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Pirates of Penzance Jan 23 - Feb 18, 2018  
Pasadena Playhouse Pirates of Penzance
Toss your worries overboard and join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General on stage. Bring your friends and family to experience the biggest beach party of the year--complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar! Find your inner pirate as Chicago theater rebels The Hypocrites bring this brilliantly zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic musical to LA for the first time, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun!
Pizza Man Jan 24 - Feb 24, 2018  
LOFT Ensemble-Sherman Oaks Pizza Man
It's 1985 and it's a hot summer night in L.A. Step on in to Julie and Alice's Hollywood loft as you become immersed in the story of their lives! Witness their hilarious drama as they deal with the total jerks of their time. Julie's boss made a pass at her that she rejected, so now Julie is without a job, broke, disillusioned and drinking. Her roommate, Alice, is at an equally low point coping with romantic troubles. This pair of L.A. women decide to take revenge on the patriarchy, order a pizza, and attempt to kidnap the pizza man! Share some pizza, have a drink and sit with Pop Up Theater LA as this crazy night unfolds in this site-specific play.
Buyer and Celler Jan 24 - Feb 11, 2018  
Rubicon Theatre Buyer and Celler
The N.Y. TIMES and HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reviewers both called BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins – one of the “Best Plays of the Year” in its New York debut. In the story Alex, a struggling actor in L.A., takes a job working the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER AND CELLAR is a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Don’t miss award-winning actor Brian McDonald in this irresistible one-man play, directed by Stephanie Coltrin. "Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like butta'!" —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Alright Then Jan 25 - Mar 25, 2018  
Pacific Resident Theatre Alright Then
As one of America’s best-known raconteurs, and an undisputed triple threat, Orson Bean has entertained several generations of audiences in all forms of media. In his latest comical and genuine extravaganza, he and Alley Mills recount a magical but unlikely meeting that changed the course of their lives forever. A funny, vivid, and synchronistic journey about two artists who beat the odds in the world of entertainment, love…and marriage.
Goodbye Girl Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018  
UCLA Campus Goodbye Girl
L.A. Theatre Works records Neil Simon’s screenplay for the 1977 Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning romantic comedy. Known as “The Goodbye Girl” because of all the live-in boyfriends who have left her, Paula McFadden and her young daughter must make room in their cramped quarters for a new roommate. But can they make room in their hearts for another man who may just walk out that door again?
The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski Jan 25 - Feb 22, 2018  
Studio C Artists The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski
Known as much for his volcanic temper as for his work in film and on stage, the phrase "difficult actor" could well have been coined for Klaus Kinski, the German star most famed for his mercurial, multi-film collaboration with director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Nosferatu). Kinski died in 1991, but writer-performer Andrew Perez (David Miscavige in My Scientology Movie) brings him back to life in this Ovation-recommended show and 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Award winner to complete Kinski's magnum opus: a one-man show about Jesus Christ, which was driven off stage by outraged theater-goers. The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski comes to Studio C Artists, coinciding with an exhibit featuring relics, curios, film installations, live conversations and more about the actor.
The Goodbye Girl Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018  
The James Bridges Theater The Goodbye Girl
Paula McFadden's last boyfriend walked out and left her a surprise -- he's sublet their New York apartment to another actor. Left without a choice, Paula and her young daughter must make room in their cramped quarters for a new roommate. But can they make room in their hearts for another man who may just walk out that door again? Winner of the 1977 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl was called "the perfect American comedy" by The New York Times. See it now at the James Bridges Theater in Los Angeles.
Disposable Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018  
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Disposable
Disposable draws upon the company members’ own experiences of displacement—some as immigrants, others as members of marginalized groups in society. Performed in English, Romanian, Farsi and Spanish, Disposable is a visceral, highly physical and sometimes witty piece that surfaces ultimately as a call-to-action for the planet and for finding a way back to our collective humanity.
Seussical The Musical Jan 26 - Feb 4, 2018  
Warner Grand Theatre Seussical The Musical
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Talking with Angels: Budapest 1943 Jan 26  
Whitefire Theatre Talking with Angels:  Budapest 1943
The Chinese Wall Jan 26 - Mar 11, 2018  
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre The Chinese Wall
Swiss playwright, Frisch, wrote this play in 1946, yet its satire and theatricality make an astounding comment on today's seemingly farcical political arena. What sort of emperor would delight in the completion of a protective wall (The Great Wall of China) that could reach New York or Berlin? Part tragedy, comedy, history, farce and satire, this wildly unpredictable theatrical event knows no bounds as it blends well-known characters from literature with real-life historical people and places them all together on an ethereal stage that rivals and parallels today's headlines. Catch this rich, witty and wry look at history and "time" itself when The Chinese Wall takes to the stage of the Lonny Chapman Theatre in Los Angeles.
Stories of NoHo Place Jan 26 - Feb 10, 2018  
Actors Workout Studio Stories of NoHo Place
Hollywood might get all the attention, but the real action is in North Hollywood. The first home for most actors new to Los Angeles, North Hollywood is a hotbed for theater -- and drama ripe for the re-enacting. See what goes on behind-the-scenes when five short plays centering around the tenants of NoHo Place are staged at Actors Workout Studio.
Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue Jan 27 - Feb 25, 2018  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue
No one escapes war unscathed. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue traces the legacy of war through three generations of a Puerto Rican-American family. Nineteen-year-old Elliot Ortiz is a Marine just back from Iraq, whose tales of war and the pain of a leg wound weave with his father's stories of the Vietnam War, and of his grandfather's experiences in the Korean War. The result is a poetic and often funny theatrical experience that The New York Times called "a theater work that succeeds on every level, while creating something new." This evocative tale from Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) makes its way to the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad Jan 27 - Feb 11, 2018  
Lewis Family Playhouse at Vicotria Gardens Cultural Center Oh Freedom!  The Story of the Underground Railroad
The greatest collaboration against racism in American History before the Civil Rights Movement was The Underground Railroad, in which persons of all ethic backgrounds, from North and South came together to help escape slaves make their way to free territory.
Candide Jan 27 - Feb 18, 2018  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Candide
Tony- and Emmy-award winning actor Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Broadway's The Color Purple) joins Broadway star Christine Ebersole (star of War Paint and a two-time Tony winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street) in a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. This LA Opera premiere honors the centenary of Bernstein, a true American legend best known for Broadway musicals like West Side Story and On the Town. The story of a madcap odyssey around the world adapted from Voltaire's famed novel, the naïve titular hero journeys from rapture to ruin to redemption. Experience this exuberant opera, featuring such memorable tunes as "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow" when Candide comes to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
17th Annual 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival! Jan 27 - Jan 29, 2018  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre 17th Annual 50 Hour Drive-By Theater Festival!
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group's fabulous 17th Annual Festival of (4) All-New Mini-Plays - Written, Directed and Performed (and Created to AMAZE) in a Speedy 2 days! Written by Candice Field, Christopher Reiner, John Semper Jr. and Matthew Vorce, and Directed by Vanessa Cate, Paul Parducci, Roger K. Weiss and Jana Wimer, with Live Music by Kevin Van Cott and Produced by Zombie Joe; For Ages 14 and up. ZJU Theatre Group’s 17th Spectacular Annual Theatre-Event, Kicking-off our Unsurpassed 26th "Season of Light & Sound"
Lost and Found Jan 28  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre Lost and Found
Steven grew up in Brooklyn. Turning to show business after first trying out for the Detroit Tigers, Steven pursued acting as a young man but was frequently unemployed. He found success running the properties department at New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre for nine years, and subsequently working as a Broadway stage manager for twenty years, working on the biggest shows with the most important directors and the most legendary stars. Returning to acting in his early 60s, he finally struck performing gold and has appeared in over sixty feature films and television episodes (Suburbicon, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Two and a Half Men). His previous appearances at Theatre 40 include On Borrowed Time and Breaking and Entering.

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