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Don't Leave It All To Your Children
Sundays.  Sun, Jan 12, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  A musical comedy revue about seniors still on a romp in their Golden Years. MORE >>

The Book of Mormon
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jan 21, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  The Book of Mormon is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

“The best musical of this century.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times MORE >>

Point Break Live!
Sundays.  The show features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no less than two extended skydiving sequences. Best of all, the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, with the lucky winner reading their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting. MORE >>

My Name is Asher Lev
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 15, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Set in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish Community, the powerful story of a young painter’s struggle to become an artist at any cost – against the will of his parents, community and tradition — was the winner of the 2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award. MORE >>

Tartuffe
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Feb 19, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  A fox in the hen house; a rat is in the cellar; a snake is in the grass – Oh, Monsieur Tartuffe! The world’s most famous scoundrel’s story, Tartuffe is comic genius Molière’s tale of naiveté, religious hypocrisy, and the triumphant victory of good over evil – and all in rhyming couplets! MORE >>

A Steady Rain
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 22, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (Scandal) directs the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway sensation by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards) that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. The lifelong friendship of two Chicago cops is put to the test when a deadly error of judgment sends their lives spinning out of control. MORE >>

Slowgirl
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Mar 4, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  When seventeen year-old Becky is shipped-off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home – a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago – the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies and a maze of regret. Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney returns to his old stomping grounds at Steppenwolf and brings home this intimate and elegant glimpse at two characters seeking forgiveness and finding each other. With sharp humor and authenticity, this West Coast premiere reminds us that escape is easy but redemption is hard. MORE >>

Top Girls
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 6, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Politics get personal in the go-getting 1980s of Margaret Thatcher's England when Marlene, who has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be. An insightful commentary on bourgeois feminism, this bold and ingenious work offers an honest portrait of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. MORE >>

TalHotBlond: Everybody Lies Online
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 7, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  An EMMY Award winning journalist stumbles on a plot that towers all others. Based on a true story, playwright Kathrine Bates crafts this stunning account of lust, lies, and fantasies where sex and obsession, indulged through an erotic relationship on the Internet, leads to explosive consequences, becoming a cautionary tale for the times we live in. MORE >>

Macbeth
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Something wicked this way comes. In a world rife with superstition and witchcraft, the Bard’s insatiable Scottish couple leads us down a traitorous and blood-soaked road to the throne only to learn that power attained through murderous greed is enshrouded with the sleepless shriek of a guilty conscience. MORE >>

Urban Death
Saturdays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Zombie Joes Underground Theater's terrifying signature production is back, and more bad-ass than ever - diving deep into the depths of all-new inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Produced by Zombie Joe and directed by Jana Wimer, with original musical score by Christopher Reiner. MORE >>

Wild Songs and Naked Souls
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 8, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Romance, comedy, beauty, passion, some songs. “Wild Songs and Naked Souls” features dramatic interpretations of classic musings on love and life from great writers and poets of the past few centuries, along with some songs. It’s an evening of romance and fun, a terrific evening out. Despite the title, there’s no nudity involved: only the emotions are naked here. MORE >>

Cuauhtémoc
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 13, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Cuauhtémoc, the last Mexican ruler, and Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror, face each other one last time. MORE >>

The Last Act of Lilka Kadison
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Mar 19, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  At age seventeen, Lilka Kadison flees Poland on the eve of World War II. Seventy years later in her modest North Hollywood home, she's spending the afternoon hassling her son, wrestling her caregiver, and arguing with a ghost who keeps rearranging her furniture - and her memories. This transcendent journey from present to past is told through magic illusion, toy theatre, music and imagination. It’s a story of love, loss, the creative impulse and memories that must never be denied. MORE >>

The Ghost Sonata
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Thu, Mar 20, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  "The Ghost Sonata has been a seminal play that the Actors' Gang has been wanting to do for years. In recent workshops, director Brian T. Finney has presented a vision of beauty, energy, courageous spirits, and stunning theatricality that promise to create an evening that will both entertain and stir the incorporeal senses." - Tim Robbins, Artistic Director MORE >>

Is There Sex After Marriage? (Comedy)
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Where did the passion go? That's the question Roger, the dreamer, is asking after 20 years with his activist wife, Sherry. In his quest for an answer, he and Sherry embark on a series of hilarious sexual encounters, that come just as close to tearing them apart, as to sparking the flames like never before. The result is a humorous and thought provoking roller coaster ride in an American marriage. MORE >>

L.A. Deli (Comedy)
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  A series of comedic sketches that take place in a Hollywood delicatessen giving the audience a wicked and hilarious look inside show business. The cast of outrageous, shameless, and sometimes certifiable characters includes movie and TV producers, writers, directors, actors, their wives, ex-wives, and a very patient waitress named Kathleen. Some of the events portrayed actually happened to the playwright, some to his friends, and some to people he just happened to be sitting next to at lunch. MORE >>

Lend Me A Tenor
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Winner of three Tony Awards, this madcap, screwball comedy takes place when a fiery-tempered, world famous opera singer goes missing just as he’s to make his debut with a local opera company. A three-ring circus of chaos ensues complete with mistaken identities and backstage shenanigans. MORE >>

Recall
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Single mom Justine (Karen Nicole) is on the run with teenage daughter Lucy (Madeline Bertani) from a government that “recalls” violent individuals. Justine grows close to the mysterious David (Mark Souza), who runs the safe house where they seek shelter, while at school Lucy befriends disturbed loner Quinn (Kevin Grossman). Government reprogrammer Charlotte (Lara Fisher) insinuates herself into all of their lives as her hidden agenda is gradually revealed. As relationships intensify and motives become clearer, Lucy's frightening tendencies come to the surface and threaten to destroy everything. Ultimately, Recall explores our need to feel connected, understood and loved – no matter the damage, no matter the cost. MORE >>

The Petrified Forest
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  This insightful, Depression-era tale of frustrated lives and spiritual emptiness is set in a gas station and lunchroom along an Arizona highway. The daughter of the station’s owner longs to go to Paris to paint. She falls in love with Alan Squier, a failed author who stops at the restaurant on his way to California and proposes elopement. Everything changes when the escaped criminal Duke Mantee arrives and holds them hostage, painting the plight of the search for values in a decadent civilization. MORE >>

For The Record: Tarantino
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 27, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  Combines East Coast Broadway theatrics with the style and spectacle of Los Angeles to take audiences on a musical journey through 25 years of pulse pounding movie magic. This retrospective highlights hit Tarantino directed films including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Four Rooms, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

The cast will feature Rumer Willis, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the film her father starred in, Pulp Fiction as well as Tarantino's Death Proof star Tracie Thoms, Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Lindsay Pearce (Glee), Lindsey Gort (Carrie Diaries), Ginifer King (Nickelodeon's Haunted Hathaways) and more. MORE >>

Rest
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Mar 28, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down. Only three patients remain—and one of them is lost. Gerald, 91 and suffering from Alzheimers, has wandered off, leaving his wife Etta and her friend Tom. Remaining staff includes a new 20-year-old cook and two longtime employees, women suddenly faced with a crisis of their own. In the midst of a record-breaking blizzard, the search for Gerald takes an unexpected turn—as the others find themselves powerless in the face of an uncertain future. A tender and heartbreakingly funny new work by the playwright who has risen like a meteor on the theatrical scene—author of last season’s play The Whale. MORE >>

Come Back, Little Sheba
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  At a time when the pace of American life was not so rapid, a middle-aged couple, awash in the what-ifs and drifting apart, takes in a young, vivacious college boarder, creating an explosive catalyst for change. After half a century, William Inge’s contemporary masterpiece remains compelling and deeply resonant. MORE >>

Doctor Anonymous
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  The mask comes off! Set during the Frank Rizzo campaign for mayor of Philadelphia and the dawn of Gay Pride, and inspired by the true story of Dr. John E. Fryer, this world premiere drama by New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. MORE >>

Sovereign Body
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 29, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  As a wife and mother of two grown daughters welcomes an uninvited Thanksgiving dinner guest, a family's life is forever challenged and changed. Is she losing her mind and body or owning them once and for all? Sovereign Body is an epic story of a family's journey to healing. MORE >>

Everything You Touch
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 3, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep. MORE >>

Manicomio
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Fri, May 23, 2014.  This all-new experimental theatrical labyrinth of interwoven lives, flashbacks, dreams and apparitions haunting a dark asylumis directed by Sebastian Muñoz and produced by Zombie Joe. MORE >>

Romeo & Juliet
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  The most famous love story of all time gets an athletic and imaginative staging in this new adaptation that incorporates dynamic choreography and visually rich design. MORE >>

Sans Merci
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Would you die for what you believe in? Tracy and Kelly, young students at UCI, are determined to make a difference. But three years after their meeting, a no longer idealistic Kelly is the crippled survivor of a brutal attack, and Tracy never returned from their ill-fated mission of mercy in South America. One rainy day in Los Angeles, Tracy’s mother Elizabeth shows up unexpectedly at Kelly’s apartment. Slowly, the two dance through their grief, while negotiating the truth of what brought the two young women together. Why did they undertake their dangerous humanitarian mission and what happened on that fatal final day? MORE >>

The Road to Damascus
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Inspired by the dramatic conversion of Rabbi Saul of Tarsus - the man who turned from murderer to saint (the Apostle Paul) - and the persecution of Jesus' followers after His crucifixion, Monaco's historical portrayal incorporates music, song and dance with Biblical themes, bringing to life this world-changing story in a characterization that shows why biographers refer to the Apostle Paul as "The man who shook the world." MORE >>

The Columbine Project
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  This drama examines what went through the minds of several students, including the killers, as well as racism and homophobia within the school. Writer/Director Paul Storiale spent six months of research conducting interviews with former students and writing not only what has been public knowledge, but also never-before-known information. Filled with monologues straight from diaries, this staged true story will provide insight to who these children were. MORE >>

White Marriage
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 5, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  A surreal, erotic coming-of-age fairytale set in Poland circa 1890 that follows a young girl’s poignant emergence into womanhood and her frightened resistance to her impending marriage. Chekhov meets Fellini in an enchanting tragicomedy brimming with wit, charm and a large dose of the magical by one of Poland’s most distinguished modern playwrights. MORE >>

The Hypochondriac (Horror)
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 6, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The World Premiere of Roger K. Weiss's hysterical, modern-day adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy “Le Malade Imaginaire,” about a man whose focus on his imaginary ailments creates chaos throughout his household. MORE >>

Ruth Draper's Monologues
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Apr 8, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  A pioneer in 20th century drama, Ruth Draper was described as, “the greatest individual performer that America has ever given.” Her uncanny ability, while alone on stage, to shift between many characters brought awe to actors, royalty and throngs of crowds for decades. Now, Annette Bening makes Draper’s timeless monologues her own — highlighting their continued influence on audiences and artists alike. Meet the harried society woman, the hostess, the wife, the mistress; like Draper before her, Bening embraces and embodies these monologues in this tour-de-force premiere. MORE >>

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Minister’s Black Veil
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 11, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The setting is a small Massachusetts village, circa 1710. The town’s minister, Reverend Hooper, suddenly begins appearing in public wearing a black veil over his face…to Sunday Service, to a funeral, to a wedding, everywhere. His congregation, astonished and disturbed by his strange appearance, appeals to his loving fiancée, Elizabeth, to intercede with him, discover the reasons for his masking and get him to remove the veil. It soon becomes apparent that he has no intention of removing the veil while he lives. He is a good man, doing battle against the power of evil. For, no matter how virtuous one may be, one harbors somewhere some secret sin. As he continues to wear the veil, his congregants note the increased strength and depth of his spiritual power. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), one of the early 19th Century’s most important American authors, was himself the descendant of a judge of the Salem Witch Trials. The Puritan origins of early American culture figured on a recurrent basis in his work. MORE >>

The Vortex
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 11, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  1965, the mod London of Carnaby Street, Darling and “The Shrimp” – Nicky Lancaster brings his beautiful fiancée home to introduce her to his mother, narcissistic stage actress Florence, and is shocked to learn that she has taken a much younger lover. When Nicky’s fiancée runs off with Florence’s boy-toy, Nicky and Florence are forced to confront the truth about themselves. MORE >>

The Tallest Tree in the Forest
Daily.  Sat, Apr 12, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Paul Robeson was born the son of a runaway slave and died “the most well known black man in the world.” Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles his remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography. Embodying not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path, Beaty fills the theatre with the dreams, words and songs (American classics like Ol’ Man River) of a man who sacrificed everything in the name of liberty. MORE >>

Five Mile Lake
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Jamie enjoys a quiet life in his small Pennsylvania town, fixing up his grandfather's old lake house and pining after Mary, his troubled coworker. When his brother comes back to town with a new girlfriend, Jamie's peaceful world is turned upside down. A tender story about those who stay and those who go away. MORE >>

Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Apr 16, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Nora and Delia Ephron wrote this comedy that uses clothing as a metaphor for all the big moments in our lives. Each week features a different rotating cast of actresses including Ashlie Atkinson, Paula Christensen, Akira Dann, Kathryne Dora Brown, Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell, Deidrie Henry, Valisia LeKae, Amanda McBroom, Megan McGinnis, Marianna Palka, Lauren Patten, Rondi Reed, Krysta Rodriguez, Sandra Tsing Loh, JoBeth Williams and Hattie Winston. MORE >>

Sjalusi (Jealousy)
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 17, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway’s professional sign language theater company, to the U.S. for the first time with a black comedy about three women living on different floors of the same luxurious high-rise. Although they have never met, the trio is inter-connected by their secrets, a man and a feisty email conversation. It’s a story as truthful as life, love and jealousy itself, filled with forbidden emotions, desire and passion. MORE >>

Be a Good Little Widow
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral until her husband dies in a plane crash. Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what's the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow. A sad comedy about loss and longing. MORE >>

Cats
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Sun, May 11, 2014.  The 1983 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is the second longest-running show in Broadway history, and the fourth longest-running West End musical. MORE >>

Detective Partner Hero Villain
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Superheros and crime noir are smashed together in the West Coast Premiere of Brett Neveu's play. As Detective Baker scrambles to find a serial killer, superhero Fantastic Phenomenon doesn't offer his usual help. Baker pursues the clues with help from his partner Warren and super villain Supernova, but is he ready to uncover the truth? A truth that exposes the realities of life and death, and the ultimate consequences of trusting those who tell us to “keep the faith.” MORE >>

Mandrake's End
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 19, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  The Lake House Chronicles comes to a close and all the questions from the prior two productions find their answers as this dramatic production reaches a climax that is truly unexpected. Evelyn Townsend reunites with her son Josh and attempts to trust Byron Meade while Becky and Chris see if there is anything left to their relationship to rebuild. But then there is Harry Mandrake who might well destroy every aspiration, dream, and desire the others have. Who will pay the ultimate price for the lives they have lead, and who will find truth for the first time in their lives. Follow these six amazing characters as they delve into the world of murder, mystery, romance, resentment, and revenge. Mandrake's End will leave you thinking, contemplating, and evaluating your own lives, as well as those of the characters. MORE >>

The Lion in Winter
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 19, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The Lion in Winter plays out the spectacular strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable and most human rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, and their three crown-hungry sons. As the sun sets on his reign, the great and powerful Henry Plantagenet calls Eleanor to the castle at Chinon for one last Winter Court, along with their three sons – the warrior Richard, the conniving Geoffrey, and the bumble-headed John. Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each of the players moves to control who will sit on the throne when Henry is gone – a battle that will determine the future of an empire. MORE >>

Porgy and Bess
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Apr 22, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  There’s a hurricane blowing into the Ahmanson filled with glorious Gershwin melodies, rousing production numbers and one of theater’s most unforgettable and timeless love stories. The legendary Porgy and Bess, ahead of its time in 1935, has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation deservedly celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. MORE >>

A Coffin in Egypt
Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays.  Today-Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe has outlived her husband, her daughters and virtually everyone else in Egypt, Texas. But in the last stage of her life, she can’t outlive the truth. The Wallis presents the West Coast Premiere of this haunting tale of memory and murder, racism and recrimination. Known for opera and musical theater, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia based their chamber opera on a play by Horton Foote, providing the perfect showcase for beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Von Stade’s formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim, including being called “one of America’s finest artists and singers” by The New York Times. MORE >>

The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Today-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself—and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope. MORE >>

Beyond Sight
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Blind actor Robert Smith and former U.S. Marine Ginger Lawrence head the cast of the new musical about a soldier who returns to the U.S. after losing his sight during combat in Afghanistan. MORE >>

Fat Pig
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Neil LaBute’s award-winning, stingingly witty romance about love in the modern age of body image and peer pressure tells the story of Tom, a young career guy who hits it off with Helen, a bright, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized. As he reluctantly finds himself falling in love, Tom's colleagues are brutal in their assessment of his new mate. LaBute probes our carb-counting, extreme makeover nation by asking tough questions. How much has our relentless pursuit of beauty turned us into an uglier species? MORE >>

Frozen
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Bryony Lavery's powerful, poetic and provocative drama, telling the story of Ralph, a serial killer and the effects that his heinous crimes have on the two women in particular, who are left to untangle the web of destruction that he leaves in his wake. MORE >>

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The award-winning Beatles concert makes its debut at the Orange County Performing Arts. In a show the Denver Post calls “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” Rain boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites. MORE >>

A Delicate Balance
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Susan Sullivan (Castle, Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest) and David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest) head the cast of Edward Albee’s searing work, directed by Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award-winner Robin Larsen. Agnes and Tobias’ precarious suburban lives are shaken when they find themselves hosting unexpected houseguests — who plan to stay indefinitely. This stylish, daring and profoundly touching social comedy is full of memorable Albee bits, bountiful bursts of colorful invective and lacerating repartee. MORE >>

Pray To Ball
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  As the NBA draft approaches, two Superstar college basketball players and the controversial world of Islam collide in this face-off between life long friends. Beyond money, fame, and flesh…a look at living in America today. MORE >>

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  A touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an mercurial relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing. Starring 2-time Oscar nominee Leslie Caron. MORE >>

Wake
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Molly Harrison is an agoraphobic mortician, anchored to the safety of her funeral home for over three years. Her vivacious mother and precocious teenage daughter try in their own humorous ways to help her take that first step down the front walk, including hypnosis, sensory-overload therapy and a trip to Moscow. But in the end, Molly must realize what is truly important in her life before the power of love can finally inspire her to embrace the world again. MORE >>

Hooked
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 27, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  In her show, Bailey Mason tells about her time being a performer in stand-up comedy, something she was "hooked" to do. Even though she attempted to provide laughs while in the comedy clubs, her actual life was anything but funny. During this time, she was robbed, attacked, and endured the death of her mother from natural causes and her husband, not natural causes! She also found other work, even though that work wasn’t necessarily ethical or legal. Hooked recounts Bailey’s very personal transformation via her journey from hooker to healer, from outcall to answering the call and being of real service and an inspiration to others. MORE >>

The Devil & Billy Markham
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  First published by Playboy in 1979 and originally staged in 1989 at Lincoln Center, The Devil & Billy Markham by Shel Silverstein is a one-act play that studies the nature of good and evil in man. This epic poem tells the improbable story of down-on-his-luck singer/songwriter Billy Markham. Told in classic Silverstein pentameter and set on Nashville's famed Music Row, the six chapter tome details Markham's odyssey from the legendary Linebaugh's sandwich shop, to Hell, to Heaven and then back again. His constant flirtation with the dark side of life, his appetite for games of chance, his problematic prodigious libido and his willingness gamble away the very souls of those who love him most are all explored. MORE >>

Do Not Disturb
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  A funny, dark and engrossing evening of one-act plays by Joshua Fardon and directed by Kevin Hoffer, featuring uninvited guests, provocative ideas, proposals, longing, violence, foul-mouthed angels, alcoholism, sex, hurtling statues, Facebook, infidelity, stalking, cartoons and unsolved equations. This night takes you to the edge of madness then gives you a shove. Not for the weak or the faint of heart, Do Not Disturb is an equal-opportunity boundary-breaker which provides something to disturb every sensibility. MORE >>

I Totally Know What You Did Last (Donna) Summer
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, May 2, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  A new musical parody of the horror movies you loved from the 90s mashed up with hits from the Disco Queen you loved from the 70s from the creative team behind the smash sensations, "Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter" and "Prairie-oke!" MORE >>

L.A. Views: Traffic Jam
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Featuring an 18 member ensemble, LA Views-Traffic Jam proudly presents a non-stop excursion through LA’s dynamic transit ways, with playwrights putting their pedal to the metal through L.A. side streets, intersections, colliding with wannabe superheroes, smuggled Highland Park parrots, pregnant air traffic controllers, 19th century horse-and-carriages and Little Saigon Banh Chung laced bike paths! At break neck speeds the show begins at one of LA’s earliest toll and accelerates through space and time aboard bikes, scooters, cars, busses, helicopters, airplanes, trains and spaceships. Drawing inspiration from every form of transportation Traffic Jam transports its audience from, Los Angeles’ earliest days to outer space and back. MORE >>

The Trumpet of the Swan
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  E.B. White’s classic novel is now a symphonic concert experience. The Trumpet of the Swan, like all of White’s novels, concerns a young character who must overcome a life challenge. Though Louis is a trumpeter swan, he can't communicate like the rest of his family because he was born without a voice. To overcome this obstacle, he learns to play a real brass trumpet he received from his father. Through the friendship of a young boy, Sam, and a determination to pay back his father's debt on the trumpet, Louis overcomes adversity to attain freedom, fame, fortune and the gift of music through his father’s heartbreaking and heroic love. In this uniquely entertaining, theatrical adaptation of the famous book, actors come together with an on-stage orchestra and a trumpet soloist to tell E.B. White's classic story.

Originally receiving its world premiere at The Kennedy Center, The Baltimore Sun said that The Trumpet of the Swan “sets the gold standard for children’s productions… utterly enchanting – easily holds its own alongside classics like Peter and the Wolf.” The Washington Post added that “…this lushly scored work will send you home with a helpless, contented smile on your face.” MORE >>

Steve Martin's The Underpants
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s panties fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac. MORE >>

Vivien
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 3, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Vivien is the powerful story of a father and son reunited after almost four decades. Resentment and regret make way for an odyssey of discovery. Exploring the tenuous ties that bind a family together, playwright Percy Granger weaves a tale of humor and grace, uncovering the hearts of two men, the choices each has made, a long overdue understanding and ultimately, the enormity of what each has lost. MORE >>

different words for the same thing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sun, May 4, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  After putting years and thousands of miles between them, Alice gets the call to return to her hometown, forcing her to revisit and re-examine the places, events and relationships that once defined her. Neel Keller, who helmed last season’s thriller The Nether, assembles one of the largest casts in KDT history to create an unforgettable multi-ethnic family three generations deep: complete with all the love, laughter, complications and difficult choices that come with family. MORE >>

Othello
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC's Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre's recent production of Hamlet. MORE >>

Vaudeville in the Park (Charity)
Sun, May 4, 2014.  An eclectic lineup of musical performances, side show performers and special guests, headlined by ISC’s house band, Dr. Pinch & the Pinchtones. (Dr. Pinch is a minor character from The Comedy of Errors who found a new lease in life after performing at Independent Shakespeare Co.’s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival in 2012.) It’s got swing music, comedy, variety performances and, of course, some great Shakespeare to benefit the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. MORE >>

Ajax in Iraq
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Not Man Apart, the physical theater ensemble, intertwines the important and timely issue of sexual abuse against women in the military with the parable of the great warrior Ajax which is said to be one of the first and oldest stories to openly portray the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. MORE >>

Holding the Man
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 8, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are a gay boy in an all-boys school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team. Still, despite the odds, Tim and John fall in love and for fifteen years their relationship survives everything life throws at it - the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem love can't solve threatens to part them. MORE >>

Unorganized Crime
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, May 8, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Academy-award nominee Chazz Palminteri stars in this powerful world premiere play. Gino Sicuso is a diminishing Mafioso, a forgotten brother and son, banished to Detroit by his father Carmello Sicuso, the Capo dei Capi of the third largest crime family in New York. He’s been relocated for his inability to follow orders (he can’t commit murder), and hasn’t had direct communication with any of his family members in years. His wife Rosie Sicuso has Gino on the road to redemption with the hope that he can mentally turn his life around. Having no such trouble with maiming, beating and killing is Gino’s older brother, Sal Sicuso, a brutal mobster who unexpectedly shows up at his door. What transpires is a gripping, savage and wildly humorous glimpse at the Cosa Nostra, where the fine line between loyalty and betrayal is explored and where the sacred code of Omertà is shaken to the core. MORE >>

Ian MacKinnon's Gay Hist-Orgy Part 4: Time Cruiser
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  In Gay Hist-Orgy 4: Time Cruiser, his all-new multimedia one-man show, performance activist Ian MacKinnon cruises homo-history looking for a lay to save the world. With the aid of his magic time traveling neoprene pig-jock and sexy genie guide, Ian seeks to creatively connect with gay history in a sexual, informative, vital and hilarious way. It’s an erotic adventure through gay world history that’s not to be missed! Time Cruiser picks up where the last installment of The Gay Hist-Orgy left off but stands alone as an independent show. Building on the success of The Hist-Orgy series, this installment includes porno-storical histo-graphic encounters with gay icons: Percy Shelly, Gandhi, George Washington Carver, Mizi Xia, Edward Carpenter, Kobo Dashi, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and more. MORE >>

Tartuffe
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  They banned Molière's play in Paris. But that was in 1664. Three hundred years later, it would be the play to put SCR on the map. Now, celebrate the landmark 50th Season with a revival of this classic comedy about the man who gave the word “hypocrite” a bad reputation. A family watches in astonishment as the head of the household falls under Tartuffe’s spell. While they scheme to get rid of the false prophet, he does himself in, proving that when your thoughts are supposed to be turned heavenward, it’s a good idea not to reveal earthly desires, especially when someone is hiding in the closet—or under the table. MORE >>

The Ghost of Gershwin
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  A struggling young composer is haunted by the music of George Gershwin...until he meets the Ghost of Gershwin...and his life is never the same again. Set in Brooklyn today, this romantic musical harkens back to the wacky world of the 1930s where the tenants of this apartment building are all involved in the arts somehow. People burst into song (and/or dance) at the drop of a hat. This world premiere musical features all original songs, which are a delightful homage to the legacy of American icons George & Ira Gershwin. How would you feel if you got to meet your idol and ask them any question you wanted? And what if the answer had nothing to do with the question, but changed your life anyway? You’d sing, wouldn’t you? MORE >>

The Pliant Girls
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 9, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Fifty blood-stained brides seek refuge after murdering their husbands on their wedding night, but no one's eager to take them in. As Kay, Leta, Arianna, Courtney, and Philomena beg for their lives, their stories form a complex tapestry of contemporary sisterhood and provide insight into the deaths of the men who stood in their way. Loosely based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, Meghan Brown's The Pliant Girls is a haunting exploration of love, sexual politics, and the power of redemption. MORE >>

A Midsummer's Night Scream
Saturdays.  Sat, May 10, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Have a marvelously murderous evening with acting legends Art Major and Sarah Bellum. That famous acting couple, Sarah Bellum and Art Major, invite you to an evening of fine dining and scintillating entertainment for a midsummer's night soiree. Unfortunately, someone with more sinister and dastardly intentions will also be in attendance. Who will survive for the salad to be served? Join them as they spoof actors and acting, Shakespeare, servants, French detectives, and agents. 4 public performances only. No Saturday show on May 24th, but a Sunday matinee on May 18th at 2 PM. Show is available for private parties through August! MORE >>

Letters from Zora
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 10, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Letters from Zora is an untold story about the unbridled creativity of Zora Neale Hurston: writer, anthropologist, voodoo priestess and overall Renaissance woman determined to live and die by her own mind,” stated writer Gabrielle Pina. “This production offers a passionate glimpse of history, music, and artistry intended to illuminate her life, her extraordinary career and her immeasurable contributions to the American literary canon.” MORE >>

Silent Witnesses
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play. How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become. Winner of the Women in Arts and Media Coalition Collaboration Award. MORE >>

Stories By Heart
Sat, May 10, 2014.  “A tour de force that doubles as a primer on acting...,” as Tony Award® winner John Lithgow tells you not the story of his life, but the STORIES of his life. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, May 11, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, May 12, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Green Day's American Idiot
Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  Based on Green Day's Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns,” American Idiot is the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their search for meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating journey of the Broadway season. MORE >>

Green Day's American Idiot
Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  The music of Green Day and the lyrics of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong captured the zeitgeist of a generation with its Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album. American Idiot puts those raw emotions front and center in a highly theatrical and thoroughly satisfying rock opera that burns up the stage. MORE >>

The Book of Mormon
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, May 13, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century" and Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." MORE >>

Black Like Me - Clementine Celarie
Wed, May 14, 2014-Thu, May 15, 2014.  In her one woman show, actress Clementine Célarié has adapted American journalist John Howard Griffin‘s 1961 book, Black Like Me, into a live performance that promotes tolerance and humanism. With graceful simplicity, while alone on stage with minimal props, the actress transforms into dozens of characters. Griffin, a white journalist who sought to understand the condition of being black in America, was made up to look African American before setting out to experience life in the racially segregated South for a six week journey. In French with English projected subtitles. MORE >>

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José
Thu, May 15, 2014-Sun, May 18, 2014.  In a wild fantasia that upends our national mythology, sleep-deprived Juan José is a Mexican national seeking legal status in the U.S. As he crams for the next day's citizenship exam, the American heroes in his handbooks come alive in a series of hallucinogenic vignettes. With the comic genius of Culture Clash behind the wheel, American Night careens through history, uncovering a portrait of our nation's rise from colony to superpower. MORE >>

Entershamement
Daily.  Thu, May 15, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  In Entershamement, Amy G.’s inimitable brand of physical/musical comedy makes light of dark thoughts. Realizing how regularly shame gets in the way of enjoying ourselves, she decides to attack. To make fun of the monster in the mirror, she dissects her own face-saving masks first, and then turns the question back to the crowd. Does the face even need saving? Entershamement is slapstick Diva heaven, full of ridiculous song-and-dance numbers, roller-skates, a chicken, and genuine human frailty. MORE >>

In My Corner
Daily.  Thu, May 15, 2014-Sat, May 31, 2014.  Footwork is everything for storyteller, pugilist and hoofer Joe Orrach, who works boxing, tap dance, percussion and music into his tale of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. His coming-of-age story is one in which he makes his way out of chaos and violence through his discovery of da MORE >>

Agatha Christie's The Hollow
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Based on her 1946 book of the same name, the action takes place in the garden room of Sir Henry Angkatell's estate, The Hollow, about eighteen miles from London. His wife Lucy has invited several people for a weekend, but when John Cristow turns up murdered, Inspector Colquhoun and Detective Sergeant Penny are called in to solve the crime. As usual, Christie throws plenty of twists and turns in the way before the murderer's identity and motive are revealed. MORE >>

Blood Relations
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on the innocence or guilt of Lizzie Borden, with strong support coming from feminists and animal rights advocates. In Blood Relations, writer Sharon Pollock sets the action ten years after the trial as a play within a play, with the part of Lizzie Borden enacted by her friend, an actress from Boston, with Lizzie assuming the role of the maid Bridget, an observer and director of the replay of the events that culminated in the murder of the Bordens. This framework establishes the possibility of multiple perspectives. MORE >>

Matrimonio y Mortaja
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 16, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  A wild comedy of relationships and a marriage gone awry, written by Mexico's greatest playwright, Emilio Carballido, and directed by Gonzalo Garcia. MORE >>

Push
Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  Life for Franklin Push is about to turn upside down. Push is a comedic stage play with a sitcom feel that follows a well-to-do man through the ups and downs of his life while dealing with the crazy antics of his gold-digging girlfriend, interesting family members, and unexpected house guests. MORE >>

The Guardsman
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, May 17, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  A new adaptation of Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár’s comic masterpiece about love, fidelity, disguise and illusion. A celebrated actor, unsure of his wife's devotion, disguises himself to test her veracity, only to be beaten at his own game. MORE >>

The Hebrew Hillbilly
Sat, May 17, 2014.  The Hebrew Hillbilly, written and performed by singer songwriter Shelley Fisher, is a musical one woman show which chronicles Ms Fisher's Hollywood odyssey that begins in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and Bar-b-cue. Growing up Jewish in the deep South with a flamboyant mother who frowned on her dating the local redneck boys, the Hebrew Hillbilly begins singing as a little girl and never stops. MORE >>

A Streetcar Named Desire
Sun, May 18, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  Superstar Renée Fleming returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents! Clinging desperately to a masquerade of Southern grace, Blanche DuBois moves into her sister’s cramped apartment, creating all the wrong kinds of sparks with her crude brother-in-law. When dark truths about Blanche’s past begin to emerge, her world comes apart at the seams in a spiral of violence and madness. A faithful adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, André Previn’s powerful opera evokes a highly charged New Orleans setting. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is the hotheaded Stanley Kowalski, with soprano Stacey Tappan as Stella and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Blanche’s guileless suitor Mitch. MORE >>

Death of the Author
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, May 20, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  With a world of knowledge just a smart phone away, is there still such a thing as an original idea? When a young professor suspects a student of plagiarism, his inquiry sparks a chain of events affecting the lives of four people in very real terms. Drukman’s beautifully drawn characters must navigate heartbreak, blind ambition and the cutthroat competition that thrives within these ivy-covered walls. Extending beyond post-modern literature and academic rigors, this smart, funny and engrossing world premiere becomes a personal battle to decide what is right, what is wrong and what must be done. MORE >>

King Lear
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 30, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  After the Restoration, the play was often revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the 19th century, Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements. The tragedy is particularly noted for its probing observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship. George Bernard Shaw wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear." MORE >>

Les Misérables
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  The Broadway production opened 12 March 1987 and ran until 18 May 2003, closing after 6,680 performances. It is the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history and was the second-longest at the time. The show was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. MORE >>

Little Shop of Horrors
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 30, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  New York plant shop employee Seymour discovers an interesting plant, later finding out that it will grow to massive sizes when fed human blood. This musical comedy, written by Howard Ashman, with music by Alan Menken, was one of the longest running off-Broadway productions, eventually enjoying a successful Broadway run and became a popular major motion picture. MORE >>

Giving Up Is Hard To Do
Sat, May 31, 2014-Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Based upon her own fascinating story onstage and off, veteran Broadway, television, and film actress Annie Abbott's one woman show is a wild ride of emotions. Her irreverent humor and passionate observations reveal her indomitable spirit - this is the coming of age tale of a funny woman unstoppable in the face of life's surprises. MORE >>

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 3, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  This was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed publicly. MORE >>

Stoneface
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 3, 2014-Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  Chronicled through the lens of his own silent films, Stoneface recreates some of Buster Keaton’s most memorable gags live on stage, capturing the legend of a bygone era and telling the tale of the redemption of one of Hollywood’s greatest performers. MORE >>

The Country House
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 3, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s pastoral comedies, Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies brings this funny and poignant world premiere – helmed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Gathering in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, a family of actors wrestles with fame, art and, as always, each other. But when the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken – threatening an already fragile foundation of a home brimming with old memories, new love and discarded dreams. MORE >>

Flower Duet
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 6, 2014-Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  A careless act of infidelity sends the lives of two couples spiraling out of control. Flower Duet is a ferocious new comedy that spans 20 years of love, friendship, betrayal and heartbreak in the lives of two passionate opera singers whose relationships prove to be just as dramatic as the music they sing. MORE >>

I'm Not Just a Comic Genius
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 6, 2014-Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  From Art Shulman, creator of The Rabbi & The Shiksa, Bagels, Rebecca's Gamble, Old Broads Can't Dunk, and Sex Is Good For You! comes this unusual dramedy. A widower with little meaning in his life is inspired by his daughter to write short plays based on people he knows. A quirky, hilarious side of him emerges as he develops as a playwright. What happens in his living room would never happen in any other living room. MORE >>

The Cracker Jack
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 6, 2014-Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  This is a one person show full of rich, funny, true stories about my Great Uncle Jimmy, focusing on his life as a tug boat captain for the NY Central post WWII. The show deals with what life was like working on the Hudson and East River during the 1940’s and 1950’s. These inspiring stories will be performed in the vein of the movie “On The Waterfront” and the stage version of “A Bronx Tale.” It’s a true story of history, of family, of discovery and what it all meant to me. The show includes music and vintage slides from the time period. MORE >>

The Last Confession
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Jun 7, 2014-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  It's 1978, and a little-known country priest is crowned Pope John Paul I in an uneasy compromise. Thirty-three days later, before he can set his liberal reforms into place, “the Smiling Pope” is found dead: the very day after threatening to remove three prominent Cardinals from their posts. No investigation or autopsy is performed, and a Vatican press release about the cause of his death is later proven to be, in large part, false. The Last Confession, an unflinching and searing drama, recounts the mystery shrouding the events as told by their ultimate witness: Cardinal Benelli, who engineered John Paul’s ascent. This provocative thriller explores the machinations of power amid crises of faith and the struggle to conceal the truth at any cost. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Jun 9, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Shakespeare by the Sea
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Jun 12, 2014-Sat, Aug 16, 2014.  This year's plays are Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. They’ll perform for 4 weeks at Point Fermin Park before commencing a multi-city tour throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties for a total of 10 weeks of free Shakespeare. MORE >>

The True Life Adventures of Barbie and G.I. Joe
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  Wed, Jun 18, 2014-Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  The world’s toughest super-soldiers and America’s iconic blonde bimbo in a steamy true story of media terrorism and the fleecing of families worldwide. Hang out in the recording booth with the TV Cartoon voice of G.I. Joe’s “Flint,” and follow media terrorists into the toy store for the wildly funny, true story of the most effective mega-merchandising campaigns (and the sneakiest voice transformations) in the history of toydom. Learn why Mattel’s mom felt the world needed Barbie. Witness their humiliation as Barbie finds out that neither Ken nor Warrant Officer “Flint” have very much going on down there. No longer just a 12-inch male Barbie-doll, G.I. Joe morphed into a team of 3 1/2-inch master-fighters who would battle world terrorism, and together with Barbie overpower the wallets of children everywhere. From the darkest Christmas night ever, to the G.I. Joe voiceover auditions, and the gathering of real live troops at G.I. Joe/Con, hear the story of Barbie and G.I. Joe as it’s never been told before by premier voiceover artist Bill Ratner. MORE >>

Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight
Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  Broadway legend Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight is a hip adaptation of The Brothers Grimm’s classic tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Choreographed and directed by Debbie Allen with an original score by Grammy Award winner James Ingram and Debbie Allen. MORE >>

Stupid F*cking Bird
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sun, Jul 27, 2014.  In this irreverent remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, an aspiring young director rails against the art created by his mother’s generation, a nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist, and everyone discovers just how disappointing life, art, and growing up can be. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with a lot more snark as the subtext bubbles to the surface. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, writer Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody f*cking pulp. MORE >>

Jersey Boys
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 24, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. MORE >>

Ghost the Musical
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. MORE >>

Shrek The Musical
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sun, Jul 6, 2014.  Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all features a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery. MORE >>

The Producers
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jun 27, 2014-Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  From the brilliantly twisted mind of Mel Brooks comes this insanely funny adventure that won 12 Tonys. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant concoct a get-rich scheme to bilk their investors out of millions by producing the most notorious flop in history. MORE >>

Buyer & Cellar
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Jul 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  Playwright Jonathan Tolins (Twilight of the Golds) and actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) team up for a fabulously fictitious imagining of what might transpire when an underemployed Hollywood actor finds the ultimate retail gig: sole sales clerk (and eventual confidant) to a mega-star in her subterranean sanctum sanctorum teeming with treasured mementos, career collectibles and a frozen yogurt machine. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Jul 14, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Once
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 15, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. MORE >>

We Will Rock You
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 15, 2014-Sun, Aug 24, 2014.  It’s the thunderous roar of revolution with the blockbuster hits of the legendary Queen driving its epic story. In the future, computer-generated music reigns, live rock is outlawed, and conformity is brutally enforced. Until a pair of young renegades, Galileo and Scaramouche, dare to break free and search for a long-buried electric guitar. Before Another One Bites the Dust, you can be sure our heroes will find Somebody to Love. MORE >>

Ghost the Musical
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 29, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. MORE >>

Reasons to Be Pretty
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jul 29, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Neil LaBute’s provocative drama about our modern obsession with physical beauty, directed by the playwright. Thomas Sadoski (current Emmy® nominee for HBO's The Newsroom) reprises his Tony®-nominated role as Greg, joined by Emmy® nominated Jenna Fischer (The Office), who takes on the role of Steph – a role she recently played on Broadway in Reasons to Be Happy, the sequel to this play that revisits the characters 10 years later. In this hard-edged comedy, the stars are crossed as two couples in flux struggle to find fulfillment – begging an answer to the question, what is “pretty”? MORE >>

Hair
Fri, Aug 1, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The winner of the Best Musical Revival 2009 Tony Award is back in L.A. and features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.” MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Aug 11, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Once
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Aug 19, 2014-Sun, Aug 31, 2014.  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. MORE >>

Happy Days
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Sep 4, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  Renowned director Andrei Belgrader re-examines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom. Brooke Adams plays Winnie, a woman buried up to her bosom in a mound of dirt with nothing to pass the time but the ragged contents of her bag, her nimble wit, and her husband Willie lurking somewhere behind her. This droll, existential allegory demonstrates the vitality of the human spirit in the face of a deteriorating world. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Sep 8, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Marjorie Prime
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Sep 10, 2014-Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  What if it were possible to bring your dearly departed back in the form of a computer-generated simulation that you had to “program” by sharing your memories of the person you lost? What would you say? What would you leave out? This profound new drama moves into uncharted theatrical territory when Marjorie is visited by her daughter, son-in-law and the Prime. MORE >>

La Traviata
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Sep 13, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  Plácido Domingo returns in one of his newest signature roles, as a father determined to do the right thing in one of opera’s greatest romances, in Marta Domingo’s dazzlingly updated Art Deco-inspired production. Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as Violetta, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz as her handsome Alfredo. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Sep 14, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Choir Boy
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Sep 16, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  At the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, a young black man knows what is expected of him. Work hard, fall in line and if you’ve got the voice for it, use it to praise God in the school choir. Within these walls, Pharus Young, with the voice of an angel and a keen mind, should be a star. But in the face of Drew’s time-honored traditions, can music overcome silence? Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney navigates expectation, alienation and the overwhelming desire to be heard. MORE >>

Kiss Me, Kate
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Sep 16, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  The Pasadena Playhouse production will view the work through a new lens, - using the wonderful material of this celebrated production to showcase the trailblazing African- American touring troupes of the early 20th century. Those "groups of traveling players" that brought the work of the Bard not just to New York City, but to theatres all over the country. Many of the most famous actors of our time owe much to those pioneers, who included such as Hattie McDaniel, Paul Robeson, Earle Hyman, Jane White, and Dorothy Van Eangle. Those brave actors such as those brought literal "color" to great classical roles, opened doors for others, and represent the high style and theatricality that have always been embodied in Porter's masterpiece. MORE >>

Good People
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Sep 19, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  In South Boston, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he'll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path. MORE >>

Jersey Boys
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Oct 1, 2014-Sun, Oct 19, 2014.  Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Oct 12, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Oct 13, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Pippin
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Oct 21, 2014-Sun, Nov 9, 2014.  Ben Vereen and Patina Miller won Tony Awards for their portrayals of the Leading Player in the original Broadway production and the revival, respectively, making them the first two actors of different genders to win a Tony for the same role. MORE >>

Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sun, Nov 16, 2014.  The convent needs a new roof, so the order has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the Church Bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from Magicians and Show Girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. Don’t forget: “What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas,” but God sees everything! MORE >>

Dido & Aeneas/Bluebeard’s Castle
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Oct 25, 2014-Sat, Nov 15, 2014.  A riveting pairing of one-act masterpieces, written more than two centuries apart, explores the fine line between devotion and obsession. In Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, an intimately scaled tragedy, a queen falls prey to the machinations of a formidable enemy, losing her heart to a man who abruptly abandons her. In Bartók’s suspenseful orchestral showpiece Bluebeard's Castle, an impulsive young bride turns her back on her family, only to uncover increasingly dark truths about her new husband. MORE >>

War of the Worlds
Thu, Oct 30, 2014-Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Orson Welles' famous radio version of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Performed live, with live sound effects and music. MORE >>

Stop Kiss
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Nov 4, 2014-Sun, Nov 30, 2014.  A poignant and comedic play about the moments, both sudden and slow, in which one's life can change irrevocably. After meeting, two women, Callie and Sara, gradually and unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that forces them to stop and re-evaluate their choices in life in ways they could never anticipate. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Nov 9, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Nov 10, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Nov 11, 2014-Sun, Dec 21, 2014.  Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.” From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of America and the world, Berlin’s story epitomizes capturing the American dream. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs from "God Bless America,” to "White Christmas” and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey. MORE >>

Kinky Boots
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Nov 11, 2014-Sun, Nov 30, 2014.  The production earned a season-high 13 nominations and 6 Tony wins, including Best Musical and Best Score for Cyndi Lauper in her first outing as a Broadway songwriter, making her the first woman to win alone in that category. MORE >>

Pippin
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Nov 11, 2014-Sun, Nov 23, 2014.  Ben Vereen and Patina Miller won Tony Awards for their portrayals of the Leading Player in the original Broadway production and the revival, respectively, making them the first two actors of different genders to win a Tony for the same role. MORE >>

What the Butler Saw
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Nov 12, 2014-Sun, Dec 21, 2014.  This classic comic masterpiece has all the ingredients of a thoroughly enjoyable romp: manic action, twisting plotlines, mistaken identities, slamming doors, disappearing clothes, and, above all, Joe Orton’s subversive wit, breakneck dialogue and outrageous lack of appropriateness. Decried as scandalous in 1969 for its character’s raging libidos and rampant mockery of morality, What the Butler Saw is a timeless tale of sex and repression in a culture gone mad (it takes place in a mental hospital, after all), never slowing down long enough to let you catch your breath from laughter. MORE >>

Florencia en el Amazonas
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Nov 22, 2014-Sat, Dec 20, 2014.  A steamboat passage through the fabled rainforest becomes a mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harboring secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams. The sensational Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel returns as Florencia, her record-breaking seventh leading role at LA Opera, joined by a stellar cast. An exquisite score by Daniel Catán, the beloved composer of Il Postino, shimmers with passionate melodies and sumptuous orchestrations reminiscent of Puccini and Debussy. Inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez, Florencia en el Amazonas paints an intoxicating portrait of the transformative nature of love. MORE >>

Write Club
Mon, Dec 8, 2014.  2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Writers compete for cash going to a charity of their choosing. The world's only philanthropic competitive reading series, it has raised thousands of dollars for worthy charitable organizations throughout the world, all the while having a rollicking good time doing it. The second Monday of the month. MORE >>

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Wed, Dec 10, 2014-Sun, Dec 14, 2014.  In the first week of December 2006, the musical topped the Broadway Box Office grosses, putting an end to Wicked's top-grossing streak that had lasted 100 weeks. MORE >>

Sleeping Beauty
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Dec 10, 2014-Sun, Jan 4, 2015.  An updated version of the classic story, in the style of the traditional British family Panto, Lythgoe Family Productions will present a new holiday version of the classic tale featuring family-friendly magic, a comedic twist and contemporary music with interactive style and humor that appeals to fairy tale fans of all ages. MORE >>

Wicked
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Dec 10, 2014-Sun, Feb 1, 2015.  Since its 2003 debut, Wicked has broken box office records around the world, currently holding weekly-gross-takings records in Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London. In the week ending January 2, 2011, the London, Broadway, and both North American touring productions simultaneously broke their respective records for the highest weekly gross. In the final week of 2013, the Broadway production broke this record again, earning $3.2 million. MORE >>

2nd Sundays Script Reading Series
Sun, Dec 14, 2014.  A place where actors get to read new TV and film scripts, writers get to hear their work out loud, and producers and directors get introduced to a new script. MORE >>

Billy Elliot The Musical
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Jan 16, 2015-Sun, Feb 8, 2015.  See for yourself why it won ten 2009 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. MORE >>

Two for the Seesaw
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jan 27, 2015-Sun, Feb 22, 2015.  The original critically acclaimed production starred Henry Fonda, and in her own Broadway debut, Anne Bancroft. In Two for the Seesaw, Jerry Ryan is a lawyer from Nebraska who has recently separated from his wife. To get away from it all, he has moved to a shabby apartment in New York. At a party he meets Gittel Mosca, a struggling dancer. They instantly get along, and begin to fall in love. But the relationship is hampered by their differences in background and temperament in this unforgettable play. MORE >>

Dirty Dancing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Feb 3, 2015-Sun, Feb 15, 2015.  In a meta twist, the musical is based on the movie which starred Broadway veteran - and pre-Law & Order stalwart - Jerry Orbach. MORE >>

The Ghosts of Versailles
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 7, 2015-Sun, Mar 1, 2015.  Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the opera-within-the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life. LA Opera proudly presents the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny. MORE >>

The Barber of Seville
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Feb 28, 2015-Sun, Mar 22, 2015.  Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers. A topnotch cast sails through the score’s bel canto glories, thrilling the audience as characters that are just as vivid today as when they first took the stage. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy, one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire. MORE >>

Switzerland
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Mar 3, 2015-Sun, Apr 12, 2015.  Patricia Highsmith, master of the macabre, is racing to finish her novel when an attractive young man arrives representing her impatient publisher. Anxious to be rid of him and return to self-imposed exile, she attempts to terrorize him into fleeing. But he has a dark agenda of his own and will not leave until the final chapter is written. In this new Geffen Playhouse commission, Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species), with her unique brand of humor and mystery, brings to life this literary giant best known for Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. MORE >>

Carrie: The Musical
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Mar 12, 2015-Sun, Apr 5, 2015.  A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret. And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they'll all find out just how scary a secret can be...Outrageous, controversial and completely thrilling, Carrie comes to LA in a blazing new immersive production sure to be the theatrical event of the year. MORE >>

Pygmalion
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Mar 17, 2015-Sun, Apr 12, 2015.  This poignant masterpiece by George Bernard Shaw that led to the smash Broadway success, "My Fair Lady." MORE >>

The Marriage of Figaro
Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Sat, Mar 21, 2015-Sun, Apr 12, 2015.  Change is in the air and Figaro’s world is turning upside down. On the eve of the wily barber’s marriage to Susanna, Count Almaviva’s wandering eye has landed on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess herself must spring into battle when she learns of her husband’s plans. Or is she embroiled in a liaison of her own? From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart’s comic masterpiece brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness. MORE >>

Newsies
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Mar 24, 2015-Sun, Apr 19, 2015.  Based on the 1992 film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. MORE >>

Guys and Dolls
Tue, Apr 14, 2015-Sun, Apr 19, 2015.  Guys and Dolls was selected as the winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. However, because of writer Abe Burrows' troubles with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), the Trustees of Columbia University vetoed the selection, and no Pulitzer for Drama was awarded that year. MORE >>

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Musical
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Apr 17, 2015-Sun, May 10, 2015.  In this musical, the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy comes to life when Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra revisit "First Impressions," an earlier version of the beloved novel. As Austen makes changes, the Austen sisters must learn to see both the story and each other in a new light. MORE >>

Hercules vs. Vampires
Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Thu, Apr 23, 2015-Sun, Apr 26, 2015.  Buckle your seatbelts for LA Opera's most offbeat presentation ever! Hercules vs. Vampires combines opera and midcentury pop culture, synchronizing live music with cult fantasy film Hercules in the Haunted World, a 1961 sword-and-sandal epic starring three-time Mr. Universe Reg Park. When the actors projected on the silver screen open their mouths to speak, the audience will hear their lines sung by their cast of singers from the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, accompanied by a 26-piece orchestra. MORE >>

Motown: The Musical
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Apr 28, 2015-Sun, Jun 7, 2015.  The story revolves around the early days of Motown and Berry Gordy's romance with Diana Ross and received four Tony Award nominations in 2013. MORE >>

Annie
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, May 13, 2015-Sun, May 24, 2015.  Sarah Jessica Parker played Annie in one of its runs while Alyssa Milano and Molly Ringwald played orphans in various productions. MORE >>

Mary Poppins
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, May 29, 2015-Sun, Jun 21, 2015.  Astonishing over seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York. The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. MORE >>

Bad Jews
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 9, 2015-Sun, Jul 19, 2015.  In the Feygenbaum family, Daphna is the most devout. Just ask her. But her cousin Liam has the rights of the first-born grandchild. Just ask him. When their grandfather dies leaving a treasured family heirloom, a battle ignites escalating to Old Testament proportions. Hailed as one of the funniest plays of the year, Bad Jews can’t resist pointing out the worst in all of us. MORE >>

The Phantom of the Opera
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Jun 10, 2015-Sun, Jul 26, 2015.  It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and Michael Crawford (in the title role) won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. It is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance on February, 11 2012, the first production ever to do so. MORE >>

Dog Days
Thu, Jun 11, 2015-Sun, Jun 14, 2015.  A deeply unsettling 2012 work that blends classical vocalism with dark heavy metal influences. In the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe, a family struggles to keep together. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept her dire situation, until a stranger shows up at the doorstep, a reminder of just how bad things have gotten. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, and hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the most exciting new operas of recent years” Dog Days is a shocking reminder of contemporary opera's raw power. "It's only a matter of time before this riveting show is confirmed as a groundbreaking American classic." (New York Times) MORE >>

Motown: The Musical
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Tue, Jun 16, 2015-Sun, Jun 28, 2015.  The story revolves around the early days of Motown and Berry Gordy's romance with Diana Ross and received four Tony Award nominations in 2013. MORE >>

The Phantom of the Opera
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Wed, Jul 29, 2015-Sun, Aug 9, 2015.  It is, by over 3,000 performances, the longest-running show in Broadway history. MORE >>



 
 













 
 

   
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