The Old Globe is one of the leading regional theatres in the U.S. (won the regional Tony a few years back). Many new musicals go from the Globe to Broadway. The Globe stages an excellent Shakespeare festival in the summer (the cast performs three shows in repertory), and the fall through spring season is a feast of classics, contemporary theatre, musicals, and the Christmas children's classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". If you're a San Diego resident, you should go -- a lot. If you're a tourist, be sure to include a trip to the Globe in your visit to San Diego.