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It's A Wonderful Life - On Air
It's A Wonderful Life - On Air

It is Christmas Eve, 1947 in the studio of radio studio WNBC in New York City and a major snowstorm has hit the Big Apple. None of the Broadway stars who were scheduled to perform WNBC's annual live radio broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life" were able to get through the storm so the station's General Manager has to scramble to gather a cast of anyone still left in the building - the copy boy, secretaries - even a nun soliciting donations for homeless orphans! During the broadcast, everything that could go wrong DOES! But in the end, this merry band of misfits delivers one of the funniest and most heartwarming renditions of the holiday classic ever to go out over the airwaves. Performed as a "live" radio broadcast complete with live foley sound effects, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - ON AIR is a hilariously fun way to celebrate the holidays with the entire family.

Lewis and Tolkien
Lewis and Tolkien

Set in Oxford, England in the autumn of 1963 at the famous "Rabbit Room" of the Eagle and Child Pub, this play is something of a return to the familiar for C.S. Lewis (author of "The Chronicles of Narnia") and J.R.R. Tolkien (who wrote "The Lord of the Rings"). Filled with humor, rousing debate, and reconciliation, the two men learn the true value of their friendship with a little help from a few pints of beer and the energetically curious barmaid, Veronica.

Lines in the Dust
Lines in the Dust

When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but it may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. Set over a half-century after Brown vs. Board of Education, Lines in the Dust explores how far we've come, and more importantly, where we go from here.

Mama Mama Can't You See
Mama Mama Can't You See
Coin & Ghost at Studio Stage

There is no "I" or "me" in combat. Dangerously imaginative Coin & Ghost theater company presents Mama Mama Can't You See, an explosive new play about human connection and the mythology of war. Highly physical, sensual, funny, angry and surreal, Mama Mama is inspired by playwright Stan Mayer's life as a U.S. Marine. But don't get it twisted: this is not a play about war. Rather, it's a play about how to tell a war story.

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA's greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Methusalem
Methusalem
The Actors' Gang at The Ivy Substation

A talking bear rug leads an animal revolution, an Id and an Ego brawl on stage in competition for Methusalem's beautiful daughter, and filmed dreams capture Methusalem's anxiety as his world and empire fall apart. A brilliant mix of satire, raucous comedy, and surrealist imagery.

Radical or, are you gonna miss me?
Radical or, are you gonna miss me?
IAMA Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

What do you do when the people you call family are the ones who hurt you the most? After being bailed out of jail by her estranged sister, Belinda must reconcile the person she was with the person she feels she's destined to become. Commissioned by IAMA Theatre Company, Radical or, are you gonna miss me? by Isaac Gómez tells the sweeping story of three women on the Mexican-American border who, more than anything, desperately want to be seen - and who will do anything in their power to make themselves known, no matter how great the cost. A personal look at the political divide within one Mexican American family and the nuances within communities we often view as single-minded.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Culver City Publice Theatre at The Sherry Theatre

The children of Mars aren't themselves of late. When they watch Earthlings experiencing the joys of the holidays, they become withdrawn and unhappy. A wise prophet is consulted, scientific research is conducted and a brain is "borrowed" all in an effort to solve the problem. Finally, it's determined that Santa Claus must be abducted from Earth and brought to Mars. The trip does not always go smoothly, as the Martian pilots are nearly done in by earthly holiday goodies, and Santa and his elf helper are determined to fight the kidnappers and return to Earth in time for Christmas.

The Secret Garden, the Musical
The Secret Garden, the Musical

Based on the popular children's book of the same name, The Secret Garden follows the story of Mary Lennox, a young British girl born and raised in Colonial India. When the 11-year-old's parents die in a cholera outbreak, she is sent to Yorkshire to live with a reclusive uncle, his invalid son - and a host of ghosts, spirits, and lost souls inhabiting Mary's new home. With the help of the spirits, Mary and a young gardener uncover the mystery of the manor's magical garden, bringing life to the neglected estate as Mary's own personality blossoms alongside the flowers. Filled with amazing music, elegant choreography, and a heartwarming story of forgiveness and renewal, The Secret Garden is the quintessential holiday musical for all ages.

So Many Stars
So Many Stars

It's the waning weeks of the year, evenings come sooner, there's a nip of coolness in the air, the sky gets dark faster. You look up, and there are....so many stars.

Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening

The revolutionary Tony Award winning best musical that took the world by storm. In 1891 Germany, repressed, adolescent students stumble into adulthood as clumsily as they do into each other's arms. With obstinate parents unwilling to guide them, young Melchior and Wendla explore their desires for each other, while Melchior's dear friend Moritz fumbles dangerously through his own coming-of-age. This generation-defining musical is a rock anthem to all the "guilty ones," poignantly exploring the dark, passionate, and twisting journey from adolescence to adulthood.

The Talented Tenth
The Talented Tenth
The Robey Theatre Company at The Los Angeles Theatre Center

The Talented Tenth is a classic of Black American dramatic literature. First produced in 1989, it is relevant enough that its narrative could be set in 2023. The play borrows its title from a 1903 article by scholar, activist and social reformer W.E.B. DuBois, in which he described the likelihood of one in ten Black men becoming leaders of Black people by continuing their education, writing books, or becoming directly involved in social change.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Holiday Show
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Holiday Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been dazzling audiences around the globe for over eight years, faithfully bringing to the stage Eric Carle's timeless classics. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, each production of the critically acclaimed show features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show -The Very Hungry Caterpillar.