August Theatre Events

8.2-7: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

Follow renowned songwriter Carole King's life story in this musical featuring the hits that put the Grammy winner on the fast track to stardom.

 

8.5: The Laramie Project
Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Blvd., Ste. 101, University Heights
619.220.0097, juniortheatre.com

When student Matthew Shepard is murdered, testimonies by those involved with, and affected by, the crime shed light on how a community can persevere to rebuild. Based on real events.

 

8.10: Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the oft-bare-chested brothers from ABC's Dancing with the Stars, light up the dance floor with an array of choreography they perform along with a cast of fellow dancers.

8.10, 8.12-13: The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive,
Ste. D, Solana Beach
858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org

Learn what women want according to five boneheads, all performed by Robert Dubac, in a one-man show that pokes fun at the gender gap.

 

8.11-14: Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.,Escondido
800.988.4253, artcenter.org

The music of jazz legend Fats Waller sets the tone for this sassy, sultry roof-raiser, evoking the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

8.12-27: Disney's Beauty and The Beast
Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre
3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido
760.839.4691, patioplayhouse.com

This (way) off-Broadway adaptation of Disney's 1991 smash-hit film tells the tale of a man who's transformed into a monster - and the woman whose love sets him free.

8.14-9.18: Love's Labor's Lost
The Old Globe - Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
619.234.5623, theoldglobe.org

Shakespeare's romantic comedy follows four schoolmates struggling to swear off women for three years - just as perfect ones stroll through the door.

 

8.15-17: Suburban Showgirl
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Ste. D, Solana Beach
858.481.1055, northcoastrep.org

While locked in a bathroom, Wendy Walker takes a good look in the mirror, literally, contemplating her transformation from Rockette to magician's assistant, wife and mother.

 

8.23-28: Cabaret
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., downtown
619.570.1100, sandiegotheatres.org

This Tony Award-winning off-Broadway musical presents a slice of 1930s nightlife in Berlin's Kit Kat Klub, where a love triangle involving an American cabaret singer and two high-class men emerges on the eve of the Nazi party's rise to power.

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