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The Sound of Murder Mar 14 - Apr 14, 2019  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre The Sound of Murder
 
The Sound of Murder is exactly the kind of British murder mystery that Theatre 40 audiences have come to gleefully anticipate each season. It’s full of dark, nasty fun.
 
   
Billie! Backstage With Lady Day Mar 15  
Whitefire Theatre Billie! Backstage With Lady Day
 
With timeless hits like "I'll Be Seeing You," "Embraceable You" and the devastating "Strange Fruit," delivered with one of the most distinctive voices in the history of music, Billie Holiday has had an incalculable influence on popular music. This musically haunting, sad, happy, unpredictable journey of jazz-blues singer Billie Holiday takes you on a winding road of love, joy, blues, racism and astounding hit songs that tell the story of a life hard fought. You'll be introduced to people and places in Billie's life that provided both pain and pleasure, excitement and disappointments. See Billie! Backstage With Lady Day when it returns to The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
 
   
Stuart Little Mar 16 - Apr 27, 2019  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Stuart Little
 
Stuart Little is a mouse born into a human family in New York City. Though his stature is appropriately small for a mouse, he displays a wit and intelligence far beyond his years. He engages in a variety of adventures: Winning a sailboat race in Central Park; Befriending a beautiful bird and protecting her from a malicious cat; Attempting to court a diminutive human female from a wealthy society family; Being rescued from a garbage scow; Learning to drive a car; Working as a substitute teacher; Searching for a missing friend; Making his way (rather successfully) in the world.
 
   
Little Shop of Horrors Mar 16 - Apr 13, 2019  
Morgan-Wixson Theatre Little Shop of Horrors
 
For the misfits of Skid Row, life is full of broken dreams and dead ends. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth ... and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Then Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and drive for world-domination. Featuring an electrifying early 1960s-style score from Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest running off-Broadway shows and cult films of all time. Now you can see it when it takes root at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
 
   
Just Imagine Mar 16  
El Portal Theatre Just Imagine
 
John Lennon returns for one last concert, and you're there, front and center. Top Beatles tribute performer Tim Piper stars as Lennon in the smash hit show Just Imagine at the El Portal Theatre. Backed by live band Working Class Hero, Piper belts out Beatles hits and shares anecdotes from the star's life -- from Lennon's tumultuous childhood to becoming a worldwide pop music superstar to emerging as the groundbreaking social icon who influenced generations. Piper has been seen in CBS's The Linda McCartney Story and E!'s The John Lennon Story, and provided the singing voice of Lennon in NBC's made-for-TV movie In His Life: The John Lennon Story.
 
   
Piaf: The Show Mar 17  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Piaf:  The Show
 
Piaf!: The Show is a musical fête to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This acclaimed French production stars Anne Carrere, a “legitimate musical heiress” to Piaf with a “soaring voice” (The Guardian). The show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of Edith Piaf’s Paris. Enjoy this tribute to the songer known as The Little Sparrow when Piaf!: The Show comes to Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB in Long Beach.
 
   
Argonautika Mar 20 - May 5, 2019  
A Noise Within Argonautika
 
In this fresh retelling of the classic Greek myth at A Noise Within in Pasadena, Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece has been reframed for our time. Join the fantastic voyage and encounter Hercules, Hera, sirens, centaurs, and more -- familiar mythological figures whose modern-day equivalents show unexpected character and depth. Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika reveals the humanity in the most monstrous of creatures in this unforgettable journey for the ages, packed with humor, love and the unimaginable.
 
   
The Elephant Man Mar 21 - Apr 14, 2019  
El Portal Theatre The Elephant Man
 
“In 2011, I contracted the Bell's Palsy virus. The entire left side of my face was paralyzed. I had to tape my left eye open during the day, and tape it shut at night. My nose was being pulled across my face by the strong muscles on the right side, and that made my left nostril collapse. I would drool and slur my speech. Out in public during the early stage of this condition; I was met by sympathetic looks, gasps, and a few mean spirited passing comments. But one comment stuck; "Hey, it's the Elephant Man"! Those words never left me, and what was meant as an insult became a gift that made me discover “ The Elephant Man”, a play by Bernard Pomerance. The relevance and power of his play continues to deepen four decades after its debut. Needless to say, I did not choose this play, oddly enough it chose me, and I am grateful.”
 
   
Bar Mitzvah Boy Mar 21 - May 12, 2019  
Miles Memorial Playhouse Bar Mitzvah Boy
 
Joey Brant is a Jewish divorce lawyer in his 60s. He has never had a bar mitzvah ceremony. He feels the need to get one now, before his grandson has his bar mitzvah. For reasons which will become clear in the story, Joey’s bar mitzvah ceremony must take place at the synagogue he attended five decades ago. Joey, a thoroughly secularized man, must now re-connect with the faith of his ancestors. He promptly alienates the synagogue’s regular instructor, which means that Joey must now go to the temple’s rabbi for his bar mitzvah lessons. Rabbi Michael Levitz-Sharon, a woman, finds her faith challenged at the same time that Joey is rediscovering his spiritual roots. her 11-year-old devoutly Jewish daughter has contracted terminal cancer. The daughter, Rachel, wants nothing more than to live long enough to be bat-mitzvahed. The impending tragedy is taking its toll on Rabbi Michael’s marriage. Will Joey at long last have his bar mitzvah and find his faith? Can Rabbi Michael retain her beliefs?
 
   
Ada and the Engine Mar 21 - Mar 31, 2019  
Studio Stage Ada and the Engine
 
As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge -- a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.
 
   
Matilda The Musical Mar 22 - Mar 31, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Matilda The Musical
 
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at the Fred Kavil Theatre in Thousand Oaks.
 
   
Steel Magnolias Mar 22 - May 5, 2019  
Actors Co-op Theatre Steel Magnolias
 
Set in a small town beauty salon in Louisiana, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias celebrates the bond of friendship between six women in the midst of life’s challenges. Based on the playwright’s upbringing, and later adapted into the critically praised film, Steel Magnolias is a humorous, yet devastating journey of friendship, loss and love. Don't miss the Actors Co-op production of this modern classic. The show is recommended for ages 13 or older.
 
   
Journey to Oz Mar 24  
Haugh Performing Arts Center Journey to Oz
 
Discover The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in this whimsical new adaptation that brings L. Frank Baum’s much-loved classic book to life. Set in a library in the late 19th century, Journey to Oz takes you back more than a century to see the inspiration for the magical world L. Frank Baum created. Delight as the cast transforms into Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and more. The entire family will enjoy following the yellow brick road to Oz at the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
 
   
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Mar 27 - Apr 14, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
 
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Chicago's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Entertainment Weekly raves "Broadway's Big Treat" and NPR exclaims "You'll have a ball!"
 
   
Friends With Gun Mar 28 - Apr 14, 2019  
The Road on Magnolia Friends With Gun
 
Friends With Gun asks, "Can instant kinship between two liberal married couples survive a closet full of guns?"
 
   
Catch Me If You Can Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2019  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Catch Me If You Can
 
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it, the high-flying musical Catch Me If You Can follows the life of Frank W. Abagnale Jr., who uses charm, imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks to create his ideal future. Abagnale successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- and wins the girl of his dreams -- before a dogged FBI agent finally catches up to him. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning dream team, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). The Musical Theatre West production takes off at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
 
   
Geronimo Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019  
Santa Monica Playhouse Geronimo
 
"An amazing one-man performance!...something that young and old should see!" (The Geek Authority). Santa Monica Playhouse presents the critically acclaimed, seldom told story of Geronimo's life as a POW on the Fort Sill Indian Reservation.
 
   

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