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The Search for Chocolate
The Search for Chocolate Jun 13 - Jun 25, 2023

As a stressed-out young girl, Pamela seeks solace in chocolate. It's delicious. It gives you an endorphin rush. It makes you happy. Done to excess, it expands not only your horizons, but your waistline. Chocolate, however, is not enough. After the demise of a best friend, Pamela seeks comfort in a variety of spiritual pursuits, from the New Age to the traditional (including Orthodox Judaism). She also has some romantic adventures with the wrong guys, until she meets the right one. What you are looking for most is inside you all along. But there's also chocolate.

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove Jun 14 - Aug 27, 2023

Welcome to Bluefish Cove. The Fountain Theatre will transform the parking lot surrounding the set on its outdoor stage to create an oceanfront experience for its 40th anniversary production of the groundbreaking drama, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers. Set in 1974, a group of queer women spend their summers together in a remote oceanfront town on Long Island. Their lesbian enclave is disrupted when Eva, a na´ve straight woman recently separated from her husband, stumbles unaware into their circle and falls for the charming, tough-talking Lil. This heartfelt play, a landmark in lesbian history, is bursting with friendship, laughter, love and hope, bringing well-rounded, three-dimensional characters that transcend stereotypes and preconceptions to the stage.

Now Or Later
Now Or Later Jun 15 - Jun 25, 2023

It's the night of the US presidential election and success is imminent for the Democratic Party. All is well until a revelation plunges the campaign into an international crisis. Woven within the brittle fabric of a political family, Now or Later exposes the uncomfortable truths about politics, religion, bigotry, and freedom of expression.

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act
Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2023

The Last Act" shows the man behind the myth, exposing the great detective's fears and weaknesses, the devastating consequences of the dramas of his formative years, and, unexpectedly, his cutting sense of humor.

Brave Fish
Brave Fish Jun 16 - Jun 24, 2023

Em has had her womanhood threatened one too many times, and when her "boyfriend" breaks her heart, she finds another layer of woman to express. Em takes her dental training out of the office and becomes a woman the world fears, one who lies, blackmails and gets what she wants. But when her past comes to catch up with her present, we beg the question... Is this really what she deserves?

Murder Ballad
Murder Ballad Jun 17 - Jul 2, 2023

Murder Ballad is the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong, centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seemed to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. A rock musical with memorable songs. Mature content and language. A guest production on Santa Monica Playhouse's Main Stage.

Queen Margaret's Version of Shakespeare's War of the Roses
Queen Margaret's Version of Shakespeare's War of the Roses Jun 24 - Oct 1, 2023

In Queen Margaret's Version of Shakespeare's War of the Roses, a new edit of Shakespeare's best-known history plays - Henry VI Parts I, II and III and Richard III - Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer puts the focus on the women in court to draw an unspoken parallel between the in-fighting of rival dynasties that led to England's bloody civil wars and modern-day American politics.

Into The Woods
Into The Woods Jun 27 - Jul 30, 2023

Into the Woods is a musical about fairytales - but this show tells them differently than you might remember them. Into the Woods draws on versions of fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, whose stories often have dark themes and endings. The central story is a totally original one, though, of a baker and his wife trying to conceive. They've been having trouble for a long time, and they soon discover that because the baker's father angered a witch years ago, she put a curse on his family to make them barren.

Garden of Alla
Garden of Alla Jul 7 - Jul 23, 2023

The 1920s was the time of flappers, flamboyance, and the face of Alla Nazimova. This summer Nazimova - Jewish immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Broadway and silent film superstar, visionary Hollywood director and producer, and LGBTQIA trailblazer - makes her triumphant return to Hollywood when Theatre West presents playwright and performer Romy Nordlinger in the West Coast premiere of Garden of Alla: The Alla Nazimova Story. Using immersive video and original music to invoke the Roaring Twenties and create a panoramic, live silent film, Nordlinger brings the life and times of this groundbreaking iconoclast to vivid life.

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice Jul 11 - Jul 30, 2023

It's showtime! Based on Tim Burton's dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that's out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is "SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!" (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it's a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

Stew
Stew Jul 12 - Aug 6, 2023

Mama's in the kitchen early preparing her famous stew for a big event, but even as her daughter and granddaughters help, she still feels like time is running out. Soon these three generations of Black women begin to feel their past and present closing in. A finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Zora Howard's hilarious, haunting, and taut 90-minute drama has a lot more cooking underneath the surface.

Crabs in a Bucket
Crabs in a Bucket Jul 12 - Aug 21, 2023
Echo Theater Company at Atwater Village Theatre

The Echo Theater Company presents Crabs in a Bucket, an outrageous, smart and very funny satire about the impact of "crab mentality" on oppressed communities whose members work against one another instead of together. Amargo and Pootz are two bitter crabs living in a shucking bucket. They spend their days talking chit about the crabs that got out, the ones who couldn't take it, and the losers who still live among them. When a new crab arrives filled with optimism and hope for change, can it help them achieve their life-long dream of getting the shuck out?

Cinderella
Cinderella Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2023

Rodgers and Hammerstein's enchanting adaptation of the timeless fairytale, Cinderella, brings new life to the story of a young woman forced into servitude who dreams of - and achieves - a better life.

A Perfect Ganesh
A Perfect Ganesh Jul 15 - Oct 7, 2023

Terrence McNally's play finds humor within the self-searching American abroad. Two friends travel to India with heavy baggage in tow, reeling from loss and personal demons. The Hindu god Ganesha, manifest in their fellow travelers, points them toward the revelation that sometimes, the greatest journey is surviving life.

Doris and Ivy in the Home
Doris and Ivy in the Home Jul 20 - Aug 23, 2023

Retired prison guard Doris Mooney has just moved to Paradise Village, a retirement home in Canmore, Alberta. She quickly befriends Ivy Hoffbauer, a former world champion skier who's taken aback by Doris' brash cheerfulness. Rounding out the trio is dapper Arthur Beech, who has designs on Ivy. Love, gossip, and sex behind the compost heap, this is Norm Foster at his hilarious best.

Rent
Rent Jul 21 - Aug 20, 2023

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, the musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This is theatre at its best - exuberant, passionate and joyous.

Les Miserables
Les Miserables Aug 1 - Sep 10, 2023

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's Tony Award- winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables. This brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as "a reborn dream of a production" (Daily Telegraph).Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Miserables includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and many more.