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Theatre Talk goes all over San Diego County

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

Here's what is up in and around San Diego. First, Broadway San Diego is hot this season starting with "Hamilton" on Nov. 9, followed by Harper Lee's celebrated "To Kill a Mockingbird" starring Richard Thomas; next up (if any tickets remain) is one-night only with Harry Connick Jr. on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. I saw him years ago in Sacramento and he swings! Just around the corner is "Annie" in time for the holidays for a great 45th Season. For tickets, call 619-564-3000 or visit

North Coast Repertory's 41st season opens its second show "Into the Breeches," a WWII comedy playing until Nov. 13, followed by "Churchill" for one-weekend only, Nov. 14-15. It promises to be a riveting drama. Check out the Tuesday comedy venue opening at 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour with $3 beer. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Call 858-481-1055 or visit for tickets.

Old Globe Theater Balboa Park is in high gear for the Christmas holidays beginning with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Nov. 9 – Jan. 1, 2023, and on the 18th is "Ebenezer Scrooge's Big San Diego Christmas Show" until Dec. 31. For tickets, call 619-234-5623 or visit

Meanwhile, at The Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego, you'll find in-person readings until the holiday favorite "A Christmas Carol" opens Nov. 22 – Dec. 24. Call 619-337-1525 or visit for tickets.

Roustabouts Theatre is up to a bit of mischief performing readings at the Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Ste. N, San Diego, CA 92115. First up on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. is Neil Simon's fabulous "The Odd Couple." Here is a chance for actors to test out a new monologue on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Contact the theatre for details, 619-568-5800 or

San Diego Musical Theatre is still running with "Little Shop of Horrors" until the 30th with free parking. For tickets, call 858-560-5740 or visit offer a 25% discount on groups of 12+.

The Lambs' Playhouse in Coronado will play "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" until Nov. 18, followed by "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 1- 24. For tickets, call 619-437-6000 or visit

La Jolla Playhouse starts off with Shakespeare's "As You Like It" from November 15 to December 11 at 2910 La Jolla Village Dr. La Jolla, 858-550-1010

San Diego Ballet has a delightful family show on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., "Jungle Book" at the Kroc Center, 6611 University in San Diego, 92115. If you miss this show, sign up on their website to keep up to date with this delightful company of performers, 619-294-7378, For group discounts, email [email protected].

Save the date: San Diego Symphony is performing "Home for the Holidays," a free concert celebrating our military and their families, Dec. 11 with activities at 5 p.m. at the Rady Shell in downtown San Diego, 619-235-0804 Visit for more details.

Scripps Ranch Theatre announced there is still room for scholarship students in their acting workshops. For more information, call 858-395-0573 or visit

And not too far away, PowPac Theatre is opening with "A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol." These open book reading performances transport the audience back to live radio shows and they are a hoot. A good family show. For tickets and more information, call 858-679-8085 or go to

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal can be reached at [email protected].


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