Curtain Calls: June performing arts performances
Performances coming to San Diego this month include Put Your House in Order, San Diego International Fringe Festival, The Producers and As You Like It.
6.2-30: Put Your House in Order
Freaky happenings shake up a couple’s first date in Ike Holter’s world-premiere work, which Playhouse artistic chief Christopher Ashley calls “a witty, suspenseful cross between a romantic comedy and apocalyptic thriller.”
La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
6.4-7.11: Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival
It’s the 26th go-round for this sprawling, much-anticipated celebration of Jewish culture, which takes in theater, music, dance and a whole lot more at the Lyceum and locations around the county.
San Diego Rep’s Lyceum Theatre (and other locations), 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000, sdrep.org
6.6-16: San Diego International Fringe Festival
It might just be the seven-year itch, but the ever-dynamic San Diego Fringe — heading into its seventh edition — is switching locations from downtown to Balboa Park, with headquarters in the old Starlight Bowl.
Palisades section, Balboa Park, 619.929.4197, sdfringe.org
Tom Dugan’s play dramatizes the life of the late Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to bringing fugitive Nazi war criminals to justice.
North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org
6.12-29: The Producers
Those bumbling Broadway grifters Bialystock and Bloom are at their old tricks again, as Moonlight opens its season with Mel Brooks’ movie-based comedy about show-biz fraud gone very wrong.
Moonlight Stage Productions, Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760.724.2110, moonlightstage.com
Nine years after its world premiere downtown, this Lamb’s original — still the longest-running homegrown musical in local history — brings its celebration of the ’80s to Coronado for the first time.
Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000, lambsplayers.org
6.16-7.21: As You Like It
The Globe’s summer Shakespeare Festival launches on the outdoor Davies stage with the Bard’s beloved pastoral comedy, which revolves around the heroine Rosalind in the Forest of Arden.
Old Globe Theatre, Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org
6.23: The Alexander Project: A Tribute to the Music of ‘Hamilton’
The smash-hit musical Hamilton gets a remix with this celebration of songs from the show, played by a live band and featuring hip-hop dancing and performances by Broadway-seasoned vocalists.
Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.564.3000, ticketmaster.com
6.30-7.28: The Luckiest
The world-premiere play by Melissa Ross chronicles the struggles of a young woman trying to navigate her life and relationships in the face of serious illness. Former Playhouse artistic principal Jaime Castañeda returns to direct.
La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
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