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The Mountaintop Feb 9 - Mar 10, 2019  
The Garry Marshall Theatre The Mountaintop
 
April 3, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. Room 306. Tomorrow, it will become the scene of one of our nation’s greatest losses. But tonight, it is just another stopover motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language and surprising twists, this drama takes us to the summit of a man’s historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. Dubbed “daring, rousing and provocative" by Entertainment Weekly, The Mountaintop comes to Burbank's Garry Marshall Theatre.
 
   
The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! Feb 9  
Santa Monica Playhouse The Hebrew Hillbilly:  Fifty Shades of Oy Vey!
 
The longest-running solo musical play in the USA, The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! makes its way to the Santa Monica Playhouse. Raised in the Deep South, Shelley Fisher has had success as a jazz and blues vocalist and a recording artist in L.A., along with creating her own romantic-comedy cooking show, Forkplay. She even had a close encounter with The King, Elvis! Her tale is a heartwarming testament to the power of dreams, determination and finding purpose beyond the Hollywood sign. The Hebrew Hillbilly, her funny and moving musical celebration, features 17 original Memphis-inspired pop, blues and rock 'n' roll songs, which she penned with pop composers Harold Payne and Ken Hirsch. This show is recommended for ages 12 and older.
 
   
Canuck as F*CK Feb 9 - Apr 27, 2019  
Second City Canuck as F*CK
 
Canadians aren’t nice and polite; we're passive-aggressive a-holes who manage to keep a low profile because we spend half the year in hibernation. We can't pick a fight with “Big Brother to the South” because we spend more per capita on doughnuts and toques than on our military. Enough is enough! It's time to speak our truth, and tell you what we really think a-boot the state of the world. Sorry, not sorry! This original premium sketch show was written and performed by Jason DeRosse, Ayumi Iizuka, Paul PK Kingston, Allison Price, and Leslie Seiler. Directed by Doug Morency, the Assistant Director is John David DeFour and the Musical Director is Tony Gonzalez. See Canuck as F*CK at Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
 
   
Shade: A Colorful Musical Comedy Feb 9 - Apr 27, 2019  
Second City Shade:  A Colorful Musical Comedy
 
What if you could be someone else, just for one day? This original new musical comedy sets the stage for a doppelganger switcheroo that goes way, way beyond skin-deep differences. Come laugh at how alike — and different — we truly are in this bold new look at how we look at each other. Written and directed by Dwayne Colbert, Shade can be enjoyed at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
 
   
Othello Feb 10 - Mar 7, 2019  
A Noise Within Othello
 
As part of their 2018-2019 theme "Let Me In," about the deeply human need to be understood for who we are, Pasadena’s A Noise Within theater company presents Othello. Arguably Shakespeare’s most intimate of family tragedies, it’s the tale of the breakdown of a man who has everything — power, position and love — only to find his world decimated through intense mind games with his malicious ensign. Prescient in its searing social commentary of prejudice, betrayal and thwarted ambition, Shakespeare’s thunderous drama examines who we trust and the price we pay when we make the wrong choice.
 
   
Oceans of Hope Feb 17  
Haugh Performing Arts Center Oceans of Hope
 
Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope captures the epic journeys of past generations in a live production that's sheer joy. Direct from Ireland, Celtic Nights brings decades of pageantry and performance to the Haugh stage in Glendora just one month before St. Patrick’s Day.
 
   
Kinky Boots Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Kinky Boots
 
Price and Sons spent the last century making a range of shoes for men, and now they're spending this century making shoes for a range of men! Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of unlikely friendship, finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and recognising that underneath it all, we're not so different.
 
   
The Outsiders Feb 21  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts The Outsiders
 
The stage version of the classic young adult novel The Outsiders is seen through the eyes of Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of the tracks who is caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids, The Socs, and his tough, underprivileged family and friends. As these young people try to find themselves and each other, the sadness of sophistication begins to reach them and change them. SE Hinton's book comes to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
 
   
What if they went to Moscow? Feb 21 - Feb 24, 2019  
Redcat What if they went to Moscow?
 
Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy brilliantly merges live performance and filmmaking in what she describes as a "mirror game between theater and cinema." Her wildly acclaimed take on Anton Chekov's Three Sisters imagines the siblings hosting a house party in modern day Brazil--and the piece is seen by two audiences simultaneously, with each group experiencing it twice (in two very different ways.)
 
   
Tuesdays with Morrie Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2019  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Tuesdays with Morrie
 
This play will run in repertory with Stuart Little, the subject of a separate release. Mitch Albom, on his graduation day from Brandeis University, promises to stay in touch with his beloved sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. Mitch gets busy with life and doesn’t keep his promise. At first, he’s a jazz pianist, but abandons that career when he becomes successful as a sports journalist and sportscaster. One night, he sees Morrie on ABC-TV’s Nightline with Ted Koppel. Morrie’s joie de vivre in the face of his challenges from Lou Gehrig’s Disease captivates the Nightline audience. Mitch re-connects with Morrie, flying in to see him ultimately every Tuesday (hence this play’s title). In the time that Morrie has left, he will equip Mitch for his life ahead.
 
   
Murder Mystery Dinner Feb 22  
El Cid Murder Mystery Dinner
 
You're minding your own business, enjoying cocktails in a fine dining establishment, when a diabolical murder occurs! A detective appears on the scene and starts asking questions. You're part a crime scene and a prime suspect in a Sharpo! Murder Mystery, and only you can clear your name. Watch closely as the mystery plot unfolds over a tantalizing three course dinner followed by a yummy dessert. If you can solve the close and help solve the mystery, you could win the grand prize. If not... well, enjoy jail.
 
   
The Glass Menagerie Feb 24 - Apr 26, 2019  
A Noise Within The Glass Menagerie
 
Brimming with poetic language and indelible characters, this play about the enduring but limiting nature of love and family made Tennessee Williams a household name. The Glass Menagerie centers on an innocuous visit from a potential suitor that unsettles the sheltered Wingfield family. Matriarch Amanda fiercely protects her adult children from the harshness of others, but doesn’t realize that her own eccentricities are the biggest threat to their psychological survival. Enjoy this timeless theatrical classic, directed by Geoff Elliott at Pasadena’s A Noise Within.
 
   
Cats Feb 26 - Mar 24, 2019  
Pantages Theatre Cats
 
There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory."
 
   
Disney's Newsies! Musical Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2019  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Disney's Newsies!  Musical
 
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney's Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies! is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family. Get this special delivery at The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
 
   
Lackawanna Blues Mar 5 - Mar 17, 2019  
Mark Taper Forum Lackawanna Blues
 
A magical, musical and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters -- from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers -- in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse in which he grew up. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music performed by composer Bill Sims Jr.
 
   
My Big Gay Italian Wedding Mar 8 - Mar 31, 2019  
Hudson Theatre My Big Gay Italian Wedding
 
Anthony Pinnunziato loves Andrew Polinski and has proposed to him. Anthony’s very traditional Italian mother, Angela, insists that they have a Catholic wedding with Father Rosalia presiding. Given the Vatican’s position on same-sex marriages, this presents a challenge. Angela also insists that Andrew’s mother fly in from Florida to attend the wedding, set to take place in the fanciest Italian restaurant. But Andrew’s mother still refuses to talk to her gay son. The biggest challenge of all may come from Gregorio, Andrew’s spurned ex-lover. He threatens to scuttle the proceedings by revealing a nasty secret about Andrew. Will love conquer all? Will a large, loving Italian family come together, despite multiple obstacles, to celebrate the marriage of two men deeply in love?
 
   
An Evening with Groucho Mar 10  
Haugh Performing Arts Center An Evening with Groucho
 
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his New York, London, and PBS triumph as the legendary Groucho Marx in An Evening with Groucho, a fast-paced comedy packed with songs, stories and inspired audience interaction which the Chicago Tribune proclaimed "Nothing short of masterful." The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience truly becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand, Groucho style. The New York Times declares "An Evening with Groucho" is "artful ... Mr. Ferrante's timing is digital sharp." Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx Foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM's Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages, experience An Evening with Groucho at Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
 
   

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