Theatre Talk: From Dr. Ruth to Disney stories
Last updated 6/9/2021 at 12:10pm
North Coast Repertory launched its production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” June 9. This touching and humorous play is a retelling of how she became known in America. Contact northcoastrep.org for a viewing link.
Opening June 12 at the Carlsbad Flower Fields is “Beehive, a 60’s Musical” featuring an all-female cast of some of our best local singers. Show dates and times vary; visit newvillagearts.org or call the box office at 760-433-3245. Dress appropriately and bring a cushion for this outdoor show at 5704 Paseo del Norte in Carlsbad.
From June 15 to July 11, San Diego Rep will stream “The Catastrophist” based on the work and life of renowned virologist Dr. Nathan Wolfe. See SDrep.org for details.
Moonlight Amphitheatre will reopen June 16 with “Once on this Island.” “Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Revival for a Musical, it is bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythm, and dance.” This fanciful tale of dreams and make-believe is certain to delight, ideal for the whole family.
Next up at Moonlight Stage is Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” running July 21-Aug. 7, followed by “Chorus Line,” and “On Your Feet” in September. For single show or season tickets, contact the box office at 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.
The Old Globe is posturing for reopening. The three theatres and plaza opened June 4 and are available to the public for a few free weekend events. “Social guidelines” will be according to state recommendations. Their season begins with “Hair,” but the date has not been set as of press time. Visit theoldglobe.org for details.
Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal can be reached at [email protected]