9.6-10.2: Tiger Style @ La Jolla Playhouse, lajollaplayhouse.org
When Chinese siblings Albert and Jennifer discover they’re no good at adulting, they embark on an Asian Freedom Tour in hopes of igniting the go-getter attitudes instilled during their upbringing.
9.7-10.2: The Cocktail Hour @ North Coast Repertory Theatre, northcoastrep.org
This comedy becomes a family night with a twist when John shares a provocative script with his over-privileged New England kin, leaving more than their drinks shaken and stirred.
9.7-10.2: Disney’s The Lion King @ San Diego Civic Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
“Hakuna matata,” what a wonderful phrase - and one to enjoy live during this off-Broadway musical production of Disney’s animated tale about a lion cub’s search for his identity.
9.10-10.23: October Sky @ The Old Globe, theoldglobe.org
Based on the 1999 film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern, October Sky follows a West Virginia coalminer’s quest to break free from his assumed destiny by building a rocket during the space race.
9.11-10.9: Peerless @ Moxie Theatre, moxietheatre.com
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this dark comedy centers on a pair of twins’ ambition to kill a classmate they believe was accepted to college instead of them.
9.23-10.9: The Producers @ Spreckels Theatre, sdmt.org
This on-stage comedy (adapted by Mel Brooks from his own 1968 film) tells the story of a theater producer and his accountant who scheme to get rich by raising money to produce Broadway’s biggest flop.
9.24-10.2: 19th Annual Trolley Dances @ Continuing Education/César E. Chávez Campus, sandiegodancetheater.org
Board the MTS Blue Line to see San Diego Dance Theater’s site-specific dance shows, which transport audiences to performances at trolley stops in Barrio Logan, East Village and beyond.
9.28-11.6: Seven Guitars @ Cygnet Theatre, cygnettheatre.com
It’s 1948, friends of a burgeoning blues artist taken too soon gather in the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement to recall the week leading up to the man’s unnatural death.
9.29-10.30: The Lion @ The Old Globe, theoldglobe.org
Armed with six guitars, Benjamin Schemer strums up an amusing story about the voyage through pain and healing associated with transitioning from boyhood to manhood.
9.29-10.30: Lizard Boy @ Diversionary Theatre, diversionary.org
This original musical teaches a lesson of individuality, portraying how a boy changes forever after encountering a mystical monster arisen from Mount St. Helens’ ashes.
9.30-10.9: Blood at the Root @ Experimental Theatre, ttf.sdsu.edu
Racial tensions in small-town Louisiana turn violent in this production, which uses poetry and hip-hop to examine the true events surrounding the Jena Six, black teenagers convicted of beating a white student in 2006.