This fall the stage is set to explode with musicals, plays and performances all over San Diego. From beloved Disney princesses to a little lady with red ringlets who looks on the bright side of life all the way through, to a Technicolor coat wearing prophet in ancient Egypt, your mini theater buffs are going to be loving the theater offers this fall in our city.

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Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream
To celebrate 75 years of Disney Princesses, Dare to Dream is a mega mix performance on ice with some of your favourite characters and the most cherished stories of all time.  Watch Rapunzel in a live action piece from the film Tangled, travel to the enchanted forrest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the evil queen and watch as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming with a glass slipper to boot.  Plus don’t forget about a boogie session with the story of the Princess and The Frog with Princess Tiana and Price Naveen. This show is great for audiences young and old who will love watching the magic unfolding on the ice in this compilation of of stories old and new.

Dates: Oct. 1 – Oct. 4
Ticket Price: From $29/person

Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92110

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Beauty And The Beast
The Civic Theatre of San Diego are set to welcome Belle and the Beast for a musical adaptation of the classic Disney film, Beauty at the Beast! Relive the story of Belle, a woman hoping for a life more like the adventures in the book she reads who happens upon an old castle in the heart of the forest. Here she meets Beast, once a man and now condemned as a beast like creature who was cursed for his vanity and pride. Can Belle and Beast save each other and learn to love whats on the inside? You’ll have to be our guest and find out! This musical is full of your favourite songs, beautiful sets and sparkling costumes. This performance is suitable for all ages.

Dates: Nov. 24 – Nov. 29
Ticket Price: From $69/ person

San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92101

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Get ready to sing along with your favourite curly red headed friend Annie.  Living in an orphanage, Annie is on a mission to find her parents. After being sent to stay at billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks house for the holidays, Annie injects everyone with her sunshine look at life and they help her step up her quest to find her mom and dad. But just as things like like they are trumps for Annie and Daddy Warbucks, some evil cons posing as Annie’s “real parents” come into the picture and chaos ensues! The kiddo’s will love singing along with all the classics like “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and the anthem “Tomorrow.” With a run time of over 2 hours plus an intermission, this show is best suited for musical lovers 5 and over.

Dates: Nov. 3 – Nov. 8
Ticket Price: From $25 per person

San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92101

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Mary Poppins
Introduce your mini stage buffs to thesupercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventures of Mary Poppins, the practically perfect nanny who flies in to help the troubled Banks family. With help from jack-of-all-trades Bert, Mary Poppins takes young Jane and Michael Banks on a magical adventure to bring their once disconnected family back together again. Based on the Disney classic and the original book from P.L. Travers, this winner of seven Tony Awards will have kids of all ages (and even grown ups) cheering as Mary Poppins dispels her pearls of wisdom. A spoonful of sugar anyone? This Junior Theatre performance is best suited for kids ages 2 and up.

Dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 8
Ticket Price: From $11/ person

Casa del Prado Theater
1600 Village Pl.
Balboa Park
San Diego, Ca 92101

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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Introduce your littles to Disney heroine Alice as she journeys through Wonderland in a classic “trying to get home” story.  She meets kooky characters like the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Caterpillar and of course the evil Queen of Hearts in a fun-filled performance. Along with a cast of favorites your mini thespians will love hearing classic songs like “I’m late.” This is a junior adaptation, which means at just under an hour running time you can rest assured even your youngest will love watching this musical adaptation unfold!

Dates: Nov. 13 – Nov. 22
Ticket Price: From $13/ person

Roosevelt Middle School
3366 Park Blvd.
Corner of Park Blvd. and Zoo Dr.
San Diego, Ca 92101

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Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Way way back many centuries ago not long after the bible began lived Joseph, a clever guy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt Joseph is taken on an adventure of biblical proportions. After rising from a slave to the Pharaoh’s 2IC by seeing the future, Joseph is challenged yet again after reuniting with brothers and beloved dad. With lots of witty bater and a true mish mash of musical styles from a rock n’ roll Pharaoh, a broadway master name Potifar and a country western band of brothers this is one sassy show.  Given its sassy factor it would best suit audience members 8 and over.

Dates: Oct. 16 – Oct. 25
Ticket Price: From $15/ person

Creative Performing And Media Arts Theatre
5050 Conrad Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92117

Which of these shows do you want to see? Let us know in the Comments section below.

— Lenya McGrath

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