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Shakespeare by the Sea - Rossmoor - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Rush ParkSaturday, 7/23/2016
An emotionally gripping thriller, where gossip turns friendships rancid, and rumor brutally murders innocence. Othello is as unflinching in its power as it is in its heartbreak.
INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. - Los Angeles - Presents:Richard III6/25/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
For over 200 years, the most produced play in the world was Colley Cibber's adaptation of Shakespeare's RICHARD III. Through the ages, classical actors (including David Garrick and Edmund Booth) refitted it for their versions of the indelible anti-hero. Independent Shakespeare Co. pulls the best from the past and combines it with an entirely modern take for this electrified re-imagining of the tale of a man driven to pursue power by any means.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Macbeth 6/19/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
A stellar cast, under the direction of renowned Shakespearean Brian Kulick, will electrify the San Diego night with a stunning rendition of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Last Tiger in Haiti6/28/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Come enjoy this gripping drama from the La Jolla Playhouse's 2016/2017 season!
Gary Grossman and Providence Entertainment Ltd. - Los Angeles - Presents:Church and State 7/16/2016 - 8/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
“TOP TEN” - Stage Raw
Before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, a U.S. Senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s team tries desperately to contain the damage. A brutally honest and surprisingly funny play shedding light on how religion, gun control, and social media affects our elections.
Not Man Apart in association with Greenway Arts Alliance - Los Angeles - Presents:Ajax in Iraq7/15/2016 - 8/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Greenway Court Theatre
presents a revival of
Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble’s
Ajax in Iraq
Playwright Ellen McLaughlin weaves modern-day issues of
PTSD and sexual abuse in the military with ancient story of Ajax
Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2016 Summer Season6/4/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
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.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Gypsy7/14/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Indomitable stage mother Rose chases vicarious success and stardom as she pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit. When Dainty June flees the act to elope, Rose vows to make introverted Louise into a star. Boasting one show-stopping song after another - like "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Let Me Entertain You"
Rob Menzies, Lee Costello, and Marla DuMont - Los Angeles - Presents:"One Act Festival" by Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA7/14/2016 - 7/31/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
“14 top playwrights 39 actors…poignant and stirring” – LA Splash
EST/LA is curating an inspiring variety of mostly world premiere one-act treasures, written by fourteen of their top playwrights. The One Act Festival this summer will bring Los Angeles audiences a feast of new entertainment. Presented in programs A, B, & C, brimming with provocative drama and comedy.
Desert Theatreworks - Palm Desert - Presents:H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds: A Live Radio Play7/22/2016 - 7/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
A modern adaptation of the classic tale presented with a comic twist with a live Foley artist on stage and Jingle singers. If you loved last year’s Hitchcock radio play, you will love War of the Worlds!
TMD Productions - Studio City - Presents:Electricity7/8/2016 - 8/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
TMD PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce a special return engagement of its critically acclaimed premiere production of ELECTRICITY, written by Terry Ray, produced by Michael Darner and directed by Steven Rosenbaum. ELECTRICITY will return for six weeks only from Friday, July 8 through Sunday, August 14 at the Two Roads Theatre
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Sense and Sensibility7/6/2016 - 8/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (The Old Globe’s Emma, Broadway’s Jane Eyre) refashions Jane Austen's timeless classic Sense and Sensibility into a gorgeous, thrillingly romantic musical.
Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Out On A Limb - New Plays From America's Finest City7/14/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Scripps Ranch Theatre presents their 5th Annual Out on a Limb – New Plays from America’s Finest City, These are all brand new, world premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego.
John Perrin Flynn, Justin Okin, and Jennifer Pollono - Los Angeles - Presents:"Bull" by Mike Bartlett7/16/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
"TOP TEN" - Stage Raw
“HOLY SHIT! I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Devastatingly funny, mercilessly soul-shattering fifty-five minute ride...Rogue Machine gem” - StageSceneLA
BULL is a razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying. It offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:TOM6/18/2016 - 10/1/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/30/2016)
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.
Studio C Artists - Los Angeles - Presents:In The Garage6/11/2016 - 7/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Studio C Artists is proud to present the next in their one act “room” series… IN THE GARAGE. This collection of 8 brand new short plays, presented in two alternating shows, all take place in a garage setting. See schedule for show details. $20 GA ($15 w/ “earlybird” code 24 hrs. in advance). This show is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:William Shakespeare’s Hamlet7/15/2016 - 8/7/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Coronado Playhouse, celebrating their 70th year, continues their 20th Annual Free Classics tradition with the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet. Considered Shakespeare’s ultimate masterpiece and believed by many to be the greatest play written in the English language, Shakespeare’s tragedy tells the story of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
Nightwaves Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:"This is Our Youth"7/15/2016 - 8/6/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Nitewaves Theatre Group, in association with Stuart Roger’s Studio, is thrilled to present their debut production of Kenneth Lonergan’s, This Is Our Youth. The show will be running at The Raven Playhouse in North Hollywood, July 15th- August 6th, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets online.
Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger - West Los Angeles - Presents:Kingdom of Earth7/15/2016 - 8/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Williams’ most deeply felt emotions are fully realized in this savage, sexually-charged and brutally funny story about three outcasts trapped in an isolated, once elegant Mississippi farmhouse by an encroaching flood.
Ophelia's Jump - Claremont - Presents:A Midsummer Night's Dream & Othello 7/14/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Ophelia’s Jump Productions presents the Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and OTHELLO. The productions will run July 14-24, 2016 at Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College in Claremont.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:The Eccentricities of a Nightingale6/18/2016 - 8/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
In Tennessee Williams's unusually subtle and tender play, Alma, a preacher's daughter, tries to win the love of a young doctor. The play centers on their complex relationship and Alma's valiant and salvational attempt at winning her heart's desire.
Brian Nitzkin - Los Angeles - Presents:Four Chords and a Gun 7/7/2016 - 7/31/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 7/24/2016)
Four Chords and a Gun tells the crazy, funny, sad and true story of the Ramones. In 1978 the pioneering punk band, desperate for a hit, enlisted legendary (and legendarily ... eccentric) producer Phil Spector to produce their 5th album.
Hollywood Fringe Encore Producers Award - Los Angeles - Presents:Freak Out!7/8/2016 - 7/30/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/30/2016)
Solo show about a woman on the brink of turning 60! We had sold out shows in the Hollywood Fringe Festival and just won an Encore Award so will be doing two more shows in July!
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, 7/28/2016)
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.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Young Performers @ La Jolla Playhouse6/20/2016 - 8/5/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Give kids a summer to remember at the Playhouse! YP@LJP offers fun, interactive theatre programs for different age groups and areas of interest.
Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:The Leather Apron Club7/15/2016 - 7/31/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
A conspiratorial shadow government attempts to rule the U.S.
John Ruskin - Santa Monica - Presents:A Raisin in the Sun7/22/2016 - 9/17/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Winning the BEST PLAY Award from the New York Drama Critics' Circle, “A RAISIN IN THE SUN" made history when it opened in 1959. The setting is the Younger household in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, and involves the family members' struggle to achieve their individual dreams and potential despite challenges of a system that seems built to thwart them.
Bill White/Melvin Ishmael Johnson - Los Angeles - Presents:"Catch The Tiger"7/15/2016 - 7/24/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
A play about Marcus Garvey and J. Edgar Hoover's effort to bring him down and how the study of Garvey's movement led to the development of C.O.I.N.T.E.L.P.R.O..
The play is written by Melvin Ishmael Johnson and directed by Bill White.
Gary Grossman - Los Angeles - Presents:Obama-ology7/23/2016 - 8/28/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Changing the world isn’t as easy as Warren had imagined. An enthusiastic African-American college graduate joins the 2008 Obama campaign and lands in the streets of East Cleveland. Between knocking on doors, fending off cops, and questioning his own identity, he discovers that working in the spotlight of “Hope” can be challenging.
Diversionary Theatre - San Diego - Presents:A Gay Marriage7/17/2016 - 7/31/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 7/24/2016)
"A Gay Marriage" by Ronnie Larsen offers a sobering look at gay marriage after the honeymoon ends.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Junk: The Golden Age of Debt7/26/2016 - 8/21/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/26/2016)
Come and experience the game of money with the newest edition to the La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-2017 season!
Shakespeare by the Sea - Rancho Palos Verdes - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Green Hills Memorial ParkWednesday, 7/27/2016
Shakespeare by the Sea - Santa Ana - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Birch ParkThursday, 7/28/2016
Shakespeare by the Sea - Torrance - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Wilson ParkFriday, 7/29/2016
The Athena Cats - Los Angeles - Presents:Blueprint for Paradise7/29/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 7/29/2016)
Set in 1941 prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and inspired by true events, a wealthy couple hires an African-American architect to build a compound for Nazi sympathizers in the Pacific Palisades.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Baby Doll7/29/2016 - 9/25/2016 (next performance: Friday, 7/29/2016)
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.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Meteor Shower7/30/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/30/2016)
Get ready for the unexpected when Norm and his wife Corky invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower in the night sky. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly—literally.
Shakespeare by the Sea - Long Beach - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Cesar Chavez ParkSunday, 7/31/2016
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:New Swan Apprenticeship in Acting for Theatre - UC Irvine Summer Academies in the Arts8/1/2016 - 8/12/2016 (next performance: Monday, 8/1/2016)
Be a part of the one-of-a-kind New Swan Shakespeare Festival! Train in acting for theater and audition preparation through course-work including voice, movement, improv and more. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels offered. Scholarships and Financial Aid available!
Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:All My Distances Are Far8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016 (next performance: Monday, 8/1/2016)
What happens to a foster teen when she ages out of the system? What happens to an adolescent boy with Asperger’s when he falls in love? What happens to a straight-A student who is being sexually molested?
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep - Solana Beach - Presents:Macbeth8/3/2016 - 8/7/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 8/3/2016)
Fierce warriors are manipulated by magical and mysteriously weird sisters. Ambition leads to betrayal, and suspicion leads to murder in the creepiest of William Shakespeare’s dark tragedies. Join Macbeth in his torment as he plots his way to the throne, then battles his friends to keep it.
Shakespeare by the Sea - Whittier - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Adventure County ParkWednesday, 8/3/2016
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Rapture, Blister, Burn8/5/2016 - 9/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/5/2016)
Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo – two women explore the roads not taken, opens Aug 5
Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:A Midsummers Night’s Dream - Simply Shakespeare 8/6/2016 - 8/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 8/6/2016)
Come watch worlds collide as Athenian Lovers and a Band of Mechanicals are held at the mercy of Puck, the mischievous attendant to the Fairy King.
Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:IncandescentSaturday, 8/6/2016
Based on the theme of illumination, Backhausdance Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus explores light in both a physical and spiritual sense. Incandescent evokes a sense of discovery and expression of the human experience by igniting the internal shadow and bringing it to light. The piece features more than ninety dancers shifting through various configurations of hundreds of light bulbs.
Shakespeare by the Sea - Encino - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Los Encinos State Historic ParkSaturday, 8/6/2016
Shakespeare by the Sea - Seal Beach - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Eisenhower ParkSunday, 8/7/2016
South Pasadena Public Library - South Pasadena - Presents:Pillar of FireThursday, 8/11/2016
Fresh off a sold-out debut run in Los Angeles, Ray Bradbury’s “Pillar of Fire,” a dynamic theatrical reading by actor Bill Oberst, Jr. will be presented at 7 p.m. on August 11 at the South Pasadena Public Library. The performance is a 50 minute one-man tour de force by Emmy Award-winning film and television actor Bill Oberst Jr. (“Criminal Minds”). The solo show was the Winner of the Platinum Award of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and proclaimed “Extraordinary in every detail” by the “Los Angeles Audience Review.”
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:The How and The Why8/11/2016 - 9/1/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 8/11/2016)
The How and the Why by Sarah Treem – colleagues theorize the evolution of woman, opens Aug 11
Shakespeare by the Sea - Laguna Nigel - Presents:Othello - Shakespeare by the Sea at Crown Valley ParkSunday, 8/14/2016
International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:Doubt8/19/2016 - 9/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/19/2016)
John Patrick Shanley’s riveting, award-winning psychological drama, Doubt, examines the line between doubt and conviction as a Catholic school principal crusades to expel a priest for an inappropriate relationship with a student. Opens Aug 19 at Intl. City Theatre in Long Beach.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Tom Stoppard's Arcadia9/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 9/4/2016)
"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.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:Wait Until Dark9/9/2016 - 10/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/9/2016)
Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for “Wait Until Dark” by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, on Saturday July 9, 2016 from 1:00-4:00pm and on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm. Callbacks, if needed, will be Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:00pm by invitation only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Jenny Boone.
The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby9/16/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/16/2016)
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.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Jean Genet's The Maids9/18/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 9/18/2016)
“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.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Tuesdays with Morrie9/23/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/23/2016)
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.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Amadeus9/23/2016 - 10/22/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/23/2016)
Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, directed by Stephanie Coltrin – Mozart’s rise to fame as seen by his jealous rival, opens Sep 23
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
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts - Malibu - Presents:Almost, Maine9/29/2016 - 10/3/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)
By John Cariani
Scott Alan Smith, Director
Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:Nosferatu 1922 Classic Horror FilmFriday, 10/28/2016
New score composed, curated and conducted by Matthew Aucoin. One of the greatest horror films ever made – F.W. Murnau’s supremely creepy vampire thriller Nosferatu – is accompanied live by the L.A. Opera Orchestra performing a new score. Drenched in the silvery shadows of German Expressionism, this 1922 silent masterpiece stars Max Schreck as the pallid and deadly Count Orlok.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:A Very Special Holiday Special11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/11/2016)
A Very Special Holiday Special by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth – one short holiday gem after another, opens Nov 11
Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:Masters of IllusionThursday, 11/17/2016
You’ll believe the impossible as the stars of the hit television series “Masters of Illusion” materialize on the Musco Center stage in the largest touring magic show ever produced. You’ll see grand illusions, levitation, appearances and vanishings, escapes, comedy magic, sleight-of-hand and beautiful dancers everything you could possibly imagine — and some things that you never even dreamed of!
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:A Christmas Carol12/2/2016 - 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.
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.
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
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Sonic Saturdays7/2/2016 - 7/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 7/23/2016)
Enjoy live music by The David Borgo Trio before each Saturday show of The Last Tiger in Haiti. As a saxophonist, David has performed with many jazz luminaries and he has toured internationally. He currently performs electro-acoustic improvisation with his duo KaiBorg, and intricate polyrhythmic music with his sextet Kronomorfic.
Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County - Irvine - Presents:NTL: FrankensteinSunday, 10/30/2016
An Encore Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.