From musical comedies to Shakespearean classics, check out the best performances and plays in San Diego this June.
Edited by Eva Scattergood.
“A Thousand Splendid Suns”
Through June 17. Set in the war-torn neighborhoods of Kabul in the 1990s, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the story of three generations of Afghan women and their resilience. This production has been adapted for the stage by Irish-Indian playwright Ursula Rani Sarma and features music from renowned composer David Coulter. $30+. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
Through June 24. A disagreement between next-door neighbors over the property line separating their backyards soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class and gardening in this West Coast premiere. $30+. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
Through June 24. Florian Zeller’s award-winning play about Andre, an 80-year old man with dementia, and his daughter’s efforts to balance her love for her father and the need to care for him with the demands of her own life and relationship. $46+. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org
“Once the Musical”
Through July 22. The Tony Award-winning musical based on the hit Irish movie is a story of love, longing and an artist’s fight to matter, and features the Oscar-winning song “Falling Slowly.” $28-$78. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org
June 5-July 8. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsiders gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera in this twisted new comedy. $46+. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org
“The School of Rock”
June 12-17. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a mind-blowing rock band. $55.50+. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com
June 17-July 22. Thrown out of power by his wicked brother, Prospero, Duke of Milan now lives in exile on an island with his daughter Miranda, and uses magic to plot revenge on his enemies in Shakespeare’s classic comedy. $30+. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
“The King & I”
June 26-July 1. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and the British schoolteacher he brought in to teach his many wives and children. $22.50+. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com
“Native Gardens” photo by Jim Cox.