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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, 9/29/2016)
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.
Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:A View From the Bridge 9/7/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
Direct from sold-out runs on the West End and Broadway comes A View From the Bridge in a searing revival from director Ivo van Hove, delivering “the stuff of Broadway legend” (New York Post).
"Masterfully staged! Powerful performances! One of our FEATURED events. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:All the Way9/2/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
by Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Marc Masterson
1963. Lyndon B. Johnson has been catapulted into the most powerful job on earth. No stranger to back room deals, Johnson takes us with him—flattering, backslapping, placating and bullying as he maneuvers to pass the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act.
Celebration Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Charm9/9/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
"Powerful, emotional and very funny. Many moments of brilliance from an exceptional cast. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
Set in “The Center,” a shelter and safe space for the LGBTQ community in Chicago, CHARM explores the complex issue of Gender Identity.
Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom9/1/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio with the legendary singer—inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude "Ma" Rainey.
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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Tom Stoppard's Arcadia9/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
"I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece" –The Daily Telegraph
Romantic, funny, and profoundly moving, Stoppard’s meticulously crafted masterwork invites you experience the intricate interplay of a past and present equally driven by fierce intellectual curiosity and the fickle passions of the human heart.
Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:"Dutch Masters"9/17/2016 - 10/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/1/2016)
CRITICS' CHOICE - LA Times
West Coast Premiere of Greg Keller's thriller tracks a
chance encounter that will lead two young men into a head-on confrontation. The story goes from Rockefeller Center to 145th Street.. and everywhere in-between. Dutch Masters is a piercingly insightful comedy-drama that illuminates the continuing problems of race relations in America.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Baby Doll7/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/8/2016)
This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Darkly comic and crackling with sexual tension, this enthralling tale of prejudice, sexual politics and passion is the first-ever Williams Estate-approved stage adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay.
Odyssey Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!"8/27/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
Clifford Odets' gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking masterpiece about the hopes and struggles of a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere. The Odyssey’s 2015 critically-acclaimed revival, directed by Elina de Santos and starring Marilyn Fox, is back by popular demand.
Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2016 Summer Season6/4/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/1/2016)
The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare’s death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Tuesdays with Morrie9/23/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, and one of his long lost students and the author of the book, Mitch Albom. After seeing his professor in an interview on the show "Nightline," the author is reminded of a promise he made sixteen years ago to keep in touch with him.
Plays 411 - Sherman Oaks - Presents:The Beauty, The Banshee & Me9/15/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
West Coast Premiere of Cathy Lind Hayes’
Award Winning Autobiographical Show
What would you do if your original birth certificate was sealed by the courts, unobtainable, and your heart’s desire was to know where you came from?
California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:A View from the Bridge9/23/2016 - 10/8/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
Alumnus Jeff Paul, Director of Music and Theatre at OCSA, returns to CSULB to direct A View from the Bridge, in a centennial celebration of playwright Arthur Miller.
Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up9/10/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
A lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a clutter of in-bred cats, phone calls from death row, and Daddy’s burnpile. Experience a delicious and magical stew of stories about growing up in Grady County, written and performed by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Latino Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story9/15/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
For the first time, Evelina Fernández’s award-winning trilogy, 'Faith,’ ‘Hope’ and ‘Charity,’ will be presented in its entirety as one epic unforgettable tour de force, which follows the Morales family over 90 yrs of the Mexican-American immigrant experience.
Echo Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Blueberry Toast9/17/2016 - 10/24/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
"Blueberry Toast" outrageous world premiere at Echo Theater Company
What evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Every family has a dark underbelly, even the perfect ones. Playwright Mary Laws puts the “dys” in family dysfunction with this modern-day, darkly comic revenge tragedy.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Anna in the Tropics9/23/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
By Nilo Cruz • Directed by Fidel Gomez
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, this lovely play is hailed as “enticing and exotic” by Variety, but the Miami Herald says it best: “The words of Nilo Cruz waft from a stage like a scented breeze.
Brimmer Street Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:And Then They Fell9/8/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
Brimmer Street Theatre Company presents a new play by Tira Palmquist, directed by Amy K. Harmon.
All proceeds will go to My Friend's Place, a homeless youth resource center in Hollywood.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:Wait Until Dark9/9/2016 - 10/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
Kentwood Players presents WAIT UNTIL DARK, a suspenseful thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, opening Friday, September 9 through Saturday, October 15 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.
Siobhan Gilreath - Valley Village - Presents:The Civil War Remembered9/9/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
This theatrical experience is a retelling of selected key events and lesser known stories of everyday heroes from The Civil War.
The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby9/16/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
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.
PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre - Poway - Presents:Dangerous Obsession by N.J. Crisp9/16/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
A man obsessed with pinning the blame for his wife’s accident on someone enters the Driscoll home and shatters their marriage.
Dangerous Obsession is a psycho-thriller written by N.J. Crisp in the mid-1980s and is generally acknowledged to have been his finest work.
Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:The Hiding Place9/17/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
The horror of the Holocaust provides the unlikely backdrop for a powerful true story of faith, hope, rescue and redemption. Witness the amazing experiences of Corrie ten Boom as recounted in this remarkable dramatic biography.
Crown City Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Nosferatu, A Symphony in Terror9/2/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
From the fervent mind of Bram Stoker's Dracula…filtered through the lens of Friedrich Murnau…comes an experience so unique that you will remember it for the rest of your life. Nosferatu takes the audience on an unforgettable voyage from the world we know to the exotic and mysterious ends of our own imaginations through the magic of music, dance and drama.
Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Captain of the Bible Quiz Team9/17/2016 - 10/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/1/2016)
An immersive adventure in performance and community is being launched in several locations, at churches around Los Angeles.
“Engaging… exciting” - LA Weekly
Michael Michetti (The Golden Dragon, Stupid F*cking Bird) and Tom Jacobson (Hopscotch, The Twentieth-Century Way, Tainted Blood) team up with Rogue Machine Theatre, breaking the 4th wall and blurring the lines of what is real.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:TOM6/18/2016 - 10/1/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/1/2016)
Ellen Geer’s free adaptation with music brings new eyes to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’ Long before Black Lives Matter was part of our lexicon, Stowe’s great novel demanded freedom and equality for all, changing forever how Americans viewed slavery, galvanizing the abolition movement and contributing to the outbreak of the Civil War.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Jean Genet's The Maids9/18/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 10/2/2016)
“A fantasy—about pain, about playacting, mixed in with a deep understanding of how power works on the powerless.” – The New Yorker
Filled with self-loathing and driven by desperation, the titular characters in Jean Genet’s groundbreaking play create elaborate and highly eroticized fantasy worlds in response to a lifetime of abuse.
John Copeland - Silverlake - Presents:Anita Bryant’s Playboy Interview9/16/2016 - 10/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
Funny, touching and thought-provoking account of Bryant’s outrageous and memorable 8-day interview with Ken Kelley of Playboy Magazine
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:What the Night is For9/29/2016 - 10/20/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
What the Night is For by Michael Weller – the ten-year reunion of a passionate affair, opens Sept 29
The Blank Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)9/24/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
A world premiere play conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning. "The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)" is a visiting production at the Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Amadeus9/23/2016 - 10/22/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, directed by Stephanie Coltrin – Mozart’s rise to fame as seen by his jealous rival, opens Sep 23
Arts Alive SDSU - San Diego - Presents:Blood at the Root9/30/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
Racial tensions escalate in small town Louisiana when rivalry among football team members becomes violent. Inspired by the true events surrounding the “Jena Six,” playwright Dominique Morisseau weaves this powerful, contemporary story with poetry and hip hop. Produced by the SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film in special arrangement with Pennsylvania State University. Directed by Randy Reinholz.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:A Taste of Honey9/24/2016 - 11/27/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
Playwright Shelagh Delaney was just 18 yrs old in 1958 when her controversial play rocked British theater with its exhilarating, honest depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war England. The story of an adolescent girl and her relationships with her saloon-frequenting mother, her mother’s new husband, the black sailor who makes Jo pregnant, and her homosexual art student friend.
Actor's Gound and Kaleidoscope - Studio City - Presents: Women On The Verge9/30/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
An Award Winning One Woman Show 2016
Performed By Faith Collins
Written by Kimba Henderson
Directed by Jeni Jones
Unbound Productions - Altadena - Presents:Wicked Lit 2016: From Beyond, Anansi and the Demons, and The Shadowy Third9/29/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
WICKED LIT 2016: From Beyond, The Shadowy Third, Anansi and the Demons
+ Camp Mountain View, the WL16 frame. Wicked Lit audiences will experience three short plays as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by Storyguides.
Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:Moral Imperative9/24/2016 - 10/17/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
Would you murder someone if it would make the world a better place?
What if you knew someone who was just so vile that you were convinced that the world would simply be a better place if he was dead? Would you have a moral imperative to shove that individual over to the other side?
Kallistiad Entertainment in assn. with Macha Theatre/Films - West Hollywood - Presents:Closer9/30/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
A quadrangle of lovers collide.
Patrick Marber’s 1997 play Closer, set in London, involves a love quadrangle. There’s Alice, an exotic dancer (played by Stephanie Noel Garrison) Dan, a writer (Hamish Sturgeon) Anna, a photographer (Natalie Mitchell) and Larry, a dermatologist (Randy Vasquez).
Los Angeles New Court Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man's Son9/30/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
A world premiere play by Alex Burkart, directed by Beth Lopes, with original songs by Kyle Acheson.
Stuart Rogers Productions - North Hollywood - Presents:The Portman Delusions9/30/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/30/2016)
STUART ROGERS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to present a world premiere play, THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS, written by Adam Mervis and directed by Thomas Burr.
One part Woody Allen, one part David Mamet, THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS is a romantic dram-edy that is also a skewering of the Hollywood writing process.
The Theatre School @ North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie10/6/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/6/2016)
The longest running show in history, The Mousetrap is arguably Agatha Christie’s best spine-tingling who-dunnit. Everyone is a suspect and everyone is a potential victim. See if you can discover the truth before it’s too late to save anyone!
Chalk Repertory Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Chalk Rep's Chalk Festival10/6/2016 - 10/22/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/6/2016)
15 L.A. playwrights are chosen to each create a 10-minute play utilizing 15 directors and performed by 15 teams of actors 5 news plays performed each weekend over 3 weeks
Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:Our Town by Thornton Wilder10/7/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
A 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner! Three acts, entitled Daily Life, Love and Marriage and Death,depict the lives of “ordinary people” in the fictional, early 1900’s New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners.
Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:The Women of Juarez10/7/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
Ni Una Mas
To what lengths would you go to find your missing loved one if you lived in a world filled with systematic corruption, misogyny and lies?
California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:Stop the World, I Want to Get Off10/7/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Directed by Joanne Gordon
October 7 – October 16
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Italian American Reconciliation10/7/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/7/2016)
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed By Maria Cominis