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Three Sisters in Broadway THREE SISTERS
Archway Theatre
7/29-8/26/2017
Chekhov's perfect expression of artistic genius chronicles the falling fortunes of the four children of a recently deceased colonel in the Russian army: sweet Irina, the youngest and most impressionable; tempestuous Masha, who is trapped in a loveless marriage; practical Olga, who has resigned herself to spinsterhood, and their brother Andrei, whose ill-advised romance and compulsive gambling wreaks havoc on the family finances, eventually forcing them out of their home.
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Psyche on Vine in Broadway PSYCHE ON VINE
Three Clubs
7/21-8/26/2017
Join us at ‘Psyche on Vine’, the hysterical, new interactive theater piece. Craving a delicious gourmet meal, but also want to deal with those pesky emotional scars? Then ‘Psyche on Vine’ is the place for you! It’s the only restaurant of its kind where waiters are trained counselors, psychologists and life coaches. Why spend an hour in a bleak doctor’s office when you can sit back and relax as our caring staff of servers caters to your every culinary and psychological need. At ‘Psyche on Vine’, the only thing that’s crazy is how much we care about customer service. The show runs every Friday and Saturday from July 21st to August 26th and is 21+. On Fridays, doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. On Saturdays, doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. http://psycheonvine.brownpapertickets.com
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Psyche on Vine in Broadway PSYCHE ON VINE
The Three Clubs
7/21-8/26/2017
"Psyche on Vine", is a new satirical comedy, that skewers LA’s obsession with quick-fix psychotherapy by presenting a fine dining restaurant where all the waiters are trained and licensed clinical psychologists. The play features a number of notable film, television and stage actors including Sean Whalen (Never Been Kissed, Twister), Sean Carrigan (The Young and the Restless),Cathy Shambley (The Groundlings), as well as a host of comedic co-stars.
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Eugène Ionesco's classic plays: The Bald Soprano and The Lesson in Broadway EUGÈNE IONESCO'S CLASSIC PLAYS: THE BALD SOPRANO AND THE LESSON
Santa Monica Playhouse
8/4-8/26/2017
Every Friday and Saturday evening from July 28th to August 26th, the Santa Monica Playhouse will present two of Eugène Ionesco's classic plays: The Bald Soprano and The Lesson. Commemorating the Playhouse's Actors' Repertory Theatre (ART) 57th anniversary, this double-bill performance is the same one this theatre opened with in 1960 and is in both English and French. "Life is a grotesque practical joke constantly pulling away chairs from under man's dignity and reason." - Eugène Ionesco With an examination of the absurdity of the human condition, this quote underlines common themes of Ionesco's work: the mystery and multiplicity of daily existence, the link between the catastrophic and trivial and the ebb and flow of human foible and folly. Creating truth through fiction, Ionesco challenges us to look into his stories and see a reflection of our own lives. Relevant today to our multi-layered society, Ionesco's linguistic degeneration demonstrates the comedy and tragedy of our failed attempts to communicate. The performances will take place in the newly refurbished Artists' Entrance Studio Upstairs, an intimate space with décor and ambiance representative of the original space featuring brand-new lighting, sound and eco-friendly technical equipment.
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Eugène Ionesco's classic plays:La Lecon et La Cantatrice Chauve in Broadway EUGÈNE IONESCO'S CLASSIC PLAYS:LA LECON ET LA CANTATRICE CHAUVE
Santa Monica Playhouse
8/4-8/26/2017
Cette série mettra en vedette un casting international comme ART présente fièrement les pièces en français et en anglais. Every Friday and Saturday evening from July 28th to August 26th, the Santa Monica Playhouse will present two of Eugène Ionesco's classic plays: The Bald Soprano and The Lesson. Commemorating the playhouse's Actors' Repertory Theatre (ART) 57th anniversary, this double-bill performance is the same one this theatre opened with in 1960 and is in both English and French. "Life is a grotesque practical joke constantly pulling away chairs from under man's dignity and reason." - Eugène Ionesco With an examination of the absurdity of the human condition, this quote underlines common themes of Ionesco's work: the mystery and multiplicity of daily existence, the link between the catastrophic and trivial and the ebb and flow of human foible and folly. Creating truth through fiction, Ionesco challenges us to look into his stories and see a reflection of our own lives. Relevant today to our multi-layered society, Ionesco's linguistic degeneration demonstrates the comedy and tragedy of our failed attempts to communicate. The performances will take place in the newly refurbished Artists' Entrance Studio Upstairs, an intimate space with décor and ambiance representative of the original space featuring brand-new lighting, sound and eco-friendly technical equipment.
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West Destiny in Broadway WEST DESTINY
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U.
8/18-8/26/2017
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group Celebrates their 25th Silver-Anniversary Season with the Premiere of their Epic-New Wild-West Theatre-Spectacular, "WEST DESTINY". A raucous adventure following the mad mayor of a small western town, as she launches a violent campaign to clean-up the murderous behavior of the wretched outlaws and miscreants that have made the town of West Destiny their home. From vengeful hangings to wild shootouts, this Wild West Extravaganza promises to be a juicy ride! Written by David Dickens. Directed by Brandon Slezak and Produced by Zombie Joe. Fridays & Saturdays 8:30pm AUGUST 5th-26th, 2017 Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U. 4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601 (Just north of 101-134 Fwys across from Starbucks) Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120 Tickets $15 Cash/MC/Visa/Debit card accepted at door or BUY ONLINE at http://ZombieJoes.TIX.com - Doors open at half hour before showtime - No Late Seating - Come relax in our lopsided lounge - No food or drink inside - Take the Red Line to North Hollywood Subway Station https://www.metro.net - Plenty of street parking - Allow 5 minutes for seating
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NEXT TO NORMAL
BROADWAY BY THE BAY
8/11-8/27/2017

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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
BROADWAY THEATRE
8/4-8/27/2017

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SISTER ACT
CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATRE
8/22-8/27/2017

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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
3D Theatricals
8/4-8/27/2017

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GYPSY
Wine Country Theatre Project
8/11-8/27/2017

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MY FAIR LADY
Woodland Opera House
8/4-8/27/2017

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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris in Broadway JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS

7/1-8/27/2017
A powerful and bold theatrical experience that was an overwhelming success off-Broadway, this revue of Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel’s songs pays tribute to his unique genius. Naughty, funny, dark and romantic, Brel’s songs brim with flair, attitude and European sophistication, retaining their edgy vibe over half a century after they were written. While Brel is no longer either alive or living in Paris, his legendary vision of romance, humor and moral conviction endures. July 1 through Aug. 27; Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm with three additional weeknight performances on Thursday, July 13; Wednesday, July 19; and Thursday, July 27; all at 8 p.m.. For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 or go to OdysseyTheatre.com.
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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris in Broadway JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
Odyssey Theatre
7/1-8/27/2017
A powerful and bold theatrical experience that was an overwhelming success off-Broadway, this revue of Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel’s songs pays tribute to his unique genius. Naughty, funny, dark and romantic, Brel’s songs brim with flair, attitude and European sophistication, retaining their edgy vibe over half a century after they were written. While Brel is no longer either alive or living in Paris, his legendary vision of romance, humor and moral conviction endures. July 1 through Aug. 27; Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm with three additional weeknight performances on Thursday, July 13; Wednesday, July 19; and Thursday, July 27; all at 8 p.m.. For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 or go to OdysseyTheatre.com.
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On The Twentieth Century in Broadway ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Pan-Andreas Theatre
8/4-8/27/2017
The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, which ran between New York and Chicago between 1902 and 1967, is the main setting of this musical screwball comedy’s action. Oscar Jaffe, an egomaniacal Broadway producer who has sustained a string of recent flops and is now dodging creditors, boards the train heading to New York. On the train, he spots his former Broadway leading lady and muse, Lily Garland, now a Hollywood movie star, and schemes to have her signed to star in his new play and thereby save his career and stay out of jail. But she’s on her way to meet with his competitor, Max Jacobs, to sign up for his play. Jaffe believes he’s found an investor in a fellow passenger and heiress, the religiously fervent Letitia Primrose, who could write a check big enough to entice Lily to renew her working relationship with Oscar and save his show. But Ms. Primrose is certifiably insane. There’s action, a little romance, fast-paced dialogue and a dash of slapstick.
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The Marriage Zone in Broadway THE MARRIAGE ZONE
Secret Rose Theatre
7/21-8/27/2017
Cal and Beth are selling their home. They’re visited by Skip and Ellie, an engaged couple, very much in love who are eager to buy their first home. They’re joined by Mike and Liz, apparently a couple of lookie-loos who decided to drop by and take a peek at the house for sale. The three couples get to chatting and begin to marvel at just how much they have in common. WAY too much in common, in fact. So much in common that it begins to become surreal. You are traveling to another dimension: A dimension of sight and sound and imagination. You are entering….The Marriage Zone.
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The Marvelous Wonderettes in Broadway THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
Sierra Madre Playhouse
7/21-8/27/2017
At the 1958 Springfield High School prom, we mmet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, the Marvelous Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic 50s hits including Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on Your Collar. In act two, the Wonderettes reunite and take the stage and perform at their ten-year class reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the young women have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic 50s and 60s hits (including It’s in His Kiss, It’s My Party, Son of a Preacher Man, Rescue Me), The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane.
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Ball Yards in Broadway BALL YARDS
Zephyr Thaetre
7/28-8/27/2017
A Los Angeles Dodgers game is broadcast by a blithely detached announcer during the onset of nuclear winter. The Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan prefers to learn golf fully hooded and robed. All-American football great Conquistador O’Malley abandons the gridiron for the seductive, near-naked sport of springboard diving. The Jewish captain of the American Olympic field hockey team resists a TV producer’s idea that she was inspired by an anti-Semite war hero. A sports commentator copes with gender transition. Hey, it could happen---and it actually does---in this delightfully quirky, surreal play.
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SHREK THE MUSICAL
SHOESTRING FAMILY THEATRE INC.
8/25-9/3/2017

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THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA
Independent Shakespeare Co
6/24-9/3/2017
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The Devil's Wife in Broadway THE DEVIL'S WIFE
Skylight Theatre
7/15-9/3/2017
Rich with mystery and metaphor The Devil’s Wife is a harrowing comedy that goes to hell. A handsome and wealthy landowner who woos three sisters isn’t what he seems. But neither are they. After July 29th The Devil’s Wife will run in rep with The Lost Child, an emotional thriller that follows an estranged couple as they return to their deserted cabin in the woods to pack it all up. When a storm moves in they find themselves stranded. A mysterious child appears at their door…could this be their lost child?
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Festival of Living Art at ZJU Theatre in Broadway FESTIVAL OF LIVING ART AT ZJU THEATRE
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U.
8/20-9/4/2017
The World's Greatest Works of Art come ALIVE before your very eyes! Celebrating the tradition of Laguna Beach's annual PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS, Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is proud to re-create over 45 classic and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and relics of popular media to exciting musical score, as our unsurpassed cast brings-to-life the iconic images of Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Haring, Degas, Picasso, Banksy, Delacroix and several others, including popular works of advertising, war-time propaganda, and culture-evolving images birthed from today's eclectic culture! Directed by Zombie Joe and Ian Heath. 3 Weeks only on Sundays & Mondays 8:30pm August 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th September 3rd & 4th, 2017 Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U. 4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601 (Just north of 101-134 Fwys across from Starbucks) Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120 Tickets $15 Cash/MC/Visa/Debit card accepted at door or BUY ONLINE at http://ZombieJoes.TIX.com - Doors open at half hour before showtime - No Late Seating - Come relax in our lopsided lounge - No food or drink inside - Take the Red Line to North Hollywood Subway Station https://www.metro.net - Plenty of street parking - Allow 5 minutes for seating
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WEST SIDE STORY
THEATRE ROYALE
8/11-9/9/2017

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Broadway THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Ahmanson Theatre
8/2-9/10/2017
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. The production is designed by three-time Olivier Award-winner Bunny Christie, with lighting by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
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SISTER ACT
GOOD COMPANY PLAYERS
7/13-9/10/2017

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Pump Up The Volume: A 90's Palooza in Broadway PUMP UP THE VOLUME: A 90'S PALOOZA
Horton Grand Theatre
7/28-9/10/2017
Oh, snap! The 90s are back! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, comes Pump Up the Volume: A Musical 90s-Palooza. Seven strangers escape from the grind of two-thousand-now into the 1990s and relive the pimpin' pop culture, phat fads and stylin' fashion of the eclectic decade that's all that and a bag of chips. Join them as they grunge, swing, vogue, rave, do the Carlton and rediscover their voice in a world longing to connect on the precipice of a new millennium. Pump Up the Volume! It’s so money! Presented by San Diego Musical Theatre Performance Schedule: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.
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As You Like It in Broadway AS YOU LIKE IT
Antaeus Theater Company
7/20-9/10/2017
Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. One of Shakespeare’s great comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance, confusing gender roles, nature and politics to reflect on how bewildering — yet utterly pleasurable — life can be. July 20 – Sept. 10; $15-$34; Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205; (818) 506-1983 or www.antaeus.org.
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Nevertheless, She Persisted in Broadway NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED
Atwater Village Theater
8/24-9/10/2017
An evening of five world premiere short plays by female writers that explore the treatment of women in today's political climate: “yaj?,” written and directed by Mary Laws; “Sherry and Vince,” written by “Charlotte Miller,” directed by Tara Karsian; “At Dawn,” written by Calamity West, directed by Ahmed Best’; “Violet,” written by Jacqueline Wright, directed by Teagan Rose’ and “Do You See,” written and directed by Sharon Yablon. Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 at The Echo Theater Company, Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039; Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm; $20; 310-307-3753 or www.EchoTheaterCompany.com.
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Elvis Is In The Building in Broadway ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING
Actors Workout Studio
8/18-9/16/2017
Elvis Is In The Building is an evening of fictional short plays, monologues and music that center around the iconic King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. From an Elvis Imitator to a gay teenage boy growing up in small town Texas to the (apparent) invention of the famous Fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich, the short plays stretch the imagination of the six playwrights to include Elvis-themed pieces. The plays are intermingled with song and dance, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the legend’s death.
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MY FAIR LADY
High Street Arts Center
8/18-9/17/2017

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The Rainbow Bridge in Broadway THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
Ruskin Group Theatre
7/21-9/17/2017
At the intersection of satire and reality, Jerry struggles to keep moving forward in his life while haunted by the ghosts of his family’s past. This fearless new comedy mercilessly seeks out and pushes any of those psychological hot buttons that aren’t hidden. Be brave, and you just may enjoy a good cry while you’re laughing.
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Daddy's Dyin' Whose Got The Will in Broadway DADDY'S DYIN' WHOSE GOT THE WILL
Lamplighters Theatre
8/25-9/23/2017
From outrageous Southern playwright/director Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives) comes the hit dark comedy about a greedy family looking to strike it rich. When Daddy Buford suffers a series of strokes, his offspring - pure hearted and greedy - gather for the deathwatch. They include chief caregiver Sara Lee and her "Bible-thumping" sister Lurleen, sexpot Evalita and Buford's boorish only son Orville. Directed by Jerry Pilato. Produced by Bob Eisele "A masterful comedy." -- Variety "A well written piece of mainstream theatre that's consistently funny and occasionally touching." -- The Los Angeles Times
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MAN OF LA MANCHA
Sierra Repertory Theatre, Inc.
8/25-10/1/2017

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