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Book of Days Jun 17  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Book of Days
Book of Days is about the people of a small Missouri town confronted by a violent death and forced to reconsider the truths they thought they knew. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of Shaw's St. Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done.
What Am I Even Doing Jun 17 - Jun 25, 2019  
Studio Stage What Am I Even Doing
What Am I Even Doing? is a world premiere solo show written and performed by Hollywood Fringe veteran Kelly Coughlin that is a confessional about your average existential crisis. Who hasn’t wondered ‘what am I doing with my life?’ ‘who am I?’ or ‘what now?’ Full of ups and downs, this comedic performance is relatable and heartfelt, taking patrons on a touching journey through figuring out adulthood and a life purpose that feels just out of our grasp. It will also examine some of the more “interesting” choices Coughlin has made along the way. And if you haven’t questioned your life choices, what are you even doing?
Drought Jun 20 - Jun 29, 2019  
Studio C Artists Drought
In ancient times, in ancient Greece, lived Caenis - daughter of Elatus and Hippea of Thessaly. Caenis was the most beautiful of all the maidens, made more beautiful by equal charm and knowledge. Poseidon, god of the sea, master of waves, keeper of tides, took her. Changed her. Drained her. And grants her one wish... Her wish? --To be transformed into a man, so as never to suffer again. Drought is a modern retelling of this forgotten tale. Using electronic music, digital landscapes and experimental prose we give voice to a voiceless character. A lot of voice, in a dynamic piece of gig-theatre. For how long will these atrocities happen to women in stories? For how long will we listen? Maybe it's time we write our own mythology. It is time to end this Drought. Ages 16+
Gypsy Jun 20 - Jun 23, 2019  
Laguna Playhouse Gypsy
The feel of authenticity in Rikki Lee Wilson’s performance as Stevie Nicks is enhanced by the lush backing vocals of Deanna Carroll and Terry Pavia. The ever-talented Kyle Wilson fills the role of a Stevie Nicks guitarist with effortless fidelity. From the other side of the stage comes authentic synth textures and keyboard parts tastefully executed by Sid Cherry who has all the right sounds from Stevie Nicks’ biggest hits. A blazing performance by Adam Tese on saxophone is matched by his skills around the array of percussion instruments he plays throughout the show. Anthony Lombardo’s melodious bass playing and the steadfast drumming and exceptional vocals of Steve Stewart complete the eight piece line-up. GYPSY, Celebrating the Music of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac, has a production value that gives their audience a stellar experience second only to the real thing.
The Producers Jun 21 - Aug 12, 2019  
The Lex Theatre The Producers
Get ready for another imaginative staging of a big musical at the intimate Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles as The Producers arrives in all its overblown glory. When a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, things go awry when the show is a hit. The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an equal opportunity offender.
Earth and Fire Walking (Tierra y Fuego que Camino) Jun 21 - Jun 23, 2019  
The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts Earth and Fire Walking (Tierra y Fuego que Camino)
Tierra y Fuego que Camino (Earth & Fire Walking) features Argentine tango superstars Tomas Galvan and Gimena Herrera in an intense night of dance. They weave a love story of one couple over their meeting, courtship, and life together using only the language of tango.
Shi-Shi-Ken, the Samurai Jun 21 - Jun 29, 2019  
Stephanie Feury Studio (SFS) Theatre Shi-Shi-Ken, the Samurai
In SHI SHI - KEN, the SAMURAI kills with his sword for the first time. His values are broken when he is faced with the reality at the field of death with what he has done. He questions himself, “What am I?” “What have I used my sword for?” “What is 義/Gi?" In this play, the audience is presented with what is the true meaning of life. ages 13+
Death of a Saleman Jun 21 - Aug 4, 2019  
Ruskin Group Theatre Death of a Saleman
Winner of the Tony Award for “Best Play” and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” stays strikingly relevant in our times. Considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, subsequent productions on Broadway have won three Tony awards for “Best Revival.” Burdened by financial responsibilities and living on the edge of poverty, the salesman continues to believe he is on the verge of a “big break.” What defines a successful life? Struggling to see beyond the illusions we create for ourselves, Loman, like so many, fights for acceptance to avoid being seen as a failure in the eyes of society.
Swiped Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2019  
Hudson Theatre Swiped
After Polly's parents split up when she was nine years old, she decided that the only way she could control her destiny was to meticulously plan out every aspect of her life, but when her boss asks her to bring her boyfriend to the company mixer she realizes the one thing that she never meticulously planned for was a relationship. This is a girl that micromanaged and manifested her sleepovers, her line position in the nutcracker, her role in student government, and even the class senior prank. I mean who wouldn't love to see 100 micro-pigs running down the halls of a high school on ditch day? Not anybody we'd like to know. How did she miss planning for a relationship?
URBAN DEATH for KIDZ! Jun 21 - Jul 13, 2019  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre URBAN DEATH for KIDZ!
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is proud to premiere their all-new family-friendly version of their long-running cult-horror theatre sensation! URBAN DEATH for KIDS! is an eerily-fresh and fun 45-minute live performance that summons-up the "all-too-familiar" spirits, ghouls and monsters-under-the-bed that we strive to face and conquer, welcoming young audiences to confront their inner-most fears in this safe and entertaining theatre-spooktacular! For Ages 10 and up. Produced by Zombie Joe and Directed by Jana Wimer, with Original Musical Score by Christopher Reiner.
An Enemy of the People Jun 22 - Sep 28, 2019  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum An Enemy of the People
Artistic Director Ellen Geer moves Henrik Ibsen’s powerful play from a small town in the south of Norway to a small town in the American South. It’s 1980 and a dinner party is interrupted at the home of Dr. Stockmann, the patriarch of a multi-racial family and medical officer at a popular new tourist spa. A letter brings the bad news that the water at the spa is contaminated, threatening the health of visitors and the town’s economy. Powerful people have difficult choices to make in Theatricum’s adaptation of this classic — and extraordinarily timely — struggle of the individual versus society.
Wait Until Dark Jun 22 - Jul 28, 2019  
LOFT Ensemble-Sherman Oaks Wait Until Dark
New York, 1966 – In this exciting new take on Frederick Knott's suspenseful drama, a young blind woman is manipulated by ruthless con men as they search for a mysterious doll. Trapped in her basement apartment, she learns that her blindness can be her best defense if she can only Wait Until Dark. The original Broadway production starred Lee Remick and ran for 373 performances. The New York Post called the play “a first-rate shocker.”
Defining Moments Jun 23  
The Ivy Substation Defining Moments
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) presents its annual programming at The Ivy Station in Culver City for a unique performance that takes an intimate look at the personal lives of women in stories written and performed by them. Hosting the evening of entertainment will be Anna Maria Horsford, whose long, busy career has spanned motion pictures (Minority Report, How High, One Fine Day). Co-hosting will be Ted Lange, beloved for his 250 episodes of The Love Boat. Four women writer-performers will perform their stories, excerpted from larger pieces. Karen A. Clark in The Women. In this encore excerpt and through music, poetry and storytelling, Ms. Clark reflects on the women in her family, particularly her mother, who provided a “wow” factor. Barbara Cole in Surviving Chrysalis. One woman reconciles aging in her journey toward self-actualization in this funny excerpt. Bellina Logan in Confessions of a Mulatto Child. This excerpted piece chronicles a bi-racial child’s life with her acerbic English actor/mother and the deep bond they forged. Amy Milano in Dancing with Crazies. In this excerpt from her life experiences, one woman searches for a place to call home after being uprooted from place to place as a child.
Scraps Jun 27 - Sep 15, 2019  
The Matrix Scraps
Set in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, three months after the fatal shooting of black teenager Forest Winthrop by a white police officer, Scraps is a provocative mash up of poetry, realism and expressionism that chronicles the effects of Forest’s death on his family and friends.
Annie Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2019  
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Annie
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie became a worldwide phenomenon and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, including the quintessential “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie warms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She’s determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that’s run by the cruel and embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the big city. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations … and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Annie is the perfect musical for a fun-filled family outing. See it at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center courtesy of ENCORE. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.
Elvis '68 Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2019  
Glendale Centre Theatre Elvis '68
It was Elvis Presley at his most charismatic, and only a small group of fans had the privilege of being there… until now. This Elvis show features 22 of Elvis’ favored hits, with storytelling and audience participation.
The Favorite Jun 28 - Jul 21, 2019  
Avery Schreiber Playhouse The Favorite
“THE FAVORITE” is a dark comedy about the Holmes siblings who have just lost their mother and are cleaning out their parents' garage for the very last time. Shelby and Megan are competitive sisters with polar opposite world views; their adopted African American brother, Dylan is prone to having lively conversations with inanimate objects. They all have unresolved conflicts that get unpacked along with the mountains of boxes, bags and crates. As the family goes through the endless pile of their parents' accumulated treasures and junk, they relive childhood milestones and touchstones, both joyous and traumatic. Things take an unexpected turn when they uncover a painting that was painted by their mother. She has left a note saying that the painting should go to her favorite child, without specifying which one of them that is. Old wounds are exposed and generously doused in salt until the afternoon comes to a climax when Shelby's husband, Ethan makes a shocking discovery in a dusty old trunk.
T2 Dance Project Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2019  
Highways Performance Space and Gallery T2 Dance Project
If ever there was a time to get out and see some amazing dance, this is it! T2 Dance Project’s VDF CA 2019 presents the best in emerging and established dance companies and dance filmmakers in California and beyond.
Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2019  
The James Bridges Theater Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler
The New York Times says Hedda Gabler is “Amazingly contemporary in its considerations of the purpose of life.” Hedda has just returned from her honeymoon with George, but she finds herself ill-suited to the role of a housewife. Her desperate dissatisfaction leads to dangerous choices in this exhilarating contemporary adaptation by Doug Hughes, with direction by Debbie Devine. See it at L.A. Theatre Works.
Elton: The Early Years Jun 29  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Elton:  The Early Years
More than just a tribute show, Elton: The Early Years is a pitch-perfect look at the life of a musical legend. Kenny Metcalf stars as Elton in this showcase, which has appeared on the AXS show The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands. This electric concert at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts features a technically accurate Vegas-style production with the wildly popular music, costumes and antics of one of music’s most flamboyant personalities.
The Wedding Singer Jun 29 - Aug 3, 2019  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre The Wedding Singer
It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Heart (who still lives in his grandmother’s basement) is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only problem is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the ‘80s, Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s production of The Wedding Singer takes you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room.
La Cage aux Folles Jun 29 - Aug 3, 2019  
Long Beach Playhouse La Cage aux Folles
In this much-loved musical that inspired The Birdcage, we peer into the living quarters of a famed drag nightclub where two men partnered in love as well as show-biz, Georges and Albin have their self-worth challenged. After 20 years of un-wedded bliss, Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a conservative, right-wing politician. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” to meet the family of the bride-to-be, but Albin has other plans, which escalate with hilarious results! In this charming and incredibly funny musical, we learn that families come in all forms, and that it is alright to be as you are!
Naughty with a Band Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2019  
Greenway Court Theatre Naughty with a Band
Celebrated actress and singer Pamela Shaw gets naughtier than ever with her fun, provocative, musically eclectic new show Naughty with a Band. Direct from a critically acclaimed run in Australia, England, and the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, this Los Angeles premiere is a musical mélange of pop, blues and rock with a live band. Conceived and created by Shaw, this extraordinarily funny and touching show captures her journey from being a well-bred New York child doing everything “right”, to stepping into her own power and freedom as a woman.
Billie! Backstage With Lady Day Jun 30  
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 the solo show Billie! Backstage With Lady Day when it returns to The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks by popular demand.
Your're A Grand Old Rag Jun 30  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Your're A Grand Old Rag
YOU’RE A GRAND OLD RAG, aptly named thanks to the famous Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, celebrating the music of the legendary GEORGE M. COHAN on June 30that 2 PM. Recognized even today as the iconic Yankee Doodle Dandy, Cohan became synonymous with Americanism through his rousing songs “Over There,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Give My Regards to Broadway” and more. Today, the national dialogue brings this Congressional Gold Medal winner front and center. “As bands all across the U.S. play his songs this 4thof July, it’s timely to ask: are we in concert – or in conflict – with the brand of patriotism Cohan symbolized and wrote about?” says La Mirada’s Artistic Director, BT McNicholl.
The Nerd Jul 3 - Jul 28, 2019  
Little Fish Theatre The Nerd
This side-splitting comedy is about a young architect, Willum, whose life was saved by a stranger during the Vietnam War. When his lifesaver comes to visit, everything that can go wrong does. His hero turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly dumb “nerd”. Upon realizing that Rick will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum puts together an outrageous plan to rid himself of this wacky GI who came to dinner. ”A neatly crafted package that brings the audience to its knees, laughing.” – THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
Vixen DeVille Revealed Jul 7 - Sep 8, 2019  
Whitefire Theatre Vixen DeVille Revealed
This multi-award winning show is returning to the Whitefire Theatre for three nights only. British actress Cat LaCohie reveals the truth behind her burlesque persona, Vixen DeVille, inviting you on the journey to discovering your own inner Vixen. Embrace the freedom to express yourself, be yourself, celebrate yourself, the good, the bad and the wobbly! General Admission includes a red-carpet arrival plus access to a whisky-fueled afterparty sponsored by R6 Distillery with step-and-repeat photo op with Vixen DeVille! With a VIP ticket you can learn to eat fire or walk on broken glass live on stage as part of the show, and receive a signed Vixen DeVille print.
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.
Ades and McGregor: A Dance Collaboration Jul 12 - Jul 13, 2019  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Ades and McGregor:  A Dance Collaboration
Witness an astounding group of artists as they join forces in an unprecedented collaboration featuring two dance world premieres. This exclusive presentation highlights the relationship between music and movement and brings together the creative minds of choreographer Wayne McGregor, composer/conductor Thomas Adès and a stellar creative team including acclaimed artist Tacita Dean. The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor will perform three works during this extraordinary event. Program In Seven Days – Dance World Premiere The Dante Project (Inferno) – Dance World Premiere Outlier – West Coast Premiere Artists Los Angeles Philharmonic Wayne McGregor, choreographer Thomas Adès, composer/conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin Kirill Gerstein, piano Tacita Dean, design Ben Cullen Williams, video installation Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison, lighting design Moritz Junge, costume design Uzma Hameed, dramaturgy
I love you so much, Squeeze Me To Death Jul 12 - Jul 13, 2019  
Highways Performance Space and Gallery I love you so much, Squeeze Me To Death
Conceived and choreographed by Koryn Ann Wicks, I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH is an immersive dance performance with interactive video and sound installations, exploring the ways we lose ourselves loving others. Chart your own path through an ever changing landscape. Engage with live performers. Effect sound and projection in real time. Become the object of affection.
Disney's The Little Mermaid Jul 12 - Jul 28, 2019  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Disney's The Little Mermaid
Musical Theatre West, Southern California’s premier musical theater company, presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Perfect for the whole family, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
The Skin of Our Teeth Jul 13 - Sep 29, 2019  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum The Skin of Our Teeth
The story of humankind told through the lives of the Antrobus family. Set in 20th century New Jersey and the Ice Age, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a whirlwind of modernity and antiquity. As relevant today as its original production in 1942, this inspiring piece of Americana uses humor, history and mythology to highlight humanity’s drive to carry on. The Skin of Our Teeth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Snowwhite Jul 13 - Sep 29, 2019  
Santa Monica Playhouse Snowwhite
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration of the Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present the return of SNOWHITE, one of the most popular in its bewitching series of Rudie-DeCarlo musical fairy tales for young-at-heart audiences of all ages. Celebrate this most heart-warming story as Snowhite and her seven zany forest friends learn the true meaning of love, destiny, and family from a singularly un-evil, if slightly misguided, Queen Mother. Brilliant costumes, sparkling sets, a magical talking mirror and fun audience participation to help save the day make SNOWHITE the perfect weekend family outing.
Enerjoyce: Evolution of a Pisces Baby Boomer Jul 14 - Aug 17, 2019  
Whitefire Theatre Enerjoyce:  Evolution of a Pisces Baby Boomer
Enerjoyce: Evolution of a Pisces Baby Boomer is a one-woman, multi-character, multi-media show. The premiere was a sold-out success at the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, Solofest 2019. The Whitefire Theatre is bringing Enerjoyce back for only three encore performances. Written and performed by Joyce Fidler, you’ll follow the journey of a Pisces whose dual personalities, Flo and Sam, push and pull her through a life that glides along the gentle waves of music, past the choppy surges of marriage and parenting, below the turbulent torrents of alcoholism and into the smooth and rocky streams of sobriety, usefulness and service.
Lost-The Musical Jul 15 - Sep 23, 2019  
Whitefire Theatre Lost-The Musical
A musical parody of TV’s favorite cult classic show. This musical puts a humorous twist on a show that riveted us, shocked us, and entertained us throughout the years. Six seasons of episodes boiled down into 50 characters, played by 14 actors, across one night of hilarious and wacky absurdity. Lost: The Musical originally premiered in 2014 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Now it’s back in Los Angeles to celebrate the 15th season of Lost!
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.
Friends! Jul 16 - Aug 4, 2019  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Friends!
FRIENDS! The Musical Parodyis the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.
Einstein! Jul 16  
Santa Monica Playhouse Einstein!
Jack Fry’s award-winning Einstein! returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse after traveling across the country and Canada, winning acclaim from New York City to Edmonton. Albert comes back from the beyond to set the record straight and tell us the real history behind his scientific breakthrough. Set in 1914 Berlin, the solo play follows young Albert Einstein as he struggles to prove his General Theory of Relativity, while his personal life — new fatherhood, a wife who won’t agree to a divorce, failing health — and society crumble around him due to the Great War. Told with humor and heart, Einstein! draws on the recent release of 15,000 documents and Fry’s three years of research to show a side of the genius that’s rarely seen. VIP tickets include a personalized badge, early entry, your choice of seating, a meet-and-greet with the star after the show and a personalized autographed program. The show is recommend for ages 10 and older.
Funkedified Jul 20  
Ford Amphitheatre Funkedified
Pushing the boundaries of street dance vocabulary, Funkedified challenges stereotypes and invites the audience to view hip-hop through a new lens. This multimedia work celebrates the funk music and street dance of the 1970s and is set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of that era. Inspired by the political turmoil and atmosphere of Rennie Harris’ childhood, Funkedified is performed by dancers from Rennie Harris Puremovement; The Hood Lockers, one of the most seminal locking groups since Don Campbell and The Campbell Lock Dancers; and dancers from LA’s own Versa-Style Dance Company. A live funk band pays homage to the music of such funk legends such as James Brown, George Clinton and Roger Troutman. Bringing social dance to the concert stage at Hollywood’s Ford Theatres, Rennie Harris and his company Rennie Harris Puremovement are world-renowned for creating a cohesive dance style that finds a cogent voice in the theatre. Considered one of the pioneers of street dance theatre, alongside Princess Grace Kelly and Dr. Julius Erving, Harris was voted one of the most influential people in the last one hundred years of Philadelphia history. An award-winning choreographer, Rennie Harris toured the Middle East as one of four Ambassadors for the United States for President Barak Obama’s cultural exchange program Dance Motion USA.
The Sound of Music Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2019  
Warner Grand Theatre The Sound of Music
One of the world’s most beloved musicals, The Sound of Music comes to Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. After more than 50 years, the film version continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and now you can see the show in a whole new way on stage. Get swept away by the spirited, romantic and the heartwarming story of the free-spirited aspiring nun who brings joy to a family of seven children in the shadow of WWII. The beautiful production features such Rodgers & Hammerstein classics as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and, of course, the enchanting title number.
Into the Woods Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2019  
Hollywood Bowl Into the Woods
If you’re going to see a musical, this is the way to do it. Pack a picnic dinner and settle in under the stars at the gorgeous Hollywood Bowl for an all-star performance of Sondheim’s most magical musical, Into the Woods, featuring the voice of Whoopi Goldberg as the Giant, Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo as Jack, Sister Act’s Patina Miller as the Witch and Shanice Williams (The Wiz Live!) as Little Red Riding Hood.
West Side Story Jul 26 - Aug 4, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza West Side Story
Something “Cool” is coming! Set in NYC’s Upper West Side, West Side Story, the classic musical based on Romeo & Juliet, is about to make our hearts soar all over again to the legendary score by Leonard Bernstein and brilliant lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Good Enough Jul 26 - Aug 25, 2019  
Lounge Theatre Good Enough
GOOD ENOUGH is the true journey of world renown author and story teller Ted McGrath. Playing 15 characters, McGrath takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride through addiction as he sabotages his family, his career and ultimately his life in the attempt to answer one question burning inside him his entire life: AM I GOOD ENOUGH? Now, having reclaimed his life and at the pinnacle of success, McGrath’s play asks each of us that same question: Are you "Good Enough?”
Fly Chicao Fly Aug 1 - Aug 4, 2019  
The Colony Theatre Fly Chicao Fly
Fly Chica Fly is a live comedy production that parodies the 1976–1981 television series Charlie’s Angels. Three of LA’s favorite drag queens star in the title roles
Shrek: A Musical With Layers Aug 9  
Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts Shrek:  A Musical With Layers
Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film Shrek. The fun family affair tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, the unlikely hero Shrek fights a fearsome dragon, meets a feisty princess who’s anything but a damsel in distress, and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t found only in fairy tales. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and 3-D Theatricals Executive Producer T.J. Dawson in the title role, Shrek The Musical is fun for the whole family at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
The Gin Game Aug 17 - Sep 29, 2019  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum The Gin Game
Theatricum’s Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James star as two residents in an elder care facility whose heated rounds of gin rummy are made personal when the game begins to represent their own inner battles and struggle for dignity. This production of Donald L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is produced in partnership with Sierra Madre Playhouse.
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.