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Telenovela Apr 5 - Apr 27, 2019  
Actors Workout Studio Telenovela
 
Force of Nature is proud to present the return of the hilarious hit comedy Telenovela. The story follows the bitter and melodramatic rivalry between the Lajarra and Azucar families, Mexico's biggest wine and tequila makers, and their fight for power. Passion, revenge, grapes, and tequila are all in a day's work. Telenovela is a colorful, high-octane comedy that affectionately honors the famous melodramatic "novelas" of Spanish TV that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.
 
   
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play Apr 5 - Apr 6, 2019  
The Broad Stage William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play
 
The inventive three-man comedy troupe behind The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) -- both of which ran in London for over nine years -- are back and ready to give you a dose of their latest show, William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). In this "tale told by idiots," three actors weave some of The Bard's most famous characters, lines and speeches into a comic misadventure that's simultaneously strangely familiar and excitingly new. Experience the irreverent hilarity at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles.
 
   
Renee Taylor's - My Life on a Diet Apr 5 - Apr 14, 2019  
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Renee Taylor's - My Life on a Diet
 
Over the course of a career that spans more than 60 years -- a career that has seen her nominated for an Academy Award, performing stand-up comedy with Barbra Streisand as her opening act, and starring in movies like Mel Brooks' The Producers and TV shows like The Nanny and How I Met Your Mother -- Hollywood legend Renee Taylor has seen it all. Now she takes to the stage, sharing her life's amazing journey in a funny and nostalgic tell-all. Highlights include stories of the dieting advice she received from Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford, as well as tales of many other famous co-stars with whom Taylor worked, accompanied by video and slides. Don't miss the magic when Taylor comes to the Wallace Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
 
   
Dorothy's Adventures In Oz Apr 6 - Jun 30, 2019  
Santa Monica Playhouse Dorothy's Adventures In Oz
 
Dorothy's Adventures In Oz. A vibrant, colorful family-friendly musical comedy, the hilarious and heart-warming internationally acclaimed DOROTHY'S ADVENTURES IN OZ, a reworking of the beloved L. Frank Baum stories, is filled with music and dance, fun special effects, laughter and love, as audiences follow Dorothy and her companions along the windy road to that mystical place where dreams really do come true and nothing is as it seems, doing battle with the vain but glorious Queen Coo-ee-oh, joining forces with a vagabond princess who is revolting (although she doesn't look it), meeting a Patchwork Girl and a Rainbow Maiden, facing such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, learning a great deal about the world around them, and even a little bit about themselves.
 
   
Wiesenthal Apr 7  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Wiesenthal
 
As Holocaust survivor and the world’s most renowned hunter of Nazi war criminals Simon Wiesenthal is about to retire, he recounts for an audience the stories of his most famous cases of bringing wrongdoers to justice.
 
   
Le Salon de Musiques: Bach, Chopin, Saint--Saens and Scharwenka Apr 7  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Le Salon de Musiques:  Bach, Chopin, Saint--Saens and Scharwenka
 
One of L.A.'s true cultural jewels, Le Salon De Musiques is famed for providing up-close and personal musical performances in the warm, intimate environs of the fifth floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This acclaimed series celebrates the seventh event of the season with an exquisite chamber music program for strings and piano by several genius European composers -- Bach, Chopin, Saint-Saens & Scharwenka, including one "US Premiere" -- performed by violinist Jessica Guideri, cellist Eric Byers, and pianist Rodolfo Leone. There will also be a post-concert Q&A and reception featuring French champagne and a high-tea buffet catered by Patina.
 
   
Mistakes Were Made Apr 7 - Jun 30, 2019  
Santa Monica Playhouse Mistakes Were Made
 
Mistakes Were Made - coulda-woulda-shoulda. Dick's mistake: He let a sexy, blue-eyed winker threaten his marriage. Jeff's mistake: He turned down a dream job, then later, screamed, "You idiot!" Mel's mistake: He hired a famous money manager, now famous for stealing money. Dick's wife's mistake: She trusted him, then learned of his affair and had one too. NOBODY'S PERFECT! But mistakes can be fixed, between husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, fathers and sons. From the acclaimed team that brought you Almost Perfect, Aspirin & ELEPHANTS and A Love Affair, and reuniting Mr. Mayer with acclaimed veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo, this world premiere romantic comedy will have you laughing, crying, and running home to fix that one mistake that's been gnawing at you for years!
 
   
Shen Yun: Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive Apr 10 - Apr 11, 2019  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Shen Yun:  Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive
 
World-famous performing-arts troupe Shen Yun summons an ancient Chinese world to vibrant life via traditional music, dance and acrobatics, along with spectacular animated backdrops, historically authentic costumes and thunderous orchestral sound. Their latest exciting stage extravaganza, Experience a Divine Culture, stars a cast of 100 in a wildly colorful, exhilarating and heartfelt journey through 5,000 years of glorious civilization, now on the verge of disappearing completely. You'll see more than a dozen dance pieces, each with its own story, as well as several solo vocal and instrumental performances as part of the show Broadway World calls "extravagantly beautiful," when it arrives on stage at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Fred Kavli Theatre.
 
   
Shen Yun: Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2019  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Shen Yun:  Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive
 
World-famous performing-arts troupe Shen Yun summons an ancient Chinese world to vibrant life via traditional music, dance and acrobatics, along with spectacular animated backdrops, historically authentic costumes and thunderous orchestral sound. Their latest exciting stage extravaganza, Experience a Divine Culture, stars a cast of 100 in a wildly colorful, exhilarating and heartfelt journey through 5,000 years of glorious civilization, now on the verge of disappearing completely. You'll see more than a dozen dance pieces, each with its own story, as well as several solo vocal and instrumental performances as part of the show Broadway World calls "extravagantly beautiful," when it arrives on stage at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
 
   
Tiny Beautiful Things Apr 10 - May 5, 2019  
Pasadena Playhouse Tiny Beautiful Things
 
The Huffington Post called it, “a heart-tugging, emotionally rewarding evening.” A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, Tiny Beautiful Things is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for Dear Sugar. Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers. This funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience at The Pasadena Playhouse was brilliantly adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award-nominated writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
 
   
Wonder Apr 11  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Wonder
 
August Pullman is an ordinary 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox; ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for 5th grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience; August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. “It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” The power of the words behind Wonder stand out strong in this production. There will be minimal sets and props, and performed simply by actors behind microphones, projections and chairs.
 
   
Sister Act Apr 12 - May 19, 2019  
Casa 0101 Theater Sister Act
 
Based on the beloved 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Sister Act tells the hilarious tale of a wannabe disco diva whose life is turned upside-down when she witnesses a crime and is put into hiding in a convent. As this free-spirited soul singer shakes things up under the watchful eye of Mother Superior, she rediscovers her own voice in the process. Featuring original music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical brings powerful gospel vocals, outrageous dancing and a moving story to the Casa 0101 Theater in Los Angeles.
 
   
Oslo Apr 12 - Apr 14, 2019  
The James Bridges Theater Oslo
 
A Norwegian social scientist and his diplomat wife are determined to try a new tactic to break the long-standing deadlock of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A secret back-channel in Norway leads to unexpected breakthroughs as negotiators find common ground. When the political becomes personal, relationships are forged that offer a chance to alter the course of history in this 2017 Tony Award-winner for Best Play. Directed by Brian Kite. Starring Usman Ally, Matthew Floyd Miller, Darren Richardson, Kevin Weisman.
 
   
Puppeteers Create a Haunting Live Movie on Stage Apr 12 - Apr 14, 2019  
The Broad Stage Puppeteers Create a Haunting Live Movie on Stage
 
ix puppeteers. Seven overhead projectors. Hundreds of paper puppets. One forgettable live "movie" crafted right before front of your eyes. Welcome to Mementos Mori, Manual Cinema’s most ambitious show to date -- a dynamic, beguiling meditation on death and dying told using an innovative mix of puppets, cameras and screens. Accompanied by four musicians and live sound effects, the result is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling, all performed live at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
 
   
Fiddler On The Roof Apr 16 - May 5, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Fiddler On The Roof
 
"An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!" - New York Magazine. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
 
   
Falsettos Apr 16 - May 19, 2019  
Ahmanson Theatre Falsettos
 
Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at the Ahmanson in L.A. as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn. Recommended for ages 13+ for mature themes and language.
 
   
The Carole King Songbook Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2019  
Laguna Playhouse The Carole King Songbook
 
Be transported back to the sound and vibe of a 1970's concert experience with TAPESTRY, The Carole King Songbook, North America's premier musical tribute to Carole King. Suzanne O. Davis gives an energetic and heartfelt performance along with the TAPESTRY, The Carole King Songbook band and takes you on a journey into those great recordings. This show not only performs songs from the record-breaking, Grammy winning album of the same name, but also Carole's follow-up hits that continued throughout the 70's. Impeccable attention to detail is taken in recreating a respectful and accurate musical presentation of Carole's piano vocals, just as they were. TAPESTRY, THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK brings back a beautiful flood of music memories with every song an unforgettable hit for audiences to experience.
 
   

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