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LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
Through Dec. 16. A world-premiere musical about family, loyalty and the magic of Christmas from country music legend Clint Black, inspired by his 1995 chart-topping holiday album. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
Through Dec. 16. This sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece garnered eight Tony Award nominations, and is a blistering and funny meditation on marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000. sdrep.org

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
Through Dec. 23. San Diego Musical Theatre presents the heartwarming holiday classic retold as a live 1940s-era radio broadcast—with live Foley effects and a score of holiday songs. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown, 877.778.1258. sdmt.org

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Through Dec. 29. For spirited kids young and old, experience this annual holiday production of a Dr. Seuss classic. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Through Dec. 30. Expect 19th-century tradition with a 21st-century twist in this completely reimagined Dickens classic—now a new musical, featuring an original score, puppetry and live sound effects. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525. cygnettheatre.com

FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Through Dec. 30. This year, Lamb’s Players presents Reaching for the Stars, a brand-new play—featuring classic holiday songs—written by resident playwright Kerry Meads. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

THE YEAR TO COME
Dec. 4-30. Every New Year’s Eve, a Florida family gathers to ring in the coming year in this hilarious and touching world premiere that shows how the promise of our future is shaped by the lens of our past. Weiss Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE
Dec. 12-30. Based on the true story of country singer Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan, this dramatic musical features hit songs such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.” North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

MOON OVER BUFFALO
Jan. 9-Feb. 3. In this wild and wacky show-within-a-show—with everyone in the wrong costumes and reading the wrong lines—expect an evening of mayhem filled with comic inventions and running gags. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

A JEWEL IN THE CROWN CITY Jan. 11-Feb. 17. Lamb’s Players Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with a musical and visual journey through some of the most thrilling and moving moments in the theater’s history. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

HELLO, DOLLY!
Jan. 15-20. Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in this new production that pays tribute to the original work—hailed as one of the greatest musicals. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

MARIE AND ROSETTA
Jan. 16-Feb. 16. In this play, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her young protégée, Marie Knight, prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525. cygnettheatre.com

AUBERGINE
Jan. 24-Feb. 17. Ray, a gourmet chef, is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive in this moving play about the beauty of life. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000. sdrep.org

FAMILIAR
Jan. 26-March 3. Tensions start to rise when the daughter of immigrant parents insists on a traditional African wedding ceremony in this comedy-drama. Strong language. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY
Jan. 31-March 3. This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd., #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097. diversionary.org

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Feb. 9-March 10. Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, this play follows the relationships between an anonymous advice columnist and the many real-life readers who pour out their hearts to her. Strong language and adult content. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

DIANA
Feb. 19-March 31. In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world. But behind the fairytale, there was a troubled marriage and a young woman struggling to find her voice. Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

DISNEY’S ALADDIN
Feb. 20-March 3. From the producer of The Lion King, this thrilling new production is filled with magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle, and features favorite songs from the Disney film as well as new music. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

GABRIEL
Feb. 20-March 17. British playwright Moira Buffini’s award-winning off-Broadway play presents the dramatic tale of the loss and dangers of a family under Nazi occupation in this powerful wartime drama brimming with suspense and intrigue. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, 858.481.1055. Solana Beach, northcoastrep.org

HERSHEY FELDER, BEETHOVEN
Feb. 21-March 24. San Diego’s beloved artist, Hershey Felder, returns with an entirely new take on the world’s greatest composer, Beethoven. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000. sdrep.org