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By Elizabeth Youngman Westphal
Special to the Village News 

Holiday happenings around San Diego County


Last updated 11/26/2018 at 8:44am

Edward Watts as the Grinch with Tommy Martinez as young Max are now playing in "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at the Old Globe theater complex in Balboa Park.

It is official. The holidays are inching nearer. Should residents wish to do something fun with their friends and family this season, here is a list of shows to consider.

Opening locally is "A Wonderful Life. A Radio Play," Dec. 7, in Fallbrook. To snag tickets for this live radio show performances, call (760) 468-6302 or visit

Nearby is "Mamma Mia" at The Welk Resort. It is a terrific production. Plus, people can get a chance to win two free tickets by emailing me an entry. See details at the bottom of the story. For ticket information, call (760) 749-3448 or email

The Broadway Vista theater is running "Santa's North Pole Follies," Nov. 29 through Dec. 16, in a fundraiser for animals. Call (760) 806-7905 or visit

New Village Arts in Carlsbad is playing "Miss Bennett," Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. It is the sequel to "Pride and Prejudice." For tickets, call (760) 433-3245 or visit

North Coast Repertory in Solana Beach may have a few open seats for "Holmes & Watson" followed by "Always Patsy Cline" coming Dec. 12-30. Call the box office at (858) 481-1055 or visit

Coming up at the La Jolla Playhouse is the world premier of "The Year to Come," playing Dec. 4-30, followed by the world premier of "Diana," Feb. 10. Call (858) 550-1010 or visit

Further down the road is Broadway San Diego which is currently playing "Wicked" until Nov. 25, followed by "Waitress" from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2. For one day only, Saturday, Dec. 29 is "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas," with "Hello Dolly" rolling into town Jan. 15, for a few days. For ticket information, call (619) 570-1100 or visit

San Diego Rep is offering "The Doll's House, Part 2," Nov. 21 through Dec. 16, at the downtown Lyceum stage with "Winter Schminter: A Hanukkah & Winter Solstice Celebration" for one night only, Friday, Dec. 21. For tickets, call (619) 544-1000 or visit

Meanwhile, "Clint Black's Looking for Christmas" world premier is opening at The Old Globe complex Nov. 11 through Dec. 31 and running next door to "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with multiple performances until Dec. 29. For tickets, call (619) 234-1941 or email

"Clint Black's Looking for Christmas" with Aaron C. Finley appearing as Mike Randolph and Kaylin Hedges as Ellie Randolph can be seen at the Old Globe theater complex.

San Diego Musical Theatre is bringing back "A Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Musical Radio Play," repeating a sell out show from last season. Playing at the Horton Grand Theatre with good prepaid parking across the street from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23. For tickets, call (858) 560-5740 or visit

Lamb's Playhouse in Coronado is in the final stretch of "Persuasion" which is the new musical from Jane Austen's book, closing Nov. 18 followed by their "Festival of Christmas" from Nov. 30 to Dec. 30. For more information, call (619) 437-6000 or visit

The Cygnet Theatre did such a bang-up job on "A Christmas Carol" last year, it is bringing it back again this season. Call (619) 337-1525 or visit for tickets.

Watch for my upcoming reviews in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile, The Village News hopes your holidays are happy.

To contact me or to enter for a chance to win two free "Mamma Mia" tickets, send me an email at


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