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Absolutely Halloween  
Santa Monica Playhouse Absolutely Halloween
 
It’s the classic Family Theatre Halloween musical for Kids 2 to 102 – the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow’s Eve adventure. Help Cattypuss, Patty Patches, Stuffy Steve, Lester the Jester and Fifika the French Fortune Teller happily save Halloween for one more year. As witching hour approaches, kids, and parents, too, discover the value of team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and moderation, especially when it comes to treats and sweets. Halloween month special: Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future Family Theatre show. Now an audience favorite holiday tradition and back by audience demand for its 13th October run, ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is one in a series of original Rudie-DeCarlo fairy tale musical comedies that make up the award-winning Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series for Kids 2 to 102 now celebrating its 50th year as it cuts across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience the entire family can enjoy.
   
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit  
Theatre West The Adventures of Peter Rabbit
 
Storybook Theatre's version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale is hopping into Theatre West this Fall. As always at Storybook, there will be plenty of audience participation and singing and dancing. You can even expect audience members to join in a special version of “The Bunny Hop.” This funny version is specifically created to appeal to children and the whole family.
   
Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem  
Santa Monica Playhouse 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.
   
All My Sons  
Pacific Stages All My Sons
 
Arthur Miller’s Tony Award Winning All My Sons first opened in 1947 and was inspired by a story from an Ohio Newspaper on an aircraft factory’s troubled contracts during WWII. The entire play takes place over one day in the yard of the Midwestern home of the Keller’s in August 1946. Kate, Joe and Chris Keller’s home is a neighborhood hub, on this day the expected and unexpected return of two former neighbors, Ann and George, stir up the secrets of the past and expose who is family and how we justify the sacrifice we make for family.
   
All The Leaves Are Groundlings  
The Groundlings Theatre All The Leaves Are Groundlings
 
All the leaves may be brown everywhere else this fall, but Los Angeles’ favorite sketch and improv troupe is keeping things evergreen with their upcoming main company show, All The Leaves Are Groundlings. Bring your mamas, papas, friends and lovers to The Groundlings Theatre and for a truly magical night of laughter and hilarity.
   
Always Running  
Casa 0101 Theater Always Running
 
CASA 0101 Theater and Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore present the World Premiere of Always Running, based on the groundbreaking memoir written by, and adapted for the stage by, Luis J. Rodriguez. A young man escapes his life of gang violence, discrimination, depression, and drug addition through art, the Chicano Movement, poetry and service. Says Luis J. Rodriguez, "My book was about the transformative power of the arts as well as how the Chicano Movement provided me meaning and knowledge to join with the social justice struggles of the day. It dramatizes how a caring, persistent, and guiding mentor eventually gave me the consciousness and tools to own my life instead of turning it over constantly to drugs, crime, and violence."
   
Anastasia  
Pantages Theatre Anastasia
 
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, ANASTASIA is a dazzling new show that transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
   
Andy Warhol's Tomato  
Pacific Resident Theatre Andy Warhol's Tomato
 
When a teenage Andy Warhol finds himself in the basement of a working-class bar in Pittsburgh, PA, he receives inspiration, guidance and friendship from a surprising source. Funny and poignant, Andy Warhol’s Tomato is a world premiere play by Vince Melocchi (himself a Pittsburgh native — as is Andy Warhol).
   
Art is Useless When You're Being Mauled by a Bear  
LOFT Ensemble-Sherman Oaks Art is Useless When You're Being Mauled by a Bear
 
In the play, a woman must see the truth and find acceptance in a fantastical adventure through grief and loss, fairy tales, and realities. And, yes ... there’s a bear.
   
Between Riverside and Crazy  
Fountain Theatre Between Riverside and Crazy
 
Walter “Pops” Washington is a retired New York City policeman. His wife has died and his son, “Junior,” has just been released from jail. They live in a rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive in New York City. Junior’s girlfriend, Lulu, and Oswaldo, a recovering addict, also spend time at the apartment. Walter has been pursuing a discrimination suit against the Police Department, because he was accidentally shot by another police officer. This is a Los Angeles premiere at the award-winning Fountain Theatre. The play won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play.
   
Buried Child  
A Noise Within Buried Child
 
Set in America’s heartland, Sam Shepard’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play details, with shocking hilarity, the disintegration of the American Dream. When 22-year-old Vince unexpectedly shows up at the family farm with his girlfriend Shelley, no one recognizes him. So begins the unraveling of dark secrets. A surprisingly funny look at disillusionment and morality, Shepard’s masterpiece is the family reunion no one anticipated.
   
The Canadians  
South Coast Repertory The Canadians
 
Life is good in Port Alison, Manitoba-Thursday night hockey, beers at The Peg, nice people. But lately Gordy's interests lean more toward The Magic Flute and pottery classes. When his pal, Brendan, is gifted two all-expense paid tickets on a gay cruise, it's the opportunity of a lifetime-to experience life far from Canada! In this quick-change comedy where five actors play a ship-load of characters, small chances might lead to big changes. But can Gordy step out of his comfort zone?
   
Constantinople  
Secret Rose Theatre Constantinople
 
An editor of a feminist journal and a guerrilla fighter coordinate missions for the recovery of women and children abducted during the genocide. Crossing into Armenia, to transport supplies and weaponry, has become nearly impossible and their idealism is challenged as the political situation around them takes a darker turn. The “new girls” of this era begin setting their sites on a life beyond the oppressive confines of the city, rather than a life of fighting for change. An entire nation teeters on the brink of displacement.
   
Dating in L.A. With No Nipples  
Whitefire Theatre Dating in L.A. With No Nipples
 
During a single year, Lisa Kate David discovered her husband was leading a dark double life, became a single mom to her one-year-old daughter and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Rather than giving up, David got right back in the saddle, going on a dating frenzy with 70 men over two years. In Dating in L.A. With No Nipples, she re-enacts her journey with wit, charm and a wide array of impressions that bring the characters to life. Stage Raw called her acclaimed solo show “ingenious and inspiring.” Catch Dating in L.A. With No Nipples, written and performed by Lisa Kate David, at Sherman Oaks’ Whitefire Theatre.
   
Deadly  
The Broadwater Deadly
 
1893. A time of hope and optimism as the World's Fair turns the globe's eyes toward Chicago. But within this cultural explosion of art and technology, a demon lurks beneath. Taking advantage of the modern woman's adventuresome spirit, H.H. Holmes builds a hotel - a murder castle - to entrap and kill unsuspecting ladies new to the big city.
   
Dear Jerry Seinfeld  
Three Clubs Dear Jerry Seinfeld
 
A Must See TV Musical inspired by Dear Evan Hansen! If you took Seinfeld and mixed it with a delicious helping of the popular Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen… you’d get the fun rock musical, Dear Jerry Seinfeld! See Jerry, Elaine, George, Kramer and even Newman sing and dance about nothing! Starring: Alex Lewis (Bring The Funny), Lauren Holt, Heather Woodward, Matthew Patrick Davis, Brock Baker, Dahlya Glick, and Ari Stidham (Scorpion) as Newman.
   
Dial M For Murder  
Westchester Playhouse Dial M For Murder
 
Dial M For Murder is perhaps best known as the classic film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. It remains one of the most suspenseful thrillers ever written, centering on ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice, a gentleman on the surface who plots to murder his wife, Margot, because she had an affair, even though now over, with revenge motivating him to get her money. To accomplish that goal, he blackmails an old school acquaintance to strangle her. When things go drastically wrong, Tony sees another way to guarantee her death and his wealth. Will he succeed or will his plot to murder Margot be foiled?
   
Do Us Part  
Zephyr Theatre Do Us Part
 
“Do Us Part” is a dramedy that follows a bitter couple who accidentally reunites in their home the day before their divorce is finalized. The play, which will resonate with anyone who has had to deal with the challenges of coupling and uncoupling, has placed as:
   
The Edgar Allan Show  
Two Roads Theatre The Edgar Allan Show
 
A comedic celebration of Edgar Allan Poes Master Works just in time for Halloween. Re-enactments and recitals of “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher” and many more done with great silliness. The show also features original songs by Ari Stidham. All ages.
   
Fertile  
Whitefire Theatre Fertile
 
In Fertile, we meet Jenny, a woman with a plan - a plan to get pregnant. Everyone keeps telling her that time is running out; she just turned 35, after all. So, when those urine tests keep coming back negative, Jenny decides to take action and fix the problem. That’s when she runs into real problems…and real questions about fertility and motherhood. As Jenny faces the world of “mom options” – egg freezing, in-vitro, adoption, and more – the conversation about the expectation of procreation really begins. In a sea of outside opinions from her friends, her doctors, a beloved neighbor, and even God, Jenny must ultimately look within to discover what motherhood means to her, what it means to be fertile.
   
Gem of the Ocean  
A Noise Within Gem of the Ocean
 
Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson unfolds the African American legacy in the first chronological episode of his celebrated American Century Cycle—a soaring, mystical tale of a man desperate for redemption in 1904 Pittsburgh. Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old “soul cleanser,” sends him on a spiritual journey that dissects the nature of freedom amidst oppression and spurs him to take up the mantle of justice.
   
Good Fishermen Know A Lot About Sex  
Hudson Theatre Good Fishermen Know A Lot About Sex
 
What do you get when you add a grieving family of four to a boatful of local Hawaiian fishermen? The brand new musical Good Fishermen Know A Lot About Sex. Through high hopes and low tides, Ally and her family learn about the cycle of life, how sex and fishing are intimately connected, and that even when faced with the most difficult of circumstances life does go on.
   
Hair  
Long Beach Playhouse Hair
 
Rediscover the wonders, pains, and joys within “the age of Aquarius.” Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. With an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show explores ideas of identity, community, global responsibility, and peace, as it remains as relevant as ever, examining what it means to be a young person in a changing world. Once a mirror held up to the explosive and experimental life of young people in the 1960s, Hair now provides all ages a microscopic view of the eternal struggle of youth finding their voice.
   
Handjob  
Echo Theater Company at Atwater Playhouse Handjob
 
When a gay writer hires a man to work as a "shirtless cleaner," homophobia, racism and issues of consent bubble to the surface. Erik Patterson's (One of the Nice Ones) dark comedy explores the deepest sensitivities in our culture - with unexpected and hilarious consequences.
   
The Haunting of Hill House  
Long Beach Playhouse The Haunting of Hill House
 
Come join us this Halloween season for one of the most terrifying supernatural thrillers of all time. During a paranormal investigation, Dr. Montague and his small team of volunteers visit Hill House, an unwelcoming mansion with a history of secrets and tragedies. As each guest is affected by the house’s psychological manipulations, their minds, souls, and very lives become endangered. Based on Shirley Jackson’s chilling novel, this dramatization is sure to leave the audience shivering with delightful terror!
   
A History of World War II  
The Broadwater A History of World War II
 
After successful runs at The United Solo Festival NYC, Pangea NYC, The Marsh San Francisco, and The Marsh Berkeley, multi award-winning actor/playwright and Theatre Rhinoceros Artistic Director John Fisher’s acclaimed solo show A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin will play at The Broadwater Black Box in Los Angeles. Offering a compendium of facts about WWII from the bungled plot to assassinate Hitler (“A mess! Organized by a bunch of loser bureaucrats!”) to the big secret – how the Russians won the war for us (“They did all the work!”), this lauded production also surveys the best books on the topic, as well as the most attractive generals who fought the battles and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. Capturing the Best Actor award from the 2017 United Solo Festival, this highly entertaining work also demonstrates how WWII helped Fisher win boyhood battles with his older brother.
   
How The Light Gets In  
Boston Court Performing Arts Center How The Light Gets In
 
A travel writer who never travels. A Japanese architect who can't figure out how to build a simple tea house. A gifted tattoo artist who resists the power of his talents. And a homeless girl who lives under a weeping willow tree in the Japanese Garden. Four lonely people, their stories written on paper, earth, and skin, find each other when one of them falls apart. Together they realize the heart is as strong as it is fragile, and that the safety of home might be found in the most fearsome explorations. A beautiful, haunting, and richly human world premiere from the author of The Gun Show and Song of Extinction.
   
In Circles  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble In Circles
 
“Papa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.” That’s just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from this Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein. Presented as part of Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary “Circa ’69” Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey’s 1969 inception, In Circles sets Stein's nonlinear prose, based solely on her pleasure at the way certain words sounded together, to a splendid musical score featuring ragtime, tango, waltz, opera, barbershop quartet, jazz and other musical styles. “A madly meaningful tea party which composer Al Carmines has turned into a gemlike operetta.” — Jack Kroll, Newsweek
   
In Trousers  
Lounge Theatre In Trousers
 
A “prequel” to William Finn’s groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, In Trousers, the opening chapter of the “Marvin Trilogy,” follows Marvin’s exploration of his sexuality and identity through his interaction with the three most important woman in his life: his high school sweetheart; his teacher; and his wife. Torn between his natural inclination and his desire not to upset his family life as he knows it, Marvin ultimately makes the decision he feels is best for him. This production is located at The Lounge Theater in Hollywood with a fabulous cast including: Braxton Molinaro, Tal Fox, Michelle Lane, Lea Madda, and Brooke van Grinsven.
   
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.
   
John Leguizamo's Latin History For Morons  
Ahmanson Theatre John Leguizamo's Latin History For Morons
 
Endless critical and audience acclaim direct from Broadway. A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Latin History for Morons, the most totally unique show of the season, reveals America’s unsung heroes, throughout past and present — all unforgettably told by Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo, one of the most incisive, insightful, and entertaining personalities onstage today. Latin History for Morons is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American history books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style at the Ahmanson Theatre.
   
A Kid Like Jake  
Pasadena Playhouse A Kid Like Jake
 
On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.
   
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill  
International City Theatre Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
 
Turn back the hands of time for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday: Lanie Robertson’s play with music treats the audience to one last performance by the iconic singer. In 1959 in a seedy Philadelphia bar, just four months before her death at age 44, “Lady Day” takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of her tumultuous life, interspersed with stunning renditions of her beloved repertoire.
   
Last Swallows  
The Actors Company Last Swallows
 
Elizabeth is convinced her husband Robert is at death’s door, and she’s determined to get the whole brood together for a final family holiday, quickly, before his bird has flown. Of course, all three kids and their spouses have their own lives, agendas and emergencies, but a few obstacles won’t stop Elizabeth. Some people will do anything to defend their nest. Last Swallows shows how even families who love one another can be amazingly dysfunctional. As the saying goes, ‘You can pick your spouse but not their family.’ The play is foremost a comedy about a family squabbling relentlessly about every little thing but also a drama about how life can take painful and unexpected turns.
   
Life In Boobs  
Second City Life In Boobs
 
The new, comedic musical, Life In Boobs, honors the milestones of women’s lives from training bras to breast cancer through comedy and the power of all original songs. Through musical numbers, scenes and monologues, it highlights the true trials and tribulations of boobs everywhere. With Books & Lyrics by Casey Christensen (The Donkey Show_), Music by celebrity vocal coach Rachael Lawrence (_Grey’s Anatomy, Glee), Conceived by Jennifer Goodman. This show will make you laugh, cry, and laugh again. It’s a show for women and men and alike. Women from all walks of life will relate to these true stories and so will the men who love them.
   
The Light in the Piazza  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Light in the Piazza
 
The scene is set: Florence, summer 1953. American Margaret Johnson (Renée Fleming) and her daughter Clara (Dove Cameron) take in the wonder and awe of Florence. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hand of a local dreamer… and it’s love at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long. Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron star in Adam Guettel’s enchanting Broadway musical, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations.
   
Little Shop of Horrors  
Pasadena Playhouse Little Shop of Horrors
 
The classic boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story comes to one of the most prolific American theaters, Pasadena Playhouse. The twisted humor and catchy pop-rock score of Little Shop of Horrors capture a new audience, and Audrey II can’t wait to feed on their… applause. Yes, just their applause.
   
Love In Bloom  
Santa Monica Playhouse Love In Bloom
 
Santa Monica Playhouse presents its acclaimed musical hit Love In Boom, the “captivating” (stagehappenings.com) garden of a thousand and one theatrical delights returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary to insure that all's well that ends as you like it. Santa Monica Mirror calls Love In Bloom “an upbeat romp.” “Delightful whimsy… a bold ambitious piece of musical theatre” says the L.A. Weekly. Magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance and humor abound in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening of theatre. The eight-member cast, in the renowned Actors’ Repertory Theatre commedia-carnival style, creates a host of over thirty characters, bringing to the stage all the stuff that dreams (and musicals) are made on. “As homage to Shakespeare, master of pantomime Marcel Marceau, Commedia dell’arte and conventions of classical theater in general, it soars. And by the time the lights fade to black, you will not be able to fight the feeling that all you need is love.” UCLA Daily Bruin
   
Mamma Mia!  
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Mamma Mia!
 
The unforgettable live musical spectacular Mamma Mia! has audiences coming back again and again to relive the feel-good story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course, the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
   
The Manitoe House  
The Complex The Manitoe House
 
Based on his screenplay of the same name, Trace Oakley has adapted The Manitou House especially for Culver City Public Theatre and their annual Halloween production. Founded in 1998, now in its 22nd year, Culver City Public Theatre is committed to enriching the community by providing classic, contemporary, and original productions, for audiences of all ages. CCPT is know for its summer performances in the park, as well as for its more edgy and intimate productions the rest of the year. A successful writer, looking for inspiration, moves back to his boyhood town and into the house where he grew up. After a series of very strange occurrences in the house, he finds it is haunted by the baby-sitter he terrorized as a child.
   
Measure To Measure  
The New Vic Measure To Measure
 
One of William Shakespeare’s most beguiling plays dramatizes one of his more infamous bargains: a young woman’s virginity in exchange for her brother’s life. This story of tyrannical authority, sexual power, and gender politics is especially resonant in today’s #MeToo culture. Set in a contemporary landscape, this production examines Shakespeare’s enduring question of why “some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”
   
Miss Lilly Gets Boned  
Electric Lodge Miss Lilly Gets Boned
 
Sex, faith, and violence are all part of this intricate package of connections in Miss Lilly Gets Boned. Bekah Brunstetter imaginatively explores the tenuous and permeable boundaries that separate our civilized side from our more animalistic one, and the ways that faith can limit or uplift humanity. While a captive elephant grows ever more anxious in chains, a virginal Sunday school teacher takes a big chance, by opening her heart to the dangers of love.
   
The Mitchell Sanitorium  
Three Clubs The Mitchell Sanitorium
 
Escaped mental patients have found sanctuary in an abandoned asylum. Roaming the hallways, they’ve adopted the identities of characters from your favorite cult-Broadway shows, singing the songs you love and behaving inappropriately with one another … and the audience. Join us if you dare for a musical mashup … time is fleeting in this wicked little town! Costumes are encouraged and CallBacks are appreciated!
   
Monday Night Playground  
The Broadwater Monday Night Playground
 
PlayGround-LA presents Monday Night PlayGround, Los Angeles’ #1 short play staged reading series, featuring six original 10-minute plays written in just 4-1/2 days and inspired by an assigned prompt, staged by leading local professionals on second Mondays, October-March, at the Broadwater Main Stage.
   
Mono/Poly  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Mono/Poly
 
Two monogamous couples encounter a polyamorous triad at a costume party. The triad becomes entwined in the business and personal lives of the first two couples, forcing them to examine their long-held beliefs about love and marriage. Although sexually free, the members of the triad adhere to their own fairly rigid ethical code. Who’s moral now? Will the couples and the triad live happily ever after? Although the new sex comedy Mono/poly does not contain nudity, there are frank discussions of sexuality, straight and gay, with some suggestive depiction. This play is suggested for audiences 18 to Adult.
   
The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful  
Actors Co-op Theatre The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful
 
Enter into the longer nights of autumn with The Mystery of Irma Vep, a hilarious fright fest, complete with a cast of monsters and an Egyptian princess. This two-actor, multi-character show will spellbind audiences with its nod to the classic Gothic melodramas and early fright flicks of the ’30s and ’40s.
   
Neil Simon's Musical Fools  
Atwater Village Theatre Neil Simon's Musical Fools
 
A hilarious musical adaptation of the Neil Simon play, Fools, with book and lyrics by Simon, and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). In 1893 Ukraine, a young tutor arrives in Kulyenchikov after a harrowing journey — only to discover that the village is cursed, rendering every resident as dumb as a bag of rocks. Will he fall victim to the curse, or can he save himself and the village too?
   
Never Ever Land  
Studio Stage Never Ever Land
 
Theatre Unleashed presents Never Ever Land, the world premiere play by former child star and accomplished writer and director Rider Strong. Young Tim Gable’s family accused the world’s most famous singer of sex crimes in 1993. With the settlement, they walked away millionaires. Now, Tim is ready to tell the public the truth...but does he even know what that is? Helmed by acclaimed director Michael A. Shepperd and produced by Oscar-winner Andrew Carlberg, this bold, fictional new work offers a unique and deeply personal take on one of the most shocking lawsuits of all time and its lasting affects for one family in particular. It also takes a hard look at our celebrity culture in general, from all sides of the looking glass.
   
Never Is Now  
Skylight Theatre Never Is Now
 
The past is prologue. What happens when people from diverse backgrounds experience the firsthand accounts of ten survivors who were labeled "undesirable" and thrust into Hitler’s systematic genocide. Playwright Wendy Kout disturbingly links then and now so we may understand what breaks us apart and embrace what bonds us together. NEVER IS NOW is just the beginning of the conversation.
   
A Night at the Biopera  
Second City A Night at the Biopera
 
Paying homage to biographical musicals such as "Hamilton" and "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson", A Night at the Biopera is an entirely improvised 45-minute musical based off of the suggestion of a historical figure.
   
Night of the Living Dead  
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre Night of the Living Dead
 
Seven strangers barricade themselves inside a Pennsylvania farmhouse, attempting to escape the bloodthirsty, flesh-eating ghouls ravaging the countryside. Beset by the walking dead outside, and ever-rising interpersonal tensions within, the group begins their desperate attempt to survive the night in this adaptation of George Romero’s legendary film.
   
Oliverio: A Brazilian Twist  
Lewis Family Playhouse at Vicotria Gardens Cultural Center Oliverio: A Brazilian Twist
 
OLIVÉRio is a joyful musical retelling of Oliver Twist set in modern-day Rio de Janeiro, with book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. In this version Oliver is now “Oli”, an innocent but smart girl who changes all the lives around her. The show’s score will be performed by a live Brazilian band.
   
On an Average Day  
The Complex On an Average Day
 
The action is set in the kitchen of a small house in upstate New York, the home of the acutely lonely Robert. The place is piled high with old newspapers, and something is rotting so horribly in the fridge that the simple task of extracting a beer poses a major health risk. Robert is clearly in desperate trouble. Then his older brother Jack arrives, as neat and controlled as his sibling is wild and unraveled. On an Average Day is a mystery play, a moving psychological drama and a black comedy, a thrill ride full of twists and turns. A West End hit starring Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan, written by John Kolvenbach. This is the Los Angeles premiere, starring Drew Kenney (Veronica Mars, Adam Ruins Everything, The Ellen Show, The Bachelorette_) and James Liddell (_Killer Kids, Two Ways to Go West, Mountain). Directed by Daniel Travis, Produced by Anne Kathryn Parma and Drew Kenney.
   
On Beckett  
Kirk Douglas Theatre On Beckett
 
Bill Irwin has spent a lifetime haunted by Samuel Beckett’s language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin explores a performer’s relationship to Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in his years as a master clown and Tony Award®-winning actor. Irwin’s approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett’s work — including Waiting for Godot, Texts for Nothing, and more — allow audiences to experience the language in compelling new ways. Whether you’re encountering the Nobel Prize winner’s writing for the first time, or building on a body of Beckett knowledge, this dynamic showcase is not to be missed. Center Theatre Group is proud to present On Beckett, a new work by master clown, Tony Award-winning actor, and MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellow Bill Irwin. Critic’s Pick!
   
Operation AJax  
Little Fish Theatre Operation AJax
 
The true story about a 1953 CIA covert operation surrounding the plan to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran.
   
Operation Ajax  
Little Fish Theatre Operation Ajax
 
Operation Ajax is the name of the 1953 CIA covert operation to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran. The consequences of this coup are still with us today. Five actors play multiple roles portraying real-life operatives and political figures. Stars film actor Farshad Farahat (Argo and House of Cards) “A mind-blowing, true tale of spies, subterfuge, and sabotage…” – THEATER EDDY’S BAY AREA
   
Operation AJax  
Little Fish Theatre Operation AJax
 
Operation Ajax is the name of the 1953 CIA covert operation to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran. The consequences of this coup are still with us today. Five actors play multiple roles portraying real-life operatives and political figures. Stars film actor Farshad Farahat (Argo and House of Cards) “A mind-blowing, true tale of spies, subterfuge, and sabotage…” – THEATER EDDY’S BAY AREA
   
Perra de Nadie  
The Los Angeles Theatre Center Perra de Nadie
 
Spanish performance artist Marta Carrasco returns to the Latino Theater Company with her newest work. In the deepest part of everyone, where the underworld of vulnerability, madness, tenderness and fragility exist, lives Lili and her night watchmen, and her endearing vastness blooms. Marta Carrasco is a stage creator, performer, dancer, choreographer and theater teacher of the contemporary scene. Her creations are influenced by artists such as Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Pina Bausch, and are characterized by an expressionist and grotesque aesthetic. The topics she deals with are close to the darkness and imperfection of the human being. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.
   
Representative Misbehavior  
Grove Theater Center Representative Misbehavior
 
Neo Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Representative Misbehavior by Tom Walla, directed by Flint Esquerra. In this new political farce, State Representative Steven Chase is stunned when he learns that he is suddenly his party’s nominee for Governor. Preparing a pro forma presentation to the nominating committee, Steven’s squeaky clean and honest image starts to unravel when a call girl, an angry suspicious wife, a snooping reporter, an enraged donor, and an overly eager temp worker creating office chaos all converge on what was supposed to be the best day of his life.
   
The Spanish Prayer Book  
The Road on Magnolia The Spanish Prayer Book
 
Moral dilemma, historical mystery, and matters of the heart converge when a committed atheist inherits a collection of rare and hauntingly beautiful illustrated Hebrew manuscripts, including a prayer book from fourteenth-century Spain, and discovers that the books, which bear witness to overlapping Jewish and Islamic traditions, were stolen some six-hundred years after their creation from a library in 1940s Berlin.
   
Stephen King's IT, A Musical Comedy  
Rockwell Table and Stage Stephen King's IT, A Musical Comedy
 
We all float down here… Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. Then, 27 years later, the seven must re-unite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. Based on the miniseries, two films, and novel by Stephen King. Stephen King’s IT, a Musical Parody is a high-energy, campy send-up of the beloved story featuring electrifying vocals and side-splitting comedy.
   
Supportive White Parents  
Second City Supportive White Parents
 
When an Asian girl tells her parents she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore, she wishes on a shooting star for supportive white parents. Book and lyrics by Joy Regullano. Directed by Frank Caeti. Music by The Same and Tony Show. Musical Director is Tony Gonzalez.
   
The Tragedie of MacBeth: An Immersive Experience Puts You in the Mix  
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles The Tragedie of MacBeth:  An Immersive Experience Puts You in the Mix
 
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles presents The Tragedie of Macbeth: An Immersive Experience, created by a director from England’s Royal Shakespeare Company and a retired Disney Imagineer. The audience moves about SCLA’s 22,000 square-foot building filled with floating daggers, tapestries that come to life, and bleeding walls while nine actors tackle 20 characters. Something wicked this way comes during this unique production.
   
Treya's Last Dance  
Hudson Theatre Treya's Last Dance
 
Bolshy, whip-smart and with backchat to spare, Treya's living it up in London! Turns out it takes more than words to heal some wounds. Funny, messy, beautiful . . . it's life as we know it, on stage. Raucously funny and heartbreakingly tender, Treya's Last Dance is a modern-day exploration of grief, fractured pasts and hopeful futures. Award-winning Actress/Playwright Shyam Bhatt returns with her critically acclaimed one-act, one-person play. At heart, it’s a bittersweet story about the universal themes of grief, identity and sexuality, taken on with humor and poignancy.
   
Urban Death Tour of Terror: Zombie Joe's Hunted Theatre Attraction  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Urban Death Tour of Terror:  Zombie Joe's Hunted Theatre Attraction
 
Urban Death Tour of Terror is a series of short vignettes illustrating macabre images of horror meant to disturb, discomfit, thrill, shock and sometimes make you laugh at the absurdity. This walk-through, maze-like show is not for the faint-of-heart, but is fantastic entertainment for daring adventurers ready to delve into an avant-garde world of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities and the disturbed spirits that walk among us. From the lighting — and then the deep, dark lack of it — to the spooky score, effects and costumes, Urban Death Tour of Terror plunges you into its terrifying, alternative underworld. If you’re thinking you’ve seen it all before, think again — Underground Theatre Group brings you an all-new show for 2019. This show is recommended for ages 16 and older.
   
The Vandal  
Chance Theater The Vandal
 
Two strangers are waiting for the bus on a cold road at night... next to a cemetery. The bus is late. The woman's coat is too thin. And this fast-talking teenager waiting at the same bus stop won't leave her alone. He works hard to get her to talk to him, using everything from philosophical riffs to brash seduction. Just around the corner is a liquor store, whose owner is waiting for a special delivery. All three people have no idea what this fateful night holds in store... and that it may provide the answers they've all been looking for. Hamish Linklater's funny and spooky debut play goes on a twisty journey exploring the important topics of life, death, and Doritos.