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Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:Big Love by Charles L. Mee12/2/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Tomorrow will take today by FORCE!
The Cerritos College Theatre Department invites you to join us for the upcoming production of Charles L. Mee’s Big Love. Though this play takes the plot of the original Greek play, Aeschylus’s The Suppliants, this version is entirely modernized.
John R. Lacey - Los Angeles - Presents:Gardel's Tango11/25/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
The life and loves of the man who invented the modern tango.
Gardel’s Tango tells the story of the short life of composer, singer, musical innovator and international film star Carlos Gardel (1890-1935).
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:Our Country's Good11/30/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Set in the midst of the colonization of Australia, "Our Country's Good" examines issues of power, class, and whether or not those who are incarcerated deserve humane treatment.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Our Class12/1/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Our Class tells the story of a group of Polish and Jewish classmates beginning in 1925, first examining the atrocities they suffer as war breaks out in their town and anti-Semitism erupts in a series of rapes, murders, and instances of torture. As we follow the few survivors throughout the remainder of their lives, they attempt to reckon with the past, trying to make sense of senseless events.
Diversionary Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The Mystery of Love and Sex11/25/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
By Bathsheba Doran
As Charlotte and Jonny tumble into their twenties confronting the mysteries of their own bodies and desires, Charlotte’s parents face their own perceptions about love and happiness.
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:The Winds of Ariston12/1/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
By Patrick Hurley, Directed by Casey Kringlen
From Ancient Greece to present-day New York City, one man soars across time and space as untold gay histories collide with one another. Weathering the tragic winds of yesterday, he finally arrives on the cusp of a better tomorrow.
Part of The New Play Festival 2016.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Miss You Like Hell10/25/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
New Musical MISS YOU LIKE HELL
When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever.
Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:The Beauty Queen of Leenane11/9/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
A darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.
Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Icebergs11/8/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 12/3/2016)
The Geffen Playhouse presents the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. A smart, new comedy written by Alena Smith (Showtime’s The Affair, HBO’s The Newsroom) and directed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, the cast of ICEBERGS features Nate Corddry, Rebecca Henderson, Jennifer Mudge, Lucas Near Verbrugghe and Keith Powell.
CSUN Department of Theatre - Northridge - Presents:As You Like It11/18/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Shakespeare’s comedy that places the banished Rosalind in the forest of Arden where she encounters some memorable characters and perhaps, true love. A play full of disguises, mishaps and some of Shakespeare’s most famous lines.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Melissa Chalsma
The Garage - Hollywood - Presents:Blood10/28/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Back by popular demand! Glenne Headly (Mr. Holland’s Opus) and James Kyson (NBC’s Heroes) join the cast when the Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production. A political thriller with music, about the 1980s ‘Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal’ in which 2,000 people died of AIDS after the U.S. knowingly sold contaminated blood to Japan.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:A Very Special Holiday Special11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
A Very Special Holiday Special by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth – one short holiday gem after another, opens Nov 11
The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby9/16/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
In this rarely produced dark comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child - the perfect family - that is, until a mysterious older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples' sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:Young Frankenstein11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045.
East West Players - Los Angeles - Presents:Kentucky11/10/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Two sisters, eccentric parents, a chatty cat, and a born-again wedding...what could go wrong?
“Refreshing and witty. A fresh, affecting play.” – Time Out, New York
“Kentucky marks the full-length debut of a distinctive new voice — mouthy, sly and bourbon sweet, with the expected kick.” – New York Times
Santa Monica Rep - Santa Monica - Presents:A Christmas Carol12/1/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Santa Monica Rep presents an all-new highly theatrical production of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol, directed by Jen Bloom. Following each performance, continue the celebration with the cast of A Christmas Carol for caroling and egg nog.
Eric O'Meara - Santa Monica - Presents:Dennis Wilson Forevermore: A Beach Boy's Fable11/4/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Eric O’Meara’s original stage play is an insider’s view into the tumultuous life and times of Dennis Wilson, the flamboyant unsung drummer of the Beach Boys
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:A Touch of the Poet11/3/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
This rarely produced masterpiece by four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Bailey is now playing at Pacific Resident Theatre!
Irishman Con Melody drowns memories of his former greatness as a soldier and aristocrat in a dangerous stew of alcohol and regret, while his headstrong daughter struggles to win a better future for herself and her long-suffering mother.
Hollywood American Legion - Post 43 - Hollywood - Presents:Everything In Between11/11/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Four generations of vets, dealing with their own difficulties, collaborate to help a young man coming home from the war in Afghanistan. Lance Porter is haunted by the loss and experiences that followed him back, as it is destroys his relationships and life, as he knew it. When his search for solace leads him to another bar, the cynical patrons threaten to lead him further down the rabbit hole.
Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:The Consul, The Tramp and America's Sweetheart11/17/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford fights the Nazis' attempts to derail production of "The Great Dictator."
The Consul, The Tramp and America’s Sweetheart is suggested by true events.
Indian Wells Theater - Palm Desert - Presents:"Alicia in Wonder Tierra"12/1/2016 - 12/2/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
When Alicia enters a Mexican curio shop with her mother, she accidentally finds herself transported into fantastic realms, filled with amazing creatures and brilliant Mexican imagery. Steeped in Latin American cultural icons, Alicia begins to learn the difference between tradition and stereotype as she attempts to find her way back home to her family.
Ruskin Group Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:It's Time10/21/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
IT’S TIME originated from the true story Time Flies When You’re Alive, filmed as an HBO Showcase (Ace Award nominee). This remarkable journey celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles. Created by award winning writer/performer Paul Linke, it gives audiences a look at how a once lost young man found his way to success.
Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:The Wholehearted 12/2/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
The Wholehearted is the unflinching portrait of a female boxer who survives a brutal attack by her husband. A tale of revenge and redemption, the violence of love, the sexuality of sports, and the high cost of fame, this new play utilizes live projections, film, and a thumping rockabilly score to explore the line between personal fantasy and hard reality—and what it takes to be a champion.
Collaborative Artists Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:In The Balance11/11/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Ghosts, possession, terror and the uncovering of hidden sins in a cliffside home.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:The Imaginary Invalid11/12/2016 - 2/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/13/2017)
Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the comedic satire “The Imaginary Invalid” by Molière, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:00noon to 4:00pm and Sunday, November 13 from 6:00 to 9:30pm. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Susan Stangl and produced by Sheridan Cole Crawford for Kentwood Players.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts LIVE - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series6/23/2016 - 1/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/8/2016)
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.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:A Christmas Carol - A Noise Within12/2/2016 - 12/23/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
“Fantastical stagecraft […] GO!” – LA Weekly
Bursting with family-friendly holiday merriment, ANW’s beloved tradition returns for another round of boundless good cheer. Celebrate the season with Dickens’ timeless tale of forgiveness, change, and the life-changing power of kindness to our fellow man.
The Manor Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Big Love12/2/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
The play centers around a group of fifty brides who flee from Greece to Italy—by sea, in a boat, rough passage—in order to escape a forced marriage to their fifty cousins.
The show is incredibly physical, a movement piece of sorts, and a majority of the performers have background in dance and/or gymnastics.
Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:Facing Our Truth12/2/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege
In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write ten-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. The purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.
Chapman University - Orange - Presents:Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage12/1/2016 - 12/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
Drama: In this brilliantly crafted portrait of turn-of-the-last-century New York, Nottage gives us a story about desire and common sense, of pleasure and pain, of resilience and fragility, and above all the unlikely triumph of the human spirit. True to its title, Intimate Apparel presents a story that is both delicate and eloquent.
Hi-Desert Cultural Center - Joshua Tree - Presents:A Christmas Carol, as adapted by Doris Baizley12/2/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 12/2/2016)
The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division will open its newest production, Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL as adapted by Doris Baizley this Friday December 2, 2016, which will run for two weekends including a Sunday matinee on December 11, 2016. Directed by Howard Shangraw and, by special appearance, starring Actor's Equity member, Barry Cutler.
CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Forced Entertainment Complete Works Table Top Shakespeare12/6/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/6/2016)
One by one, over 6 days, Forced Entertainment performers condense 36 Shakespeare plays into a series of works of less than an hour each played out on a one meter tabletop – each play comically and intimately retold via a series of lovingly made miniatures and a collection of everyday unextraordinary objects.
Rubicon Theatre Company - Ventura - Presents:Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol12/7/2016 - 12/24/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/7/2016)
Last season’s critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC’s Copenhagen) and Joe Spano (“NCIS,” RTC’s Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic.
Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:A Christmas Song in My Heart12/11/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 12/11/2016)
“A Christmas Song in My Heart” presents the extraordinary true stories behind some of the greatest Christmas carols of all time. Discover the events that led to the writing of such classic songs as “Silent Night” and more! Delight in the true joy of the Season with a Christmas song in your heart!
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:The Wholehearted12/14/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/14/2016)
Join us at La Jolla Playhouse’s upcoming production in their 2016-2017 season, THE WHOLEHEARTED, written by Deborah Stein and performed by Suli Holum.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:The Importance of Being Earnest1/13/2017 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/13/2017)
SLO Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play, running January 13-29, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company "Story/Time"Friday, 1/20/2017
“Modern yet wry, gorgeously danced... A dance-theater roller coaster with surprises around every corner.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Choreographer Bill T. Jones is a born storyteller... Every text is as carefully constructed as a poem.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
MainStreet Theatre Company - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:The Secret Garden 1/28/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/28/2017)
Adapted by Pamela Sterling
Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
The cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book as Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her.
Phantom Projects Theatre Group - La Mirada - Presents:The Giver based on novel by Lois LowryThursday, 2/16/2017
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:Cendrillon2/17/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/17/2017)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:The Wooster Group: The Town Hall Affair3/22/2017 - 4/1/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 3/22/2017)
The Wooster Group’s newest work THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR delves into the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” of 1970s New York. The piece is based on the Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker film Town Bloody Hall, a documentary of a 1971 panel which featured feminist thinkers and activists.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:"Next to Normal"4/6/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/6/2017)
Next To Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:Stupid F#@king Bird4/21/2017 - 4/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/21/2017)
A young director and a young actor rage against an older generation of artists and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be.
In this funny, irreverent new remix of Chekhov’s "The Seagull," the timeless battle between young and old searches for the meaning of it all.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:The Jason Bishop Show Saturday, 4/29/2017
As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop
mystifies with stunning and original state-of-theart
magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and
one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a
totally modern energy and an outstanding rock
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Our Town5/12/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)
SLO Little Theatre presents OUR TOWN, Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner, which follows the lives of residents in the small town of Grover’s Corners, running May 12-28, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.
Robey Theatre Co. in assn. with LATC - Los Angeles - Presents:By Favor of ProvidenceSunday, 12/4/2016
Staged reading of play about Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who advocated for higher education for African Americans in 1893.
Frank Collins - North Hollywood - Presents:BUS STOP by William Inge11/19/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 12/4/2016)
In the well known 1956 film version of the play: Marilyn Monroe Played Cherie.
Director: Joshua Logan
Screenplay: George Axelrod
Story by: William Inge
UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:Sarah JonesTuesday, 1/24/2017
“A sort of multicultural mynah bird, [Jones] lays our mongrel nation before us with gorgeous, pitch-perfect impersonations of the rarely heard or dramatized.” The New Yorker
“A master of the genre.” The New York Times
Chapman University - Orange - Presents:CoPA Theatre presents: The Who’s Tommy 2/23/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/23/2017)
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy – winner of five Tony Awards -- is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing blind, deaf and mute boy who triumphs over his adversaries has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years.
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.
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
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party 4/21/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/21/2017)
This is a jazzy, 1920s musical whodunit. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Spring Dance Theatre5/4/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)
Escape your daily routine and experience this eclectic showcase of lyrical movement as the CSUF Dance program's award-winning dancers and choreographers demonstrate their grace, talent, and hard work.