A one-of-a-kind sketch comedy show, here’s how the Roman Catholic Mime Collective describes itself: “The Roman Catholic Mime Collective is a troupe of three that dedicate themselves to celebrating the life of Jesus with wit, poignancy, and a dash of blasphemous adoration. “It’s all good, Jesus will forgive. “We believe we give Him a good giggle.”
Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States – It’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So, it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite.
Broadway, film and TV legend Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote) returns to her Tony-winning role as Madame Arcati in this blockbuster revival of Noël Coward comedy Blithe Spirit, alongside Downton Abbey's Charles Edwards. Novelist Charles Condomine (Edwards) invites medium Madame Arcati (Lansbury) to his house for a séance as research for his latest novel. But Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles' dead wife, Elvira -- much to the chagrin of his current wife. Now Charles is caught in the middle of a contentious love triangle from beyond the grave. Hot on the heels of hit runs on Broadway and London's West End, this revival by Tony-winning director Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate) has been called "gob-smackingly brilliant" (Daily Express).
Bob's Holiday Office Party originated as an improv sketch in Los Angeles and has since developed into a seasonal comedy tradition with a loyal cult following. In a small-town Iowa office, insurance agent Bob Finhead throws a holiday bash for his off-the-wall friends and clients including the town mayor, the sheriff, the twin farmer sisters, the stoner, the town floozy and the pastor's wife. But Bob has dreams of a bigger life and wants to blow this small town. Once the party -- and the bickering -- begins, will Bob be able to escape? Or will he come to realize how much he is the heart and soul of the town?
The Creating Arts Company presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an enchanting and exciting musical that details the fantastic adventures of an out-of-the-ordinary car as it flies through the air and sails the seas. Originally written for his son, Ian Fleming's book became the beloved 1968 film of the same name, and is now reaching a new generation on the stage. The sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert) includes such unforgettable tunes as "Truly Scrumptious," "Toot Sweets," "Hushabye Mountain" and, of course, the Oscar-nominated title song. Join the adventure, as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts and his two children race to rescue Grandpa Potts from the evil Baron Bomhurst in their magical flying car. For Children ages 7+
Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. The Daily Pilot calls him, “The quintessential Ebenezer Scrooge!”
Join everybody's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey that celebrates the spirit of the season as A Noise Within presents Charles Dickens' beloved story A Christmas Carol, as adapted by the company's own Geoff Elliott. This holiday show tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has isolated him from his community and the spirit of Christmas. Watch as visits from Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future send Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption and discover what it means to be fully human. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous, holiday tradition. Recommended for ages 7 & up.
Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi brings new life to Dickens' classic holiday story with a musical version of the tale by award-winning composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid). This cheerful remembrance of the meaning of the season features everyone's favorite crotchety old miser, who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than anything or anyone, and the adorable Tiny Tim, plus some singing and dancing ghosts who ultimately lead Scrooge to a change of heart. Experience the joy of the holiday season with your friends and family at this festive new production of an old favorite.
Grove Theater Center's three-actor adaptation of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol returns, with the entirety of its script taken directly from the original source material. Enjoy the timeless tale of Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts and the spirit of the holidays as you have never seen it before, with a talented trio of performers that includes recent U.K. Theatre Award winner Jenna Augen and Broadway veteran David Allen Jones. Shifting seamlessly between different characters, they anchor a fluidly beautiful production that received an Ovation Award for lighting design, one of Los Angeles' highest honors for stage excellence.
This lively new adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens Christmas story returns for a third year to the Long Beach Playhouse. In this timeless tale, grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is given a second chance at becoming a loving and generous human being. Through the aid of three spirits who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taught valuable lessons about how to treat those around him. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? This dazzling tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family.
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their all-new fun and wildly turbo-charged version of the famous Charles Dickens’ classic celebrating Holiday Spirit and Redemption. Starring Sebastian Muñoz as Scrooge, and featuring our infamously-fabulous Steam Punk Chorus! Directed by Denise Devin, Produced by Zombie Joe. For Ages 12 & up.
The off-beat holiday comedy The Christmas Present tells the darkly funny tale of Colin, who isn't looking forward to yet another Yuletide all alone, so he decides to give himself the gift of a hotel room and a hooker. Only the woman who knocks on the door isn't quite what he was expecting -- and neither is the holiday magic that follows. This British comedy was a London Times Top Five Theater Pick and was also an LA Weekly-recommended Sacred Fools production in 2012.
Matt can no longer stomach his job, no matter what it pays. And when he concocts a business plan that will earn him millions while helping those in need, he believes he’s discovered his new career. So why does everyone think this venture’s even viler than the last? A blend of humor, Hendrix, and hard-core porn, DIRTY explores whether there’s any place for philanthropy in this cutthroat country called home.
After his beloved dog dies, CB searches for an answer to the question of what happens after people – or pets – die. When his friends provide minimal support for his questions, he turns to Beethoven, a reclusive teenager who has been shunned by his peers and whose only solace is his music. The two teenagers strike up a relationship which spirals into something far more intense than either expect, and the events that follow push everyone to their limits.
Don't Dress For Dinner is the hilarious, stylish sequel to Boeing Boeing. Ten years have passed and the roguish stars of Boeing Boeing, Robert and Bernard, have finally "settled down." But that doesn't stop the rush of sexy shenanigans, mix-ups and wild coincidences that keep this farce moving from curtain up. Bernard's plans to rendezvous in the countryside with his mistress go awry when his wife decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own with Robert, who supplied Bernard with his alibi. With a cook named Suzette, a lover named Suzanne, a confused friend and a suspicious wife, this show has all of the ingredients for a truly scrumptious comedic soufflé.
Buoyed by a passionate Puccini-esque score by Daniel Catan (2010's opera Il Postino), Florencia En El Amazonas follows a famed opera singer as she sets off on an enchanted riverboat in search of her long-lost love. But as the journey turns stormy, her fellow travelers are lured deeper and deeper into the rain forest by a mystical river creature. Channeling the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning author of Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, this lush LA Opera production is performed in Spanish with projected English translation, and stars Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel and up-and-coming soprano Lisette Oropesa.