The Old Globe Theatre has set five events this month to mark its newest additions, which include an education center and a refurbished performance space and courtyard collectively known as The Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, when The Globe will hold a dedication ceremony at the center, unveiling a new multi-purpose space and The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre (formerly The Cassius Carter Center Stage). Part of a five-year, $75 million reconstruction campaign, the White will formally open in late January and is the site of a special engagement—a run of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's I Do, I Do, beginning Dec. 11. www.oldglobe.org.
Christmas on the Edge: Two crazy entrepreneurs and their friends hatch an idea to save a flagging little recording studio. Produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, it's in previews and opens Dec. 5 at the Ione and Paul Harter Stage, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado. $22-$58. www.lambsplayers.org.
It's a Wonderful Life: The story of George Bailey and Clarence the Angel is brought to life as a 1940s radio play. Produced by Cygnet Theatre, it's in previews and opens Dec. 5 at Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St. $17-$49. www.cygnettheatre.com.
Reindeer Monologues: A scandal erupts at the North Pole when Santa's reindeer accuse the boss of sexual harassment. In previews, opens Dec. 4 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Ave. in Hillcrest. $17-$20. www.compasstheatre.com.
The New Century: A Jewish matron, a flamboyant aging homosexual and a Midwestern craftswoman collide in this bill of short one-acts. In previews Dec. 3, it opens Dec. 5 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in University Heights. $29-$33. www.diversionary.org.
Welcome to Ramallah: A pleasant conversation among two Jewish-American sisters and their Palestinian friends leads to a series of revelations that touch all of them. Opens Dec. 5 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest. $15. www.compasstheatre.com.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: A stinky spoilsport almost ruins the holidays for Whoville. Through Dec. 31 at The Old Globe Theatre mainstage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $20-$59. www.oldglobe.org.
Mimicry: The Jewels of the Mimic Octopus didn't just walk away by themselves. Produced by Seattle's The Church and the Commune, it runs through Dec. 5 at The Tenth Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Ave., Downtown. $10. www.ticketderby.com.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile: Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso are on the verge of an amazing idea, and they discuss it at a bar. Through Dec. 6 at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St. in Carlsbad. $20-$40. www.newvillagearts.org.
The Seafarer: The Devil is drunk on early Christmas morning, barely able to stay on course with his evil purposes. Produced by San Diego Repertory Theatre, it runs through Dec. 13 at The Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown. $34-$47. www.sdrep.org.
Bonnie and Clyde: The iconic bank robbers are at it again, this time in a musical. Through Dec. 20 at La Jolla Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. $43-$78. www.lajollaplayhouse.org. See our review on this page.