CABARET

There’ve been Cabarets light, Cabarets dark, and Cabarets in between, but there’s probably never been a Cabaret as pitch black as the stunning German Expressionist nightmare director Larry Carpenter has unleashed on audiences at the La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts.
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JERSEY BOYS

Jersey Boys (aka The Story Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) is back in town in a streamlined staging that may trim its cast by 21% but stints hardly an iota on entertainment value, its new-for-2017/18 National Tour stopping this weekend only at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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PICK OF THE VINE 2018

Little Fish Theatre opens its 2018 season with its 16th-annual Pick Of The Vine: This Year’s Best Short Plays, the top 1.78% of a whopping 505 submissions, 9 mini-plays adding up to 1 terrifically acted, directed, and designed evening of theater at its most entertainingly eclectic.
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SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

A half-dozen enlightenment seekers head off into the woods for a five-day spiritual retreat where talking is taboo in Bess Wohl’s entertaining, touching, emotionally observant Small Mouth Sounds, now playing at Santa Monica’s The Broad Stage.
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BUGABOO & THE SILENT ONE

Marja-Lewis Ryan puts her own distinctive stamp on Women Behind Bars in the powerful Bugaboo & The Silent One, the playwright-director’s fourth and latest World Premiere collaboration with the astonishing Heidi Sulzman.
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BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Newlyweds Corrie and Paul Bratter may have moved into their sixth-floor New York City walkup some fifty-five years ago but their story remains as fresh and delightful as it was when Neil Simon first introduced Broadway audiences to Barefoot In The Park back in 1963 in Glendale Centre Theatre pitch-perfect New Year’s 2018 revival.
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A CHRISTMAS STORY

Sierra Madre Playhouse has one terrific Christmas gift in store for you this holiday season, Philip Grecian’s lovingly recreated stage adaptation of the MGM holiday classic A Christmas Story, directed with equal parts love, imagination, and care by Christian Lebano.
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SANTASIA – A HOLIDAY COMEDY

Santasia – A Holiday Comedy is back at Sherman Oaks’ Whitefire Theatre for its 18th annual potpourri of wacky Benny Hill-like skits, SNL-ready videos, Broadway-parodying production numbers, nostalgic recollections of Christmases past, and a whole lot of drag, the best possible news for audiences seeking holiday comedy rated R-for-language and H-for-heart.
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