Curtain Calls

By Sarah Pfledderer

9/8-10/4: Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla
858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
In the thick of 1963's political and racial chaos, Bayard Rustin arranges an unprecedented civil rights march, despite being exiled from the movement.

9/9-26: Big Fish
Moonlight Stage Productions
200 Civic Center Dr., Vista
760.724.2110, moonlightstage.com
This onstage adaption of a Daniel Wallace novel and Tim Burton film delves into a traveling salesman's tall tales and his son's yearning for the truth behind them.

9/9-10/4: The Fox on the Fairway
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach
858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org
Set at a country club, this comedy follows the interplay of the club's staff, including its randy vice president, his wife and sexy new waitress - all wrapped up in a high-stakes golf tournament.

9/16-10/25: In Your Arms
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.231.1941, theoldglobe.org
Romance, love and lust come to life in 10 dance vignettes - ranging from ballet to the Charleston to rock 'n' roll - in this onstage musical performance by 20 dancers realizing the collaborative dream of an all-star creative team that has, collectively, amassed more than a dozen Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prizes.

9/24-10/18: Orange Julius
MOXIE Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd., College Area
858.598.7620, moxietheatre.com
A daughter reconnects with her father while caring for him after he's been poisoned as a result of herbicide warfare in Vietnam.

9/25-10/11: La Cage Aux Folles
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown
619.235.9500, spreckels.net
Feather boas fly in this tuneful and touching tale of a family's struggle to stay together as a nightclub owner's son tries to hide the fact that his father is gay from his fiancée's conservative parents.

9/26-10/25: Full Gallop
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.231.1941, theoldglobe.org
After being fired as editor of Vogue, the hot and haute Diana Vreeland stages a comeback by creating a magazine of her own.

9/27: Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
California Center for the Art
340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido
800.988.4253, artcenter.org
One of Dr. Seuss' most beloved characters takes the stage to transform Sally and Conrad's dull day into one they'll never forget.

9/29-10/25: Healing Wars
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla
858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
A cast including a young U.S. Navy veteran uses dance and multimedia storytelling to portray how soldiers and their healers combat the physical and psychological scars of war.

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