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San Diego Theater Week 2017 - San Diego - Presents:San Diego Theater Week 20172/26/2017 - 3/5/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 2/26/2017)
Check out some of San Diego's amazing local theater and other performing arts companies with discounted tickets and other great offers! .
Don't miss San Diego Theater Week 2017. And bring your friends!
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:Cendrillon2/17/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
This witty production is a new take on the Cinderella fable, complete with a wicked stepmother, a lost slipper and a clock about to strike midnight.
Featuring graduate and undergraduate designers from the Department of Theater and undergraduate actors from the School of Music.
California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:She Kills Monsters2/17/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Monday, 2/20/2017)
Fairies, ogres, and 90s pop culture references create the world fantasy role-play games in Qui Nguyen’s dramatic comedy. After the death of her sister, a young woman stumbles into a journey of self-discovery and action-packed adventure in this heart-pounding homage to the nerd (and warrior!) inside us all.
Odyssey Theatre - West Los Angeles - Presents:Beckett5 presented by KOAN Unit1/21/2017 - 3/5/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/22/2017)
The KOAN Unit kicks off the New Year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett including Krapp’s Last Tape Come and Go Footfalls Act Without Words II and Catastrophe.
Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:God Looked Away2/8/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Monday, 2/20/2017)
The Pasadena Playhouse Presents
GOD LOOKED AWAY
The Inaugural PlayWorks Development Production
Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) and Judith Light (Transparent) take the stage in this seismic story about Tennessee Williams.
Diversionary Theatre - san diego - Presents:Well and 2.5 Minute Ride2/9/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/22/2017)
Two Shows in Rotating Repertory by Lisa Kron
Diversionary Theatre will produce the San Diego Premiere of WELL and the San Diego Revival of 2.5 MINUTE RIDE, both by Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron, presented for the first time in repertory.
The Actors' Gang - Culver City - Presents:Lyrics From Lockdown2/4/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/23/2017)
“Lyrics From Lockdown is an important and necessary story told with a voice as fresh as today’s headlines,” said Artistic Director Tim Robbins. “With poetry, musicians and striking visuals, Bryonn Bain and Gina Belafonte give us a first hand look into racial profiling and a deeply flawed criminal justice system in a powerful evening of theater.”
East West Players - Los Angeles - Presents:Free Outgoing2/9/2017 - 3/12/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/23/2017)
Modern technology and old-world values collide in this internationally acclaimed and timely play about a middle-class home in Chennai torn apart by an indiscreet cell phone video that’s gone viral.
PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre - Poway - Presents:Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally1/27/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
A Southern California Premiere!
This emotionally charged show – originally written for and starring Tyne Daly – was a 2014 Tony Award Winning Broadway hit! The Chicago Tribune calls it “a moving reflection on a changed America.”
The Costa Mesa Playhouse - Costa Mesa - Presents:A Piece of My Heart 2/3/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
Costa Mesa Playhouse starts the New Year with A Piece of My Heart, a powerful exploration of the experiences of six women who served during the Vietnam War, running from February 3 – 26, 2017.
Written by Shirley Lauro
Directed by Kathy Paladino
Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Good People1/27/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job.
West Coast Jewish Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Fugu1/28/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
A Japanese diplomat and a Jewish woman share a forbidden love in Kobe, Japan during wartime.
Fugu is suggested by true events. The narrative is set at a time prior to the United States’ entry into World War II.
Danger, romance, war, intrigue and the grand sweep of historical events combine to create the compelling story that is Fugu.
Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:Family Only2/10/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
Is it still a party if only family is invited?
WHAT: Family Only. A comedy-drama. World Premiere engagement.
WHO: Written by Darryl Vinyard. Directed by Arden Teresa Lewis. Produced by Benjamin Scuglia for Theatre West. Theatre West executive director: John Gallogly.
Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:33 Variations2/11/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:Witness for the Prosecution1/27/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
The Group Rep presents Agatha Christie’s New York Critic’s Circle Award-winning play, Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Jules Aaron, featuring Guest Artist Salome Jens, a mystery about a man on trial for murder whose enigmatic wife is called as a “witness for the prosecution” whereupon a series of plot twists, deceptions and lies are dramatically uncovered.
The Road Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:White Guy on the Bus1/27/2017 - 3/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
Ray, a white financial manager from an affluent neighborhood, has a loving wife and liberal family. Shatique is a black nursing student and single mom from the rough side of town.
As they ride the same bus to the same gritty prison every week, they seem to be getting to know each other – until Ray reveals his shocking true purpose for taking these weekly rides.
Extra Dry Martini Productions - North Hollywood - Presents:War Stories2/3/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
An erotic roundelay: "Every lover is a soldier."
The new production of War Stories is an expanded version of a show that was a hit at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
“War Stories soars.”---Buzz Feed
Gary Grossman and Skylight Theatre Company with Associate Producer Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx - Los Angeles - Presents:Shades of Disclosure1/28/2017 - 2/25/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 2/25/2017)
Skylight Theatre Company kicks off their new season with the World Premiere of SHADES OF DISCLOSURE, created and performed by the revolutionary voice of QueerWise. This is a truthful, and testimonial account of the AIDS crisis today.
Multi-award winning theatre in Los Angeles
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little2/4/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 2/25/2017)
The Group Rep presents And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little written by Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning playwright Paul Zindel, directed by Linda Alznauer, produced by Robert Axelrod, February 4 - February 26, Upstairs at the Lonny Chapman Theatre.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts LIVE - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series1/12/2017 - 1/11/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 2/23/2017)
State of the Arts is a weekly series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles, and beyond... with emphasis on theatre, music, dance events, and stage spectaculars. Michael Sterling and Andrew David James offer astute reviews, insightful discussions, a live arts calendar, and live interviews with celebrity guests, stars of the arts, and the creative teams behind them.
Circle X Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Liana and Ben2/18/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
LIANA AND BEN is a twisted, sexy, modern take on Faust. Our story begins with a not-so-chance encounter between a beautiful young woman and a dark, enigmatic stranger. Ben makes Liana an offer: he will keep her young and beautiful for 250 years if she can prove to him that humanity is worth saving. Now, Liana’s time is almost up and Ben demands his proof.
Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:Our Lady of 121st Street2/24/2017 - 3/5/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
"What kinda #$@&%*! world is this?!"
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:The Two Gentlemen Of Verona 2/24/2017 - 3/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
Shakespeare’s setting is rapturous and romantic Verona, Italy. Best pals Valentine and Proteus bid a sad farewell as Valentine is off to explore the world and Proteus plans to stay home to pursue his love for the young maid, Julia.
The Road Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:Little Children Dream of God2/23/2017 - 4/15/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/23/2017)
Having braved a perilous journey to escape a violent husband and a volatile political climate in her native Haiti, Sula is determined to find a better life in America for her unborn son. She drifts ashore in Miami on an old rubber tire, eleven months pregnant and desperate not to give birth at sea.
Burkhardt/Koch/Mills - Los Angeles - Presents:The Normal Heart2/24/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)
A guest production at Chromolume Theatre of Larry Kramer's landmark play, directed by Marilyn McIntyre.
Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) - Banning - Presents:Exit, Pursued by a Bear3/3/2017 - 3/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/3/2017)
In this Comedy, Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson.
The Complex - Hollywood - Presents:Disinherit the Wind3/3/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/3/2017)
How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens.
Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny3/3/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/3/2017)
and Greenway Arts Alliance
present 'Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny' an original movement adaptation of John Milton’s eloquent epic poem
CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Silencio Blanco: Chiflón, el Silencio del Carbón3/3/2017 - 3/4/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/3/2017)
After a mine shaft collapse prompts mass dismissals, a young miner is forced to head for the deadly Chiflón del Diablo mine. This story plays out in silence using simple marionettes, and confronts Chile’s dark mining history.
The Wallis & Deaf West Theatre - Beverly Hills - Presents:Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo3/7/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/7/2017)
The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre production
Directed by Coy Middlebrook
Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar3/8/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 3/8/2017)
A play that speaks to all of America - NOW! There will be a Q and A following each performance.
The Elephant Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:God’s Waiting Room3/8/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 3/8/2017)
In Robert Austin Rossi’s heartfelt world premiere drama God’s Waiting Room prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. The Elephant Theatre Company's Co-Artistic Director David Fofi directs an award winning cast.
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:Helen3/9/2017 - 3/18/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/9/2017)
In the aftermath of the Trojan War, Helen finds herself stranded in a foreign land with a husband who believes she is an imposter.
In this lyrical variation of the myth, Euripides presents a complex portrayal of a misunderstood heroine. Featuring M.F.A. actors from the Department of Theater.
AJU's Whizin Center - Woodland Hills - Presents:The Auschwitz VolunteerThursday, 3/9/2017
A Dramatic Staging and Discussion
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Dinner with Friends3/9/2017 - 3/30/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/9/2017)
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Mark Piatelli
Marital dissolution sends shockwaves between friends, opens March 9
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Tallgrass Gothic 3/10/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/10/2017)
Laura falls in love with a man who offers her an escape from her rural home and controlling husband. Featuring core members of CSUF’s MFA acting class, this haunting, explosive play captures the love, longing, isolation, desire and fear of the classic Jacobean tragedy The Changeling.
Adult language and content
Idyllwild Arts Academy - Idyllwild - Presents:Hamlet Devised3/10/2017 - 3/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/10/2017)
The students of Idyllwild Arts Academy will be investigating the text of Hamlet, exploring it through the physical style known as viewpoints, and will create an abstracted original piece of theatre that will be their telling of Hamlet.
Broadway at the Gardens - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:Into the Woods 3/10/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/10/2017)
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch… who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale.
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Clown Aliens3/11/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/11/2017)
Clown Aliens is a collaborative production created in 2013, when it was commissioned by the National Theater of Romania as the second installment of the Simon/Olivieri War of the Clowns saga.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:Mona Golabek: The Pianist of Willesden LaneSunday, 3/12/2017
Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world’s
most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute
to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares
the true story of how the young Jewish pianist
escaped Nazi-controlled Austria and triumphed
through her talent.
The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:Twelfth Night3/14/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/14/2017)
Filter Theatre in association wtih the Royal Shakespeare Company
By William Shakespeare
Created by Filter Theatre
Directed by Sean Holmes
Desert Rose Productions, Inc. - Rancho Mirage - Presents:"Southern Baptist Sissies" by Del Shores3/17/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/17/2017)
The acclaimed play follows the journey of four gay boys in the Calvary Baptist Church of Dallas, TX.
Sierra Madre Playhouse and Honey B Prods. - Sierra Madre - Presents:The Belle of Amherst3/18/2017 - 4/23/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/18/2017)
Ferrell Marshall stars as Emily Dickinson.
The Belle of Amherst of the title is Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a pioneering female American poet, who remains influential to this day.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane3/21/2017 - 3/22/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/21/2017)
Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime.
CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:The Moth MainstageTuesday, 3/21/2017
The Moth, launched in 1997, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented thousands of true stories worldwide--told live and without notes--making performances dance between documentary and theater.