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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?”
 
   
X Marks the Spot Jul 26  
The Groundlings Theatre X Marks the Spot
 
You don’t need a treasure map to find the most entertaining sketch and improv comedy in town. The Groundlings’ latest show, Groundlings Treasure Hunters, is what you’ve been searching for. Join the legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe for their latest, greatest and always hilarious main stage show.
 
   
The Drowsy Chaperone Jul 27 - Sep 1, 2019  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center The Drowsy Chaperone
 
When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van de Graaff, glittering starlet of Feldzieg’s Follies, is leaving the stage for love, a turn of events which horrifies the angry and anxious Mr. Feldzieg, whose chief investor has sent two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs to make sure he stops the wedding. Hiring Aldolpho, a Latin lover more vain than virile, to seduce the bride, is unsuccessful, as Janet’s chaperone, a drunken diva, gets herself mistaken for the bride and seduced in Janet’s place. It is left to the eager best man, George, to quite by accident break up the happy pair, when he sends groom Robert Martin out to the garden, blindfolded, and in roller skates. Such are the antics of The Drowsy Chaperone, a fictitious 1928 musical comedy. This magical piece of meta-theatre and playful, heartfelt parody of the 1920s musical comedy features a chirpy jazz age score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a lively, clever book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, both of which were Tony winners in 2006. The score boasts such tunes as the scenery-chomping “Show Off,” the sizzling and silly “I Am Aldolpho,” the double-entendre laden “Toledo Surprise,” and “As We Stumble Along,” that rousing anthem to optimistic alcoholism.
 
   
It Happened in L.A. Jul 28  
Theatre West It Happened in L.A.
 
It Happened in L.A. An evening of storytelling from the actors and writers of Theatre West.
 
   
Permanent Collection Jul 29  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Permanent Collection
 
Sterling North, the new Black director of the Morris Foundation precipitates turmoil when he insists that the Foundation museum display its stored artworks of African origin with greater prominence and in greater quantity, dismissing those who oppose him as racist. He is even prepared to go to court to challenge the will of the museum’s founder, Alfred Morris, to pursue the objective of promoting the exposure of North’s beloved African artists. Nothing is as simple as it looks. Was Morris a racist? Who decides who should see art? Who decides what we can see? Who has that right? Can a museum itself be a unified work of art? Should the last will and testament of a private collector be sacrosanct? Permanent Collection poses a lot of questions without simple answers in this thought-provoking play, suggested by events at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation.
 
   
Fefu and her Friends Jul 31 - Sep 29, 2019  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Fefu and her Friends
 
The signature work of early feminist theater by giant of the avant-garde María Irene Fornés, this splendidly surreal comedy-drama will be performed in multiple spaces in the Odyssey complex. Part of Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary “Circa ’69” Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey’s 1969 inception.
 
   
Miscast Meets Holleywood! Jul 31  
Three Clubs Miscast Meets Holleywood!
 
A night of musical theater hilarity. Our version of a cabaret where every performer gets a chance to perform a song or act from a dream role… that they’d never be cast in. Come out & see some UCLA alums & friends perform showtunes and more!
 
   
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.
 
   
Little Black Dress-The Musical Aug 9 - Aug 10, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Little Black Dress-The Musical
 
If Amy Schumer and Stephen Sondheim had a love child, this would be it! Written for women, by women, Little Black Dress! tells the story of best friends Mandy and Dee. Together we witness the girls' major life events in their little black dresses – first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience (which happens more than once), first funeral, and more! After being on tour for close to three years together with the wildly successful Spank! The Fifty Shades of Grey Parody, writers Danielle Trzcinski and Amanda Barker saw an audience they never knew existed. Thousand of women who wanted to go to the theatre not just to see a show, but to have an experience where they could laugh and let loose. Hilarious tunes about childbirth to profound songs about love and friendship combine with hysterical audience improv, a heartfelt story and sincere moments of tenderness to create a truly unique event. A show that every woman can relate to, Little Black Dress has made audiences across the globe laugh, cry, and party! WARNING: Contains strong language and adult content.
 
   
Lonely At The Top Aug 9 - Aug 10, 2019  
Actors Workout Studio Lonely At The Top
 
Get ready to travel back in time to experience a radio murder mystery comedy like you’ve never heard or seen before. The year, 1947. The place, Los Angeles, California. When famed film director Monty Goldstein is found murdered, Private Eye Rex Fontana is on the case. However, Fontana may have bit off more than he could chew- The Mafia, Communists and a giant pigeon? Prepare for murder, slapstick and laughs as you join the debut show of Worst Ever Productions.
 
   
Frankenstein Aug 11 - Sep 6, 2019  
A Noise Within Frankenstein
 
This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world — only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destruction — has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear’s adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil.
 
   
Hannah and the Dread Gazebo Aug 14 - Sep 22, 2019  
Fountain Theatre Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
 
A strange and wonderful play that is a mix of unexpected whimsy, delightful comedy, profound despair and more than a little bit of magic. Hannah is two weeks away from becoming a board-certified neurologist when she receives a strange package from her grandmother, who may—or may not—have just ended her life in a most flamboyant fashion. The mystery leads Hannah and her family on a surreal, funny, heartbreaking adventure back to their roots in South and North Korea and the forbidden Demilitarized Zone that divides them. Wildly theatrical, this startling new comedy twists together creation myths and family histories to explore what it means to walk the edge between cultures.
 
   
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.
 
   
The Joy Luck Club Aug 23 - Oct 5, 2019  
Sierra Madre Playhouse The Joy Luck Club
 
The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters. The play moves from China in the early 20th Century and San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the eight women struggle across a seemingly unpassable chasm of culture, generation and expectations to find strength and happiness,
 
   
Dear Yoko Aug 24  
Whitefire Theatre Dear Yoko
 
Her Asian mother and her white father divorce acrimoniously while she’s still a little girl. When the court awards her father sole custody of her younger sister, her mother Keiko flees with her two daughters to Tokyo, where she enrolls them in a Christian school. Anzu is beautiful, which Keiko recognizes. She enters Anzu in beauty contests, and Anzu lands a modeling contract at age 14. Anzu misses America and, as her teen years progress, she enters a world of wild parties and meets rock stars visiting Tokyo. She has some musical abilities and is encouraged to sing by Jon Anderson of the supergroup Yes. She records a #1 song on the Tokyo pop charts and becomes a big J-Pop teen star. Keiko attempts to keep her in Japan and reveals a shocking family secret (which won’t be revealed here; You’ll have to see the ahow). Fleeing to America, Anzu 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 is a time when there are not many roles for Asian-American actresses, let alone leading roles. She sustains herself with a succession of jobs: waitress gigs, then a job as personal assistant to martial arts film star Steven Seagal. She exits after he attempts to take liberties with her. She becomes a masseuse to the stars, literally rubbing the shoulders of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest. She sings vocal tracks for the film scores of composer Hans Zimmer. Upon appearing in a television episode with Brad Garrett, he encourages her to try her hand at stand-up comedy. She continues to study acting, and her instructor, taking note of her exotic good looks, suggests that she portray Yoko Ono. Ono becomes a source of inspiration for Anzu. Ono is a multidisciplinary Asian artist who lived for years in New York. Once one of the most hated women in the world, Ono persevered to become an internationally acclaimed artist and humanitarian. Dear Yoko is the story of Anzu’s growth as a woman and an artist, in an odyssey that spans two continents and how she found in Yoko Ono an example of an extraordinary Asian woman of accomplishment who lives her life authentically.
 
   
Beetlejuice Aug 28  
El Cid Beetlejuice
 
Before Tim Burton became a Disney slave he was churning out weird little hit after weird little hit. You don’t get much weirder than his 1988 comedy masterpiece, BEETLEJUICE, starring a rabid Michael Keaton, a hysterical Catherine O’Hara, a gothed out Winona Ryder, the late great Glenn Shadix and more! And what better way to honor this classic than with a drunken reading hosted by the inimitable Frank Dietz. THE RULES: Every time one of our readers flubs a line, forgets their place, gets distracted — THEY DRINK! HOW ARE YOU INVOLVED? The audience chooses a “social word” and any time that word is read in the script, EVERYONE DRINKS. Our fans on social media vote on their favorite line from the film. We draw one at random at the beginning of the show and when we reach that line — every reader finishes whatever is in their glass! If any of our readers don’t drink, we choose a DESIGNATED DRINKER from the audience to help them along.
 
   

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