Dave Good 8:19 a.m., June 19
As predictable as June Gloom. Between the first and the fifteenth of this month, few local theaters open a new show. Then, as if a starter's pistol goes off, everyone does, and suddenly t'is the summer season. Here's a list of openings - and yet another case for theaters to stagger first nights more than they do.
Hoodoo Love, by Katori Hall, Mo`olelo Performing Arts. Blood and Gifts, by J. T. Rogers, La Jolla Playhouse. Harmony, Kansas, music by Anna K. Jacobs, book and lyrics by Bill Nelson, Diversionary Theatre. Too Old For The Chorus, by Marie Cain, Mark Winkler, and Shelly Markham, Welk Resort. Newroz Piroz, by Tanya Fuad, Community Actors Theatre. Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, Lyceum Theatre. Joe vs. The Volcano, music and lyrics Scott Hafso and Darcy Phillips, Lamb's Players Theatre.
June 20: Wicked, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book, Winnie Holzman, S.D. Civic.
June 21: Somewhere in Between, by Craig Pospisil, Different Stages.
Incorruptible, by Michael Hollinger, OnStage Playhouse. The Odd Couple (Female Version), by Neil Simon, North Park Vaudeville. Rent, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, San Diego Musical Theatre. Leaving Iowa, by Tom Clue and Spike Manton, PowPac.
Richard III, by William Shakespeare, Old Globe Theatre.
Legally Blonde, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin, book, Heather Hach, Moonlight Amphitheatre.
As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, Old Globe Theatre. The Man Who Came To Dinner, Kaufman and Hart, Coronado Playhouse.
Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Old Globe Theatre.