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Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
Aleichem Sholom! 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.

Ascension
Ascension
Echo Theater Company at Atwater Village Theatre

The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Ascension, an interactive sci-fi, futuristic cyber play that strikes at the heart of our assumptions about faith, memory and reality. Rebel is trapped inside a long, narrow pod. Nobody knows she's in there... nobody but you, the audience. For some strange reason, your minds and hers are psychically linked, and only you can help her escape.

Birthday Club
Birthday Club

Five women get together for their birthdays, each with her own story, to drink, celebrate, commiserate and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth and kids, while solving the problems of the world.

Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night

The soul of the blues wails out full and strong in Blues in the Night, a scorching, Tony and Olivier award-nominated musical. Set in 1948 in a rundown Chicago hotel, three women and a man share their stories about the misery and humor of life, love and the dogged determination to do more than just survive. The drama reveals itself through 26 hot, torchy, glorious songs by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Alberta Hunter, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more.

The Enigmatist
The Enigmatist

Can you solve the enigma? From the creator and performer of the hit virtual production Inside the Box comes an immersive experience of puzzles and cryptology. Following a sold-out New York City run in 2019, renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong brings his popular in-person show to the Geffen Playhouse. Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every multi-layered illusion.

A Grand Night For Singing
A Grand Night For Singing

Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the world by storm, it was this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season, gaining wildly enthusiastic reviews. Rodgers & Hammerstein probably never imagined "Shall We Dance?" as a comic pas de deux, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" but with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrew Sisters-esque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair", a swingin' "Honeybun" and a jazzy "Kansas City", this exhilarating revue leaves no question about how terrifically up-to-date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.

Hamilton
Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Caesar's tyrannical rule has polarized the city. His assassination divides the people, the senators, even his friends, into warring factions. The republic descends into bloody civil chaos in the Bard's chilling - and eerily timely - thriller about power, political change and the elusive nature of truth. Theatricum's Julius Caesar is performed in 80 minutes from the perspective of the mysterious Soothsayer.

The Last, Best Small Town
The Last, Best Small Town

The Last, Best Small Town tells the story of two neighboring families-one Latine and one White-who live in the small Southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents.

London Suite
London Suite

Humor and humanity abound in this third installation of Mr. Simon's trilogy. Like an exquisite four-course dinner, we are treated to four wildly different stories that all take place in the same hotel room in London. Matthew Broderick (on explaining why he and his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, recently decided to go back to Broadway in a revival of Plaza Suite) said, "We all need a little Neil Simon now." And we are so thrilled to be able to present this fresh collection which includes full-out farce, tender comedy and takes us to the next chapter of Sidney and Diana introduced in California Suite.

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!

Seen by over 54 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical is celebrating over 5,600 performances in its fourteenth smash hit year on Broadway. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of MAMMA MIA!, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide. With a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

The natural beauty of our Topanga wilderness transforms once again into an enchanted forest, peopled by lovers and fairies in Shakespeare's most magical romp. Comic misadventures, mistaken identities, and unrequited love collide as an original score lifts The Bard's words to song. Theatricum's Dream is the perfect experience to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare.

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady

Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live," MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed?

Our Man in Santiago
Our Man in Santiago

Theatre West presents the world premiere of Our Man in Santiago, a comic spy thriller inspired by the true story of a spectacularly botched U.S. attempt to overthrow Chile's democratically elected leader. In this new political farce by two-time Emmy nominee and WGA award-winner Mark Wilding (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Good Girls, Charmed), the CIA enlists an inexperienced, unsuspecting agent to follow up with a last-ditch, poorly conceived and wildly dangerous effort to hasten the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat.

Poor Clare
Poor Clare
Echo Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

The world premiere of Poor Clare, Chiara Atik's powerful and very funny modern spin on the medieval story of Saint Clare of Assisi, opens the Echo Theater Company's 25th anniversary season. Clare is just a regular noblewoman living in 13th century Italy, trying out hairstyles and waiting to get married... until a man named Francis starts ranting in the courtyard. What happens when your eyes are opened to the injustice of the world around you - and you can't look away?

The Root Beer Bandits
The Root Beer Bandits

THE ROOT BEER BANDITS is the story of five characters that meet in the center of Sarsaparilla City, Calif., in 1860. Featuring an original score by composer Rachael Lawrence and lyrics by Joseph Leo Bwarie, the musical comedy penned by Bwarie and Lori Marshall is a fan-favorite known for its vaudeville timing and melodramatic antics. With the sold-out run in 2019, the Ovation-nominated musical has been produced more than any title at the Garry Marshall Theatre. When Pollyanna Peppercorn arrives in Sarsaparilla City with urgent news, she is met by a fabulous business owner named Sally Sue Tucker, and the kind-hearted Sheriff Bailey. What this trio doesn't realize is that the dastardly duo of Copper Penny and Zeke have already infiltrated the township and the scheming has commenced. Amidst the musical comedy mayhem, it's a saga of realizing one's dreams, and being true to one's self. The crowd-pleasing production that brings the spirit and adventure of the Wild West to life in the made-up township of Sarsaparilla City returns with an expanded story and more songs. The dynamic cast is complimented by a live band on stage! Mask compliance for all audience members, and a fully vaccinated staff, band, and cast, makes for peace of mind at this wildly entertaining outing for all ages.

Seven Guitars
Seven Guitars

In 1948 Pittsburgh, old friends gather to mourn the death of a young guitarist and his dream of stardom. This heartrending blues opera combines touching elegy, humor, and emotional grit as the characters strike their own notes in a discordant world that threatens their hopes and lives at every turn. Bursting with musical lyricism and courage, Wilson's Pulitzer-nominated play continues his theatrical saga that richly captures the spirit and heritage of Black Americans in the 20th century.

A Shot Rang Out
A Shot Rang Out

South Coast Repertory’s past and future join forces in a compelling new play about the present. After a long period of isolation, an actor returns to the stage, alone and shaken. This is his story—his moment of reckoning—about what led to his seclusion. Along the winding journey, he draws inspiration from movies and theatre, reflects on missteps and unravels mysteries of love. Artistic Director David Ivers takes the stage in a play written specially for him by one of SCR’s most celebrated legacy playwrights, Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg.

Stand Up If You're Here Tonight
Stand Up If You're Here Tonight
Circle X Theatre at Atwater Village Theatre

Jim Ortlieb delivers a tour-de-force performance as a man desperate for connection, bent by isolation, and deeply in love with the audience itself.

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
Ensemble Theatre Company at The New Vic

The remarkably personal and poignant bio-musical of the legendary song stylist. Featuring a live, on-stage band, the show presents beloved songs, including "Hey There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes)," "Tenderly," and "Come On-A My House." Starring Linda Purl and Jason Graae.