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Palos Verdes Performing Arts - Rolling Hills Estates - Presents:The Diary of Anne Frank3/6/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
In this gripping and powerful new adaptation of the original script based on Anne Frank’s iconic diary, Anne emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.
Towne Street Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:“8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival”3/12/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/12/2015)
Towne Street Theatre presents the “8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival, celebrating Women's History Month.
Deaf West Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:American Buffalo2/12/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Professor of Theater Stephen Rothman directs Deaf West regulars Troy Kotsur and Paul Raci along with Cal State L.A.
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."
The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The Twenty-Seventh Man2/14/2015 - 3/22/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
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 As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown.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.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Reborning1/21/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Launching the Fountain Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp — and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls — in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn—a darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing.
USC School of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:MFA Acting Spring Repertory: Blood Match2/14/2015 - 3/5/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
By Oliver Mayer.
Translated and inspired by the play Bodas de Sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca.
Directed by David Bridel.
Lamb's Players Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat1/23/2015 - 5/31/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
The effervescent musical about the boy with the amazing coat-of-many-colors who changed the course of history.
El Camino College Center for the Arts - Torrance - Presents:The Laramie Project2/27/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
Moises Kaufman’s “astonishing…examination of the American psyche” will take El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium by storm at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, February 27, 28 and March 6,7 and at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8.
SDSU School of Theater Television and Film - San Diego - Presents:ALICE: Curiouser and Curiouser!3/6/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
An adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Adapted and Directed by Margaret Larlham
Zephyr Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:Finding Nick2/19/2015 - 3/27/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Actor Nicholas Guest (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Long Riders, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Frozen, and Tangled) explores a lifetime in search of an identity through live music, poetry and multiple personalities. Musicians Tony Carafone (guitar), Hillary Smith (cello), and Elizabeth Guest (additional vocals) accompany Nicholas, who plays the guitar and sings during the performance.
Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:The Night Alive2/10/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Tommy owes more than he earns. When he is unexpectedly compelled to help Aimee, a young woman with much harder luck than his own, the taste of turmoil he suffers becomes a full-blown meal. With his trademark humor and humanity, three-time Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson makes Phoenix Park, Dublin a place where anyone can rise from the ashes.
(West Coast Premiere)
About Productions - Pasadena - Presents:Properties of Silence and “Post Silence” Salon Series2/21/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
About…Productions celebrates by pairing a revival of its critically acclaimed original drama, drama “Properties of Silence” with a “Post-Silence” Salon Series of poetry readings, special performances, panels and discussions. Poetry, science and history meld as famed 17th century poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz crosses paths with a contemporary realtor and her pool contractor husband in a dreamscape
Theatre Unleashed - North Hollywood - Presents:Ligature Marks2/12/2015 - 3/7/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Terry and Jill are stuck in a twisted, dysfunctional romance. The problem is they can’t live without each other. Thanks to the sadistic online game Noir, now they won’t have to.
Alexandra Guarnieri - Santa Monica - Presents:The Train Zakapone12/18/2014 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
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.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Smoke and Mirrors1/15/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
The magic continues at the Odyssey Theatre! “Smoke and Mirrors” The L.A. Times Critic’s Choice magical hit moves to the Westside on Jan. 17 – March 15.
Coeurage Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:The Pitchfork Disney1/29/2015 - 3/6/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
British playwright Philip Ridley's first play (1991), directed by Rebecca Eisenberg. First time in Los Angeles.
Vanguard University - Costa Mesa - Presents:Ah, Wilderness!2/27/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
A Tender Comedy that explores coming-of-age and young love in idyllic 1906 America
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Kevin Slay
The Colony Theatre - Burbank - Presents:"The Road to Appomattox"2/11/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
“A thoroughly moving drama… absolute artistry." – Bristol Herald Courier “Highly entertaining!” – Washington County News
Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:Pride and Prejudice 2/6/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
This adaptation of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel is a light, whimsical look at three daughters – two of whom are eager to marry and one who will not journey down the aisle. The “original romantic comedy” features the timeless characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
USC School of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:MFA Acting Spring Repertory: The Seagull 2/7/2015 - 3/7/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
By Anton Chekhov.
Translated by Paul Schmidt.
Directed by Kate Burton.
Wine Country Theatre - Paso Robles - Presents:On Golden Pond2/27/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
Wine Country Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its second season of shows, John Lambie and Patricia Alexander will star in the classic, ON GOLDEN POND, written by Ernest Thompson and directed by Cynthia Anthony. ON GOLDEN POND will open on Friday, February 27 7:30pm and continue through Sunday, March 15 at The Park Ballroom, 1232 Park Street in downtown Paso Robles, CA.
Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea2/20/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
A present-day hero's quest to right history's wrongs. 18-year-old Dontrell Jones III feels that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, the play explores the lengths and depths we must go to in order to free ourselves from the misdeeds of our personal history.
Echo Theater Company - Atwater Village - Presents:Fugue2/14/2015 - 3/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
How can composers Arnold Schoenberg, Piotr Tchaikovskyand Carlo Gesualdo balance the chaos of their creativity with their need for love? Playwright Tommy Smith and director Chris Fields (the team behind last season’s Firemen, named one of the “Best Stage Plays of 2014” by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty) trace three real-life love triangles in a passionate tale.
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:The Electra Project3/7/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/7/2015)
This anthropological project aims to be a practical artistic experiment, as well as a meditation on the cross-cultural approaches that ancient Greek tragedy is generating when performed in our time. Maniutiu has written The Electra Project based on both Sophocles’ and Euripides’ tragedies entitled Electra. That Greek tragedy was a musical performance is a fact that has fallen into oblivion.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Anna Christie1/17/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/7/2015)
Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts Live.com - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series2/26/2015 - 12/31/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
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!
Bootleg - Los Angeles - Presents:World Premiere: Lisa Harris' Circles3/5/2015 - 3/28/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
The play presents a couple grappling with the unsolvable puzzle of life’s most complex challenge: Love. Can we truly find common ground with another?
Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:Thénardiers Inn - A Les Misérables Cabaret 3/5/2015 - 4/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Creating Arts Studios announces its 3rd encore extension.
The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:The House of Bernarda Alba/La Casa de Bernarda Alba3/6/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
The imposed mourning period further isolates the daughters, tension mounts within the household, it peaks when the women desire for the same man. Obsession then generates a tragic and inevitable finale.
“The House of Bernarda Alba”/“La Casa De Bernarda Alba”
Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:To Kill a Mockingbird2/28/2015 - 3/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
Harper Lee’s groundbreaking novel is faithfully brought to the stage as LifeHouse proudly presents her internationally acclaimed story. The explosive events surrounding a young girl growing up in a quiet Southern town – and how they are faced by her attorney father – offer a captivating and timely theater experience. This stirring production “holds packed audiences in rapt attention.” – London T
Golden West College Theater Arts - Huntington Beach - Presents:Yankee Tavern3/6/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
This edge-of-your-seat drama by Steven Dietz is sure to leave you questioning everything thought you knew.
Company of Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:BROWN BUFFALO a Workshop Production2/26/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
Company of Angels presents
The Workshop Production of
Written by Carlos Morton
Directed by Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez
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.
CIRCLE X THEATRE - LOS ANGELES - Presents:At Some Point In The Process Of The End Of The Worls2/27/2015 - 3/28/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
The apocalypse is already here (and we’re all at fault). The end of the world is revealed through images of media, commerce, and hyper-capitalism in the third solo show from Casey Smith and the team behind Violators Will Be Violated (LA Weekly Best Solo Show) and At Play in the Valley of the Shadow of Chet.
Recommended for people 16 and up. Contains violent, sexual, and bodily humor.
PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre - Poway - Presents:God Committee by Mark St. Germain3/6/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
Who Lives Who Dies?
Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:The English Bride3/5/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
The mystery wasn’t what happened the mystery was why. Inspired by the real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight in 1986, this play centers around an Israeli agent’s desperate search for the truth as he interrogates an Englishwoman and her Arab lover. Who put the bomb on the plane and why? Deceptions and manipulations abound in what the New York Times calls, “A mystery wrapped in a love story — or the other way around.”
Circle X Theatre Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:Trevor3/5/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Inspired by true events, TREVOR is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away our erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with ...
The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:Henry IV, Part 13/5/2015 - 5/3/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)
Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I. Previews begin March 5, with two opening nights set for March 12 and March 13 (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:Tiger by the Tail 3/6/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
The Group Rep presents the West Coast Premiere of Frawley Becker’s drama Tiger by the Tail directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Frawley Becker and Richard Alan Woody. When a middle-aged therapist starts a correspondence with a young state prisoner, the therapist gets far more than he bargained for.
Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:La Maldición de los Espejos (THE MIRROR’S CURSE)3/6/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)
La Maldición de los Espejos is a one-act show made up of text by some of the most famous Latinos writers on the subject matter of the cultural European conquest over the indigenous people of Mexico, specifically the idea and myth of the mirrors.
Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:ChicabaRENT3/13/2015 - 5/2/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/13/2015)
A Chicago, Cabaret, Rent Roaring Review
Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:Verdigris3/13/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/13/2015)
The award-winning drama by TV star Jim Beaver ("Supernatural," "Justified," "Deadwood").
Independent Shakespeare Company - Atwater Village - Presents:Red Barn3/13/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/13/2015)
In 1827, in the country village of Polstead, a murder occurs which rocks 19th century England. Maria Marten, daughter of the local mole-catcher, is brutally slain at the hands of her wealthy lover, William Corder, and buried in the Red Barn. Passing off Maria’s disappearance with increasingly outrageous lies, Corder runs away to London and starts a new life, finding an innocent, young, and rich wife through a newspaper advertisement. Corder and his new bride settle down to run a school for young ladies.
Circle X Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Trevor3/14/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/14/2015)
Inspired by true events, TREVOR is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away our erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly…at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication and humanity.
Lexikat Artists in association with Chapman University - Culver City - Presents:If All The Sky Were Paper3/14/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/14/2015)
Four-time Academy Award-nominee Annette Bening will be reading letters in the performance on 3/15 at 2:30. Gary Cole (“Veep”) will be reading letters in both performances, with more actors soon to be announced.
IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER was written by award-winning Author Andrew Carroll, is directed by John Benitz, and is based upon Carroll's bestselling books WAR LETTERS and BEHIND THE LINES. In 1998, Carroll launched a national initiative to honor U.S. troops, veterans, and their families by preserving their wartime letters. Since that time Carroll has traveled to 40 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and has collected more than 100,000 previously unpublished letters (and now emails) from every conflict in American history.
Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater - North Hollywood - Presents:World Premiere of Thieves3/18/2015 - 4/4/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 3/18/2015)
Charlotte Miller’s Thieves is a gritty portrait of a family in struggle and upheaval.
Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:My Children! My Africa!3/20/2015 - 5/3/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/20/2015)
In Athol Fugard's tale of friendship and racial tension, a schoolmaster in a small South African township describes hope as “a dangerous animal.” Can he combine the talents of a black male student with a white female student on an educational journey in the midst of apartheid?
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.
Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:CITA A CIEGAS (BLIND DATE)3/27/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/27/2015)
Cita a Ciegas is a terrifyingly beautiful, imagistic play in which a blind man interviews isolated strangers on a park bench, and finds interconnections between them and his own life. If Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot is about waiting then Diament’s play is about our deep need to achieve immortality by being heard as we face the meaninglessness of existence.
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.
Santa Monica Playhouse & Thunderhouse Entertainment - Santa Monica - Presents:FATHER, FATHER - A mother's secret, a father's guilt, and a son's life hanging in the balance4/3/2015 - 4/4/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/3/2015)
Father and Son. Love. Life. Betrayal. Deception. A boy’s tortured desire to discover his mother’s guarded secret, and his father’s struggle to save his son's life even though the revelation might cost him his own.
Colonials: An American Shakespeare Company - Santa Monica - Presents:William Shakespeare's King Lear4/3/2015 - 4/12/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/3/2015)
Regarded by many as Shakespeare's greatest Tragedy, King Lear is the story a King and a Kingdom's fall. Lear banishes his youngest daughter for refusing to flatter him, and then rashly divides his Kingdom between his two elder daughters who drive their father out and immediately go to war. Colonials focuses on bringing Shakespeare's gorgeous language to life, making his work accessible to all.
Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:Freud's Last Session4/10/2015 - 5/17/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/10/2015)
by Mark St. Germain
directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado
April 10 - May 17
At the outbreak of WWII Sigmund Freud has a meeting with a young Oxford professor, C.S. Lewis. Playwright Mark St. Germain presents an exhilarating conversation both profound and humorous, about love, sex, death and God from two fascinatingly different points of view.
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
Las Virgenes Unified School District - Calabasas - Presents:Jason Alexander's New One-Man Show "Other People's Stories"Saturday, 4/25/2015
Jason Alexander will premiere his latest creation, Other People’s Stories. The show will feature
a fun-filled evening of magic, improvisation, audience participation and story songs drawn from
the musical theatre and performed in character by Mr. Alexander, with musical direction by Todd
Schroeder. One Night Only!
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.