Curtain calls: November performing arts performances


Performances coming to San Diego in November include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Noche Latina, Waitress and A Christmas Carol.

11.2-4 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Russia’s most celebrated composer earns a salute times three with City Ballet’s trio of Tchaikovsky works: Swan Lake Act II, Black Swan Pas de Deux and Tchai Celebration.

City Ballet: Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 858.272.8663,

11.3-12.29 Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

He’s mean, green and back on the scene: The Grinch returns to the Globe for the landmark 20th edition of the Seussian musical favorite about a Christmas crank who learns the meaning of the season.

Old Globe Theatre: Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623,

11.3-4 Homegrown II

KGB-FM’s classic old Homegrown albums — which started celebrating original songs about San Diego way back in the 1970s — get the dance treatment again in this sequel to last year’s set of new works.

San Diego Ballet: White Box Live Arts, 2650 Truxtun Rd., No. 102, Liberty Station, 619.294.7378,

11.9-10: Noche Latina

Cal Bal promises an evening of fuego, pasión y amor (fire, passion and romance) in this season-opening show, which will feature a live Cuban band.

California Ballet: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 858.560.6741,

11.11-12.16: Looking for Christmas

Bust out your finest Christmas cowboy hat (black, naturally) for the world premiere of country superstar Clint Black’s musical about redemption and homecoming at the holidays.

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

11.16-12.23: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Jane Austen aficionados may swoon over this yuletide-minded sequel to the beloved English novelist’s classic Pride and Prejudice, set two years after that story’s conclusion.

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

11.21-12.16: A Doll’s House, Part 2

It takes a pretty fearless playwright to try and sequelize the likes of the great Henrik Ibsen, but Lucas Hnath had a Broadway hit with this follow-up to A Doll’s House, now getting its local premiere at the Rep.

San Diego Rep: Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000,

11.27-12.2: Waitress

A pie contest is part of the fun as this movie-based Broadway hit — with songs by Sara Bareilles — makes its first visit to town on tour.

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

11.28-12.30: A Christmas Carol

Cygnet’s intimate, Victorian-style take on the enduring Scrooge saga has become a holiday favorite, set to a score by San Diego’s Billy Thompson.

Cygnet Theatre: 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525,

11.30-12.30: Festival of Christmas: Reaching for the Stars

Lamb’s is reaching for some kind of holiday record: This is the 41st edition of the Coronado company’s Festival tradition, which showcases a different, music-filled holiday saga by Kerry Meads each year.

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