It’s showtime: Current and upcoming theater productions

Look forward to these seven shows you can catch this season at several downtown San Jose theaters.

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We can’t help it — we love drama.

So, we’ve put together a list of seven current and upcoming theater productions playing at a theater near you.

🎭 Running

Beetlejuice,” runs through Sunday, Aug. 6 (last chance)
Broadway San Jose | $53-$199
This comedic musical based on Tim Burton’s film tells the story of Lydia Deetz whose life turns upside down when she meets a few recently deceased friends.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” runs through Sunday, Aug. 6 (last chance)
Children’s Musical Theater | $25-$30
The Victor Hugo novel + music from the Disney animated film come together in this tale of Quasimodo — a bell-ringer who desperately wants to explore the outside world.

Kinky Boots,” runs through Sunday, Aug. 27
City Lights Theater Company | $24-$58
Based on the 2005 British film, this musical follows a drag queen who is determined to transform a shoe factory into a sassy, stiletto-filled operation.

🎟️ Upcoming

Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical,” runs Friday, Aug. 11-Sunday, Aug. 13
Center for the Performing Arts | $79-$599
Love and royalty intertwine in this classic Indian musical featuring kathak dance performances — English subtitles will be available.

Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” runs Tuesday, Aug. 29-Sunday, Sept. 3
Broadway San Jose | $43-$150
This new musical follows the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll on her journey to becoming one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Romeo & Juliet,” runs Saturday, Sept. 9-Sunday, Sept. 24
Opera San Jose | $85-$195
The Shakespeare classic will be Opera San Jose’s (OSJ) opening production for its 40th anniversary season, and is Director Shawna Lucey’s first collaborative production since becoming OSJ’s general director.

Toxic,” runs Thursday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Oct. 15
City Lights Theater Company | Price TBA
Taking some real-world issues onto the stage, survivors of a high school shooting gather to discuss the rise of gun violence in the country.