10.2: Shanghai Nights - Dream Journey! @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
This one-night-only performance by the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China features juggling, clowns, hoop diving, high-altitude chair balances and more.
10.8: Todas Las Rosas @ California Center for the Arts, artcenter.org
The fancy footwork of Spain’s most revered dance form comes to vibrant life in this performance of Flamenco en fuego, set to the vocal stylings of celebrated singer Juan de Dios.
10.14-16: Jump Jive @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
California Ballet Co. kicks classical form to the curb in this high-octane performance infused with ‘60s rock, ‘40s swing and rhythms from the Roaring ‘20s.
10.14-11.13: God of Carnage @ New Village Arts Theatre, newvillagearts.org
Two New York couples prove they’re capable of temper tantrums, too, when they meet to discuss a schoolyard
scuffle that resulted in one of their son’s teeth getting knocked out.
10.15: Swan Lake @ Spreckels Theatre, spreckels.net
The Russian Grand Ballet spreads its wings on the San Diego stage with this full-length version of the Tchaikovsky classic, offering an unforgettable blend of romanticism and tragedy.
10.17: Jethro Tull @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
Rock band Jethro Tull’s front man, Ian Anderson, bellows a narrative honoring the English agriculturist after whom the ensemble is named, presenting new material that addresses climate change, food production and population.
10.19-11.13: Laughter on the 23rd Floor @ North Coast Repertory Theatre, northcoastrep.org
Go back in time to when renowned playwright Neil Simon was getting his bearings as a rookie comedy writer for the sitcom “Your Show of Shows.”
10.20: Flip Fabrique @ California Center for the Arts, artcenter.org
Quebec-based acrobats take athleticism and cirque-esque techniques to new heights in this spectacle featuring balance beams, trampoline walls and more.
10.20-11.13: Disgraced @ San Diego Repertory Theatre - The Lyceum Stage, sdrep.org
Disregarding his Muslim heritage to pursue the American dream, Amir Kapoor sees his identity negated at a dinner-party-turned-debate in this play alluding to contemporary clashes between American culture and Islamic faith.
10.22-30: Cinderella (La Cenerentola) @ San Diego Civic Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
The San Diego Opera performs (in Italian) a non-Disney, non-fairytale version of the age-old love story - sans fairy godmother and glass slippers.
10.25-12.4: Miss You Like Hell @ La Jolla Playhouse, lajollaplayhouse.org
When an intuitive teenager takes a road trip with her free-spirited mother, the folks they encounter along the way help them grasp what once set them apart ... and ultimately connects them forever.