Top Plays and Performances this June in San Diego

The Bodyguard comes to San Diego Civic Theatre this month.

Check out the best performances and plays in San Diego this month.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

Damn Yankees
June 2–June 18. Winner of 11 Tony Awards, Damn Yankees, is a clever musical comedy about America’s favorite pastime. Baseball fan Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil in order to save his favorite team. Follow Joe in his journey to save both his team and his soul. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. 858.560.5740. sdmt.org

 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
June 2-25. Catch this witty, musical comedy about modern love in all forms. OB Playhouse
& Theatre Co. 4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.795.9305. obtheatrecompany.com

 

Big Fish
June 9-July 30. The Broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and storytelling in our lives. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

 

Withering Heights
June 11–July 9. Enjoy a comic retelling of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors unlike anything before; the two actors will perform all fourteen roles in the play for an action-packed rendition of one of the most romantic novels of all time. 4545 Park Blvd. #101, 619.220.0097. diversionary.org

 

King Richard II
June 11-July 15. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown in this insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation’s political landscape. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

Summer Shakespeare Festival
June 11-Sept. 10. The Old Globe presents King Richard II (June 11-July 15) and Hamlet (Aug. 6-Sept. 10) performed in nightly repertory on the outdoor stage.  1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

The Bodyguard
June 13-18. A romantic thriller based on the hit film, The Bodyguard stars R&B super-star Deborah Cox and features many irresistible songs, including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “Saving All My Love” and “I Will Always Love You.” Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

 

Shockheaded Peter
Through June 18. Fall into the world of Victorian steam-punk nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents in this silly and sinister play. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525. cygnettheatre.com


Escape to Margaritaville

Through June 25. Featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics, this world-premiere musical tells the story of a bartender/singer who thinks he’s got life all figured out until a tourist makes him question everything. Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

 

The Imaginary Invalid
Through June 25. In this classic Molière comedy, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But as it turns out, she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love. White Theatre at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

The Spitfire Grill
Through June 25. A compelling, heartwarming tale of redemption and fortitude, this heartfelt musical tells the engaging story of a young woman recently released from prison who is searching for a new life. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

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