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The Nerd  
Little Fish Theatre The Nerd
 
This side-splitting comedy is about a young architect, Willum, whose life was saved by a stranger during the Vietnam War. When his lifesaver comes to visit, everything that can go wrong does. His hero turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly dumb “nerd”. Upon realizing that Rick will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum puts together an outrageous plan to rid himself of this wacky GI who came to dinner. ”A neatly crafted package that brings the audience to its knees, laughing.” – THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
   
Park Passages: An AWS Writers Group Production  
Actors Workout Studio Park Passages:  An AWS Writers Group Production
 
Park Passages consists of six original plays created, written and workshopped by the AWS Writers Group. A Flat-Earther doing her best to convince her friend that the earth is not round, an older couple coming to terms with their new lifestyle, and two brothers arguing atop Runyon Canyon are just a few of the characters you’ll meet in this funny, poignant collection of short plays.
   
Peter and the Starcatcher  
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. The tale of how Peter Pan was once a boy, how the lost boys became lost, and how a certain pirate lost his hand to a crocodile…
   
The Play That Goes Wrong  
Ahmanson Theatre The Play That Goes Wrong
 
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning comedy that's a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. It's opening night of The Murder at Faversham Manor, and things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "a riotous explosion of comedy" (The Daily Beast) and "tons of fun for all ages" (Huffpost). Find out why Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the show "a gut-busting hit" with this Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
   
The Producers  
Celebration Theatre The Producers
 
The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business in-jokes.
   
Ragtime  
Chance Theater Ragtime
 
Famous historical characters and a rich score propel Ragtime through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-20th-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three people - a stifled married woman from the upper classes, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young musician from Harlem - whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. With music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such memorable songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You."
   
Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go  
Electric Lodge Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go
 
In the aftermath of a hate crime, 7th grader Goon befriends one of the victims, Carly. A youthful romance blossoms, while the town plans a rally "to destroy racism forever," and the two must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love while dealing with prying eyes, especially those of Wikipedia Jones, the crime-solving son of the Chief of Police. Passive-aggressive antics, bad parental advice, and ill-informed gestures of kindness create a "white guilt perfect storm" that threatens to make the course of true love a very rocky road.
   
Renovations For Six  
Theatre 40 at The Reuben Cordova Theatre Renovations For Six
 
A young couple (new in town) decide to host a dinner party so they can make friends and promote their business. They invite a couple who have abandoned their song-and-dance act and show biz to raise their daughter; and a haughty psychiatrist and her engineer husband who has given up his high-paying job to write a novel. All three couples are stressed, undergoing house renovations, and could use a little fix-up in the relationship department as well. All hell breaks loose at the dinner party in this fast-paced comedy where couples, designs and cultures clash. The party will have a surprising impact on all six lives.
   
The Ruffian On The Star  
LA Gay and Lesbian Center The Ruffian On The Star
 
Incest. Murder. Goldfish. Set in 1964 London, this madcap gem by legendary playwright Joe Orton makes for a dangerous evening of naughty hilarity. Featuring (in alphabetical order) Síle Bermingham, Reed Michael Campbell, and Brian Foyster.
   
Scraps  
The Matrix Scraps
 
Set in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, three months after the fatal shooting of black teenager Forest Winthrop by a white police officer, Scraps is a provocative mash up of poetry, realism and expressionism that chronicles the effects of Forest’s death on his family and friends.
   
The Skin of Our Teeth  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum The Skin of Our Teeth
 
The story of humankind told through the lives of the Antrobus family. Set in 20th century New Jersey and the Ice Age, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a whirlwind of modernity and antiquity. As relevant today as its original production in 1942, this inspiring piece of Americana uses humor, history and mythology to highlight humanity’s drive to carry on. The Skin of Our Teeth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
   
Snowwhite  
Santa Monica Playhouse Snowwhite
 
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration of the Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present the return of SNOWHITE, one of the most popular in its bewitching series of Rudie-DeCarlo musical fairy tales for young-at-heart audiences of all ages. Celebrate this most heart-warming story as Snowhite and her seven zany forest friends learn the true meaning of love, destiny, and family from a singularly un-evil, if slightly misguided, Queen Mother. Brilliant costumes, sparkling sets, a magical talking mirror and fun audience participation to help save the day make SNOWHITE the perfect weekend family outing.
   
The Spitfire Grill  
The Garry Marshall Theatre The Spitfire Grill
 
Something extraordinary comes out of a quiet, ordinary place in The Spitfire Grill. Dreams and incredible stories flood the rural town when Hannah makes her establishment the prize in an essay competition. Experience the magic and wonder at the Garry Marshall Theatre, named for the Hollywood legend who believed that sharing a live storytelling experience was one of the most important ways we process our lives.
   
Sweeney Todd  
Boston Court Performing Arts Center Sweeney Todd
 
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Our production will feature thrilling intimacy that will shake the audience to the core. Be prepared to welcome the Demon Barber like never before! An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up … and the carnage has only just begun.
   
Trump In Space  
Second City Trump In Space
 
Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump, a musical battle of good vs. bad and ideals vs. opportunism. This original musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci–fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. Four hundred years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded without a planet. Captain Natasha Trump, a direct descendant of President Donald J. Trump, races to find humanity a new planet because the earth blew up!
   
Twelfth Night  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Twelfth Night
 
Mischief, madness and romance are in the air this summer when Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents Shakespeare's rollicking comedy in its magical, outdoor Topanga amphitheater. Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, and fearing that her brother Sebastian has drowned, Viola must disguise herself as a man. She falls in love with the neighboring Duke Orsino — who loves the Lady Olivia — who loves the disguised Viola. But false appearances are the norm on this Island of Misrule, where the fool is king, the court jester is a philosopher, and hijinks among the servants are wickedly delicious.
   
Vixen DeVille Revealed  
Whitefire Theatre Vixen DeVille Revealed
 
This multi-award winning show is returning to the Whitefire Theatre for three nights only. British actress Cat LaCohie reveals the truth behind her burlesque persona, Vixen DeVille, inviting you on the journey to discovering your own inner Vixen. Embrace the freedom to express yourself, be yourself, celebrate yourself, the good, the bad and the wobbly! General Admission includes a red-carpet arrival plus access to a whisky-fueled afterparty sponsored by R6 Distillery with step-and-repeat photo op with Vixen DeVille! With a VIP ticket you can learn to eat fire or walk on broken glass live on stage as part of the show, and receive a signed Vixen DeVille print.
   

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