Performances taking the stage this July in San Diego include Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, Disney’s Newsies, Legally Blonde the Musical and On Your Feet!
7.1: That 24-Hour Thing
It’s drama on fast-forward in this Fringe favorite, as playwrights get 24 hours to write brand-new works, and then the actors and crew get just another eight to rehearse before curtain.
San Diego International Fringe Festival, Neil Morgan Auditorium, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., downtown, sdfringe.org
7.2-8.12: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax
Even greener than the Grinch: Dr. Seuss’s lovable environmental hero makes his U.S. musical debut in this family-minded show based on the beloved children’s book.
The fast-rising playwright Martyna Majok, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, heads to the Playhouse with the West Coast premiere of her latest piece about the lives and struggles of immigrants.
7.11-8.12: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Stephen Sondheim’s 1962 show about the antics of ancient Romans doesn’t get staged much these days, but now NCRT gives the classic musical comedy a go.
North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org
7.13-15 and July 20-22: Out on a Limb: New Plays From America’s Finest City
It’s the seventh edition of this unique one-act play festival, which celebrates homegrown dramatists in style.
Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, Scripps Ranch, 858.578.7728, scrippsranchtheatre.org
7.18-8.4: Disney’s Newsies
The movie-based musical about dauntless young paper-peddlers in 1899 New York City is known for its high-flying choreography; Moonlight gives the Tony Award-winning show its San Diego regional premiere.
Moonlight Stage Productions, Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760.724.2100, moonlightstage.com
7.20-9.9: Legally Blonde the Musical
Omigod, you guys! Carlsbad is about to play host to that legal-eagle sorority sister Elle Woods in this musical take on the 2001 movie.
New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad, 760.433.3245, newvillagearts.org
7.21: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live Starring Rachel Bloom
The star of the CW network’s musical dramedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend takes the show on the road — with castmates in tow — to showcase songs from the TV hit.
Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619/858/760.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org
7.28-8.24: Barefoot in the Park
It’s “Park” in the park, as the Globe revisits Neil Simon’s 1963 rom-com about a newlywed couple who discover they don’t always see eye to eye — and wind up going toe to toe.
Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
7.31-8.5: On Your Feet!
It’s not just a song title, it’s something like a command, as the high-energy musical built around the songs (and story) of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine brings that conga beat to town.
Broadway/San Diego, San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619/858/760.570.1100, broadwaysd.org