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Hairspray: The Broadway Musical Apr 26 - May 12, 2019  
Norris Center for the Performing Arts Hairspray:  The Broadway Musical
 
Based on John Water’s cult classic film, the eight-time Tony award-winning phenomenon is set in 1962 Baltimore, and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, who has one big dream – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Dance Show.” When she finally wins a spot on the show, she’s transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a television network in the process. The larger‐than‐life production, with its infectious music, show‐stopping dance numbers and uplifting story, is an exciting and heart‐warming theatre experience for audiences of all ages.
 
   
Dr. Nympho Vs The Sex Zombies! Apr 26 - May 26, 2019  
The Lex Theatre Dr. Nympho Vs The Sex Zombies!
 
Every family has issues. No issues run deeper than those of the brilliant pathologist and matriarch Dr. Nimfa Delacroix. She was a nymphomaniac in the past but now lives a “normal life” with her nuclear 21st century family. All of her demons must be confronted however, when the outbreak of a deadly STD launches in Atlanta, turning its residents into zombies that promises the end of civilization. Can Nimfa unite her family? Can she overcome her past? Can she save the world? Find out in DR. NYMPHO VS THE SEX ZOMBIES!" For Mature Audiences 18 and older.
 
   
A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline Apr 27 - May 19, 2019  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
 
The first female solo artist ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and one of the most successful crossover artists in history, the iconic Patsy Cline packed a lot of great music into her short life, which tragically ended in a plane crash at the age of 30. Developed with the help of her widow Charlie Dick and featuring more than 20 of her hit songs, this show pays tribute to the remarkable singer by following her career from her early honky-tonk days through her success at the Grand Ole Opry and beyond. You'll hear signature tunes like "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy" and more when A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
 
   
Rapunzel Apr 27 - May 19, 2019  
Pico Playhouse Rapunzel
 
Creating Arts Company is proud to present a stunning new adaption of the classic Grimm fairy-tale of the girl with magical golden locks, Rapunzel. Cheer for the Prince and Boo for the mean witch Gothel who has locked the beautiful Rapunzel high atop a tower. Will Rapunzel escape the tower and learn she’s a Princess and find her way back to her rightful mother and father, King and Queen Windsor? This is a Creating Arts Company Pint Sized Play and is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical experience like no other that is sure to delight children and their families ages three and up! This is a Creating Arts Company signature original pint-sized play and is a one-hour, immersive and interactive show that is perfect for ages 3 and up.
 
   
Mowgli and The Frog Princess's Jungle Book Adventures Apr 27 - May 19, 2019  
Pico Playhouse Mowgli and The Frog Princess's Jungle Book Adventures
 
When the Frog Princess finds herself lost in the jungle, being chased by an evil witch-doctor tiger and his side-kick snake, she relies on the help of her new friend Mowgli to escape. They find themselves on an exciting adventure that reveals the truth about the secret Prince of the Jungle and what true friendship really is. Come cheer for the heros and boo for the villains in this original fairy-tale mashup, signature Creating Arts Company mini-musical. With music from pop to rock, this show is fun for the entire family and will have all ages stomping their feet, dancing and wanting more. This is a Creating Arts Company signature original show is immersive and interactive show that is perfect for ages 3 and up.
 
   
Swing Apr 27 - May 19, 2019  
Write Act Repertory Theatre Swing
 
Swing! tells the story of Adrianna, a factory worker in the 40’s who is holding down her husband Butch’s factory job while he’s at war. Once he returns home, both Adrianna and Butch feel like they don’t fit into their old lives. When she meets Janine, Adrianna rediscovers old passions that she put away when she was first married. While her feelings blossom for Janine, Adrianna‘s love for her husband is also rekindled. Adrianna’s difficult choice in a time of forbidden love fuels this passionate musical journey.
 
   
Love's Labour's Apr 28  
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Love's Labour's
 
This staged reading of Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Louis Fantasia and presented at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, doubles as a benefit for the "Will Power to Youth" program.
 
   
Homeward L.A. Apr 28  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre Homeward L.A.
 
Homeward L.A. 2019 is a program consisting of eleven monologues based on stories who’ve experienced homelessness. Actors of Theatre 40 will perform the show, directed by one of Theatre 40’s regular directors, Jules Aaron.
 
   
The One Day Plays Apr 28  
Greenway Court Theatre The One Day Plays
 
Five plays are conceived, written, rehearsed and performed for a live audience within a 23-hour period. Here's how it works: members and friends of IAMA Theatre Company meet the night before to pair up directors, writers and actors by drawing names from a hat. Once the five “teams” are chosen, the writers have nine hours to write the scripts. Actors receive them the morning of the show to rehearse and memorize. That night an audience arrives and watches five fully realized plays that did not exist one day earlier.
 
   
Daniel's Husband May 1 - Jun 23, 2019  
Fountain Theatre Daniel's Husband
 
Michael McKeever’s funny, passionate and poignant play takes an unflinching look at how we choose to tie the knot — or not. Daniel and Mitchell are the perfect couple. What isn't so perfect is that Daniel desperately longs to be married, but Mitchell doesn’t believe in it. When a life-altering event throws the couple into crisis, Mitchell must use the laws of his own heart to fight the rules of law.
 
   
Freaky Friday May 2 - May 19, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Freaky Friday
 
When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, a writer on TV faves Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, plus music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal. Catch it at Scherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
 
   
Bare Naked Angels May 3 - May 25, 2019  
Actors Workout Studio Bare Naked Angels
 
Bare Naked Angels is an eclectic group of artists dedicated to storytelling on stage in a way that moves, touches and inspires their audience. Actors are guided through a four-month process of self-discovery where they learn to write their own autobiographical pieces. Culminating in a final performance, all pieces are merged together to create a unique evening of theater. Solo Performance with a twist! Bare Naked Angels: Angels Untamed follows six brave actors as they reveal intimate stories about their lives. Laugh with them, cry with them, be amazed by them as they share their unique journeys and navigate their way through this thing we call life. This show is intended only for mature audiences ages 18 and up.
 
   
Pippin May 3 - May 19, 2019  
Lineage Performing Arts Center Pippin
 
The iconic Broadway musical about a prince who learns the true meaning of glory, love and war! Lineage is proud to present a re-imagined Pippin! Along with the magic, mystery and excitement of the stage musical Pippin, the Lineage Dancers and a talented cast of singers and actors bring new excitement to the show with fresh choreography, site specific surprises and inspiration for all. Come move through space and time with an all new Pippin at Lineage’s temporary home in Pasadena.
 
   
The Long Gravel Road May 4 - Jun 1, 2019  
Theatre West The Long Gravel Road
 
A modern re-telling of the Parsifal myth, The Long Gravel Road revolves around a man’s primordial recognition of himself seduced in a cosmic overture and by the idea of Individuation, Carl Jung’s term for the life long journey in which a person becomes the complete entity God intended. Abbott's virtuoso performance and imaginative writing soars above our heads and stabs our hearts and memories. The proscenium is blasted away before our eyes for an hour of pioneering, singular, and thought-provoking theatre.
 
   
And Then There Were None May 4 - May 26, 2019  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre And Then There Were None
 
In this classic Agatha Christie whodunit, And Then There Were None, 10 people who’ve never met each other before are lured by a cryptic invitation to a deserted island and left stranded there. Ten little soldier statues sit on the mantelpiece, with a nursery rhyme that describes how each of the ten soldiers dies, “until there were none.” A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder — and then one of them drops dead. One down, nine to go. Can the other “soldiers” discover the identity of the murderer before they all fall prey to the trap? Put on your sleuthing cap for this timeless murder mystery at Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica.
 
   
Julius Weezer May 4 - May 19, 2019  
El Portal Theatre Julius Weezer
 
Have you ever wondered what really happened to Julius Caesar on the Ides of March? The Troubies have…and are warning you to “Beware the Ides of March in May!” The terrible tidings and twisted tale of corruption, betrayal, and the quest for absolute power –no, not Washington DC - it’s Rome circa 44 B.C., with Shakespeare’s story of Caesar mashed up with the funk-rock riffs of the resurgent and ubiquitous band, Weezer. This hard-driving, heart pounding, adrenaline rush of a show will feature the Troubies in all their classical glory - speaking the speech and strumming the power chords. Part circus, part improv comedy show, part rock concert - with a live band that complements and compels the Troubie cast as they wind their way through the dark and dangerous world of Julius Weezer! Enjoy the madness with the Troubies and you will be able to say: “I came, I saw, I conquered…and I rocked out!
 
   
Standing On My Knees May 5 - Jun 2, 2019  
The Sherry Theatre Standing On My Knees
 
Addressing the ever relevant theme of creativity and its possible connection to madness, Standing on My Knees tells the tale of Catherine, an up and coming poet who has recently returned home after a lengthy hospitalization for schizophrenia. With the help of Joanne, her psychiatrist and Alice, her good friend and publisher, Catherine hopes to find the balance of regaining a normal life while also getting back to work on her writing. At a party, she meets handsome stockbroker Robert and there is instant attraction which leads to a new relationship. Will Catherine be able to navigate the waters of staying healthy, falling in love and trying to write or will all of this turbulence lead her back to her demons? Standing On My Knees tackles the ever relevant issue of how creativity is perhaps tied to madness and how far one can safely go in the name of art.
 
   

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