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Greenway Court Theatre 1984
Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Alan Lyddiard and directed by Kate Jopson. Greenway Court Theatre’s professional production of 1984 launches the premier of GREENWAY READS, a collaboration with the City of West Hollywood Public Library, Greenway Institute for the Arts, the Melrose Trading Post and Fairfax High School. Fairfax High School students and residents of West Hollywood are included in an all school and community reading of the novel 1984 culminating with Greenway Court’s theatrical production of Orwell’s 1984.
Absolutely Halloween  
Santa Monica Playhouse Absolutely Halloween
ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN, the heartwarming tale of the aptly named "Candy," a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallows' Eve adventure, enlisting the audience's aid to help save Halloween for one more year. A delightful holiday tradition, back by audience demand.
The Addams Family  
Grove Theater Center 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 tells the story of every father's nightmare: Gomez's little girl Wednesday is all grown-up and in love with a seemingly "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 this popular Broadway show comes to The Grove Theatre in Upland just in time for Halloween.
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!"
Anthology of Horrors  
Avery Schreiber Playhouse Anthology of Horrors
Winner of the 2015 NoHo Fringe Award for Best Halloween Seasonal Play, Defiance Theatre Company's Anthology of Horrors returns to the stage of the Avery Schreiber Playhouse to deliver big scares and even bigger laughs. In this latest installment directed by Kacey Layne Spivey, a cast of a dozen comedic actors will present a series of three very funny plays with a horrifying spin. Among the plays will be a hilarious tribute to The Twilight Zone. This show is recommended for those age 16 or older.
A Noise Within Arcadia
Deemed "the greatest play of its time" by London's The Independent, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia crosses the boundaries of time to present big ideas and compelling characters. Set in a sprawling English country house, this A Noise Within production moves between the 19th century and the present day, allowing the viewer a glimpse at the romances and scandals hidden in the manor's history. The audience sees the action in both time periods, while the characters -- even as they begin to share the same stage -- weave past each other in Arcadia's intricate dance, never able to connect because they are lost in time.
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 Beauty, The Banshee and Me  
Whitefire Theatre The Beauty, The Banshee and Me
Adopted at 3 months old by celebrated entertainers, Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, Cathy Lind Hayes embarks on a decades-long journey to learn the truth about where she came from and why she was given up. Her search takes many turns as she tries to make sense of how she is the daughter of two very different women. This is her journey, an entertaining account of searching for the truth.
Beyond Encores  
Studio C Artists Beyond Encores
The best acts from the last seven years perform in Beyond Encores, a highlights reel from the Hollywood Fringe Festival, which hosts and celebrates the creativity of the performing arts community. Magic, comedy, drama, readings and much more, everything on display has been crafted and honed over time in conjunction with Hollywood Fringe to make it the best it can be. Whether artists are preparing for future tours, trying out some new changes or building to a longer run, you can enjoy the best Hollywood has to offer at Studio C Artists in Los Angeles.
Billy & Ray  
Laguana Playhouse Billy & Ray
Hollywood legends, director Billy Wilder and crime novelist Raymond Chandler, battled censors, and each other, to write the classic film noir “Double Indemnity.” Go behind-the-scenes on this deadly funny journey through a war of creativity between two brilliant writers who nearly killed each other during the making of this Academy Award nominated masterpiece.
The Complex Blood
In the world premiere of Blood, a Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products. Based on the real-life "Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal," this riveting new production pieces together details of the early '80s scandal that resulted in nearly 2,000 AIDS-related deaths. The scandal triggered public outrage against the drug industry and Japanese government officials and sparked a trial that lasted over a decade. This political thriller -- debuting at Ruby Theatre at the Complex in L.A. -- was written and directed by Obie winner and Emmy nominee Robert Allan Ackerman and features an original music score.
Blueberry Toast  
Atwater Village Theatre Blueberry Toast
Ever wonder what evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Every family has a dark underbelly — especially the perfect ones. Playwright Mary Laws puts the “days” in family dysfunction with this modern-day, darkly comic revenge tragedy.
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns  
Celebration Theatre Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled scream riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says "please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns". In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?
The Colonel and the Birds  
Highways Performance Space and Gallery The Colonel and the Birds
Set inside the psychiatric ward of a former monastery tucked away somewhere in the Balkan mountains, The Colonel and the Birds finds six patients and a young doctor left to their fate in the midst of a raging war. After UN planes mistakenly drop military supplies in the compound, the patients take to roleplaying as soldiers, sending them on an unlikely emotional, mental and physical journey across Europe. This Highways Performance Space production of Bulgarian playwright Hristo Boytchev's play promises to take you on a highly physical, visual and emotional journey of your own, as it draws compelling connections between the horrors of the play and the present-day Syrian refugee situation.
The Cross Over  
Actors Forum Theatre The Cross Over
In June of 2002, Johnny Jackson Junior put a gun to his head and blew his brains out…or…so he thought! This is the story after Johnny’s story comes to an end. The Cross Over - A new full-length Dramedy about suicide.
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse Curtains
From Kander and Ebb, the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, comes Curtains, the hit comedy that mixes an Agatha Christie-like mystery with the song and dance of a Broadway musical. Set in 1959 Boston, this twisty whodunit tracks the behind-the-scenes misadventures of a police detective investigating the death of a new musical's talentless star. But the stagestruck cop soon finds himself entangled in a romance -- and somehow starring in the show itself as it heads for New York. The thoroughly entertaining Curtains, which scored eight Tony Award nominations in 2007, including Best Musical, Book and Original Score, now takes the stage at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse.
Defying Gravity  
El Portal Theatre Defying Gravity
Fritz Coleman, the well-known and beloved weathercaster at NBC4, is also a talented entertainer who got his start as a disc jockey and stand-up comic. For years now, Coleman has delighted local audiences with his one-man shows, and now he's coming to the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood with his latest production: Defying Gravity. This humorous and heartfelt perspective on the trials and triumphs of aging provides a look at the baby boomer generation that's poignant, purposeful and utterly hilarious.

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