Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/17/2016

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SPAMALOT
Long Lake Camp for the Arts
7/18-7/18/2016

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GREASE
Camden School for Girls
7/18-7/19/2016

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SPAMALOT YOUNG@PART
Martins Wood Primary School
7/19-7/20/2016

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Youtheatre
7/20-7/22/2016

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SCHOOL OF ROCK
Youtheatre
7/20-7/22/2016

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GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION in Broadway GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
ROSEVILLE THEATRE ARTS ACADEMY
7/15-7/23/2016

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FOOTLOOSE
Utica Dance Foundation
7/22-7/23/2016

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Star 2 B Performing Arts
7/22-7/23/2016

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In The Garage in Broadway IN THE GARAGE
Studio C Artists
6/11-7/23/2016
Studio C Artists is proud to present the next in their one act “room” series… IN THE GARAGE. This collection of brand new short plays is a collaboration of 3 producers, 4 directors, 8 writers, and 19 actors and is comprised of 8 plays that all take place in a garage setting. The shows cover a wide variety of topics – There is a nice mix of comedy & drama IN THE GARAGE… where you park your junk! Studio C Artists will showcase each of the one-acts as part of an alternating schedule – 4 of the plays in one show (“Stand-Alone”) and the other 4 plays (“Attached”) in the next show. The performance dates and times alternate. Please check schedule for details. This series is also being entered as a participant in the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The festival runs from June 9-26, 2016, along Theatre Row in Hollywood, CA. Awards are given out to shows in various categories. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TICKETS FOR THE FRINGE PERFORMANCES (ALL JUNE SHOWINGS) ARE ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE. The short plays are broken into two groups to run on different nights (cast is listed alphabetically in each play.): “Stand-Alone” – runs 6/11, 6/17, 6/23, 7/9, 7/15, & 7/23 • A CRUMBLING VICE by Damian Padilla – Directed by J. Bailey Burcham; Starring Kim Acquarelli & Andres Solorzano • A BETTER YOU by Douglas Stark – Directed by John Ross Clark; Starring Meghan Allison, Megan Barker, & John Drouillard • MY NEW NEIGHBORS by Anne Flanagan – Directed by Tim Powell; Starring Michael Krueger & Jessica Nicole Webb • JUST LIKE THEM by Chris Widney – Directed by Edgar Pablos; Starring Anthony Rizzuto, Dominick Vicchiullo, & Julian Zambrano “Attached” – runs 6/11, 6/19, 6/24, 7/9, 7/15, & 7/23 • STUFFED by Jeanette Farr – Directed by Tim Powell; Starring Jessie Franks & Seth Ruffer • CLAIRE AND PEGGY by Dana Lillie – Directed by John Ross Clark; Starring Nancy Daly & Lisa Deily • FALL & RISE by Joe Gulla – Directed by J. Bailey Burcham; Starring Ashley Key & Colin Stephens • MAN IN PERIL by Alex Dremann – Directed by Edgar Pablos; Starring Rishi Arya, Monica Davis, & Brennan W. Penney
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ADDAMS FAMILY
Acting Manitou
7/23-7/23/2016

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BIG FISH
Port Chester Council for the Arts
7/22-7/23/2016

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS in Broadway DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
MUSICAL THEATRE WEST
7/8-7/24/2016

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE in Broadway THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
SAN CARLOS CHILDRENS THEATRE
7/15-7/24/2016

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MARY POPPINS in Broadway MARY POPPINS
CANDLELIGHT PAVILION DINNER THEATRE
6/10-7/24/2016

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DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR in Broadway DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
SAN CARLOS CHILDRENS THEATRE
7/15-7/24/2016

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DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR in Broadway DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR
CITY OF LOS ALTOS YOUTH THEATRE
7/15-7/24/2016

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For Tonight, a New Musical in Broadway FOR TONIGHT, A NEW MUSICAL
The Barn Stage Company
7/21-7/24/2016
When their parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village, surviving siblings Thomas, Haydon, and Nettie are forced to fend for themselves. Inspired by the gypsies who once shared their home, Haydon heads off to Liverpool, guitar in hand, to find what he's been missing. There he meets Mirela who speaks to his wandering soul. Through a riveting indie-rock/folk score, "For Tonight" explores the indelible power of home.
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RICHARD III
Independent Shakespeare Co
6/25-7/24/2016
William Shakespeare.
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OKLAHOMA!
Shandaken Theatrical Society
7/8-7/24/2016

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Kyra Selman: Fierce. Vixen. Bitch. in Broadway KYRA SELMAN: FIERCE. VIXEN. BITCH.
Rockwell Table And Stage
7/24-7/24/2016
Join Rockwell favorite, Kyra Selman, for the Los Angeles return of her acclaimed solo cabaret, Fierce. Vixen. Bitch. A montage of pop songs and stories from her former life as a bartender in an NYC gay bar to her new life here in Los Angeles, Kyra explores her relationship with gay men, straight men and everyone undecided and in between. Guaranteed: 1) The band will be ROCKING 2) You will laugh your butt off 3) There will be no covers of Meadowlarks, Sun and Moon or Rain on My Parade
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ADDAMS FAMILY
Paraphrase Productions
7/21-7/24/2016

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ALL SHOOK UP
Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre
7/21-7/24/2016

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SOUTH PACIFIC
STAR Theatre
7/15-7/24/2016
Community Theater
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SOUTH PACIFIC
STAR Theatre
7/15-7/24/2016
Community Theater
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Pablo Rossil Presents: Swungheim in Broadway PABLO ROSSIL PRESENTS: SWUNGHEIM
Rockwell Table and Stage
7/26-7/26/2016
Come join us in celebrating the culmination of two of America's greatest music styles: Jazz and Sondheim. Grab your hat and parasol, and run to Rockwell to listen to some blues, blues, blues, blues, blues, blues, blues, blues in "Swungheim"! Wait. Does anyone still wear a hat?!
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SPAMALOT
Stagedoor Manor
7/26-7/27/2016

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SHREK THE MUSICAL JR in Broadway SHREK THE MUSICAL JR
CITY OF SANTA CLARA
7/26-7/28/2016

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Fuck My Life in Broadway FUCK MY LIFE
Actor's Company - Let Live Theater
7/15-7/29/2016
Grey Ensemble Theatre's world premiere of FUCK MY LIFE (which quickly became an audience favorite at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival) has garnered an Encore Producers' Award, earning it three additional performances. Written by Grey Ensemble Theatre's artistic director Danny Bernardo, FUCK MY LIFE follows a diverse group of millennials as they navigate their lives on-and-offline. Between shots of Jameson and messy hookups their online antics explode into IRL problems. FUCK MY LIFE is equal parts commentary/love letter for the millennial generation coming of age in the digital era. Joining the original cast comprised of Taylor Bibat, Sara Gorsky, George Infantado, Adrian Snow, and Golden Globe-winner Bruce Davison as "The Interviewer" are Crash Buistas "Neil” and Michael C. Kelly as “Colin”. The director is Carmen Aiello. Performances: Friday, July 15 - 10pm Saturday, July 23 - 9pm Friday, July 29 - 10pm Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/FMLext and more information can be found at www.greyensemble.com.
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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG in Broadway CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
SAN BENITO STAGE COMPANY
7/15-7/30/2016

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RENT in Broadway RENT
SANTA FE SPRINGS COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
7/26-7/30/2016

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DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Broadway DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
CENTERSTAGE CLOVIS COMMUNITY THEATER
7/21-7/30/2016

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SKULDUGGERY: THE MUSICAL PREQUEL TO HAMLET
Sacred Fools Theater
6/17-7/30/2016
Michael Shaw Fisher; dir: Scott Leggett.
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FREAK OUT!
The Actors Company, Let Live Theater
7/8-7/30/2016
Solo show in Hollywood Fringe Festival which just won an Encore Award and is adding two new shows in July: Friday July 8 and 7pm and Saturday July 30 at 6pm. As the clock ticks on the night before her 60th birthday, a woman tries comically and increasingly desperately to come to terms with aging, culture, sexuality, and ultimately mortality. Will she find a way to age gracefully and will she be able to impart any wisdom to her daughter about the part of life called death? Will she wise up or break down? Described by viewers as “Laugh out loud funny AND deep!” and “unwaveringly true..with zingers.”
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Rose Center Theater
7/9-7/30/2016
Community Theater
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Rose Center Theater
7/9-7/30/2016
Community Theater
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MARY POPPINS in Broadway MARY POPPINS
TRI VALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE
7/16-7/31/2016

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SHREK THE MUSICAL in Broadway SHREK THE MUSICAL
HANCOCK COLLEGE/PCPA
6/22-7/31/2016

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DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID in Broadway DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
BERKELEY PLAYHOUSE
6/23-7/31/2016

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DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Broadway DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
MUSICAL THEATRE ORANGE COUNTY
7/22-7/31/2016

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Broadway LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
RIALTO COMMUNITY PLAYERS
7/9-7/31/2016

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LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION in Broadway LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION
STANISLAUS COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION-YES COMPANY
7/22-7/31/2016

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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS UNSCRIPTED
Impro Theatre
6/10-7/31/2016
Impro Theatre ; dir: Brian Lohmann.
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ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Play Troupe Inc
7/21-7/31/2016

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EST/LA One Act Festival  in Broadway EST/LA ONE ACT FESTIVAL
Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA
7/7-7/31/2016
EST/LA is curating an inspiring variety of mostly world premiere one-act treasures, written by fourteen of their top playwrights. The ONE ACT FESTIVAL this summer will bring Los Angeles audiences a feast of new entertainment. Produced by Co-Artistic Director Roderick Menzies and presented in programs A, B, & C, brimming with provocative drama and comedy July 7 – 31, 2016.
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SPAMALOT
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
7/21-7/31/2016

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SPAMALOT
Glove Theatre
7/21-7/31/2016

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Four Chords And A Gun  in Broadway FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN
Bootleg Theater
7/7-7/31/2016
FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN is an entirely original play that focuses on the period in 1979-1980 when the Ramones – with four albums already recorded – work with legendary and controversial music producer Phil Spector to record their fifth album, End Of The Century. This period in music history is significant because it represents a creative and personal shift in the band and the individuals that were a part of it at the time; Joey Ramone find an unusual confidant and father-figure in Spector, all while losing his girlfriend, Linda, to his bandmate, Johnny. The Ramones are in need of a breakout from their local punk dwellings – and Phil Spector is equally thirsty to reclaim the success he once had but has eluded him for years.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/17/2016 "A GAY MARRIAGE" BY RONNIE LARSEN
Diversionary Theatre
7/17-7/31/2016
"A Gay Marriage" by Ronnie Larsen offers a sobering look at gay marriage after the honeymoon ends. Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays and Sundays at 7 p.m. through July 31 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101 in San Diego. Tickets are $25 at RonnieLarsen.com.
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ANNIE JR in Broadway ANNIE JR
BROOKFIELD SCHOOL
5/19-8/4/2016

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PETER PAN in Broadway PETER PAN
CITY OF VISTA/MOONLIGHT AMPHITHEATER
7/20-8/6/2016

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EVITA
Central New York Playhouse
7/22-8/6/2016

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A Night At the Black Cat Cabaret in Broadway A NIGHT AT THE BLACK CAT CABARET
Edgemarcenter for the Arts
5/27-8/6/2016
A PROVOCATIVE & SEDUCTIVE NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DANCE Cinch up your corsets and tighten your top hats for a wild ride into the seductive world of turn-of-the-century Paris. The long-running cabaret musical A Night at the Black Cat returns to Edgemar Center for the Arts, transforming this elegant Santa Monica theater into a teeming speakeasy packed with colorful characters, beguiling musical numbers, scintillating costumes, and daring dance numbers including an erotic tango sequence. Heroes, villains and clowns abound in this irresistible blend of campy songs, ribald humor and plenty of sultry shenanigans. FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS FOR A WILD RIDE THROUGH AN UNDERGROUND CABARET! Performances Every Friday and Saturday Night at 8pm
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CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
The Western Stage
7/16-8/6/2016
Lawrence Cohen; lyrics: Dean Pitchford; music: Michael Gore; dir: Dennis Beasley, Jon Selover, Sam Trevino.
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CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
The Western Stage
7/16-8/6/2016
Lawrence Cohen; lyrics: Dean Pitchford; music: Michael Gore; dir: Dennis Beasley, Jon Selover, Sam Trevino.
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OKLAHOMA!
Placer Community Theater
7/22-8/6/2016
Community Theater
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OKLAHOMA!
Placer Community Theater
7/22-8/6/2016
Community Theater
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AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in Broadway AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE
7/13-8/7/2016

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Cabaret in Broadway CABARET
Pantages Theatre
7/19-8/7/2016
As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Broadway LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
CHICO THEATER COMPANY
7/15-8/7/2016

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Infinity Theatre Company
6/25-8/7/2016

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EVITA
MusicalFare Theatre
7/6-8/7/2016

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RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD - THE MUSICAL in Broadway RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD - THE MUSICAL
Kirk Douglas Theatre
7/8-8/7/2016
The new musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD returns from its sold-out, critically acclaimed, 2015 engagement, with additional songs and scenes in an all-new production. This LA Times Critics pick tells the true and fascinating love, life and times of 1950’s Los Angeles entrepreneur and activist John Dolphin–the trailblazing black businessman who made his mark on the national music scene long before Motown ever existed. Dolphin opened Dolphin’s Of Hollywood Record Shop on legendary Central Avenue in 1948 and, along with his regular radio broadcasts and four record labels, he launched and helped to build, the careers of some of the biggest names in music. Facing police opposition, the shop and its broadcasts were a gathering place for music lovers from every race and background and became “the place to be” in LA in the 50’s. Dolphin played a real role in integrating the Los Angeles music scene and through helped bring R&B into the mainstream for all time. Based on the book The John Dolphin Story by Jamelle Dolphin, RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD features 16 new songs as well as hits from the Rhythm and Blues and early Rock and Roll era.
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I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
After Hours Theatre
7/22-8/7/2016

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING in Broadway HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE (AMATEUR)
7/2-8/13/2016

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Chino Community Children's Theatre
7/22-8/13/2016

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Gateway Playhouse
7/20-8/13/2016

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Long Beach Playhouse
7/2-8/13/2016
book: Abe Burrows, Willie Gilbert, Jack Weinstock; lyrics: Frank Loesser; music: Frank Loesser.
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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Long Beach Playhouse
7/2-8/13/2016
book: Abe Burrows, Willie Gilbert, Jack Weinstock; lyrics: Frank Loesser; music: Frank Loesser.
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Broadway FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
CABRILLO STAGE
7/22-8/14/2016

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Church and State in Broadway CHURCH AND STATE
Skylight Theatre Company
7/2-8/14/2016
Skylight Theatre takes an election year look at politics with CHURCH & STATE. Where do you stand? How did we get here and where we are going. The National New Playwright Network Rolling World Premiere of CHURCH & STATE by EMMY nominated writer Jason Odell Williams comes to the Skylight Theatre and will run in rep with the American Premiere of OBAMA-OLOGY by Aurin Squire. Both plays are produced in association with Providence Entertainment, LTD. Three days before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, a Republican U.S. Senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage. In a brutally honest and surprisingly funny way, the play sheds light on how religion, guns, and social media influence our elections. “Shortly after the massacre at Virginia Tech, the idea for the play was planted. Watching candlelight vigils with support from rival schools touched me profoundly. Then Tucson happened, then Aurora. And I watched again, riveted and angry. Then Newtown, and I’d had enough. Getting to the heart of the people inside these issues is what interested me. When you write about people (not issues) you can’t help but find humor and sadness, honesty and heartbreak, along with an uplifting spirit all at the same time. Because isn’t that what being human is all about?” – Jason Odell Williams; Playwright Jason Odell Williams (Playwright – Church & State) is an EMMY Award-nominated writer and producer ("Brain Games") as well as an award-winning playwright, novelist and screenwriter. His play Handle With Care (published by Dramatists Play Service) ran for over 100 performances Off-Broadway and has been produced 18 times in the last five years in the U.S. and Canada. The play was a NY Times Critics’ Pick where they raved, “Mr. Williams has achieved something special: He has written a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy...which exudes gobs of comic energy and insight.” His other plays have been produced or developed at NC Stage, the cell, the DR2, Primary Stages, The Blank Theatre, The Lark, and EST. As part of the NNPN Rolling World Premiere, Church & State will be staged at JCC Center Stage in Rochester, NY and in 2017 at the New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Long Brach, NJ. Jason's first novel, Personal Statement, was optioned for a three-picture deal October 2015, and he is currently adapting it for the screen with his wife and collaborator Charlotte Cohn. Their TV script, Birdland, was a Top 10 Finalist in The Tracking Board's 2015 Pilot Competition. Elina de Santos (Director – Church & State) is a multi-award winning guest director at theaters throughout Los Angeles. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Rogue Machine Theatre where she has directed the World Premieres of Dirty Filthy Love Story, Yard Sale Signs, Razorback, and Nice Things, as well as the first Los Angeles productions of Falling, Stop Kiss and Bhutan. For West Coast Jewish Theatre: New Jerusalem and Broken Glass. For PRT: a workshop of Galileo,Death of a Salesman, Orpheus Descending (LADCC Award for Direction). At the Odyssey: Awake and Sing!, The Blue Room and Misalliance. She has directed at the Pasadena Playhouse and regionally for such companies as the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Elina received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Career Achievement in Directing. Church & State opens at 8:30pm on July 2nd and runs through August 14th, playing Saturdays 8:30pm and Sundays 3pm. No performance 7/23 & time changed to 7:00pm for 7/24 only. Obama-ology opens at 8:30pm on July 23rd and runs through August 28, 2016, playing Fridays 8:30 and Sundays7:00. Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., LA. CA. 90027. Tickets are $15 - $39 (or two-play package $63). Reservations: 213-761-7061 or online at http://skylighttix.com Skylight Theatre Company discovers, develops and produces new, exhilarating works that expand mainstream theatre while nurturing and educating the people who create them. A recipient of the prestigious Steinberg National Theatre Critics Citation (Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea – Nathan Alan Davis), Skylight’s resident PlayLab writers have been recognized with productions nationwide, a national 2014 USA Ford Fellowship in Theater and Performance (Sigrid Gilmer), and locally as a winner in the 2015 Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize (Louisa Hill). Skylight won 4 Ovation Awards in 2014 for The Wrong Man and Pray To Ball (the most of any intimate theatre in LA). LA Weekly included the Skylight’s productions of Years To The Day, Open House and Sexsting on their Top Ten list of plays for 2013. Skylight's first year as a company dedicated to developing new plays was 2011; their production of Hermetically Sealed made theLA Times annual list of Top Ten Plays, and Mad Women moved from Los Angeles to La MaMa in New York. Since then, plays developed by Skylight have been performed in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Oregon, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and internationally in Scotland and France. In 2014, Dramatist Magazine cited Skylight as a “powerhouse of new play development.” For more information, script submission policy and production history go to http://skylighttheatrecompany.com
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The Eccentricities of a Nightingale in Broadway THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE
Pacific Resident Theatre
6/18-8/14/2016
Poetry of the heart ignites powerful desires that can no longer be ignored by Alma. The preacher’s daughter boldly seizes on a chance to follow her heart’s inclinations when John Buchanan returns from medical school to live in their small town where, too often, dreams die quickly. Tennessee Williams’s subtly seductive play centers on the passionately complex and sometimes cruel relationships to which love becomes vulnerable, when we are strong enough to allow it.
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GREY GARDENS
Center Theatre Group
7/6-8/14/2016
book: Doug Wright; lyrics: Michael Korie; music: Scott Frankel; dir: Michael Wilson.
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GREY GARDENS
Center Theatre Group
7/6-8/14/2016
book: Doug Wright; lyrics: Michael Korie; music: Scott Frankel; dir: Michael Wilson.
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A Dance With Death in Broadway A DANCE WITH DEATH
The Murder Mystery Company in Los Angeles
7/22-8/19/2016
Join The Murder Mystery Company for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food! Pay attention to the clues, follow the action, and attempt to become the night's top detective in this 1950's sock hop disaster.
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SUNSET BOULEVARD
Up In One Productions
7/23-8/21/2016

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AMERICAN IDIOT in Broadway AMERICAN IDIOT
ACTORS REPERTORY THEATRE OF SIMI
7/23-8/28/2016

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AMERICAN IDIOT in Broadway AMERICAN IDIOT
CITY LIGHTS THEATER COMPANY
7/14-8/28/2016

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Obama-ology in Broadway OBAMA-OLOGY
Skylight Theatre Company
7/23-8/28/2016
Skylight Theatre takes an election year look at politics with the American Premiere of OBAMA-OLOGY by Aurin Squire. Where do you stand? How did we get here and where we are going. OBAMA-OLOGY will run in rep with The National New Playwright Network Rolling World Premiere of CHURCH & STATE by EMMY nominated writer Jason Odell Williams. Both plays are produced in association with Providence Entertainment, LTD. Changing the world isn’t as easy as Warren had imagined. An enthusiastic African-American college graduate joins the 2008 Obama campaign and lands in the streets of East Cleveland. Between knocking on doors, fending off cops, and questioning his own identity, he discovers that working in the spotlight of “Hope” can be challenging. Obama-ology is a compelling exploration of re-igniting the dreams of a black minority and the hopes of a country. "You know this isn’t going to end in a nice and neat way…I confessed this fear to a friend the day before America’s 2008 election. I worried about an electorate’s misguided and messianic beliefs in ‘the one.’ It can be a terribly fraught and untenable position because even the slightest setback seems to not only reflect poorly on your entire race, but enrages your supporters who feel as if they have been morally betrayed, while delighting your detractors who feel as if their bigotry has been vindicated. “Obama-ology” is about that strange ‘oneness’ that can drive a person crazy, incite an act of heroism, disintegrate familial ties, win an election, re-arrange a character’s DNA, and change our destiny” - Aurin Squire; Playwright Obama-ology opens at 8:30pm on July 23rd and runs through August 28, 2016, playing Fridays 8:30 and Sundays 7:00. Church & State opens at 8:30pm on July 2nd and runs through August 14th, playing Saturdays 8:30pm and Sundays 3pm. Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., LA. CA. 90027. Tickets are $15 - $39 (or two-play package $63). Reservations: 213-761-7061 or online at http://skylighttix.com Aurin Squire (Playwright – Obama-ology) is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and multimedia artist. A recent graduate of Juilliard, he has had fellowships at the Dramatists Guild of America, National Black Theatre, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Aurin has worked as a journalist for The New Republic, Talking Points Memo, ESPN, The Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and over a dozen publications. "Obama-ology" was part of Juilliard’s summer workshop before premiering in London at Finborough Theatre in December 2014. The play was remounted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London during the spring of 2015. His plays have been developed and produced at venues like Abington Theatre, ArcLight Theatre, Ars Nova, Barrington Stage Company, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Cherry Lane, and more. Squire worked as a staff writer for the new CBS political satire BrainDead, a summer series premiering June2016. His play "Running on Fire" will be at the O'Neill Theatre Conference this summer. He is a member of the 2016 incoming New Dramatists playwrights. Jon Lawrence Rivera (Director – Obama-ology) is the recipient of the Inaugural Career Achievement Award from Stage Raw, and five Ovation Award nominations. Most recently, he directed the World Premiere of The End Times by Jesse Mu-En Shao (CRITIC’S CHOICE – LA Times, GO! – LA Weekly) and the following world premieres for Playwrights’ Arena: @thespeedofJake by Jennifer Maisel, Circus Ugly by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, Painting In Red by Luis Alfaro, Cinnamon Girl by Velina Hasu Houston and Nathan Wang (also at the 2nd Beijing University International Musical Theater Festival), Dallas Non-Stop by Boni B. Alvarez, The Anatomy of Gazellas by Janine Salinas Schoenberg, Girl Most Likely To by Michael Premsrirat, bonded by Donald Jolly and Euripides’ Helen by Nick Salamone (at the Getty Villa). Other recent work includes: Criers For Hire by Giovanni Ortega at East West Players, A Class Act by Ed Kleban for Musical Theatre Guild and Stand-Off at Hwy #37 by Vickie Ramirez for Native Voices at the Autry (also at the University of South Dakota). Rivera is the recipient of a NY Fringe Festival Award for directing Hillary Agonistes, an LA Weekly Award for directing Sea Change. Rivera is the founding artistic director of Playwrights‘Arena. Skylight Theatre Company discovers, develops and produces new, exhilarating works that expand mainstream theatre while nurturing and educating the people who create them. A recipient of the prestigious Steinberg National Theatre Critics Citation (Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea – Nathan Alan Davis), Skylight’s resident PlayLab writers have been recognized with productions nationwide, a national 2014 USA Ford Fellowship in Theater and Performance (Sigrid Gilmer), and locally as a winner in the 2015 Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize (Louisa Hill). Skylight won 4 Ovation Awards in 2014 for The Wrong Man and Pray To Ball (the most of any intimate theatre in LA). LA Weekly included the Skylight’s productions of Years To The Day, Open House and Sexsting on their Top Ten list of plays for 2013. Skylight's first year as a company dedicated to developing new plays was 2011; their production of Hermetically Sealed made theLA Times annual list of Top Ten Plays, and Mad Women moved from Los Angeles to La MaMa in New York. Since then, plays developed by Skylight have been performed in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Oregon, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and internationally in Scotland and France. In 2014, Dramatist Magazine cited Skylight as a “powerhouse of new play development.” For more information, script submission policy and production history go to http://skylighttheatrecompany.com
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Obama-ology in Broadway OBAMA-OLOGY
Skylight Theatre Company
7/23-8/28/2016
Changing the world isn’t as easy as Warren had imagined. An enthusiastic African-American college graduate joins the 2008 Obama campaign and lands in the streets of East Cleveland. Between knocking on doors, fending off cops, and questioning his own identity, he discovers that working in the spotlight of “Hope” can be challenging. Obama-ology is a compelling exploration of re-igniting the dreams of a black minority and the hopes of a country. Obama-ology opens at 8:30pm on July 23rd and runs through August 28, 2016, playing Fridays 8:30 and Sundays 7:00. Church & State opens at 8:30pm on July 2nd and runs through August 14th, playing Saturdays 8:30pm and Sundays 3pm. No performance 7/23 & time changed to 7:00pm for 7/24. Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., LA. CA. 90027. Tickets are $15 - $39 (or two-play package $63). Reservations: 213-761-7061 or online at http://skylighttix.com
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BABY DOLL
Fountain Theatre
7/13-8/28/2016
adapt: Pierre LaVille, Emily Mann; dir: Simon Levy.
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BABY DOLL
Fountain Theatre
7/13-8/28/2016
adapt: Pierre LaVille, Emily Mann; dir: Simon Levy.
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TBA
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
7/16-9/4/2016
dir: Bart DeLorenzo.
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TBA
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
7/16-9/4/2016
dir: Bart DeLorenzo.
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A Raisin in the Sun in Broadway A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Ruskin Group Theatre
7/22-9/17/2016
Winning the BEST PLAY Award from the New York Drama Critics' Circle, “A RAISIN IN THE SUN" made history when it opened in 1959. The setting is the Younger household in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, and involves the family members' struggle to achieve their individual dreams and potential despite challenges of a system that seems built to thwart them. Ruskin Group Theatre will present a new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, directed by Tony Award nominated Lita Gaithers Owens and featuring the Tony Award nominated actress Starletta DuPois, one of the stars of the acclaimed American Playhouse film version. Lorraine Hansberry was the first black playwright to have her work produced on Broadway and the youngest American to win the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. The title of the play comes from a Langston Hughes poem entitled "Harlem," also known as "A Dream Deferred." Tony nominated Lita Gaithers Owens directs an award-winning cast. She is the co-author of the Broadway musical, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, which opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in Lincoln Center, and was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical of 1999. She was co-founder/director of the multi-racial, “Friendship Choir” that performed with Celine Dion, Dianne Reeves, Luther Vandross, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bolton, Nelson Mandela, and for former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy. At the personal request of Bill Cosby, the choir also had the privilege of appearing in the “Story Teller” episode of “The Cosby Show” with Mavis Staples. Most recently, she contributed to the book Soul Sisters by Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, which consists of uplifting personal stories and prayers designed to encourage the reader during challenging life experiences. "Lorraine Hansberry has given the world a priceless jewel in the writing of this timeless play," said Ms. Owens. "From the moment it premiered it offered insight on the plight of African Americans in urban cities, and it continues to speak to the racial issues that are facing our country today. The 'American Dream,' for some in this nation, comes after enormous perseverance and tenacity. But for many, it simply doesn’t come at all. So, what can be discovered by taking a look from the view of those who get weary while waiting on the manifestation of their dream? Perhaps, by experiencing this play, it takes us on a journey of personal discovery and enlightenment which leads us to a path of a clearer understanding of the importance of social justice and equality through the power of love for one another.” Starletta DuPois will play Lena "Mama” Younger. She appeared in the premiere of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Lloyd Richards, in which she created the role of Bernice, and numerous productions of A Raisin in the Sun that have allowed her to play all three major female roles in Ms. Hansberry's play. Her most enduring performance was as Ruth, in the 1989 American Playhousefilm version based on the Roundabout staging, and earned her the NAACP Image Award. The cast included Danny Glover, Esther Rolle, and Kim Yancey. In December 2009 she played Lena Younger at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, England, garnering another Best Actress Award. Additional theatre credits include award-winning performances in St. Louis Black Rep's Intimate Apparel, King Hedley II and Before it Hits Home, as well as productions of Richard Wesley's The Mighty Gents, for which she received a Tony nomination, and Miss Evers' Boys, which earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. Ms.DuPois received the Eternity Award from the L.A. Women's Theatre Festival and the Living Legend Award from the National Black Theatre Festival. “A true gift at this point in my career is having experienced the life of this play through three extraordinary women characters that the playwright created. "I am always amazed how every time I read the script I glean something else. The challenge in this particular role is that Mama’s character is written in patois, and I want to stay true to the language that Lorraine wrote.” - Starletta DuPois; Lena “Mama” Younger This award-winning cast also includes Redaric Williams, Charlotte Williams, Angelle Brooks, Jaden Martin, Mohirah Hall, Kristian Kordula, Josh Drennen, and Jarard Kings The production team includes John Ruskin and Michael Myers (Producers), Mike Reilly (Production Manager/Lighting Designer), Ryan Wilson (Set Design), Sarah Figoten Wilson (Costume Design), Chip Bolcik (Sound Design), Eric Barron (Set Dressing and Props), Paul Ruddy (Casting) and Nicole Millar (Stage Manager). A Raisin in the Sun opens on Friday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, September 17, 2016 with performances at the Ruskin Group Theatre at 3000 Airport Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, with discounts for students, seniors, and groups. For tickets and information call 310-397-3244 or visit www.ruskingrouptheatre.com. Ruskin Group Theatre on Twitter: @ruskingroupthtr and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171460689597145/
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THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
7/9-10/2/2016
adapt: Constance Congdon from Molière ; trans: Dan Smith; dir: Mary Jo DuPrey.
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THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
7/9-10/2/2016
adapt: Constance Congdon from Molière ; trans: Dan Smith; dir: Mary Jo DuPrey.
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