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The Addams Family  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre The Addams Family
 
The creepy and kooky adventures of the mysterious and spooky Addams Family have inspired this altogether ooky musical comedy from the writers of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys. The Addams Family: A Musical tells the story of every father's nightmare: Gomez's little girl Wednesday is all grown-up and in love ... with a "normal" boy. Inviting his family to the Addams Mansion sets the stage for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandmama, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as they face up to the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change. This popular Broadway show comes to Santa Monica via this new production at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
   
Afros and Ass Whoopings  
Second City Afros and Ass Whoopings
 
With headline-making cases of racial discrimination, police profiling and rioting in the streets, these have been a highly charged couple of years in America. Now the funny folks at The Second City are tackling these hot-button issues the way they do best: with a little bit of levity -- and a whole lot of musical numbers! Premiering on The Second City Hollywood stage, Afros & Ass Whoopins is an original musical comedy that tells the story of a son who's at odds with his father's old-world views. As the show's producers put it: "Everyone is tired of talking about race and the police ... so we decided to sing about it instead!"
   
Ajax in Iraq  
Greenway Court Theatre Ajax in Iraq
 
Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, intertwines the important and timely issue of PTSD and sexual abuse against women in the military with the parable of the great warrior Ajax which is said to be one of the first and oldest stories to openly portray the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
   
All Shook Up  
Laguana Playhouse All Shook Up
 
In ALL SHOOK UP, one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll in this all Elvis musical, loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night.
   
The Armadillo Necktie  
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre The Armadillo Necktie
 
The jet black comedy takes place on the border of Iraq and Iran where U.S. Army Colonel Ulysses Simpson Armadillo with help from his trusty Executive Officer Buckley Dunham, has been searching tirelessly for the native insurgents who, years ago, murdered his beloved wife.
   
Baby Doll  
Fountain Theatre Baby Doll
 
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. Nineteen-year-old married virgin “Baby Doll” Meighan must consummate her marriage in two days, on her 20th birthday — as long as her middle-aged husband, Archie Lee, upholds his end of the bargain to provide her with a comfortable life. When Archie Lee burns down his neighbor’s cotton gin to save his failing business, his rival, Sicilian immigrant Silva Vacarro, arrives to seek revenge. What ensues is a complex mix of desire and desperation, with Baby Doll as both player and pawn.
   
The Boy From Oz  
The Lex Theatre The Boy From Oz
 
The Boy From Oz was a huge Australian success that found its way to Broadway. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards in 2004, including Best Musical, and won Best Actor in a Musical (Hugh Jackman), the musical focuses on the extraordinary life of legendary singer/songwriter Peter Allen, from his birth in 1944 and humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. The story covers Peter's life and career in Australia and the United States, as well as his relationships with the legendary singing stars Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli.
   
Breath Of Spring  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre Breath Of Spring
 
Breath of Spring is a mid-20th Century British comedy, and no company in town does them better than Theatre 40. Dame Beatrice and her friends and lodgers are a tight-knit bunch who concoct an operation to return a stolen fur before its owner discovers that it’s missing. They have such fun doing it that they plan future schemes not to return furs, but to steal them. They do this not for personal gain, but to give the proceeds of their felonious fur thefts to the deserving needy. You could say that they are modern day Robin Hoods. They would say so. Nonetheless, they’re amateurs at crime, however well-intentioned. When Scotland Yard comes calling at their door, they plead with Lily, an ex-convict who is Dame Beatrice’s maid, to come up with a way to keep them all out of prison. Is jail in their futures, or will they get away with their thievery? It is to laugh.
   
Broadway Noir  
Three Clubs Broadway Noir
 
Go behind the scenes and into the dark underbelly of the theatre business, as Broadway Noir exposes the shady inner workings of life behind the curtain. Don your finest 1940s duds and follow two of New York's finest detectives as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of one of Broadway's brightest new stars. As they interrogate bumbling producers, caffeine-crazed directors and egomaniacal actors, you're sure to get caught up in this one-of-a-kind original musical comedy. Your eyes will sparkle at the spectacle, your brain will bend trying to figure out the mystery, and your sides will split laughing at the timeless comedy of Broadway Noir at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Show is 21 and over. All sales are final. Please see Order Policy.
   
Cabaret  
Pantages Theatre Cabaret
 
CABARET tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd--and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, the question remains as to whether or not the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife will be enough to get them through their dangerous times. CABARET features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time."
   
A Chorus Line  
Chance Theater A Chorus Line
 
In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 23 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for-with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed-to have the chance to dance.
   
Church and State  
Skylight Theatre Church and State
 
Three days before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, a Republican U.S. Senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger calling into question his belief in God. The Senator’s devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage. Brutally honest and surprisingly funny, Church & State sheds light on how religion, guns, and social media influence our elections.
   
Cock Tales  
Santa Monica Playhouse Cock Tales
 
Award-winning actress Debra Ehrhardt continues to share the intimate details of her life in her latest one-woman show, Cock Tales, directed by Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Running the emotional gamut from guilt and shame to pleasure and elation, Ehrhardt takes us on a bumpy ride from her early years as a young girl from a religious family through her sexual awakening as a young adult, in one 75-minute rendition. Ehrhardt has written three long-running autobiographical one-woman plays, including Jamaica Farewell, which ran for 10 years and was optioned for film by Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson. Now Ehrhardt reveals her colorful history of a lifetime of encounters with a world full of testosterone-fueled gentlemen -- and not-so-gentle-men -- at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
   
Confessions Of A Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer  
Casa 0101 Theater Confessions Of A Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer
 
Casa 0101 is proud to announce the world premiere of “Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer”. Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara performs a solo, multi-media theater experience that follows a 50 plus-year career through familiar and unfamiliar seminal moments of U.S. pop culture. Although Guevara’s seductive brushes with stardom were accompanied by many crushing disappointments, at 73 years of age, he endures and continues sculpting cultural documents based on his resilient and glorious culture.
   
The Dreamer Examines His Pillow: A Story of Love, Loss and Art  
The Sherry Theatre The Dreamer Examines His Pillow:  A Story of Love, Loss and Art
 
This exploration of one couple's struggle to find their way through the relatable chaos of lust, love and commitment unfolds over the course of three scenes. Donna's angry because her slacker artist ex-boyfriend has started hooking up with her younger sister. To make matters worse, her very own father, once a successful artist, hasn't painted since his wife died. When Donna begs her hard-drinking father to confront Tommy, the two men find themselves embroiled in a face-off over the subjects of art and women. A fascinating snapshot of life, love and expression, John Patrick Shanley's.
   
The Eccentricities of a Nightingale  
Pacific Resident Theatre The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
 
Poetry of the heart ignites powerful desires that can no longer be ignored by Alma. The preacher’s daughter boldly seizes on a chance to follow her heart’s inclinations when John Buchanan returns from medical school to live in their small town where, too often, dreams die quickly. Tennessee Williams’s subtly seductive play centers on the passionately complex and sometimes cruel relationships to which love becomes vulnerable, when we are strong enough to allow it.
   
Electricity  
Two Roads Theatre Electricity
 
Four decades, two men, one highly-charged love story. In Electricity, out gay sex addict Brad Burke hooks up with closeted virgin Gary Henderson in a motel room after their 10th high school reunion in 1983. They form a connection that draws them back to that same motel room every ten years until 2013. Electricity is a sexy, funny and captivating love story about two men who only see each other once a decade, as their lives reflect the changes in society around them -- from that closeted first night in the '80s to a world where even gay marriage is possible. This steamy comedy-drama plays at Studio City's Two Roads Theatre.
   

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