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.
This award-winning (we’re talking Pulitzer, Drama Desk, Tony, etc.) musical was inspired by the life of French pointillist, George Seurat. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, the plot revolves around the creation of his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. George, an intense and passionate artist, struggles to not only create his paintings but also to maintain a relationship with his longtime mistress, Dot. The second act connects to the first while focusing on another George, Seurat and Dot’s great grandson, also struggling to find meaning in art and the need to connect to the past, present and future. Enjoy this Kentwood Players production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles.
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 — 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.