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Curtain call: November performing arts performances

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Black Pearl Sings. (Courtesy photo)

Taking the stage in San Diego this month are shows including Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play, Romeo and Juliet, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical and Cabaret.

11.3-12.24: The Secret Garden 

An evergreen musical if there ever was one, “Garden” centers on a young girl who discovers both a magical world and her own voice.

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


11.4-12.24: Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

The holiday favorite about the Mean Green One returns to the Globe for its 20th tour through Whoville.

Old Globe Theatre: Shiley Stage, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623,


11.7-12.17: SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical

The Playhouse has some hot stuff in the works with this nationally buzzed world-premiere musical about the late Queen of Disco.

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

11.9-12.10: The Moors 

Playwright Jen Silverman sends up emotionally fraught 19th-century lit with this British-set comedy, getting its West Coast premiere at Diversionary.

Diversionary Theatre: 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.220.0097,


11.10-11.26: Falling 

A young man with autism is at the center of Deanna Jent’s unsparing family drama, the season-closer for InnerMission.

InnerMission Productions: Diversionary Black Box, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.324.8970,

11.10-11.12: As One 

A chamber opera for two voices, this piece by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed chronicles the journey toward self-identity of its transgender main character.

San Diego Opera: Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave., Rolando District, 619.533.7000,


11.12-12.17: The Diary of Anne Frank  

The women-centered Moxie revives the affecting story of the Dutch girl whose bravery and humanity in the face of Nazi terror captivated the world.

Moxie Theatre: 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Rolando District, 858.598.7620,

11.11-11.19: Romeo and Juliet 

One of the top acting programs in the country takes on one of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies at the Globe.

Old Globe/USD Shiley Graduate Program: White Theatre, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623,



11.22-12.17: Black Pearl Sings!  

Frank Higgins’ play about friendship, race and privilege is built around 20-plus spiritual and folk songs.

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

11.24-12.24: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play 

You had to believe SDMT would bring back its lyrical, music-filled adaptation of the yuletide favorite about a girl who insists Santa Claus is the real deal.

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

11.25-12.23: Cabaret 

The tuneful but hard-hitting Kander & Ebb classic about debauchery and desperation in prewar Berlin gets an intimate revisit.

Ion Theatre: 3704 Sixth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.600.5020,

11.29-12.24: A Christmas Carol 

Sing it again, Eb: Cygnet’s Victorian-minded, song-laced take on the story of Scrooge just might put the “hum” in “humbug.”

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


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