WICKED LIT 2017

The Mountain View Mausoleum And Cemetery is once again the undisputed star of this year’s ninth-annual Wicked Lit, a venue so mysterious and spooky that audiences keep coming back year after year for the three-and-a-half-hour indoor-outdoor Halloween-season extravaganza.
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RUNAWAY HOME

A fourteen-year-old far too smart, self-assured, and resourceful for her own good takes to the streets of New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina lay waste to the city’s Lower Ninth Ward in Jeremy J. Kamps’ Runaway Home, a Fountain Theatre World Premiere that proves every bit as compelling a slice-of-post-Katrina-life as it is a bona fide crowd-pleaser.
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EXIT STRATEGY

A longtime teacher’s unexpected reaction to the impending closure/demolition of the beleaguered Chicago inner city school she has for decades called home serves as catalyst to Exit Strategy, playwright Ike Holter and the L.A. LGBT Center’s gripping, gut-punching follow-up to their 2015 critical/box-office smash Hit The Wall, and one of Fall 2017’s must-see productions.
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WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN

Fans of Sarah Ruhl’s particular brand of whimsy, magical realism, and romance will fall especially hard for With Love And A Major Organ, Julia Lederer’s quirky, charming romcom now getting a playwright’s-dream West Coast Premiere at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
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MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION

A Noise Within has once again done what it does best in George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. It has taken a theatrical classic of centuries past and staged it as if it had been written today, and with the always edgy Michael Michetti in the director’s chair, ANW’s slogan “Classic Theatre, Modern Magic” has rarely felt more apt.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Ingenious direction and equally innovative choreography are just two reasons not to miss 5-Star Theatricals’ excitingly performed revival of Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 100 minutes of pure, unadulterated, family-friendly music and fun up Thousand Oaks way.
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VINO VERITAS

There’s nothing like an exotic Peruvian wine to reveal long-hidden secrets when a couple of 30something married couples imbibe said intoxicant in full Halloween regalia at Theatre 40 in Vino Veritas, David MacGregor’s tantalizing look at two marriages for whom truth may be precisely what the doctor ordered, or the worst medicine of all.
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ANNOUNCING THE 2016-2017 SCENIES

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