Nolan Gasser, the composer for the musical “Benny & Joon.” Photo Courtesy of the Old Globe.

The Old Globe will kick off its 2017-18 Season with three new American plays, two top-notch revivals of classic plays, as well as classic Shakespeare, announced the theater Friday.

“Each show provides a sparkling, fun, engaging, and vibrant evening of great theatre, offering something for every San Diegan. I can’t wait to bring this bounty and variety to our audience,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director, Barry Edelstein, in a statement.

The season will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer motion film. The 2017-2018 season begins Friday, Sept. 15 and ends on Jun. 24:

  • Benny & Joon” — The world premiere of a new musical about a mechanic and his wacky sister whose lives are turned upside down by their strange housemate. Sept. 7 – Oct. 22.
  • The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” — A production about a brash New Jersey detective eager to find answers to a teenager’s mysterious disappearance. Sept. 30 – Oct. 29.
  • Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” — This delightful musical production is a classic holiday tradition for San Diegans. Nov. 4 – Dec. 24.
  • The Importance of Being Earnest” — Sparkling with dazzling wordplay, this wildly hilarious comedy shares the story of two carefree bachelors who lead double lives under false names. Nov. 4 – Dec. 24.
  • Uncle Vanya” — Hidden passions explode when a wealthy brother-in-law returns with a new wife and announces to his relatives plans to sell their estate. Feb. 10 – Mar. 11.
  • American Mariachi” — A second world premiere play transports audiences to the 70s when two spunky cousins get the wild idea to start an all-girls mariachi band. Mar. 23 – Apr. 29.
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns” — Adapted from the beloved novel, this play tells the epic story of three generations of remarkably resilient women in war-torn Afghanistan, defying a tyrannical society. Mar. 12 – Jun. 17.
  • The Wanderers” — The celebrated writer of The Last Match presents an insightful drama about hidden connections between two young Orthodox Jews in an arranged marriage. Apr. 5 – May 6.
  • Native Gardens” — A young power couple appears to have achieved the American dream with an upscale house in a historic neighborhood when a conflict over the property line changes everything in a culture clash with seemingly friendly neighbors. May 26 – Jun. 24.

Tickets are available at (619)-234-5623 or online at the Old Globe’s website.

The Box Office is located at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Subscriptions for the season range from $111 to $685.