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A Solo Voice Feb 23  
Highways Performance Space and Gallery A Solo Voice
 
Evolving over the last seven years, A Solo Voice by Odeya Nini is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and energy shift. Through multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance. This performance will have new works for A Solo Voice that focus on the movement of energy, including large fans and laser beams of light. The work will immerse you in sensation.
 
   
The Glass Menagerie Feb 24 - Apr 26, 2019  
A Noise Within The Glass Menagerie
 
Brimming with poetic language and indelible characters, this play about the enduring but limiting nature of love and family made Tennessee Williams a household name. The Glass Menagerie centers on an innocuous visit from a potential suitor that unsettles the sheltered Wingfield family. Matriarch Amanda fiercely protects her adult children from the harshness of others, but doesn’t realize that her own eccentricities are the biggest threat to their psychological survival. Enjoy this timeless theatrical classic, directed by Geoff Elliott at Pasadena’s A Noise Within.
 
   
Intimate Apparel Feb 25  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Intimate Apparel
 
In 1905 New York, Esther, a Black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women, and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and a future. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she's saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women for whom she sews
 
   
Cats Feb 26 - Mar 24, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Cats
 
There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory."
 
   
Attack of the Second Bananas Feb 27 - Mar 31, 2019  
Zephyr Theatre Attack of the Second Bananas
 
Who killed beloved stage stars Ruby Moss and Andrea Hammond? Find out as the LAPD detective on the case pieces together the clues. Attack of the Second Bananas is a comedy noir about the ultimate price of fame.
 
   
Too Much Sun Feb 28 - Apr 21, 2019  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Too Much Sun
 
Bart DeLorenzo directs the acclaimed off-Broadway hit play by Nicky Silver. Celebrated actress Audrey Langham reaches her breaking point while rehearsing Medea in Chicago — walking off the stage, out of the production and into her married daughter’s summer house in Cape Cod, where her unexpected and unwelcome arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious and harrowing. “Critic’s Pick… An unconditional treat… Mr. Silver is a dramatist with an original and thoroughly sustained tragicomic worldview.” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times.
 
   
Home Feb 28 - Mar 31, 2019  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center Home
 
Writer/performer Nancy Ma’s coming-of-age tale about growing up sandwiched between two cultures. Desperately seeking approval from her Chinese Toisan immigrant family, Nancy journeys away from her home in New York City’s Chinatown in search of the American dream — only to learn that you can only find “home” when you accept where you come from.
 
   
A Room with a View Mar 1 - Mar 3, 2019  
The James Bridges Theater A Room with a View
 
Biting social satire and passionate romance take center stage in this world premiere adaptation of E.M. Forster’s acclaimed novel. An encounter in Florence and an offer to exchange rooms brings George Emerson to the attention of Lucy Honeychurch. Their flirtation is cut short by Lucy’s chaperone, but when they meet again back home in England, Lucy must negotiate the demands of her station with the desires of her heart.
 
   
The Twins of Gillygate Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2019  
Studio Stage The Twins of Gillygate
 
We find our twins on the eve of their 18th birthday in the kingdom of GillyGate. One is set to take the throne while the other sits in her tower with only a dragon to keep her company. Unbeknownst to both, a prophecy is about to unfold much to the dismay of their uncle, Lord Grimbert, who will do anything to stop a woman from taking the throne with the help of his trusty talking high horse. A musical tale woven together by a misfit traveling ensemble, this show will take you back to the Ren Faire. Full of bawdy, drunken fun mixed with some good ol' audience interaction, this show is fun for your whole family!...well maybe not your kids.
 
   
A Room With A View Mar 1 - Mar 3, 2019  
UCLA Campus A Room With A View
 
Biting social satire and passionate romance are set in motion when Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, and fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation.
 
   
Fifty Words Mar 1 - Apr 7, 2019  
Lounge Theatre Fifty Words
 
Adam and Jan are alone together for the first time in almost 10 years. Without the buffer of their nine-year-old son (who is away at his first-ever sleepover), this smoothly scripted multi-layered play reveals how closely love and hate can be linked in marriage … how with each problem experienced as parents, each subsequent layer that’s revealed shows yet another problem in their marriage. The play is an incisive close-up of the emotional battleground of contemporary relationships and the lengths to which a couple will go to save it
 
   
The Kitchen Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2019  
UCLA Campus The Kitchen
 
The Kitchen spans a day’s work at a chaotic London restaurant. It praises the values of teamwork while criticizing the exploitation of workers. The protagonists are the kitchen staff and food servers who waver between anger and hope for new working conditions. See it at Freud Playhouse at UCLA.
 
   
Disney's Newsies! Musical Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2019  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Disney's Newsies!  Musical
 
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney's Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies! is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family. Get this special delivery at The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
 
   
James and The Giant Peach Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2019  
Pico Playhouse James and The Giant Peach
 
When a young orphan boards a giant peach with a band of friendly bugs, he sets out on an adventure across the sea in this original stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale, James and the Giant Peach. This “pint-sized” production is perfect for young audiences, with a one-hour run time and interactive staging that will keep little critters engaged with its combination of live actors, film projection and sound effects. Come join Mrs. Glow Worm, Ms. Spider, Ladybug, Grasshopper, Earthworm and a boy named James as they face down dangers and celebrate friendship. This Creating Arts Company production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles is perfect for children 3 and up.
 
   
Thumbelina Mar 2 - Mar 24, 2019  
Pico Playhouse Thumbelina
 
Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale comes alive in this magical musical adaptation. After growing from a seed into a miniature person, Thumbelina is worried that she’s too different to ever fit in. But when a fairy prince flying on a bee suddenly appears on her window ledge one day, Thumbelina’s entire world opens up. Now she’s on an adventure through an oversized world, meeting all kinds of fantastical creatures — like mother Toad and her son, a helpful swallow, Mr. Mole, Ms. Mouse and many more. Filled with pop songs that kids are bound to love, this one-hour, immersive-interactive musical is perfect for the entire family. This Creating Arts Company production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles is perfect for children age 3 and up.
 
   
The Magic Flute Mar 2 - Mar 10, 2019  
El Portal Theatre The Magic Flute
 
Mozart's whimsical adventure leaps from the 1790s to the 1990s and lands in the world of vintage video games, in this inventive new production by the Pacific Opera Project. This clever twist on the classic follows Papageno, Tamino and the whole Magic Flute gang on their Mario Brothers-inspired quest, while supplying them with a new English libretto by Josh Shaw and Scott Levin. Designed for both kids and adults to enjoy, this show jumps off at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.
 
   
The Old Man and the Moon Mar 2 - Mar 17, 2019  
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts The Old Man and the Moon
 
If a Mumford & Sons concert took the Peter Pan play out for a date in the world of The Odyssey you would find yourself in the middle of this magical self-described "play with music." Poets have written about him and parents have teased their kids about that man in the moon as they point to the sky. In The Old Man and The Old Moon, that legendary bringer of light will let the moon fall dark and chaos to consume the earth as he leaves his post to go on a quest to find his wife. Aiding the hero in this anything-but-traditional musical are comedic puppets, an indie-folk band and the use of shadows that has the nostalgia of childhood with bed sheets and flashlights. The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Los Angeles with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. This show is recommended for all ages.
 
   
Lackawanna Blues Mar 5 - Mar 17, 2019  
Mark Taper Forum Lackawanna Blues
 
A magical, musical and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters -- from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers -- in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse in which he grew up. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music performed by composer Bill Sims Jr.
 
   
Black Super Hero Magic Mama Mar 5 - Apr 14, 2019  
Geffen Playhouse Black Super Hero Magic Mama
 
When Sabrina loses her 14-year-old son to a police shooting, she’s unable to face the ensuing flurry of media attention. Crippled by grief, she retreats into a fantasy world of superheroes and arch-villains that inhabit the comic book created by her son before his death. Assuming the role of The Maasai Angel rather than the expected part of the grieving mother, Sabrina battles her enemies along the way to peace. This world premiere play helmed by lauded director Robert O’Hara (Barbecue, Bootycandy, Eclipsed) is both heartbreaking and highly inventive. With unbridled imagination, Los Angeles-based playwright Inda Craig-Galván’s Black Super Hero Magic Mama gives us the hero we have been waiting for. Don’t miss this show at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
 
   
Native Son: Classic Novel Comes To Life Mar 7 - Apr 28, 2019  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Native Son:  Classic Novel Comes To Life
 
This new theatrical adaptation of Richard Wright's seminal work brings Native Son, the classic novel about oppression, freedom and justice, bursting to life on stage as part of Block Party 2019. Bigger Thomas wants more out of life, suffocated as he is by the rat-infested world of poverty and prejudice. But his aspirations in 1930s Chicago are sidetracked when he makes a fateful decision while working for a well-to-do white family. This insightful, urgent adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley comes to Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theater as part of CTG's Block Party, courtesy of the Antaeus Theatre Company.
 
   
Rotterdam Mar 7 - Apr 28, 2019  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Rotterdam
 
It's meant to be a momentous New Year's 2018 in Rotterdam, as Alice has finally found the courage to come out to her parents as a lesbian -- but that bombshell's back-burnered by another big reveal. It turns out Alice's girlfriend Fiona has always identified as male and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a tailspin. After playing to sold out houses and critical acclaim in London, Rotterdam won the prestigious 2017 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliate theater; the first time a transgender-themed play has ever won. Playwright Jon Brittain's bittersweet comedy features flawed and hilarious characters and a story line that raises powerful questions about love and identity. See this Skylight Theatre production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City as part of Center Theatre Group's annual Block Party 2019.
 
   
For the Love Of (or, the Roller Derby Play) Mar 7 - Mar 17, 2019  
Kirk Douglas Theatre For the Love Of (or, the Roller Derby Play)
 
Written and directed by women and starring an all-female cast, For the Love Of tells the rock-'em-sock-'em story of roller-derby competitor Joy, who joins a new team and is struck by the charismatic power of their star, Lizzie Lightning -- sending Joy's relationship with her longtime partner into a tailspin. Called "a seductively rousing show" by LA Weekly, this Theatre of Note production receives an encore at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of Center Theatre Group's Block Party series.
 
   
My Big Gay Italian Wedding Mar 8 - Mar 31, 2019  
Hudson Theatre My Big Gay Italian Wedding
 
Anthony Pinnunziato loves Andrew Polinski and has proposed to him. Anthony’s very traditional Italian mother, Angela, insists that they have a Catholic wedding with Father Rosalia presiding. Given the Vatican’s position on same-sex marriages, this presents a challenge. Angela also insists that Andrew’s mother fly in from Florida to attend the wedding, set to take place in the fanciest Italian restaurant. But Andrew’s mother still refuses to talk to her gay son. The biggest challenge of all may come from Gregorio, Andrew’s spurned ex-lover. He threatens to scuttle the proceedings by revealing a nasty secret about Andrew. Will love conquer all? Will a large, loving Italian family come together, despite multiple obstacles, to celebrate the marriage of two men deeply in love?
 
   
An Evening with Groucho Mar 10  
Haugh Performing Arts Center An Evening with Groucho
 
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his New York, London, and PBS triumph as the legendary Groucho Marx in An Evening with Groucho, a fast-paced comedy packed with songs, stories and inspired audience interaction which the Chicago Tribune proclaimed "Nothing short of masterful." The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience truly becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand, Groucho style. The New York Times declares "An Evening with Groucho" is "artful ... Mr. Ferrante's timing is digital sharp." Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx Foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM's Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages, experience An Evening with Groucho at Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
 
   
Pain in My Asperger's Mar 10  
Studio C Artists Pain in My Asperger's
 
Through story and song, actor-musician Jeremy Ebenstein takes audiences on a humorous, inspiring and heartbreaking journey through his life living with Asperger's Syndrome. Chronicling his journey from childhood to adulthood, Ebenstein touches on issues like bullying, first loves and the struggle to overcome depression in a production that features six original songs and one cover rendition. Pain in My Asperger's isn't just a story for people on the spectrum -- it's a message of encouragement to anyone who's ever faced obstacles on the long road to achieving their dreams. Fresh off a well-reviewed run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Pain in My Asperger's comes to Studio C Artists in Los Angeles.
 
   
She Is History! Mar 10  
Lounge Theatre She Is History!
 
Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Abigail Adams? Alarmed and inspired when her 10-year-old daughter planned on doing her women's history project on Cher, Amy Simon wrote She's History!, a fascinating and funny solo play about women who made and make history. Told through the eyes of a modern single mother, the show employs multimedia, audience interaction and storytelling to bring to life "the most dangerous women in America ... then and now." Audiences ages 10 and older will be entertained while learning about the struggles and triumphs of such movers and shakers as Abigail Adams, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm and Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir, Malala Yousafzai and more.
 
   
The Sound of Murder Mar 14 - Apr 14, 2019  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre The Sound of Murder
 
The Sound of Murder is exactly the kind of British murder mystery that Theatre 40 audiences have come to gleefully anticipate each season. It’s full of dark, nasty fun.
 
   
Billie! Backstage With Lady Day Mar 15  
Whitefire Theatre Billie! Backstage With Lady Day
 
With timeless hits like "I'll Be Seeing You," "Embraceable You" and the devastating "Strange Fruit," delivered with one of the most distinctive voices in the history of music, Billie Holiday has had an incalculable influence on popular music. This musically haunting, sad, happy, unpredictable journey of jazz-blues singer Billie Holiday takes you on a winding road of love, joy, blues, racism and astounding hit songs that tell the story of a life hard fought. You'll be introduced to people and places in Billie's life that provided both pain and pleasure, excitement and disappointments. See Billie! Backstage With Lady Day when it returns to The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
 
   
Stuart Little Mar 16 - Apr 27, 2019  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Stuart Little
 
Stuart Little is a mouse born into a human family in New York City. Though his stature is appropriately small for a mouse, he displays a wit and intelligence far beyond his years. He engages in a variety of adventures: Winning a sailboat race in Central Park; Befriending a beautiful bird and protecting her from a malicious cat; Attempting to court a diminutive human female from a wealthy society family; Being rescued from a garbage scow; Learning to drive a car; Working as a substitute teacher; Searching for a missing friend; Making his way (rather successfully) in the world.
 
   
Little Shop of Horrors Mar 16 - Apr 13, 2019  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre Little Shop of Horrors
 
For the misfits of Skid Row, life is full of broken dreams and dead ends. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth ... and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Then Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and drive for world-domination. Featuring an electrifying early 1960s-style score from Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest running off-Broadway shows and cult films of all time. Now you can see it when it takes root at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
 
   
Just Imagine Mar 16  
El Portal Theatre Just Imagine
 
John Lennon returns for one last concert, and you're there, front and center. Top Beatles tribute performer Tim Piper stars as Lennon in the smash hit show Just Imagine at the El Portal Theatre. Backed by live band Working Class Hero, Piper belts out Beatles hits and shares anecdotes from the star's life -- from Lennon's tumultuous childhood to becoming a worldwide pop music superstar to emerging as the groundbreaking social icon who influenced generations. Piper has been seen in CBS's The Linda McCartney Story and E!'s The John Lennon Story, and provided the singing voice of Lennon in NBC's made-for-TV movie In His Life: The John Lennon Story.
 
   
Piaf: The Show Mar 17  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Piaf:  The Show
 
Piaf!: The Show is a musical fête to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This acclaimed French production stars Anne Carrere, a “legitimate musical heiress” to Piaf with a “soaring voice” (The Guardian). The show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of Edith Piaf’s Paris. Enjoy this tribute to the songer known as The Little Sparrow when Piaf!: The Show comes to Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB in Long Beach.
 
   
Argonautika Mar 20 - May 5, 2019  
A Noise Within Argonautika
 
In this fresh retelling of the classic Greek myth at A Noise Within in Pasadena, Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece has been reframed for our time. Join the fantastic voyage and encounter Hercules, Hera, sirens, centaurs, and more -- familiar mythological figures whose modern-day equivalents show unexpected character and depth. Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika reveals the humanity in the most monstrous of creatures in this unforgettable journey for the ages, packed with humor, love and the unimaginable.
 
   
The Elephant Man Mar 21 - Apr 14, 2019  
El Portal Theatre The Elephant Man
 
“In 2011, I contracted the Bell's Palsy virus. The entire left side of my face was paralyzed. I had to tape my left eye open during the day, and tape it shut at night. My nose was being pulled across my face by the strong muscles on the right side, and that made my left nostril collapse. I would drool and slur my speech. Out in public during the early stage of this condition; I was met by sympathetic looks, gasps, and a few mean spirited passing comments. But one comment stuck; "Hey, it's the Elephant Man"! Those words never left me, and what was meant as an insult became a gift that made me discover “ The Elephant Man”, a play by Bernard Pomerance. The relevance and power of his play continues to deepen four decades after its debut. Needless to say, I did not choose this play, oddly enough it chose me, and I am grateful.”
 
   
Bar Mitzvah Boy Mar 21 - May 12, 2019  
Miles Memorial Playhouse Bar Mitzvah Boy
 
Joey Brant is a Jewish divorce lawyer in his 60s. He has never had a bar mitzvah ceremony. He feels the need to get one now, before his grandson has his bar mitzvah. For reasons which will become clear in the story, Joey’s bar mitzvah ceremony must take place at the synagogue he attended five decades ago. Joey, a thoroughly secularized man, must now re-connect with the faith of his ancestors. He promptly alienates the synagogue’s regular instructor, which means that Joey must now go to the temple’s rabbi for his bar mitzvah lessons. Rabbi Michael Levitz-Sharon, a woman, finds her faith challenged at the same time that Joey is rediscovering his spiritual roots. her 11-year-old devoutly Jewish daughter has contracted terminal cancer. The daughter, Rachel, wants nothing more than to live long enough to be bat-mitzvahed. The impending tragedy is taking its toll on Rabbi Michael’s marriage. Will Joey at long last have his bar mitzvah and find his faith? Can Rabbi Michael retain her beliefs?
 
   
Ada and the Engine Mar 21 - Mar 31, 2019  
Studio Stage Ada and the Engine
 
As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge -- a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.
 
   
Matilda The Musical Mar 22 - Mar 31, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Matilda The Musical
 
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at the Fred Kavil Theatre in Thousand Oaks.
 
   
Steel Magnolias Mar 22 - May 5, 2019  
Actors Co-op Theatre Steel Magnolias
 
Set in a small town beauty salon in Louisiana, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias celebrates the bond of friendship between six women in the midst of life’s challenges. Based on the playwright’s upbringing, and later adapted into the critically praised film, Steel Magnolias is a humorous, yet devastating journey of friendship, loss and love. Don't miss the Actors Co-op production of this modern classic. The show is recommended for ages 13 or older.
 
   
Journey to Oz Mar 24  
Haugh Performing Arts Center Journey to Oz
 
Discover The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in this whimsical new adaptation that brings L. Frank Baum’s much-loved classic book to life. Set in a library in the late 19th century, Journey to Oz takes you back more than a century to see the inspiration for the magical world L. Frank Baum created. Delight as the cast transforms into Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and more. The entire family will enjoy following the yellow brick road to Oz at the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
 
   
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Mar 27 - Apr 14, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
 
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Chicago's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Entertainment Weekly raves "Broadway's Big Treat" and NPR exclaims "You'll have a ball!"
 
   
Friends With Gun Mar 28 - Apr 14, 2019  
The Road on Magnolia Friends With Gun
 
Friends With Gun asks, "Can instant kinship between two liberal married couples survive a closet full of guns?"
 
   
Catch Me If You Can Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2019  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Catch Me If You Can
 
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it, the high-flying musical Catch Me If You Can follows the life of Frank W. Abagnale Jr., who uses charm, imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks to create his ideal future. Abagnale successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- and wins the girl of his dreams -- before a dogged FBI agent finally catches up to him. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning dream team, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). The Musical Theatre West production takes off at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
 
   
Geronimo Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019  
Santa Monica Playhouse Geronimo
 
"An amazing one-man performance!...something that young and old should see!" (The Geek Authority). Santa Monica Playhouse presents the critically acclaimed, seldom told story of Geronimo's life as a POW on the Fort Sill Indian Reservation.
 
   
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Apr 3 - Apr 7, 2019  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
 
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most beloved dance companies and a favorite of Los Angeles audiences, returns for another series of exciting performances at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Celebrated not just for its exquisite performance of beloved classics, but also for its commitment to bold, new dance styles, the company offers something for every taste. Treat yourself to one of this acclaimed dance troupe's programs at The Music Center -- each program culminates in the truly soulful American masterpiece, Revelations. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a registered trademark.
 
   
Birdland Blue Apr 4 - May 12, 2019  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center Birdland Blue
 
Birdland Blue is a behind-the-scenes look at Miles on one evening that August. He flirts with a beautiful reporter for a jazz magazine. He copes with division within his ranks, as two of his musicians (Julius “Cannonball” Adderley and John Coltrane) are on the verge of leaving the Sextet to start their own groups. He deals with substance abuse problems, his own and that of one of his musicians. He argues with the club owner/manager over proper compensation. His biggest challenge may be coming from a violent, crooked, racist cop.
 
   
All My Sons Apr 4 - May 12, 2019  
Lounge Theatre All My Sons
 
In the aftermath of profound tragedy during WWII, Joe Keller and his family struggle to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge, forcing them to reckon with throbbing guilt, deception, greed, denial, revenge, repentance and post-war disenchantment across generations. Winner of multiple Tony Awards and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, the electrifying family drama All My Sons by iconic playwright Arthur Miller remains as timely as it is timeless. Be there when Wasatch Theatrical Ventures presents this riveting new production at The Lounge Theatres in Hollywood.
 
   
Peter and the Starcatcher Apr 4 - Apr 14, 2019  
The Grove Theatre Peter and the Starcatcher
 
The boy-who-would-never-grow-up and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff that must never fall into the wrong hands. Come see this imaginative prequel to Peter Pan.
 
   
The Root Beer Bandits: A Musical Adventure Apr 4 - Apr 28, 2019  
The Garry Marshall Theatre The Root Beer Bandits:  A Musical Adventure
 
The Root Beer Bandits is a musical adventure for the whole family! All ages will be treated to a good old-fashioned musical comedy with all the bells and whistles. The Root Beer Bandits tells the tale of Polly Peppercorn, the only female to ride for the Pony Express -- but as often is the case, that is her predicament, not her goal. Polly’s dream is to join the ranks of American songwriters way back in the 1860s -- territory that was mostly uncharted for women. When Polly delivers a letter to Sheriff Bailey of Sarsaparilla City, California, they discover that an outlaw named Copper Penny is scheming to steal the city’s famous root beer supply. With a trailblazing female entrepreneur named Sally Sue Tucker at her side, Polly sets things right for Sarsaparilla City and makes it clear that everyone is capable of greatness, no matter what. Original songs, colorful dance numbers, physical comedy and old-time slapstick are sure to delight all ages. With moral messages a-plenty, this 65-minute charmer is bursting with entertainment value. Yee Haw! See The Root Beer Bandits at the Garry Marshall Theatre.
 
   
My Life On A Diet Apr 5 - Apr 14, 2019  
VS. Theatre Company My Life On A Diet
 
A self-described “diet junkie” who believed that if she ate like a star, she just might look and live like one, Taylor dishes out juicy anecdotes about — and weight loss tips from — such Hollywood legends as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe and Barbra Streisand. She also serves up entertaining and poignant stories about the late Bologna, her partner in work and life for 52 years. Considered a comedy legend, she tells about her high and lows – on and off the scale – and shows audiences that the ability to laugh gets you through it all.
 
   
The White Album Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2019  
Freud Playhouse The White Album
 
The White Album is a multimedia performance that uses Joan Didion’s seminal essay to apply a uniquely inventive approach to the intersection between observation, storytelling, audience participation, choreography and architecture. Obie Award-winning actress Mia Barron delivers the essay in its entirety, while behind her a parallel performance unfolds. The essay’s legendary first line -- "We tell ourselves stories in order to live" -- provokes the project’s double-edged embarkation, challenging us to look critically at the past and to define new paths forward. Experience this genre-defying new work live at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA.
 
   
Shen Yun: Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive Apr 10 - Apr 11, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Shen Yun:  Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive
 
World-famous performing-arts troupe Shen Yun summons an ancient Chinese world to vibrant life via traditional music, dance and acrobatics, along with spectacular animated backdrops, historically authentic costumes and thunderous orchestral sound. Their latest exciting stage extravaganza, Experience a Divine Culture, stars a cast of 100 in a wildly colorful, exhilarating and heartfelt journey through 5,000 years of glorious civilization, now on the verge of disappearing completely. You'll see more than a dozen dance pieces, each with its own story, as well as several solo vocal and instrumental performances as part of the show Broadway World calls "extravagantly beautiful," when it arrives on stage at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Fred Kavli Theatre.
 
   
Shen Yun: Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2019  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Shen Yun:  Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive
 
World-famous performing-arts troupe Shen Yun summons an ancient Chinese world to vibrant life via traditional music, dance and acrobatics, along with spectacular animated backdrops, historically authentic costumes and thunderous orchestral sound. Their latest exciting stage extravaganza, Experience a Divine Culture, stars a cast of 100 in a wildly colorful, exhilarating and heartfelt journey through 5,000 years of glorious civilization, now on the verge of disappearing completely. You'll see more than a dozen dance pieces, each with its own story, as well as several solo vocal and instrumental performances as part of the show Broadway World calls "extravagantly beautiful," when it arrives on stage at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
 
   
Fiddler On The Roof Apr 16 - May 5, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Fiddler On The Roof
 
"An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!" - New York Magazine. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
 
   
Falsettos Apr 16 - May 19, 2019  
Ahmanson Theatre Falsettos
 
Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at the Ahmanson in L.A. as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn. Recommended for ages 13+ for mature themes and language.
 
   
Singin' in the Rain Apr 19 - May 12, 2019  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Singin' in the Rain
 
The 1952 MGM song-and-dance classic that immortalized Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds -- and umbrellas and lampposts -- also has its share of comedy and romance, cementing its status as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. Adapted for the stage in 1985 by the film’s legendary creators Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin' in the Rain comes to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, thanks to a splashy new production. With glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs -- including "Make 'Em Laugh," "Good Morning" and the show-stopping title song -- this stage spectacular takes you on an entertaining trip back in Hollywood history, as silent films transform into talkies.
 
   
Shen Yun: Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2019  
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Shen Yun:  Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive
 
World-famous performing-arts troupe Shen Yun summons an ancient Chinese world to vibrant life via traditional music, dance and acrobatics, along with spectacular animated backdrops, historically authentic costumes and thunderous orchestral sound. Their latest exciting stage extravaganza, Experience a Divine Culture, stars a cast of 100 in a wildly colorful, exhilarating and heartfelt journey through 5,000 years of glorious civilization, now on the verge of disappearing completely. You'll see more than a dozen dance pieces, each with its own story, as well as several solo vocal and instrumental performances as part of the show Broadway World calls "extravagantly beautiful," when it arrives on stage at Long Beach Performing Arts Center's Terrace Theater.
 
   
Love's Labour's Apr 28  
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Love's Labour's
 
This staged reading of Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Louis Fantasia and presented at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, doubles as a benefit for the "Will Power to Youth" program.
 
   
Les Miserables May 7 - Jun 2, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Les Miserables
 
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.
 
   
Happy Days May 15 - Jun 30, 2019  
Mark Taper Forum Happy Days
 
Academy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie's buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. The New York Times calls Wiest "radiant" and "heartbreaking," and now you can see her in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
 
   
Mamma Mia! May 17 - Jun 9, 2019  
David Henry Hwang Theater Mamma Mia!
 
The worldwide hit that's so far spawned two movies and a Cher album, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and, of course, the title tune. Experience all the fun and excitement of Mamma Mia! at the David Henry Hwang Theater in L.A., courtesy of the East-West Players.
 
   
A Paris Love Story May 24 - Jun 9, 2019  
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts A Paris Love Story
 
In his one-man biographical musicals, Hershey Felder has brought to life everyone from Beethoven to Irving Berlin, and in Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, the virtuoso performer takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative L'après-midi d'un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. Experience it at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
 
   
From The Words and Writings of Dana H. May 26 - Jun 23, 2019  
Kirk Douglas Theatre From The Words and Writings of Dana H.
 
While Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain, Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive, trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified with her life in Jim's hands. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theater shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil. Catch this enthralling piece when it premieres at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre.
 
   
La Traviata Jun 1 - Jun 22, 2019  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion La Traviata
 
There's a reason that Verdi's tragic romance La Traviata is one of the most popular operas on the planet. Of course, there's the music, with exquisite arias like "Sempre libera" and the mournful "Addio del passato." Then there's the bittersweet love story of the beautiful, pleasure-loving yet frail courtesan Violetta (played by soprano Adela Zaharia), who unexpectedly finds true (and ultimately tragic) love with a younger man. But above all, what sets La Traviata in a league of its own is its humanity and its heart. It's a truly timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice, and in the character of Violetta, Verdi has given us one of opera's most fascinating heroines, a woman of boundless humanity and emotional depth. Now LA Opera brings this iconic 1853 opera to the stage -- and you can get tickets first with this exclusive pre-sale.
 
   
Indecent Jun 4 - Jul 7, 2019  
Ahmanson Theatre Indecent
 
In February 1923, audiences witnessed Broadway's first lesbian kiss at the English-language premiere of God of Vengeance, a play by Yiddish writer Sholem Asch. Days later, the NYPD Vice Squad arrested and prosecuted the entire cast on obscenity charges. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) turned this true story into the acclaimed Broadway production Indecent, which won Tony awards for lighting design and for direction by Rebecca Taichman. This critically adored play at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre confronts the challenges faced by new American immigrants as cultures clash and stoke the fires of prejudice. Don't miss this chance to experience Indecent's klezmer-inspired original score and find out why The New York Times called it "a superbly realized, remarkably powerful new play."
 
   
The Phantom Of The Opera Jun 6 - Jul 7, 2019  
Pantages Theatre The Phantom Of The Opera
 
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opera by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
 
   
Rent Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Rent
 
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
 
   
The Play That Goes Wrong Jul 9 - Aug 11, 2019  
Ahmanson Theatre The Play That Goes Wrong
 
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning comedy that's a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. It's opening night of The Murder at Faversham Manor, and things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "a riotous explosion of comedy" (The Daily Beast) and "tons of fun for all ages" (Huffpost). Find out why Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the show "a gut-busting hit" with this Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
 
   
Miss Saigon Jul 16 - Aug 11, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Miss Saigon
 
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Miserables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like "Last Night of the World," "The Movie in My Mind," and "The Heat is On in Saigon," this is a theatrical event you will never forget.
 
   
Mamma Mia! Sep 14 - Oct 20, 2019  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Mamma Mia!
 
The unforgettable live musical spectacular Mamma Mia! has audiences coming back again and again to relive the feel-good story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course, the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.