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Mistakes Were Made Jan 18 - Apr 5, 2020  
Santa Monica Playhouse Mistakes Were Made
 
Mistakes Were Made - coulda-woulda-shoulda. Dick's mistake: He let a sexy, blue-eyed winker threaten his marriage. Jeff's mistake: He turned down a dream job, then later, screamed, "You idiot!" Mel's mistake: He hired a famous money manager, now famous for stealing money. Dick's wife's mistake: She trusted him, then learned of his affair and had one too. NOBODY'S PERFECT! But mistakes can be fixed, between husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, fathers and sons. From the acclaimed team that brought you Almost Perfect, Aspirin & ELEPHANTS and A Love Affair, and reuniting Mr. Mayer with acclaimed veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo, this world premiere romantic comedy will have you laughing, crying, and running home to fix that one mistake that's been gnawing at you for years!
 
   
Love In Bloom Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2020  
Santa Monica Playhouse Love In Bloom
 
Santa Monica Playhouse presents its acclaimed musical hit Love In Boom, the “captivating” (stagehappenings.com) garden of a thousand and one theatrical delights returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary to insure that all's well that ends as you like it. Santa Monica Mirror calls Love In Bloom “an upbeat romp.” “Delightful whimsy… a bold ambitious piece of musical theatre” says the L.A. Weekly. Magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance and humor abound in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening of theatre. The eight-member cast, in the renowned Actors’ Repertory Theatre commedia-carnival style, creates a host of over thirty characters, bringing to the stage all the stuff that dreams (and musicals) are made on. “As homage to Shakespeare, master of pantomime Marcel Marceau, Commedia dell’arte and conventions of classical theater in general, it soars. And by the time the lights fade to black, you will not be able to fight the feeling that all you need is love.” UCLA Daily Bruin
 
   
It's Only A Play Jan 18 - Feb 9, 2020  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre It's Only A Play
 
Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally (Ragtime), this backstage comedy is a satirical send-up of show business and its often-eccentric practitioners. Taking place at an opening-night party, the frazzled playwright stresses over whether his play will be a success. The irreverent farce “about the comedy of Broadway” at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre is alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender.
 
   
John O'Hurley: A Man with Standards Jan 18  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts John O'Hurley:  A Man with Standards
 
With his chiseled face, signature silver hair and deep-voiced dulcet tones, actor-singer John O’Hurley has carved out one of the most varied careers in Hollywood. Perfect for the soap-opera scene, he starred on several of those (Santa Barbara, Y&R, GH), before moving to his signature role as Elaine’s boss J. Peterman on Seinfeld. He’s also hosted Family Feud, voiced a ton of cartoons and commercials and appeared on the very first season of Dancing With the Stars, placing second. He’s got some stories to tell, which he’ll share in cabaret with a selection of classic tunes.
 
   
All Join In! Jan 18 - Apr 5, 2020  
Santa Monica Playhouse All Join In!
 
All Join In! the sing-a-long musical comedy extends into 2020! Originally commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee series, All Join In! has audiences join Cinderella on a fun, up-lifting adventure, meeting up with her fairytale friends along the way.
 
   
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Jan 19 - Jan 20, 2020  
Fox Performing Arts Center Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
 
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
 
   
Big Broadway Bingo Jan 19  
Rockwell Table and Stage Big Broadway Bingo
 
Presented by The Barn Stage Company, Big Broadway Bingo is coming to Los Angeles! Join us for a hilarious evening of spontaneity! Here’s how it works … 75 Broadway show tunes up for grabs, five amazing singers, and a variety of exciting prizes up for grabs. There are even a few wild-card songs thrown in to make things even more ridiculous. It’s bingo night like you’ve never experienced before! Come on out to Rockwell Table & Stage for a fun-filled evening of musical-theater madness. If you love playing bingo and you also love Broadway, then this show is definitely for you! With Musical Director Gerald Sternbach at the keys.
 
   
Rockwell Sings: Disney Jan 21 - Mar 17, 2020  
Rockwell Table and Stage Rockwell Sings:  Disney
 
Disney heroes have a timid relatability, but the villains have the swagger, style and sass that makes them so much more fun. Talented stars from Broadway, film and TV belt out your favorite villain tunes at Rockwell Sings: Disney at Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Angeles. Enjoy the lush and intimate dining room with a delicious menu available for purchase as you sing along to Disney’s greatest songs.
 
   
Until The Flood Jan 24 - Feb 23, 2020  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Until The Flood
 
Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.”
 
   
Arsenic and Old Lace Jan 24 - Feb 16, 2020  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Arsenic and Old Lace
 
Combining murder and mayhem with zany humor, Arsenic and Old Lace is an uproarious black comedy that gives “hospitality” a bad name. Meet Abby and Martha Brewster, two spinster sisters known for their acts of charity – which lately includes poisoning lonely, old men with their homemade arsenic-laced elderberry wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds out about the corpses in the cellar, he’s in a frantic race to deal with his aunts, his fiancée, and two crazy brothers – one who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and the other who has had plastic surgery to resemble Boris Karloff! Don’t miss one of America’s most popular classic comedies in a spiffy new production that will slay you with laughter.
 
   
Gifted Jan 24 - Feb 29, 2020  
The Broadwater Black Box Gifted
 
What if your gift was also your curse? Ashlyn has a special power - she can tell the romantic fate of any couple she sees, but cannot tell the same for herself. Enter a world of love and longing, humor and heartbreak, with a touch of magical realism. There is no fear we can't face in this world, because we are all gifted.
 
   
50 Hour Drive-By Theatre Festival Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2020  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre 50 Hour Drive-By Theatre Festival
 
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their Amazing 19th Annual Festival of (5) Short Plays...Written, Directed and Courageously-Erected in a Speedy (2) Days! The Underground's Fast, Tight & Wild Annual Theatre Event, Blasting-Off ZJU's Fabulous 28th Season.
 
   
The Human Comedy Jan 27  
Sierra Madre Playhouse The Human Comedy
 
Set in warfront America 1942, this coming-of-age tale tells the story of Homer Macaulay, a 15-year-old boy who delivers telegrams at night to make money for his family. During the course of two days, Homer grows from an idealistic boy to a mature young man as he struggles with the unfairness of the world around him and the pain of families to whom he delivers the War Department’s death notices. But in the midst of the decaying idealism of small town America, and the loneliness of growing up, Homer finds hope in humanity through Mr. Grogan, the old alcoholic telegrapher and Mr. Spangler, the manager of the telegraph office who becomes a father-figure. In these men, Homer learns to see the goodness in people no matter how desperate or broken they may be. He also finds the true meaning of home. In the end, it is a timeless American tale that celebrates our common decency. In our present society that is so divisive, THE HUMAN COMEDY has a lot to show us about our humanity and the important things that bring us together.
 
   
Fertile Jan 29  
Whitefire Theatre Fertile
 
WINNER! Producers’ Encore Award & nominee for Best Solo Performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019. “An incredible solo performer. It was witty and relatable – and masterfully tackles a topic that is inexplicably taboo with true grace.” Jenny has a plan. A plan to get pregnant. Everyone keeps telling her that time is running out — she just turned 35, after all. So when those pesky urine tests keep coming back negative, Jenny decides to take action and fix the problem. That’s when she runs into real problems and real questions about fertility and motherhood. As Jenny faces the world of “mom options” – egg freezing, in-vitro, adoption and more – the conversation about the expectation of procreation really begins. Taking into account a whirlwind of outside opinions from her mom, her friends, doctors, a beloved neighbor, and even God, Jenny must ultimately look within to discover what motherhood means to her, what it means to be Fertile. Written & performed by Heather Dowling, directed by & developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson.
 
   
This Side of Crazy Jan 30 - Mar 8, 2020  
Zephyr Theatre This Side of Crazy
 
Ditty Blaylock, the most prolific singer in gospel music history, is being honored by “Gospel Music Network.” All the stars are aligning to sing Ditty’s songs on her TV special. But there is one glitch. A little hiccup. Ditty has promised a reunion of The Blaylock Sisters, her three adult daughters who were once national sensations – “little superstars for Jesus.” Rachel, the oldest sister, who lives with Ditty, is furious when she finds out that her baby sister Bethany, an atheist and lesbian, and Abigail, her middle sister, who has “anger issues” and is currently confined to a mental facility, are headed home. What the public is unaware of is that these complicated sisters have been estranged for over twenty-five years - and extreme past circumstances, including a husband left in a coma, have made reconciliation impossible. Once reunited, secrets are revealed, tempers flare and family wounds are exposed. But…the show must go on!
 
   
Brolesque Jan 31 - Feb 27, 2020  
Rockwell Table and Stage Brolesque
 
The classic film re-imagined as an all-male musical parody complete with Chris Aguilera fighting Kris Bell for the prime spot at The Rockwell Showboy Club is here! Cherry Poppins Productions and Rockwell Table & Stage join together to make this dream a reality! Come for the musical numbers, stay for the killer cast, and leave more excited than any show has made you!
 
   
What Rhymes with Orange? Feb 1 - Apr 26, 2020  
Second City What Rhymes with Orange?
 
A fairy tale musical for all ages. From the greatest heights to the mysterious jungles below, follow our hero Amari into the magical musical world of flying books, feathered librarians, singing raccoons and a land of giants as we search for the simple answer that will save the day: This show is family friendly.
 
   
Eurydice Feb 1 - Feb 23, 2020  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Eurydice
 
Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine’s point of view. (Finally, right?) Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.
 
   
And Then They Came For Me Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2020  
Lewis Family Playhouse at Vicotria Gardens Cultural Center And Then They Came For Me
 
The play, by James Still, is based on the memories of two survivors of the Holocaust who were friends of Anne Frank’s in Amsterdam in 1942. It is geared for middle and high school students as well as adults. The director is Abigail Deser. The play combines actual videotaped testimony of Helmuth (Ed) Silverberg and Eva Geiringer Schloss as they recount their experiences during the Holocaust. Mr. Silverberg was Anne Frank’s boyfriend and is mentioned in her diary by his nickname “Hello”. Mrs. Schloss was the same age as Anne and lived in the same apartment block. Her family went into hiding at the same time. The play goes back and forth between Eva and Ed’s stories, with actors portraying them when they were teenagers, as well as their family members. It is a powerful work of theatre, and we hope that the teens in the audience will get a small sense of what teenagers endured during that time, as well as encourage them to think about their own lives and the importance of the choices they make.
 
   
Dear Yoko Feb 2  
Whitefire Theatre Dear Yoko
 
Based on Lawson’s own life, DEAR YOKO unveils the personal history of multi-generational racism and non-acceptance as a young Asian girl growing up in white-washed America and patriarchal Japan. This emotionally-charged intimate story reveals how the iconic Japanese-American artist, singer and peace activist, Yoko Ono, lead Lawson to discover how to finally live her life authentically. In a child custody battle, Anzu was kidnapped by her tiger mom at 15 years old to Japan. Soon thereafter, Anzu worked from being a teen model to garnering her first #1 hit on the Japanese Billboard Charts as a J-POP singer-songwriter. After a dark family secret was revealed, Anzu fled to America, alone and soon discovers her fame in Japan does not follow her here. She pursues acting and lands a leading role opposite Viggo Mortensen in the film American Yakuza. But this was a time when Asian-American roles for Asian-American actresses, were few and far between, so she sustains herself with a succession of jobs: waitress gigs, then as a personal assistant to martial arts film star Steven Seagal. She exits after he attempts to take liberties with her. She inadvertently becomes a masseuse to the stars, literally rubbing the shoulders of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest. And then, upon appearing in a television episode with Brad Garrett, he inspires her to try her hand at stand-up comedy.
 
   
The Father Feb 5 - Mar 1, 2020  
Pasadena Playhouse The Father
 
André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control. Featuring acclaimed actor Alfred Molina (Frida, An Education, Enchanted April) in a tour-de-force role that will captivate audiences and leave you breathless.
 
   
Emma Feb 6 - Feb 23, 2020  
The New Vic Emma
 
A charming and clever musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, from the Tony Award-nominated composer of Daddy Long Legs and Jane Eyre. A beautiful, witty, and determined young woman plays matchmaker in disastrous ways, leading to a whirlwind of complications and, eventually, her own self-discovery. Living with her hypochondriac father, Emma is the busybody who manages the town’s social calendar and currently wants to get her friend Harriet wed. Will it be to the dashing Mr. Elton (who secretly loves Emma)? Or could it be Robert Martin, who truly loves Harriet, but Emma will have none of it! Or perhaps to Frank Churchill whom the town seems to gossip about way too much although no one really knows much about him. Romantic entanglements unravel and ensue but will true love win the day in the end?
 
   
Ragtime Feb 7 - Feb 23, 2020  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Ragtime
 
Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few of the historical figures making cool cameo appearances in this soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely: this acclaimed show paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through ethnically diverse characters whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined.
 
   
A Body of Water Feb 7 - Mar 15, 2020  
Actors Co-op Theatre A Body of Water
 
What if you awoke to find yourself married to someone you didn’t know? With a daughter you’ve never met? And what if you spent each day re-learning things about your past that only proved you never really knew what your life was like? From Tony/Pulitzer-nominated playwright Lee Blessing, comes the story of three people searching for lifelong answers to fundamental questions about our purpose, our past and our future. And all the answers may be found in A Body of Water.
 
   
Frida-Stroke of Passion Feb 7 - Feb 16, 2020  
Casa 0101 Theater Frida-Stroke of Passion
 
Odalys Nanin’s acclaimed 2017 show Frida- Stroke of Passion is revived for a limited engagement at Casa 0101 Theater. The Frida of the title is, of course, the world-famous artist Frida Kahlo. The play begins on July 6, 1954, Frida’s 47th birthday. She will die exactly one week later. The narrative will explore the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. (There is an official account of her cause of death, but how did she die really?) This is not all, however. It is the story of a woman living as vibrantly as she can despite dwindling health and a world of pain. She attempts to continue painting. Partially anesthetized by a mixture of tequila and painkillers, she is visited by many lovers, male and female, singer Chavela Vargas, movie star Maria Felix, Communist politician Leon Trotsky, entertainer Josephine Baker, Cuban spy Teresa Proenza, photographer Tina Modotti, and Frida’s husband, painter and muralist Diego Rivera. Some are physically present in her room, others are recreated and present in her vivid memory. The relationship between Frida and Diego is deeply complex. Diego is incapable of sexual monogamy, so much so that he practically pushes Frida into the arms of other lovers. Yet their emotional attachment to each other is surpassingly deep and a thing of wonder.
 
   
The $5 Shakespeare Company Feb 7 - Mar 8, 2020  
Theatre 68 The $5 Shakespeare Company
 
THE $5 SHAKESPEARE COMPANY earnestly and hilariously exposes the trials and tribulations of doing intimate theatre in Los Angeles. Through a fictional down-and-out Shakespeare company in Hollywood, this play examines the significance (and insignificance) of doing 99-seat theatre for little-to-no pay, when there are more people on stage than in the audience, in a town obsessed with film and television. Can art have meaning if it fails to connect to an audience, and likewise can our lives have meaning if we fail to connect with each other?
 
   
The Winter's Tale Feb 9 - Apr 5, 2020  
A Noise Within The Winter's Tale
 
This Shakespearean story of a royal family ripped apart by unfounded jealousy and restored by remorse and romance features the Bard’s famous stage direction “Exit, pursued by a bear.” It’s unclear whether the original production featured an actual bear, but theatrical companies have put their own creative twists on the action for a few centuries now, so it’ll be interesting to see what A Noise Within has up its collective sleeve.
 
   
The Christopher Boy's Communion Feb 13 - Feb 23, 2020  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble The Christopher Boy's Communion
 
David Mamet’s new play, The Christopher Boy's Communion, follows a grisly murder that has taken place in Central Park.
 
   
Measure for Measure Feb 13 - Apr 6, 2020  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Measure for Measure
 
Sex and hypocrisy abound in William Shakespeare’s dark comedy about the corruption of power and authority, and the true nature of mercy and justice. His world is familiar: sex is a commodity, government is subject to the leader’s moral whimsy, and licentiousness goes head to head with emergency powers to constrain and punish.
 
   
Kinky Boots Feb 14 - Mar 1, 2020  
Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts Kinky Boots
 
The hit musical Kinky Boots — like the underdog character at the core of its real-life tale of redemption — stomped all over expectations when it premiered on Broadway in 2013, earning a season-high 13 nominations and six Tony wins, including Best Musical, not to mention a Grammy for Best Cast Album. Bring a date to this inspiring story of love and acceptance, as this 3-D Theatricals production hits the stage in Cerritos just in time for Valentine’s Day.
 
   
Law and Order: The Musical! Feb 14 - Mar 15, 2020  
The Broadwater Black Box Law and Order:  The Musical!
 
A grisly murder has taken place, and cops and lawyers can't stop screwing up their quest for justice. Who killed the seemingly saintly housewife turned prostitute? Is it mob related? A closeted gay foodie? A pompous doorman? Each twist leads to more absurdity and perhaps some insight into what truly ails our criminal justice system. Think Airplane!... with songs and social commentary. For fans of the original beloved series, there are winks and jokes a plenty. For all the hilarity in the new spoof, however, it’s also an edgy and engaging whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very last scene. The action is scored with ten eclectic and original songs.
 
   
Found Feb 14 - Mar 23, 2020  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center Found
 
Found isn’t just based on a true story, it’s based on hundreds of them! When the lost and broke Davy happens to find a peculiar note meant for someone else on the windshield of his car, it sparks an outlandish idea to collect the hilarious and revealing notes and letters that surround us every day. Along with friends, Denise and Mikey D, they're quickly swept up into a wild, comedic mission to share them with the world. Inspired by Davy Rothbart’s popular Found magazine, featuring scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been “found” in the real world by everyday people, this original musical comedy is a raucous exploration of human connection and the beautiful weirdness in all of us.
 
   
Human Interest Story Feb 15 - Apr 5, 2020  
Fountain Theatre Human Interest Story
 
Newspaper columnist Andy Kramer is laid off when a corporate takeover downsizes the City Chronicle. In retaliation, Andy fabricates a letter to his column from an imaginary homeless woman named “Jane Doe” who announces she will kill herself on the 4th of July because of the heartless state of the world. When the letter goes viral, Andy is forced to hire a homeless woman to stand-in as the fictitious Jane Doe. She becomes an overnight internet sensation and a national women’s movement is ignited.
 
   
The Poetry Brothel: Tongue-Tied Valentine Feb 16 - Feb 9, 2020  
El Cid The Poetry Brothel:  Tongue-Tied Valentine
 
The Poetry Brothel LA Debuts the 2020 season with out Tongue Tied Valentine Extravaganza! Have you been looking for the best words to express your passion, your deepest desires to someone else? "Do you know how the many languages of the world were invented? The world has so many countries, and most of them have a different language, or more than one! How did we get into this mess? Why can't people understand each other? Well you see, it all began when two people fell in love... and tried to communicate..." Perhaps you are better at expressing your feelings with physica touch or acts of service, or in a native tongue many aren't as familar with.... do not fret! The Poetry Brothel is here to tie and untie those ropes that bind your mind and abilty to speak your innermost truths. Let our poetry whores tantilize and tickle your brain with words, words, words! Our burlesque dancers and aerialsts are ready to fly from the Tower of Tongues into your hearts to resolve the the puzzle of the body through poetry of the flesh! What's your love language? Find out this Valentine's Weekend!
 
   
Escape to Margaritaville Feb 18 - Mar 8, 2020  
Dolby Theatre Escape to Margaritaville
 
Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full time charmer who thinks he's got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.
 
   
Einstein! Feb 18 - Feb 18, 2022  
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. There is no late seating and no intermission.
 
   
The Book of Mormon Feb 18 - Mar 29, 2020  
Ahmanson Theatre The Book of Mormon
 
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. This production contains explicit language.
 
   
The Andrews Brothers Feb 19 - Mar 8, 2020  
International City Theatre The Andrews Brothers
 
A madcap musical salute to the swinging ’40s created by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wondrettes, Life Could Be A Dream). A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show up, and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show. Mistaken identities, zany adventures, a bit of cross-dressing and the music of an entire generation highlight this valentine to the heroes of World War II. Featuring over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.”
 
   
The Really Awesome Improv Show: No Kids Allowed! Feb 20  
Second City The Really Awesome Improv Show:  No Kids Allowed!
 
This fast-paced, high energy, improv comedy show is celebrating a 9 year-run at The Second City. The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, very Whose Line is it Anyway and the one hour of LOL you need in your week, come hang out with us.
 
   
The Diary of Anne Frank Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2020  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts The Diary of Anne Frank
 
An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence, their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”
 
   
Roberto Devereux Feb 22 - Mar 14, 2020  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Roberto Devereux
 
In Tudor England, Queen Elizabeth I rules (literally). Ignoring advice from the court, she declines to charge her lover with treason, but he’s not making it easy for her. Behind her formidable public persona hides a fragile heart that aches to reconnect with a suitor whose loyalties are uncertain. If ever there was a diva role, this is it—careening from outbursts of rage to heartbroken laments—and glamorous Spanish soprano Davinia Rodríguez has the vocal and dramatic goods to deliver a knockout performance. The magnificent tenor Ramón Vargas returns as the scoundrel at the center of all the trouble.
 
   
Dixie's Never Wear A Tube Top While Riding A Mechanical Bull Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Dixie's Never Wear A Tube Top While Riding A Mechanical Bull
 
Put on your cowboy boots and stroll into one of Dixie’s favorite honky-tonks and get ready to enjoy the incomparable Ms. Longate as she shares her hysterical life-lessons learned after a hard night of drinking. For the last ten years, theatre-goers and critics around the globe have hailed Dixie’s Tupperware Party as a non-stop laughter hit, so it’s no surprise that Ms. Dixie has dreamed up a follow-up show that has reviewers cheering and audiences on their feet begging for more fun!
 
   
The Bachelor/Dear Jerry Seinfeld the Musical Feb 28 - Feb 29, 2020  
Rockwell Table and Stage The Bachelor/Dear Jerry Seinfeld the Musical
 
What could be more fun than a double feature of The Bachelor and Seinfeld? How about if they were both turned into absurd musicals and onstage at the stylish Rockwell Table & Stage. Top off the pleasure layering with some spicy tuna tacos and a craft cocktail.
 
   
Passion Mar 5 - Apr 19, 2020  
Boston Court Performing Arts Center Passion
 
Passion tells the story of Giorgio, a handsome young army captain in 1860’s Italy, who finds himself torn between Clara, his beautiful young lover, and Fosca, the unbeautiful, sickly woman who challenges his notion of what love is. With an achingly beautiful score, Passion delves into the mystifying tangle of desire, obsession, lust and madness that comprise love.
 
   
Transcending The Mirror Mar 5  
Whitefire Theatre Transcending The Mirror
 
A queer woman’s nitty gritty, up close and personal musical experience of her search to find her own Tribe. After years of failed romantic relationships with cis women and identifying purely as a “lesbian,” she decides to partner with a transgender woman. As she experiences the trans community along with her girlfriend’s transition itself, she is forced to question not only her own sexuality, but what it ultimately means to belong. Singing snippets of well-known songs throughout the show, Dana generously shares her vulnerability, compassion, humor, sexuality and morality with the audience as she takes them on this timely and unique LGBTQ journey of true transcendence from lost to…
 
   
Cabaret at the Carpenter Center Mar 11 - Mar 12, 2020  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret at the Carpenter Center
 
Enjoy an evening of cabaret at Club Carpenter, the Carpenter Center’s most intimate performance experience, with table seating on the stage less than 40 feet from the artist. These special shows feature a rotating selection of cabaret, jazz and Broadway talent.
 
   
Hamilton Mar 12 - Sep 20, 2020  
Pantages Theatre Hamilton
 
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
 
   
La Vie En Rose Mar 12 - Apr 11, 2020  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble La Vie En Rose
 
In her final performance of her concert series, Celebrated international soprano Julia Migenes returns to the Odyssey with an evening of nostalgic French chansons from Charles Aznavour to Michel Legrand, Leo Ferre, Jacques Brel and more. She travels back to the Paris of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Edith Piaf. Accompanied by Victoria Kirsch and directed by Academy Award nominated director Peter Medak. NO LATE SEATING!
 
   
The Art Couple Mar 18 - Apr 19, 2020  
Kirk Douglas Theatre The Art Couple
 
In this absurdist comedy, playwright Neil Simon is desperately seeking inspiration. He finds it in the real-life odd couple story of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin’s ill-fated co-habitation in the south of France. Filled with “gut-punching poignancy” (Stage Raw), this strikingly clever new play explores the lives and work of struggling artists before they become famous—or lose an ear. As Paul and Vincent argue about art and Neil wrestles with his narrative, The Art Couple offers a hilarious look at the world of art, the price of genius, and the difficulty of having a roommate.
 
   
Spongebob Squarepants Mar 24 - Apr 12, 2020  
Dolby Theatre Spongebob Squarepants
 
The story follows Spongebob on a quest to save Bikini Bottom from complete and utter destruction from mysterious forces from the world above. When chaos erupts, their lives hang in the very balance - all until an unlikely hero rises to the challenge to save the day - with a little help of his friends.
 
   
Mame Mar 27 - Apr 12, 2020  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Mame
 
“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame. A Roaring Twenties socialite, Mame sets out to teach her orphaned nephew the nature of free living and free thinking, attempting to keep him from the clutches of the uptight world of his late father’s estate executor and, later, his fiancée. One of Jerry Herman’s most celebrated scores, it features the classics “Mame,” “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”
 
   
Once On This Island Apr 7 - May 10, 2020  
Ahmanson Theatre Once On This Island
 
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater's unlimited possibilities.
 
   
Bernhardt/Hamlet Apr 7 - May 10, 2020  
Geffen Playhouse Bernhardt/Hamlet
 
It’s 1899, and the legendary Sarah Bernhardt shocks the world by taking on the lead role in Hamlet. While her performance is destined to become one for the ages, Sarah first has to convince a sea of naysayers that her right to play the part should be based on ability, not gender — a feat as difficult as mastering Shakespeare’s most verbose tragic hero. Fresh off its Broadway triumph, Theresa Rebeck’s shrewd comedy puts the spotlight on a woman who used her singular talent to challenge whether a woman’s place was “to be or not to be” in the greatest role ever written.
 
   
Canyon Apr 8 - Apr 19, 2020  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Canyon
 
Set in a Southern California canyon, this timely new play from Ovation Award winner Jonathan Caren revolves around a young married couple and the Mexican father and son who work for them. When a debilitating injury rocks all of their lives, tightly held morals are put to the test with potentially catastrophic results. Canyon is a “sharply observed and suspenseful dark comedy” (Los Angeles Times) that takes a hard look at gender, race, citizenship, and the cost of living the American dream.
 
   
The Poetry Brothel: Dungeon ~ Unleashed Apr 19  
El Cid The Poetry Brothel:  Dungeon ~ Unleashed
 
The Poetry Brothel LA is back with an excitingly erotic return to El Cid in Los Angeles. 2019 starts with our Dungeon Unleashed where our poets will reach out to the most sensual and hidden corners of their psyches to retell the adventures of the soul and the flesh. Descend deeply into the darkness and consent to poetical intimacy, revelations that will make you pine, long, and sweat in honor of Valentine’s Day.
 
   
Jersey Boys Apr 21  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Jersey Boys
 
"Oh, What a Night" you'll have at this show that takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The Tony- and Grammy-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys follows the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four guys from Jersey who work their way up from the streets of Newark to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, selling 175 million records worldwide before the age of 30. Although Valli and his cohorts -- Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi -- are famed for their legendary harmonies, things didn't always go so smoothly between them off the stage. Sing, hum, rock and reminisce to the groundbreaking group's hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
 
   
Mean Girls Apr 28 - Jun 7, 2020  
Dolby Theatre Mean Girls
 
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
 
   
Pelleas and Melisande May 2 - May 23, 2020  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Pelleas and Melisande
 
Lost in the forest, a hunter encounters an ethereal beauty with a mysterious past (and the lushest locks in opera — sorry, Samson!). Returning home as his new bride, she grows increasingly close to his handsome younger half-brother. Conducted by James Conlon (who “never fails“ according to Variety), Debussy’s sensual, exquisitely nuanced score captures an enigmatic dream world where forbidden love blossoms. Kate Lindsey and Yunpeng Wang star as the secret lovers, with Willard White as King Arkel.
 
   
The Enigmatist May 5 - Jun 14, 2020  
Geffen Playhouse The Enigmatist
 
Can you solve the enigma? Prepare for an immersive experience of puzzles, cryptology and illusions by renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong in the intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every flip of the card.
 
   
An American In Paris May 7 - May 10, 2020  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza An American In Paris
 
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS brings this classic tale to the stage for the first time with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, a book by Craig Lucas and direction and Tony-winning choreography by Christopher Wheeldon. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards. The hit musical has also won four Drama Desk Awards and four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and two Theatre World Awards.
 
   
Sakina's Restuarant May 29 - Jun 28, 2020  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Sakina's Restuarant
 
Actor, writer, and former correspondent for __The Daily Show_ Aasif Mandvi’s Sakina’s Restaurant is a vibrant, funny, and heartwarming one-man show that centers on an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream. Sakina’s Restaurant is written and performed by Mandvi, who brings his acclaimed performance back to the stage 20 years after its Obie Award-winning debut. Entertaining and intimate, this story of what it means to be an American feels necessary and even urgent, and certainly as honest and refreshing as ever. Recommended for ages 12+ for mature themes.
 
   
My Fair Lady Jun 12 - Jul 5, 2020  
Dolby Theatre My Fair Lady
 
Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live," MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed?
 
   
The Band's Visit Jul 7 - Jul 26, 2020  
Dolby Theatre The Band's Visit
 
The Band's Visit is about a meeting of two groups of strangers, brought together by a simple mishap. Instead of ending up in the bustling city of Petah Tikva in Israel, an Egyptian police band accidentally end up in the small, isolated town of the similarly-pronounced Bet Hatikva and are taken in by the locals for one night. Although the setting is the catalyst for David Yazbek's beautiful, Middle Eastern-infused score, you could pick this story up and place it in any isolated town or village anywhere in the world. It is this universal aspect to the story that audiences are connecting to. A small, "unimportant" story is speaking volumes about humanity and how we can form bonds with those we usually wouldn't encounter in our regular lives. How do we overcome our loneliness? How do we re-connect with our estranged loved ones?
 
   
Treasure Island Jul 10 - Jul 26, 2020  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Treasure Island
 
People have been embarking on the timeless adventure of Treasure Island for well over a century, but when’s the last time you heard the dastardly Long John Silver burst into song? Well, get ready to meet some pirates who love to hit high notes while they sail the high seas of Long Beach.
 
   
Annie Get Your Gun Jul 28 - Aug 23, 2020  
Pasadena Playhouse Annie Get Your Gun
 
One of the most beloved musicals of Broadway’s Golden Age returns to the stage with the strongest and most revolutionary Annie Oakley you’ve ever seen. Join us as a bluegrass band strums such memorable Irving Berlin songs as There’s No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do, I Got the Sun in the Morning, and more.
 
   
King James Jul 29 - Aug 30, 2020  
Mark Taper Forum King James
 
“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity, and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. It also brings together two strangers, who communicate best when they are talking and arguing about sports. From LeBron’s rookie season to the city’s historic championship, King James explores the star player’s impact on Cleveland and the lives of two unlikely friends, whose turbulent relationship is best navigated through their shared love of the game. King James is the new play from Cleveland native Rajiv Joseph (Archduke, Guards at the Taj), who burst onto the American theater scene with Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which made its world premiere at Center Theatre Group in 2009 before heading to Broadway.