Theater

Theatre

GABRIEL
Through March 24. British playwright Moira Buffini’s award-winning off-Broadway play presents the dramatic tale of a family under Nazi occupation. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, northcoastrep.org.

 

DIANA
Through April 14. The world-premiere musical about Princess Diana, who went from being an assistant kindergarten teacher to the world’s most famous woman. Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, lajollaplayhouse.org.

 

CHAPS
March 1-April 28. In this hilarious musical set during WWII, a BBC studio crew must act fast to fill in when Tex Riley’s Singing Cowboys are late for a live broadcast from London. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, lambsplayers.org.

 

ANGELS IN AMERICA
March 6-April 20. During the 1980s AIDS crisis, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell in this funny and heartbreaking play. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, cygnettheatre.com.

 

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
March 21-April 21. The iconic rock musical follows a fictional band fronted by Hedwig, a transgender wannabe rock star. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights, diversionary.org.

 

LIFE AFTER
March 22-April 28. Grieving the recent loss of her famous father, 16-year-old Alice begins to question the events surrounding his death in this bittersweet and witty new musical. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, theoldglobe.org.

 

THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON
April 6-May 5. This West Coast premiere tells the true story of Jerrie Cobb—a skilled aviator who trained at NASA to become an astronaut in 1960—and the forces that kept her from reaching orbit. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, theoldglobe.org

 

ALL IN THE TIMING
April 10-May 5. This sextet of one-act comedies uses inspired language and wordplay to examine various attempts at relationships and communication with comical results. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, northcoastrep.org. 

 

CATS
April 16-21. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical about one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, broadwaysd.com. 

 

SWEAT
April 18-May 12. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the fragile bonds between a group of close friends begin to splinter when layoffs shake up the factory where they work. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, sdrep.org. 

 

BABETTE’S FEAST
May 3-June 9. A French cook given refuge in rural Denmark finds a unique way to show her gratitude in this adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, lambsplayers.org

 

KEN LUDWIG’S THE GODS OF COMEDY
May 11-June 16. Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors whose discovery-gone-awry brings the gods of ancient Greece back to life in this world premiere comedy. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, theoldglobe.org.

 

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
May 14-19. The touring Broadway musical features beloved songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket.”Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, broadwaysd.com.

 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
May 15-June 16. Jane Austen’s classic literary tale of latent love comes to life on stage in this effervescent new adaptation. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, cygnettheatre.com. 

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
May 28-June 2. The beloved Broadway musical about Tevye and his family features the classic songs “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, broadwaysd.com.