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Alice in Wonderland  
Glendale Centre Theatre Alice in Wonderland
 
Alice in Wonderland The Musical is a modern take on Lewis Carroll’s timeless story. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and meets a multitude of familiar characters; the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter and of course the infamous Red Queen! This Musical Comedy Spectacular is filled to the brim with beautiful music, amazing dancing, and pure magic that will wow the entire family! Join Alice as she navigates her way through Wonderland!
   
All My Sons  
Lounge Theatre All My Sons
 
In the aftermath of profound tragedy during WWII, Joe Keller and his family struggle to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge, forcing them to reckon with throbbing guilt, deception, greed, denial, revenge, repentance and post-war disenchantment across generations. Winner of multiple Tony Awards and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, the electrifying family drama All My Sons by iconic playwright Arthur Miller remains as timely as it is timeless. Be there when Wasatch Theatrical Ventures presents this riveting new production at The Lounge Theatres in Hollywood.
   
Argonautika  
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.
   
Bar Mitzvah Boy  
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?
   
Birdland Blue  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center Birdland Blue
 
Birdland Blue is a behind-the-scenes look at Miles on one evening that August. He flirts with a beautiful reporter for a jazz magazine. He copes with division within his ranks, as two of his musicians (Julius “Cannonball” Adderley and John Coltrane) are on the verge of leaving the Sextet to start their own groups. He deals with substance abuse problems, his own and that of one of his musicians. He argues with the club owner/manager over proper compensation. His biggest challenge may be coming from a violent, crooked, racist cop.
   
Broadway Sings Disney  
Rockwell Table and Stage Broadway Sings Disney
 
Bad is always better — just take a look at any Disney villain: they’ve got a killer look, a devious master plan and a big, loud song-and-dance number that shows off all their evilness. And now you can revel in all the wicked delights of Disney’s most iconic baddies when L.A.‘s Rockwell Table & Stage presents Broadway Sings Disney. Hosted by Kate Pazakis (The Big Gay Musical) and Peter Vogt (The Goodbye Girl), this whimsical show tune showcase features some of the brightest stars from Broadway, film and TV belting out your favorite villain tunes. Whether its Ursula’s voice-snatching anthem or Gaston’s macho tribute to himself, you never know what deliciously evil song you’ll hear next — but you can be sure to have an awfully good time singing along.
   
Brushes: A Comedy of Hairs  
Whitefire Theatre Brushes:  A Comedy of Hairs
 
Brushes untangles the hysterically complicated relationship between women and their hair since time immemorial. Brushes with disaster, vanity, envy, self-doubt, sex, death — even the law — are explored in hilarious and poignant style. The follicular follies flow from the Bad Hair Days Inn to a new salon on the block called Blow Me Now. Grab your mother, daughter, best friend, better half and ex-stylist as we drink to our mistakes and celebrate our collective crowning glory.
   
Canuck as F*CK  
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.
   
The Carole King Songbook  
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.
   
Clybourne Park  
Theatre Palisades Clybourne Park
 
This Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Act One, set in 1959, shows nervous white community leaders trying to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two, set in 2009, takes place in the same house and the same neighborhood, and shows the now-predominantly African-American neighborhood battling to hold its ground in the face of white gentrification. Witness how the world turns at Theatre Palisades.
   
The Crucible  
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse The Crucible
 
Using the historical and controversial subject of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible presents an allegory of events from the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. Reason and fact become clouded by irrational fears and the desire to place blame for society’s problems on others, especially women. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Drama from 1953, it is still a show with timely themes. Death threats, alcoholism, a woman’s place in society, truth vs. lies, adultery, rich vs. poor, those in power and those not, faith in God … all leading to an ending like no other. It is still considered to be one of the most powerful and important works in American drama.
   
Death of a Salesman  
Secret Rose Theatre Death of a Salesman
 
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Arthur Miller's iconic play, the Process 360 brings this classic story to the stage in North Hollywood. Award winning director Bjorn Johnson, along with the all-star cast featuring Kevin McCorkle as Willie Loman, Jules Bruff as Linda Loman and Freddy Giorlando as Biff Loman will take the audience on a thought-provoking journey through this relevant story that stands the test of time. The mission of the Process 360 is to produce classic and original plays in an intimate environment with limited runs, revitalizing the spirit of storytelling in the city of Los Angeles. See Death of a Salesman at Secret Rose Theatre.
   
Diana of Dobson's  
Antaeus Theater Diana of Dobson's
 
A rare revival of Cicely Hamilton’s romantic comedy, an unexpected hit of the 1908 London season. When poorly paid worker Diana inherits enough money to free her from a lifetime of drudgery, she impulsively decides to spend it all on a madcap, month-long taste of the high-life. But what she learns about love, money and society is as timely in 2019 as it was at the turn of the 20th century. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production, presenting two equally excellent but very different sets of actors at alternating performances.
   
Dorothy's Adventures In Oz  
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.
   
Duet For One  
Beverly Hills Playhouse Duet For One
 
A famous concert violinist is stricken with a disease which necessitates her retirement from the stage and which threatens her marriage as well. The play is structured as a series of interviews between the violinist and her psychiatrist in which she tries to cope with her illness and its effect on her life.
   
The End of Sex  
Victory Theatre Center The End of Sex
 
Using cutting humor and venturing into tricky territory, The End of Sex wrestles with how sexual behavior encourages power arrangements even in consensual relations. What happens when one woman questions her own collusion with these arrangements? In this world premiere drama, it's Nancy's birthday. When her daughter and son-in-law come to take the parents out to celebrate, everything slides into decidedly tricky territory. Enjoy this show at Burbank’s Victory Theatre Center. This show is for mature audiences.
   
Everything Is Illuminated  
The New Vic Everything Is Illuminated
 
Jonathan, a young Jewish-American writer, travels to Ukraine to seek out the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He hires Alex, a young Ukrainian tour guide who takes him on a hilarious road trip in search of the woman’s village. Along the way, they confront haunting memories as Jonathan and Alex’s histories become entwined.
   
Faith Healer  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Faith Healer
 
Brian Friel’s mysterious, humorous and unforgettable work about the life and times of an itinerant Irish healer. Is Fantastic Francis Hardy a miracle worker — or a showman in search of a dollar?
   
Falsettos  
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.
   
Famous  
The 11:11 Famous
 
Jason Mast, the Hollywood star at the center of the new play Famous, has just been nominated for his first Oscar and is throwing a party to celebrate. Through his eyes, you’ll witness a world fueled by sex, money and power, where image is everything. The night unfolds at an adrenaline-rushed pace, ultimately revealing one of Jason’s darkest secrets. His attempt to control the outcome ignites a chain of events that pushes the boundaries of real friendship and reveals the true cost of fame. Writer-director Michael Leoni, whose previous hit, Elevator, earned raves from the Los Angeles Times and Broadway World, brings this look at the cost of fame to The 11:11. This show is recommended for ages 17 and older.
   
Fiddler On The Roof  
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!
   
Flamenco Dinner Show  
El Cid Flamenco Dinner Show
 
Los Angeles landmark El Cid celebrates gorgeous Spanish-style entertainment with a flamenco dinner show and concert. You’ll be wowed by some of the best flamenco performers in the city as they bring pure and traditional flamenco dance to the stage. As the show provides a feast for your eyes, you’ll also indulge on an actual culinary feast, with a choice of three- and four-course dinner packages that all include dessert. Every show is a unique and exciting display of one of the most elegant and integral parts of Spanish culture.
   
The Glass Menagerie  
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.
   
The Glass Menagerie  
Lounge Theatre The Glass Menagerie
 
The brilliantly intimate autobiographical tale by Tennessee Williams comes to life on stage at The Lounge Theater.
   
The Glass Menagerie  
Whitefire Theatre The Glass Menagerie
 
The beautifully intimate autobiographical tale by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie, comes to life at The Whitefire Theater.
   
Inspecting Carol  
Westminster Community Theatre Inspecting Carol
 
Catch the holiday spirit with the infectious Inspecting Carol, a madcap comedy written by Tony Award-winning director Daniel J. Sullivan. Set somewhere in the Midwest, the play follows a regional theater company gearing up for their umpteenth annual production of A Christmas Carol. With their funding about to be cut, though, they've got to convince a government inspector that they're deserving of an arts endowment -- or the show won't go on. Unbeknownst to them, however, they've mistaken a would-be actor for the inspector and are pulling out all the stops to impress the wrong guy. They've done this show so many times before, what could possibly go wrong? The answer, of course, is everything ... and then some! Punctuated by hilarious sequences of physical comedy, this entertaining show will have you laughing your way into the holidays.
   
It's not over. It's Year of the Women.... Still!  
Stella Adler Theater It's not over. It's Year of the Women.... Still!
 
IN RESPONSE: Year of the Woman... Still is back and better than ever! This timely and relevant production is a series of humorous, heartwarming and thought-provoking vignettes written by female playwrights that cover the range of women’s experiences from the 70's to current, including the #MeToo movement.
   
It's Personal: Gross  
The Complex It's Personal:  Gross
 
It's Personal is a collection of solo performances written and performed by cast members who bring pieces that reflect their individual feelings and point of views of anything. The theme this month is "Gross." Join us at The Complex Hollywood to see eight performers get gross. From that time you shit your pants to your disgust with current state of affairs, this show covers it all.
   
Lackawanna Blues  
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.
   
The Last Five Years  
Cupcake Theater The Last Five Years
 
Before it became a feature film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, The Last Five Years began as a stirring stage musical that was hailed as one of the 10 best shows of 2001 by Time magazine. Told through inventive and heartrending songs, The Last Five Years is a two-person show that navigates the ins and outs -- and beginning and ending -- of a marriage. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), this Drama Desk Award winner is the story of a couple's five-year relationship, from the thrilling pangs of new love to their painful final separation. There is, however, a twist: The man retells the relationship from beginning to end, while the woman relates their story in reverse. The two characters' emotional timelines converge only once -- at their wedding in the middle of the show. See this bittersweet song cycle at North Hollywood's Cupcake Theater. This show is open to all ages, but the material is PG-13 in nature. It is not recommended for young children.
   
Lemur Mom  
Whitefire Theatre Lemur Mom
 
Would you consider reviewing Megan Dolan's original new play, LEMUR MOM? Every now and then a show comes along that moves me. I saw a performance of the show in November and I really feel this is one of those special shows, beautifully directed by Wendy Hammers and Megan Dolan's performance is eloquently expressive and comically superb.
   
Les Miz and Friends! A Puppet Parody  
Hudson Theatre Les Miz and Friends! A Puppet Parody
 
A human production of Les Miserables comes to a crashing halt when a pack of foul-mouthed puppets overrun the theater and throw a revolution of their own! Both a brutal deconstruction and a loving tribute to the Broadway classic, Les Miz and Friends! A Puppet Parody will delight Les Miz lovers and haters alike. This irreverent comedy features both parody and original music, tons of improv and audience interaction, and an angry mob of adorable furry friends. This show is not for children.
   
The Lost Virginity Tour  
McCadden Place Theatre The Lost Virginity Tour
 
Funny, profound, and provocative, this adventurous road trip through memories conjures up the choices we make that shape our lives forever – and the friendships that hold us up when we can’t walk on our own. The Lost VirginityTour is a comedy about four women recalling their first time, mining the importance of female issues, and the progress made in the past few decades. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.
   
MacBeth  
LOFT Ensemble-Sherman Oaks MacBeth
 
This new take on the classic story of the rise of the King of Scotland examines the sacrifices and consequences women face in their quest for power and recognition, as inspired by the Norse tradition against the backdrop of the Viking invasion. “On these Captains, who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men.” – Saxo Grammaticus
   
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  
24th Street Theatre The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane — 24th Street Theatre, renowned for presenting sophisticated, emotionally rich and provocative theater that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, separately or together, presents Dwayne Hartford’s stage adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo. In this powerful and highly stylized story, Edward Tulane is a porcelain rabbit who must learn the meaning of love: what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again.
   
Mistakes Were Made  
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!
   
More Guns!  
Second City More Guns!
 
The National Rifle Association is here to save the day -- through song and dance! Praise the lord and NRA-men! Ron Barkley is the head lobbyist for the NRA, and his life is real tough -- his daughter is a liberal socialist with a penchant for protests, and for some reason, the entire country is up in arms about gun control. But when Ron prays to God for divine intervention, he receives a magical gun that turns people -- into guns. Because after all, if you've got problems, the solution is always More Guns! With songs like "Good Guy With A Gun," "Everybody Do The Lobby!" and "Liberal Love," More Guns! A New Musical Comedy About the NRA! is a satire of the NRA, the "woke" left, and all those boring moderates in between. This is a show for the whole family, and by whole family we mean adults only (16+). With book, music, and lyrics by Philip Labes and Michael O'Konis, see More Guns! at The Second City in Hollywood.
   
Native Son: Classic Novel Comes To Life  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Native Son:  Classic Novel Comes To Life
 
This new theatrical adaptation of Richard Wright's seminal work brings Native Son, the classic novel about oppression, freedom and justice, bursting to life on stage as part of Block Party 2019. Bigger Thomas wants more out of life, suffocated as he is by the rat-infested world of poverty and prejudice. But his aspirations in 1930s Chicago are sidetracked when he makes a fateful decision while working for a well-to-do white family. This insightful, urgent adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley comes to Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theater as part of CTG's Block Party, courtesy of the Antaeus Theatre Company.
   
Niceties  
Geffen Playhouse Niceties
 
If there's anything the last few years have shown us, it's that race is still an issue in America. And how couldn't it be, given our history? But we're only just now starting to face how deeply rooted and tangled the issue is for all of us. Pointing the way are brave, finger-on-the-pulse works like The Niceties. This intimate, tense drama finds a black student and a white professor — both brilliant, both liberal — meeting to discuss a paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. But as the polite chat delves deeper, it grows increasingly fraught, building to a climax that will change both women forever. Don't miss this “barnburner of a play” (The Washington Post) at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. You must be age 12 or older to attend.
   
Nineteen Years Later: A Satire of Witchcraft and Wizardry  
Studio Stage Nineteen Years Later:  A Satire of Witchcraft and Wizardry
 
Nineteen Years Later follows the witchy and wizardry characters you know and love, 19 years after you saw them last. A satirical take on The Cursed Child, you’ll follow your beloved characters into the twists and turns of adulthood and their children as they themselves navigate through their experiences at a certain school of magical magic. Filled with laughter, tears, and more than a couple magic spells, it’s sure to be a night you’ll never forget.
   
Othello  
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.
   
Poor Yella Rednecks  
South Coast Repertory Poor Yella Rednecks
 
In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents' hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard​-especially when she's having doubts and his first one isn't over yet. One family's history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.
   
Revolutions/Revoluciones  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center Revolutions/Revoluciones
 
Revolutions/Revoluciones — A highly theatrical fever-dream that employs magical realism to tell the kaleidoscope journey of a strong and passionate woman facing an impossible tragedy. A desperate mother searches for her disappeared son amidst a totalitarian regime in an unnamed Latin American country. Produced by the Latino Theater Company in association with Mexico’s Foro Shakespeare, an independent non-profit space that generates and develops projects of direct social impact through the performing arts. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.
   
The Root Beer Bandits: A Musical Adventure  
The Garry Marshall Theatre The Root Beer Bandits:  A Musical Adventure
 
The Root Beer Bandits is a musical adventure for the whole family! All ages will be treated to a good old-fashioned musical comedy with all the bells and whistles. The Root Beer Bandits tells the tale of Polly Peppercorn, the only female to ride for the Pony Express -- but as often is the case, that is her predicament, not her goal. Polly’s dream is to join the ranks of American songwriters way back in the 1860s -- territory that was mostly uncharted for women. When Polly delivers a letter to Sheriff Bailey of Sarsaparilla City, California, they discover that an outlaw named Copper Penny is scheming to steal the city’s famous root beer supply. With a trailblazing female entrepreneur named Sally Sue Tucker at her side, Polly sets things right for Sarsaparilla City and makes it clear that everyone is capable of greatness, no matter what. Original songs, colorful dance numbers, physical comedy and old-time slapstick are sure to delight all ages. With moral messages a-plenty, this 65-minute charmer is bursting with entertainment value. Yee Haw! See The Root Beer Bandits at the Garry Marshall Theatre.
   
Rotterdam  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Rotterdam
 
It's meant to be a momentous New Year's 2018 in Rotterdam, as Alice has finally found the courage to come out to her parents as a lesbian -- but that bombshell's back-burnered by another big reveal. It turns out Alice's girlfriend Fiona has always identified as male and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a tailspin. After playing to sold out houses and critical acclaim in London, Rotterdam won the prestigious 2017 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliate theater; the first time a transgender-themed play has ever won. Playwright Jon Brittain's bittersweet comedy features flawed and hilarious characters and a story line that raises powerful questions about love and identity. See this Skylight Theatre production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City as part of Center Theatre Group's annual Block Party 2019.
   
Sand Moon  
Son Of Semele Sand Moon
 
What does it mean to love someone? What do we do when that person becomes unrecognizable? When a brother and sister start bringing their girlfriends on family vacations, a house built on secrets begins to shift. The push and pull of the ones we love gives us one of two options: resist or relent?
   
The Secret of Chimneys  
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre The Secret of Chimneys
 
The Group Rep presents Agatha Christie's long-lost play The Secret of Chimneys, directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Kathleen Delaney & Kevin Hoffman, Jr. In this mystery, a cosmopolitan adventurer on a mission discovers more than he bargained for when he arrives at an English country house and finds himself in the center of a murderous international conspiracy. This sinister plot of stolen diamonds, secret oil concessions and exiled royalty unfolds under the purview of both Scotland Yard and the French Surete. Chimneys is Christie at her best: a comedy of manners laced with murder at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood!
   
Shade: A Colorful Musical Comedy  
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.
   
Shen Yun: Stage Spectacular Brings Ancient China Alive  
Long Beach Performing Arts Center 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 Long Beach Performing Arts Center's Terrace Theater.
   
Silent Sky  
Long Beach Playhouse Silent Sky
 
Silent Sky is the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century astronomer hampered in her passions because she was born into an age where women didn’t pursue such things. Much like the women of Hidden Figures a few generations later, Leavitt is able to overcome the biases of her day as she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned male astronomer who claims credit for their work. Only much later did the truth come to light. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see until someone like Leavitt changes the way we understand both the heavens and Earth. Watch as her struggle for equality is brought to vivid life on the stage of the Long Beach Playhouse.
   
Singin' in the Rain  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Singin' in the Rain
 
The 1952 MGM song-and-dance classic that immortalized Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds -- and umbrellas and lampposts -- also has its share of comedy and romance, cementing its status as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. Adapted for the stage in 1985 by the film’s legendary creators Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin' in the Rain comes to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, thanks to a splashy new production. With glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs -- including "Make 'Em Laugh," "Good Morning" and the show-stopping title song -- this stage spectacular takes you on an entertaining trip back in Hollywood history, as silent films transform into talkies.
   
Sister Act  
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.
   
So Happy It's Thursday Show  
Edgemar Center for the Arts So Happy It's Thursday Show
 
Come and enjoy a night of improv at the Edgemar Center for the Arts with the So Happy It’s Thursday Show! Enjoy watching Spinach Ninja as they get suggestions from the audience and create hilarious scenes right in front of your eyes, laugh out loud with Geisha as they improv in both English AND Japanese! And let’s not forget about BuzzBuzz, the hiphop improv group where they rap on the fly with YOUR suggestions.
   
Southernmost  
Atwater Village Theatre Southernmost
 
When his daughter Charlene brings her girlfriend home for a vacation, Wally Chaves is surprised to find her different from the girl he remembers. He is taken aback at her modern, mainland lifestyle as well as her refusal to support his latest venture: a coffee farm in their backyard. His determination clashes with her resistance, both to the coffee and her rural Hawaiian roots. Faced with the threat of an impending lava flow and his family's insistence that he retire, Wally must embrace a new vision for his future, or risk losing everything.
   
Steel Magnolias  
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.
   
Stuart Little  
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.
   
Telenovela  
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.
   
The Things We Do  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble The Things We Do
 
The Things We Do — In this painfully funny look at modern relationships, Bill falls for Sarah, but she is married to Ted. Ted might be a good match for Alice — who is married to Bill. Once trust is broken, how do you get it back?
   
Tiny Beautiful Things  
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.
   
Too Much Sun  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Too Much Sun
 
Bart DeLorenzo directs the acclaimed off-Broadway hit play by Nicky Silver. Celebrated actress Audrey Langham reaches her breaking point while rehearsing Medea in Chicago — walking off the stage, out of the production and into her married daughter’s summer house in Cape Cod, where her unexpected and unwelcome arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious and harrowing. “Critic’s Pick… An unconditional treat… Mr. Silver is a dramatist with an original and thoroughly sustained tragicomic worldview.” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times.
   
Trump In Space  
Second City Trump In Space
 
Winner of the 2017 LA Fringe Festival Encore Award, Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump. This original parody musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci-fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet because due to crazy Trump, the earth blew up! If you're tired of American politics, don't worry -- this will make you laugh about 'em. Don't miss Trump in Space at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
   
The Unauthorized Musical Parody of 10 Things I Hate About You  
Rockwell Table and Stage The Unauthorized Musical Parody of 10 Things I Hate About You
 
Heath Ledger singing Franki Valli with a marching band, a baby-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julia Stiles' teary-eyed monologue -- there are plenty of things to love in 10 Things I Hate About You, making it the perfect cult teen comedy to get the UMPO treatment at Rockwell: Table & Stage. Featuring L.A.-based actors and singers from TV, film and Broadway, UMPO: 10 Things I Hate About You is a cheeky, song-filled parody that'll have you swimming in '90s nostalgia.
   
Unison  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Unison
 
Unison is an evening supporting Israeli excellence in dance, featuring masterpieces of leading Israeli choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak, as well as outstanding contemporary pieces at Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Featured professional dancers include Maayan Sheinfeld (Batsheva Dance Company), Bret Easterling (BE MOVING), Julia Eichten (LA Dance Project), Austin Dale Tyson (Galim Dance Company), Sleep no more of Punchdrunk. These professionals perform alongside a new generation of Israeli dancers who have received top placement in the world’s leading amateur dance competitions around the world. This is a non-profit event and all proceeds will be dedicated to providing scholarships for outstanding Israeli dancers.
   
We Should Hang Out Sometime  
Santa Monica Playhouse We Should Hang Out Sometime
 
Best-selling author, comic, Paralympian and YouTuber Josh Sundquist tracked down all the women he'd ever tried to date to ask why they had rejected him. He shares the results of his semi-scientific investigation (and yes, it's a true story) in this one-of-a-kind live performance that blends interactive storytelling with stand-up comedy. Hear his embarrassing tell-all live at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
   
The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem  
Santa Monica Playhouse The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
 
ake a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world’s most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you’re treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem’s real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man’s 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical — the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy — stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
   
The Wolves  
Atwater Village Theatre The Wolves
 
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, The Wolves -- Sarah DeLappe's award-winning first play -- premiered off-Broadway and went on to win the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now The Wolves can be enjoyed at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles.
   
Working 2020  
Whitefire Theatre Working 2020
 
Created by Academy Award-winning writer Bobby Moresco (Crash), Working 2020 explores what work means to different people in different circumstances in the US during the 1970s, whether they’re poor, rich, white, brown, black, the maid, the valet or the executive. It’s a deep dive that aims to satisfy an answer to what connects us all in a rapidly changing world. Moresco brings us into the present day of working life in America, adding new characters, and this time focusing on the sadly relevant slide from middle to working class. This incredible story takes you on a journey to discover what it means to be part of the American working class, and has captivated audiences and critics throughout previous successful runs both in Los Angeles and NYC. Starring a dynamic cast of stellar actors, including such heavy hitters as Michael Pare, Elizabeth Grullon, Tonya Cornelisse, Anne DeSalvo and many others, each performance at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks will also feature celebrity guest performers.