ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH

Aladdin rubs his lamp and holiday magic gets made as Laguna Playhouse presents its third-annual Lythgoe Family Panto, the absolutely fabulous Aladdin And His Winter Wish.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE

Belle discovers the beauty beneath a monster’s fur and horns as never before in the family-friendly holiday treat that is Beauty And The Beast: A Christmas Rose, the sixth Lythgoe Family Panto to visit Pasadena and the first to play the historic 2,997-seat Pasadena Civic.
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A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

Ralphie Parker sings … and dances … and wishes as much as ever to find a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle BB gun under the tree on December 25 in A Christmas Story: The Musical, the holiday season’s most tuneful treat for kids and adults of all ages up Simi Valley way.
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ASHES TO ASHES

A divorced couple must spend 16 days, 21 hours, and 32 minutes in each other’s company or forfeit the $955,000,000 they’ve been bequeathed in Ashes To Ashes, Debby Bolsky’s entertaining, mostly successful screwball romcom, a World Premiere guest production at the Odyssey.
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DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Some stellar lead performances and groundbreaking diversity in casting are the two best reasons to catch CASA 0101, TNY Productions, and El Centro Del Pueblo’s 99-seat staging of Disney Beauty And The Beast even without a key factor in the original Broadway production’s 5461-performance run, a production design sumptuous enough to inspire oohs and aahs.
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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY

Both George Bailey and the actor playing him live across the land learn lessons about life, love, community, and Christmas in Jim Martyka’s doubly delightful, two-times touching It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, back for another December at Theatre Unleashed.
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A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS

A Very Die Hard Christmas, Josh Carson’s hit musical spoof of a certain Bruce Willis holiday classic, is back for 2017, sharper, funnier, and more outrageous than ever, and just what Santa ordered for those who like their year-end festivities to be naughty rather than nice.
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reasons to be pretty

Neil LaBute dissects male-female relationships as only he can—savagely, but not without humor and maybe even a sliver of hope—in reasons to be pretty, his 2008 button-pusher now being given a dynamically directed, sensationally acted intimate revival at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre.
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