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On Stage Listings

“A Chorus Line” The longest-running American Broadway musical comes to San Diego. Closes Aug. 17. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. $20-$79. (619) 570-1100,

www.broadwaysd.com

“The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” A nod is given to each of Shakespeare’s plays. This production runs in repertory with “Sailor’s Song.” Closes Aug. 31. New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 B St., Carlsbad. $5-$10. (760) 433-3245,

www.newvillagearts.org

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“Memphis” A musical, set in 1950s Memphis, that tells the story about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Opens Aug. 19; closes Sept. 28. Mandell Weiss Theatre, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. $42-$75.(858) 550-1010,

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“The Receptionist” Cygnet Theatre opens its 2008/2009 season with this comedy about a receptionist who keeps the office supplies stocked, helps co-workers through dating troubles and attempts to entertain her own romantic notions – all while keeping the busy office afloat. Closes Aug. 31. Rolando/College Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Suite N. $22-$38. (619) 337-1525,

www.cygnettheatre.com

“Sailor’s Song” A love story about a cynical man and a true believer who battle over beautiful women and the power of love. Closes Aug. 24. New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 B State St., Carlsbad. $5-$10. (760) 433-3245,

www.newvillagearts.org

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“Sight Unseen” The Old Globe presents this story of an American artist who yearns for something more in life. Closes Sept. 7. San Diego Museum of Art’s James S. Copley Auditorium, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 234-5623,

www.theoldglobe.org

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Summer Shakespeare Festival “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” run in nightly rotation. Darko Tresnjak returns for the fifth year as the artistic director of the festival. Closes Sept. 28. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. $29-$64. (619) 234-5623,

www.theoldglobe.org

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City Ballet’s Free Performances City Ballet, directed by Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, presents classical ballet performances from “Swan Lake.” Aug. 14-15. Various locations. (858) 274-6058,

www.cityballet.org

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