Think the performing arts pickings get slim during the summer? It’s not necessarily so. In addition to Justin Hayford’s in-depth look at offerings from National Pastime Theater’s Naked July festival and Laura Molzahn’s Critic’s Choice on the latest from Luna Negra Dance Theater, we’ve got capsule reviews on 13 new shows.

Albert Williams writes about Bent, The Cousins Grimm, and Never the Sinner. Zac Thompson checks out The Conduct of Life and Storybox. Jack Helbig takes his daughter to Disney’s Aladdin. Kerry Reid looks at Wanted (pictured), and sneaks a peek at Girls Vs. Boys. Keith Griffith tries Macbeth under the stars. Larry Bommer visits Our Future Metropolis. Ryan Hubbard drinks in Viva Che Latte. And Tony Adler reviews What We May Be and Cavalia.