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The Tempest May 18 - Jun 15, 2019  
Miles Memorial Playhouse The Tempest
 
Theatre for a Small Space presents William Shakespeare’s brilliant fantasy The Tempest at the beautiful Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. This production is performed by a fantastic cast with the emphasis on Shakespeare’s language and the story as he wrote it. This productions perfect for Shakespeare aficionados and novices alike! Great for students to hear one of the plays live.
 
   
Coastal Disturbances May 20  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Coastal Disturbances
 
Holly, who is escaping her troubled life in New York, has come to stay with her aunt, artist M.J. Adams whose home is on a private beach on the north shore of Massachusetts. She meets Leo, the beach lifeguard, who is getting over a failed romance. Just as their romance begins, Holly's estranged boyfriend arrives. This charming ensemble comedy follows four generations of vacationers on a Massachusetts beach.
 
   
Noises Off May 21 - May 31, 2019  
A Noise Within Noises Off
 
Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off shines a spotlight on the hilarious backstage antics of a group of beleaguered actors attempting to perform a theatrical flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers … and flying sardines. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), the comedy of errors remains a crowd-pleaser more than 35 years after its debut. Catch this joyfully out-of-control British farce when it returns to A Noise Within in Pasadena with your favorite resident artists, along with a few new faces. Recommended for those 12 and older.
 
   
A Streetcar Named Desire May 23 - Jul 7, 2019  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble A Streetcar Named Desire
 
In the sultry streets of New Orleans, passions flare and cultures collide in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Blanche DuBois, a fading relic of the Old South, searches for refuge at her sister’s home, only to collide with reality in the form of Stanley Kowalski, her brutish brother-in-law. A visiting production presented by Dance On Productions, producer of 2016’s acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ Kingdom of Earth, called “richly entertaining” by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty.
 
   
A Paris Love Story May 24 - Jun 9, 2019  
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts A Paris Love Story
 
In his one-man biographical musicals, Hershey Felder has brought to life everyone from Beethoven to Irving Berlin, and in Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, the virtuoso performer takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative L'après-midi d'un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. Experience it at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
 
   
From The Words and Writings of Dana H. May 26 - Jun 23, 2019  
Kirk Douglas Theatre From The Words and Writings of Dana H.
 
While Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain, Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive, trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified with her life in Jim's hands. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theater shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil. Catch this enthralling piece when it premieres at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre.
 
   
Good Boys May 29 - Jun 23, 2019  
Pasadena Playhouse Good Boys
 
As a senior at St. Joseph’s Prep, Brandon Hardy has the world at his feet. He is handsome, athletic, smart, and a shining example of the perfect private school student, just like his father was. But when a disturbing videotape becomes the talk of the locker room, the comfortable lives of the Hardy family threatens to shatter. Good Boys is a suspenseful drama at the Pasadena Playhouse that explores what happens when a family must separate fact from fiction — and, ultimately, choose to either preserve a legacy or risk losing everything in pursuit of the truth.
 
   
Disney's Beauty and The Beast Onstage May 31 - Jun 23, 2019  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Disney's Beauty and The Beast Onstage
 
Experience the tale as old as time as you step into the enchanted world of the modern Broadway classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Let Lumiere light the way as you embark on this romantic adventure with Belle and her Beast. You'll sing, you'll swoon, you'll shake a fist at the dastardly Gaston and Le Fou. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of those unforgettable songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman -- from the rousing "Be Our Guest" to the heartwarming title track -- along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. Fall in love with this magical musical all over again at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
 
   
Murder Mystery Dinner May 31  
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.
 
   
La Traviata Jun 1 - Jun 22, 2019  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion La Traviata
 
There's a reason that Verdi's tragic romance La Traviata is one of the most popular operas on the planet. Of course, there's the music, with exquisite arias like "Sempre libera" and the mournful "Addio del passato." Then there's the bittersweet love story of the beautiful, pleasure-loving yet frail courtesan Violetta (played by soprano Adela Zaharia), who unexpectedly finds true (and ultimately tragic) love with a younger man. But above all, what sets La Traviata in a league of its own is its humanity and its heart. It's a truly timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice, and in the character of Violetta, Verdi has given us one of opera's most fascinating heroines, a woman of boundless humanity and emotional depth. Now LA Opera brings this iconic 1853 opera to the stage -- and you can get tickets first with this exclusive pre-sale.
 
   
18 Minutes of Fame Jun 2 - Jun 16, 2019  
Pico Playhouse 18 Minutes of Fame
 
Join Broadway, film and television star Barbara Minkus in a pre-NYC run as she shares an intimate show of personal moments, funny and poignant songs and her remarkable stories working with luminaries like Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis and Charlotte Rae. While searching for fame, Minkus found the more meaningful things in life. Her story at L.A.’s Pico Playhouse showcases an exceptional journey of love, life, difficult decisions, family dynamics and more.
 
   
Indecent Jun 4 - Jul 7, 2019  
Ahmanson Theatre Indecent
 
In February 1923, audiences witnessed Broadway's first lesbian kiss at the English-language premiere of God of Vengeance, a play by Yiddish writer Sholem Asch. Days later, the NYPD Vice Squad arrested and prosecuted the entire cast on obscenity charges. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) turned this true story into the acclaimed Broadway production Indecent, which won Tony awards for lighting design and for direction by Rebecca Taichman. This critically adored play at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre confronts the challenges faced by new American immigrants as cultures clash and stoke the fires of prejudice. Don't miss this chance to experience Indecent's klezmer-inspired original score and find out why The New York Times called it "a superbly realized, remarkably powerful new play."
 
   
The Phantom Of The Opera Jun 6 - Jul 7, 2019  
Pantages Theatre The Phantom Of The Opera
 
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opera by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
 
   
Chrissy Meth : A Dance with the Devil and the Journey Back to Self Jun 6 - Jun 22, 2019  
Lounge Theatre Chrissy Meth :  A Dance with the Devil and the Journey Back to Self
 
In Chrissy Meth, a solo show by Crystal Bush, a motherless child, growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, not only has to face the racially oppressive construct of her world, she also finds herself stumbling from one abusive relationship to the next, pushing her into a deep drug addition. On top of that, she is shunned and ostracized for her sexuality. Somehow, from the depths, she finds hope and begins to put the pieces back together. Through the use of song, multimedia, humor and multiple characters, she explores, questions and challenges beliefs and social mores surrounding race and sex identity while showing that it's never to late to come back and find one's self-worth.
 
   
Third Annual Diversity Festival Jun 8  
The Groundlings Theatre Third Annual Diversity Festival
 
Returning for a third year to celebrate and explore diversity and inclusion in comedy and entertainment, The Groundlings Theatre and School is proud to present their annual Diversity Festival on Saturday, June 8. Building on the enthusiasm and success of the last two iterations of the festival, The Groundlings welcome back sponsors NBC and Nickelodeon to offer a full day of performances that will be free and open to the public. The festival will also host several diversity-related workshops exploring such topics as Creating Diverse Characters, Queer-Prov and Finding Your Voice. These one-hour workshops are $10.00, and registration will be open to the public.
 
   
The Living Room: A Comedy of Grief Jun 9 - Jun 27, 2019  
Theatre of NOTE The Living Room:  A Comedy of Grief
 
Confined to The Living Room, these two Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll, while the occupational hazards wear on these two clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death. It makes for an absurd and physical jaunt brimming with existential phone calls, impaired dancing and the love of a goldfish.
 
   
Saving Cain Jun 11 - Jun 30, 2019  
Hudson Theatre Saving Cain
 
In Saving Cain, the world premiere family drama by award-winning playwright Aaron Kozak, a far-right, Pentecostal helicopter-mom struggles to keep her hell-raising son on the path of righteousness as he enters his first public school. When a powerful addiction takes over her son's life, she must accept that you can't save everyone, and that not every miracle can be left up to God. This deeply personal work examines the divide between Americans when it comes to faith and politics and how there are always still some ties that bind.
 
   

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