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Cinderella Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2018  
Pantages Theatre Cinderella
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. Recommended for All Ages. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.
The Humans Jun 19 - Jul 29, 2018  
Ahmanson Theatre The Humans
In his "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play" (Chicago Tribune), Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of modern American family life. Deciding to shake the holiday up a bit, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving at his youngest daughter's run-down apartment. But as darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night -- and family tensions reach a boiling point. After a successful Broadway run last year, where it won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans now comes to the Ahmanson in L.A., directed once again by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Assassins).
Our Very Own Jun 19 - Jul 29, 2018  
Geffen Playhouse Our Very Own
Our Very Own Carlin McCullough is a 10-year-old tennis prodigy, being raised by a supportive single mom. But when her daughter's dedicated new coach begins guiding her career to smashing success, it sets off a fierce back-and-forth volley over what's best for the girl and her future. Written by actress Amanda Peet (Brockmire, The Good Wife, Something's Gotta Give), and starring Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) and Joe Tippett (Waitress) this exciting new play is set to receive its world premiere at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the acclaimed Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
A Coming of Gay Story Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2018  
LA Gay and Lesbian Center A Coming of Gay Story
Born in Puerto Rico to an ultra-religious mother and a domineering father is not easy, especially when it’s likely you are a big queen. There are not enough novenas to pray, or candles to be lit. In this situation only a miracle will do, or better yet … a holy intervention. Thank God for Madonna. This hilarious and moving solo show will inspire, empower, and entertain those who are questioning … as well as those who have zero doubt.
Sweet Charity Jun 20 - Jul 1, 2018  
Freud Playhouse Sweet Charity
Based on Federico Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria,” SWEET CHARITY was director Bob Fosse’s riotously colorful valentine to his then-wife, Broadway dancing phenomenon Gwen Verdon. Premiering in 1966, it was nominated for 9 Tony Awards. The story centers on Charity’s life as a dance hall hostess “with a heart of gold,” determined to break out of the Fan-Dango Ballroom. She sings and dances to such rousing classics as “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now."
Force of Nature Jun 21 - Jun 23, 2018  
The Belfry Stage Force of Nature
Force of Nature will reprise Andy Shultz’s popular hit, “The Voodoo You Do,” a poignant one-act about a bloody, sex-crazed woman who resurrects ex-boyfriends. Hell of a bloody fun evening ahead! Also original live music by Ego Plum and his Macabre Mambo Ensemble featuring the octave soaring vocals of Lena-Marie Cardinale and performances by Anastasia Elfman, Michael Guthrie, Brett Gustafson, Jahel Corbán Caldera and Sebastian Muñoz
Pump Boys and Dinettes Jun 22 - Jul 29, 2018  
Sierra Madre Playhouse  Pump Boys and Dinettes
Out there on Highway 57 in North Carolina, somewhere between Frog Leap and Smyrna, sits a gas station across from the Double Cupp Diner. The Pump Boys and Dinettes know what you want and they’ve got what you need: gasoline and comfort food. Fill your tank and fill your belly: The Energy Duet. They’ve also got a whole bunch of toe-tappin’, hummable country/pop tunes guaranteed to show you a good time.
Slaughter City Jun 22 - Jul 14, 2018  
Lankershim Arts Center Slaughter City
Slaughter City follows the lives of a group of workers laboring at a slaughterhouse. Tensions rise as the work gets tougher and more dangerous, their wages are cut, and their benefits reduced. The play was inspired by a number of labor-related incidents including the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 and the 1993 strike at Fischer's meat packing plant in Louisville, Kentucky. Said the New York Times, “Wallace serves a language, rich and poetic, associate and dreamlike, often surreal, and in every case haunted by history.”
Wicked Woman Picture Show Jun 22  
El Cid Wicked Woman Picture Show
Wicked Woman events feature pole dance, aerial feats, contortion, fire, burlesque and more. The performers pay tribute to a Wicked Woman of History through their sensual movements at each show. The Wicked Woman Picture Show at El Cid in L.A. combines beloved films with burlesque dance and is the most unique show in town!
National Young Playwrights in Residence Festival Jun 23 - Jun 24, 2018  
Atwater Village Theatre National Young Playwrights in Residence Festival
Echo Theater Company’s innovative ’’National Young Playwrights in Residence” program culminates in two days of public staged readings. Created to nurture the next generation of playwrights, NYPR paired six young writers, ages 18-25, from across the U.S. in year-long mentorships with established professional playwrights. Each student/mentor pair worked together to create a new play; students and mentors not located in the same geographical area collaborated via video chat and voice calls.
Cock Tales: Shame On Me! Jun 24  
Santa Monica Playhouse Cock Tales:  Shame On Me!
Award-winning actress Debra Ehrhardt continues to share the intimate details of her life in her one-woman show, Cock Tales: Shame on Me!, directed by Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Running the emotional gamut from guilt and shame to pleasure and elation, Ehrhardt takes you on a bumpy 75-minute ride from her early years as a young girl in a religious family through her sexual awakening as a young adult. Ehrhardt, which The New York Times describes as "an entertaining and charming raconteur," has written three long-running autobiographical one-woman plays, including Jamaica Farewell, which ran for 10 years and was optioned for film by Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson. Now Ehrhardt reveals her colorful history of a lifetime of encounters with a world full of testosterone-fueled gentlemen -- and not-so-gentle-men -- at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Legends, Movement and Memories Jun 24  
New Place Studio Theatre Legends, Movement and Memories
The evening will be hosted by award-winning pop legend Florence La Rue (an original member of the superstar vocal group The 5th Dimension) and Kym Whitley (ABC Family’s Young and Hungry). R&B legendary star, award-winning Freda Payne will premiere an excerpt from her nationally-touring show Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song. Award-winning Broadway star Eloise Laws (It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues), a member of a legendary jazz family (Ronnie, Hubert, Debra Laws) will sing for you. Dancer Juli Kim will perform two dance selections informed by her Korean heritage: Five Drum Dance, and a dance to be announced. Actor-dancer Alina Cenal performs Words from a Cuban Father: Alina's strong influence of her father guides her through a world of mambo, revolution, Fidel, hot dogs, Miami, the circus and Hollywood as she is yanked from her native Cuba as a child to explore a new life that challenges her roots.
The Blade of Jealousy Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2018  
Whitefire Theatre The Blade of Jealousy
The Blade of Jealousy is a madcap comedy of disguise and deception in modern-day Los Angeles. Written by Henry Ong (inspired by a Spanish play by Tirso de Molina, La Celosa de si Misma (Jealous of Herself), The Blade of Jealousy comes to Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Legends, Movement and Memories Jun 24  
The Ivy Substation Legends, Movement and Memories
For one very special night, the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival comes to Culver City to perform Legends, Movement and Memories. The evening will be hosted by pop legend Florence La Rue (an original member of The 5th Dimension) and Kym Whitley (ABC Family's Young and Hungry). Also on this Ivy Substation bill, you'll see R&B star Freda Payne premiere an excerpt from her nationally-touring show Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song, as well as multicultural performances by Broadway's Eloise Laws (It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), dancer Juli Kim and actor-dancer Alina Cenal.
Hackers and Lovers Jun 24  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre Hackers and Lovers
David Datz directs a staged reading of his new play Hackers and Lovers. It’s the story of a group of close friends, all but one of them professional hackers, whose relationships are jeopardized when quarrels lead them to start hacking each other.
The Collective Memory Project Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2018  
Ford Amphitheatre The Collective Memory Project
Choreographer/director Arianne MacBean and The Big Show Co. present the world premiere of this original dance-theatre piece inspired by memories of U.S. military veterans, the performers and the audience themselves. This performance event is the culmination of a three-year community performance initiative and will follow thirteen Memory Movement Workshops held by local veterans at the Ford Theatres and beyond. The work examines memory's effects through time, the agency of remembrance and forgetting, and investigates aspects of the past by which the present is always haunted. Just like memories, no two versions of The Collective Memory Project are alike, as memories of each new audience are incorporated into every presentation. This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live.
Dog Sees God Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2018  
The Sherry Theatre Dog Sees God
Lovably morose CB and the rest of the gang become teenagers in the tragicomedy Dog Sees God, and their adolescence isn't pretty. Everyone's favorite dog has died from rabies, spurring CB to question the existence of an afterlife. Meanwhile, his best friend is a burn-out, his sister has gone goth, his ex-girlfriend has been institutionalized and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of guidance or comfort. A run-in with a bullied artistic kid offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful as Dog Sees God comes to The Sherry Theater in Los Angeles.

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