delves into Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in a celebration of the Bard’s birthday.

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

4.23-24: An Evening With Groucho

The man, the music, the mustache: Frank Ferrante steps into Groucho Marx’s shoes for storytelling, jokes and even some singing.

North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org 

4.27-5-27: South Pacific

It’s a fresh go-round for the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, which introduced such standards as “Bali Ha’i” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”

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

4.28: Dance Gallery

San Diego Ballet artistic chief Javier Velasco directs a mix of works from emerging choreographers in this spring showcase.

San Diego Ballet, White Box Live Arts, 2590 Truxtun Road, No. 205, Liberty Station, 619.294.7378, sandiegoballet.org

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