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Breakdown Services and Performing Arts Live.com - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series4/3/2014 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its fourth, critically acclaimed broadcast year, State of the Arts is hosted by Los Angeles theatre professionals Michael Sterling & Paul Stroili whose astute, entertaining, and slightly irreverent personalities have made them internet sensations!
Theatre of NOTE - Hollywood - Presents:Possum Carcass12/4/2014 - 1/10/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL continues to inspire, bewitch and speak to playwrights, directors, and actors all over the world almost a hundred and twenty years after it was first performed. Taking his cue from the Russian master, David Bucci’s POSSUM CARCASS uses The Seagull as a jumping off point but creates something wholly and uniquely his own.
DevraGregory - San Diego - Presents:Woman In The Mirror, A Dancer's Journey12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
The true life story of professional dancer and Michael Jackson impersonator. Dev takes you on a dance filled odyssey through her life in the performing arts, her journey from a terrorized child to empowered woman to The King Of Pop.
Company of Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:The Hey Word!12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Company of Angels'
Halo Project presents
THE HEY WORD!
Live from the Basement
Directed and Instructed by Lui Sanchez and Pat Cochran
Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:Luna Gale11/23/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
“LUNA GALE is a remarkable play at all levels. Playwright Rebecca Gilman’s dialog in this complex, provocative and sometimes shocking play is powerful and brilliant. Caroline (Mary Beth Fisher) is a standout in this outstanding and impassioned ensemble, they all are superb. The direction, revolving set, lighting and costumes are all exemplary as well. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!" - PAL
Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin11/11/2014 - 1/4/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
“Hershey Felder is a gifted storyteller, actor, musician and all round entertainer. IRVING BERLIN just may be his best play yet! Highly recommended, it is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.”
Circle Circle dot dot - San Diego - Presents:"Naughty" with Circle Circle dot dot 12/5/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Just in time for the holidays, Circle Circle dot dot is pleased to present a series of short plays inspired by contemporary stories of Christmas revelry. "Naughty" will feature original premiere scripts by local playwrights featuring hilarious tales that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Naughty is our late-night selection for those that like the dirty side of the season.
ARK productions - Laguna Beach - Presents:The 8 Reindeer Monolgues12/4/2014 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Get the baby sitter booked because after last year’s rip roaring success Ava Burton & Mark Miller are back in The 8 Reindeer Monologues. Don’t miss this hilarious yet dark and not for children production.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:A Christmas Carol12/5/2014 - 12/23/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
By popular demand, we’ve added six new shows for our holiday family favorite. Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and (of course!) Scrooge himself are on hand for the “enchantment” and “magic (that) appears as soon as the lights come up (LA Weekly).” You’ll love this heartwarming fable’s boundless good cheer—and Dickens’ heartening holiday message that we can all make a difference in the world!...
Oceanside Theatre Company - Oceanside - Presents:Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol at The Brooks 12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Back by popular demand! Oceanside Theatre Company enters the Holiday Season with a unique and entertaining twist on the familiar holiday tale at the historic Brooks Theatre.
STAGEStheatre - Fullerton - Presents:It's A Wondeful Life : A Live Radio Play11/28/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
The beloved American classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Days Before Christmas - "A Prodigal Christmas"12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Community Actors Theatre proudly presents, Days Before Christmas - “A Prodigal Christmas”, a moving Christmas Play written by Bryan Archer of "The Agape Players". Every scene takes place in the back room of the Franklin General Store in a small country town. It's almost Christmas and lawyer son, Jason, has returned home to settle his father's estate. His brother Thomas is running the store.
Independent Shakespeare Company - Los Angeles - Presents:A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens12/6/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/20/2014)
In what has become a holiday tradition, ISC re-creates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading given by Mr. Dickens himself. The performance A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS is full of the acting pyrotechnics Dickens was famous for as the two actors conjure a magical evening full of wry humor, ghosts, romance, and redemption.
Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:Morrison Christmas12/5/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their all-new holiday production, "Morrison Christmas"
Slaughterhouse Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Dirty11/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
"The Wolf of Wall Street" meets the porn industry in a morality tale about the darker side of the American dream...
Matt can no longer stomach his job, no matter what it pays. And when he concocts a business plan that will earn him millions while helping those in need, he believes he’s discovered his new career.
Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:SITUACIÓN: DESAPARECIDO12/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
On September 26, the Iguala city police arrested 43 students from the Rural School of Ayotzinapa and they have not been seen alive since. Who’s guilty? They took them alive! We want them back alive!
TPC PLAY, LLC - West Hollywood - Presents:The Penis Chronicles1/3/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
A revealing perspective on the male psyche exploring the complex masculine experience.
“A hard working impressive cast tells their emotional stories filled with the many challenges they have faced that shaped their masculinity and helped celebrate their sexuality.” – Performing Arts LIVE
Produced by Christopher Amitrano, Peter Breitmayer, Alexandra Hulme and Pumpkin Eater Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:Almost, Maine12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Critically Acclaimed Production "ALMOST, MAINE" by John Cariani returns to Los Angeles. Director Martin Papazian leads his ensemble and audiences alike through the story of nine couples falling in and out of love in this beautifully poetic and magical love story. Opening December 5th through December 21st for a limited engagement at The Hudson Mainstage.
Montana Roesch and Two Way Streets Productions - Hollywood - Presents:"LAUNDRY AND BOURBON" and "LONE STAR"11/7/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Double Feature Production by James McLure
Laundry And Bourbon - Directed by Tim McNeil
Lone Star - Directed by Bonnie McNeil
Opening Nov. 7th through Dec. 21, 2014 - Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM & Sun. 7:00PM
Stella Adler / Studio C Theatre
Alexandra Guarnieri - Santa Monica - Presents:The Train Zakapone12/18/2014 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Los Angeles theater: Broadway Shows, Musicals, Plays and Concerts Presents The Train Zakapone
A true story of hate and love explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments. It is a compelling love story that lays bare how compassion and intolerance can, even in the most unusual of circumstances, be one.
Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home – THE LIFE OF PAUL ROBESON in celebration of KwaanzaSunday, 12/28/2014
Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, and to celebrate the third night of Kwaanza, Satna Monica Playhouse is proud to present a one night engagment of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed 2013 NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson
Stage Against the Machine - Los Angeles - Presents:Wit1/3/2015 - 1/18/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 1/3/2015)
Stage Against the Machine and The Lounge Theatre are proud to present Wit, a Play benefiting Cuck Fancer.
30% of ticket donations from SAtM's premiere, pay-what-you-can performance will go to Cuck Fancer., an organization dedicated to raising awareness for young adult cancer by helping survivors get their feet back on the ground.
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:The Whipping Man1/4/2015 - 1/25/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 1/4/2015)
by Matthew Lopez
Directed by Martin Benson
On the Julianne Argyros Stage
Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Having Our Say1/21/2015 - 2/8/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/21/2015)
The Delany Sisters’ First Hundred Years
Emily Mann, adapted from the book Having Our Say by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and amusing anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals.
HAVING OUR SAY
The Delany Sisters’ First Hundred Years
Emily Mann, adapted from the book Having Our Say by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult1/23/2015 - 2/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/23/2015)
Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice
Writers: Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy
On the Segerstrom Stage
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents: Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain TonightFriday, 1/23/2015
This year marks the 59th consecutive year for this remarkable, award-winning one man show. Hal Holbrook has performed Mark Twain Tonight every year since 1954, making it perhaps the longest running show in theatre history. Hal Holbrook's portrayal of American icon Mark Twain reaches across boundaries and appeals to audiences of all ages.
Playwrights Project - San Diego - Presents:30th Annual Plays by Young Writers Festival1/24/2015 - 2/1/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 1/24/2015)
Playwrights Project presents its 30th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe on January 22 - February 1, 2015. The festival will feature winning scripts from its California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under.
The Blank Theater - Hollywood - Presents:Sons of The Prophet1/31/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 1/31/2015)
Winner of the 2012 NY Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Play and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate) is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won’t heal.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:"SITUACIÓN: DESAPARECIDO"Wednesday, 2/11/2015
Presented En Español / In Spanish
The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The Twenty-Seventh Man2/14/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 2/14/2015)
In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times.
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & SITI Company: A Rite3/6/2015 - 3/7/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
This powerful dance-theater collaboration seamlessly joins minds, bodies and voices for a riveting reflection on Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score, "Rite of Spring."
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Taking Sides 3/6/2015 - 4/4/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
Riveting life and death drama in the social minefield of post-Nazi Germany.
The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The White Snake3/21/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/21/2015)
One of the true geniuses of the American theatre makes her long-awaited San Diego debut with The White Snake! Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman creates an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:LOOSE ENDS3/27/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/27/2015)
Paul is a Peace Corps dropout and Susan is in freefall when they meet on a beach in Bali. Fast-forward to their married life and she is a successful photographer, he a prominent film editor and trouble threatens their relationship. Set in the raging 1970’s, this is powerful drama.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold PinterSaturday, 3/28/2015
One of the most influential modern British dramatists—with a writing career that spanned fifty years, and included a Nobel Prize for Literature—Harold Pinter was an outspoken, enigmatic man who left a literary legacy when he died in 2008.
Theatre 29 - Twentynine Palms - Presents:Wait Until Dark4/10/2015 - 5/9/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/10/2015)
A Thriller by Frederick Knott
Directed by Benjamin Bees
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent Performed by Jean-Michel Richaud4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/17/2015)
Author Leonard Nimoy paints a thoughtful imaginary scenario using excerpts and reminiscences from more than 500 letters exchanged between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo, told through a riveting one-man performance from acclaimed French actor Jean-Michel Richaud.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:"Love and Information" 4/22/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/22/2015)
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts
Scenic and Lighting Design by Brian Alan Reed, Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts
Costume Design by Monica French
Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation - Torrance - Presents:Imported Bride5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015 (next performance: Friday, 5/8/2015)
Imported Bride is an original comedy set in Los Angeles in the 1990s at the “Scholars Restaurant” in Chinatown, where everyone -- from the owner to the wait staff -- holds a master’s or doctorate degree.
The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Rich Girl5/23/2015 - 6/21/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 5/23/2015)
An exciting new American play. Claudine’s mother has it all: she’s wealthy, successful, and famous. Claudine is awkward, shy and forever living in her mother’s shadow.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:And the Stones Will Cry Out 8/7/2015 - 9/5/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/7/2015)
Archeologist’s ambition meets unfortunate reality in the wake of a career-making find.
Theatre 29 - Twentynine Palms - Presents:Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth8/21/2015 - 9/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/21/2015)
Adapted by Richard Schenkman from the original Motion Picture screenplay by by Jerome Bixby
Directed by Eddie Tucker
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Henry IV, Part I 9/25/2015 - 10/24/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/25/2015)
Rare Shakespeare in the Little Fish environ – a prince steps into his destiny despite politics and battles.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Teddy Tonight!Sunday, 2/22/2015
Starring Laurence Luckinbill
Emmy-winning and Tony®-nominated actor-writer Laurence Luckinbill, who has crafted solo plays about Lyndon Johnson and Ernest Hemingway, performs his one-man show on Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Tonight! The action takes place in July 1918. The former President is preparing to take on President Woodrow Wilson, when he gets word that his son is missing in action.
Impro Theatre - Pasadena - Presents:“Twilight Zone UnScripted: Special Holiday Edition”12/4/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/18/2014)
Each never-to be-repeated performance includes 4 completely improvised holiday-themed episodes of "Twilight Zone" from Impro Theatre.
Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:ASTROGLYDE 201411/21/2014 - 12/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/19/2014)
Zombie Joe's Underground's annual holiday production of all-new, all-too-human theatrical journeys confronting truth, terror and titillation!
Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County - Irvine - Presents:NTL: JohnThursday, 1/8/2015
NOTE: contains adult themes, explicit sexual language and extensive male nudity. No one admitted under 18yrs.
The extraordinary story of one man's life.
A broadcast of the internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre's powerful new production currently playing at the National Theatre in London.
Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:C.S. Lewis on Stage1/9/2015 - 1/18/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/9/2015)
Award-winning actor Tom Key in a fascinating look into the wit, wisdom and work of one of the 20th Century’s most engaging thinkers and hugely popular writers.
Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County - Irvine - Presents:NTLive: Of Mice and MenThursday, 1/15/2015
Broadcast in HD
Lucid Dramatics - West Hollywood - Presents:Revival1/18/2015 - 2/7/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 1/18/2015)
A world premiere play by Carla Neuss.
Rod Lathim - Santa Barbara - Presents:Unfinished Business1/22/2015 - 1/25/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 1/22/2015)
Unfinished Business returns to the Lobero theatre for six intimate performances January 22-25, 2015. Unfinished Business is Santa Barbara playwright Rod Lathim’s first autobiographical work exploring the life-changing, “shared death experience,” he had as he witnessed the gathering of spirits who appeared to assist in his Mom’s transition to the world beyond. The play employs heavy doses of humor and is accessible to diverse philosophical perspectives. Unfinished Business has expanded and changed structure through the addition of six new characters since it last moved Lobero audiences in 2013. Each performance will be followed by a moderated discussion with the audience and area agencies focused on end-of-life services will be involved and share valuable resources.
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Sussan Deyhim: The House is BlackFriday, 1/23/2015
Sussan Deyhim, performance artist/vocalist and composer weaves a series of nonlinear tableaux inspired by the life and poetry of feminist Iranian artist Forugh Farrokhzad. "The House is Black" is set to an original score by Deyhim and Golden Globe-winning composer Richard Horowitz.
Lamb's Players Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat1/23/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/23/2015)
The effervescent musical about the boy with the amazing coat-of-many-colors who changed the course of history.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, 1/24/2015
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:A Path Appears Tuesday, 1/27/2015
A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The Merchant of VeniceSaturday, 2/28/2015
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The Homestretch Tuesday, 3/3/2015
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The History of Henry the Fourth, Part I Saturday, 3/21/2015
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:Anna Deavere Smith - Letter From a Birmingham Jail4/15/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/15/2015)
After performing her deeply stirring solo show Let Me Down Easy to captivated audiences back in 2011, the shape-shifting actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith returns to The Broad Stage with a pivotal text on justice.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The Second Part of Henry the Fourth Saturday, 4/25/2015
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:Sparking CuriosityMonday, 5/4/2015
Mentored by CSULB Department of Theatre Arts students, this year will include an exploration of community issues in Long Beach, interviewing residents from both a personal and historical perspective, culminating in an original performance at the Carpenter Center.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The Merry Wives of Windsor Saturday, 5/16/2015
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:Limited Partnership Tuesday, 5/19/2015
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:Much Ado About Nothing Saturday, 6/27/2015
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The Tragedy of Julius CaesarSaturday, 7/25/2015