Listed here are a number of the exhibits operating in our local theaters this month:
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” An conceited prince is cursed to reside as a terrifying beast till he finds real love. Unusually, his probability comes when he captures an unwary clockmaker whose place is then taken by his daring and delightful daughter Belle. Helped by the Beast’s equally enchanted servants, including a clock, a teapot and a candelabra, Belle begins to see the sensitive soul behind the fearsome façade. However as time runs out, it quickly becomes obvious that Belle’s cocky suitor Gaston is the actual beast of the piece.
Written by Linda Woolverton, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and directed by Michael Heitzman, it runs by means of June 23 on the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada. For tickets, name (562) 944-9801 or visit www.lamiradatheatre.com.
“Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go” In the aftermath of a hate crime, seventh grader Goon befriends one of the victims, Carly. A youthful romance blossoms while the town plans a rally “to destroy racism forever” and the two must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love whereas dealing with prying eyes, especially those of Wikipedia Jones, the crime-solving son of the chief of police. Passive-aggressive antics, dangerous parental advice, and ill-informed gestures of kindness create a “white guilt perfect storm” that threatens to make the course of real love a very rocky street.
Written by David Jacobi and directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos, it runs via July 29 at the Rogue Machine in the Electrical Lodge in Venice. For tickets, name (855) 585-5185 or go to www.roguemachinetheatre.com.
“Twelfth Night” Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and fearing that her brother Sebastian has drowned, Viola must disguise herself as a person. She falls in love with the neighboring Duke Orsino – who loves the Woman Olivia – who loves the disguised Viola. But false appearances are the norm on this Island of Misrule where the idiot is king, the courtroom jester is a thinker and hijinks among the servants are wickedly delicious.
Written by William Shakespeare, with music by Marshall McDaniel, and directed by Ellen Geer, it runs via Sept. 28 at the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. For tickets, name (310) 455-3723 or visit www.theatricum.com.
“Harvey” It is a spring afternoon on the Dowd family house when Elwood P. Dowd begins to introduce his imaginary good friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit, to friends at his sister Veta’s society luncheon. Horrified that the embarrassing household secret is now exposed, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but a mistake is made when Veta is committed relatively than Elwood.
Written by Mary Chase and directed by Andrew Barnicle, it runs by means of June 16 on the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Seashore. For tickets, call (949) 497-2787 or visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
“Loot” A bank heist, a corpse and a crazy forged of characters. Joe Orton’s darkly comedian masterpiece continues to shock and delight over 5 many years later. Two younger buddies, Hal and Dennis, rob a bank subsequent to a funeral parlor … and what safer place to cover the cash than in the coffin of Hal’s just lately deceased mum? But with the coffin full up there’s no room for the corpse, which keeps reappearing on the most inopportune occasions – particularly when the police inspector comes calling.
Written by Joe Orton and directed by Bart DeLorenzo, it runs June eight via Aug. 10 on the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets, name (310) 477-2055 Ext. 2 or go to www.OdysseyTheatre.com.
“Moby Dick – Rehearsed” A Shakespearean appearing troupe works between performances of “King Lear” to create a play about Moby Dick. As the actors take up their new roles, the theater is reworked from a naked stage into the yardarms, sails, masts and deck of a ship searching the good white whale.
Written by Orson Welles, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville, with music by Marshall McDaniel, and directed by Ellen Geer, it runs June 8 via Sept. 29 at the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. For tickets, call (310) 455-3723 or visit www.theatricum.com.
“Bestseller” A zany comic romp about writers, how they write, the tales they tell and the secrets and techniques they hold. When three young novelists gather at an remoted cottage for a writers’ retreat, their hilarious books bounce off the page and onto the stage.
Written by Peter Quilter and directed by Jane Page, it runs June 14 by means of June 30 on the Worldwide Metropolis Theatre Lengthy Seashore Performing Arts Middle in Long Seashore. For tickets, name (562) 436-4610 or visit www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.
“Dames at Sea” Ruby will get off the bus from Utah with “nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart.” As fate would have it, she is instantly forged within the refrain of a Broadway present. When the theatre is pressured to close, Ruby’s songwriting sailor boyfriend persuades the captain of his ship to allow the show to maneuver on deck. Voila! Dames at sea! When the present’s lead gets seasick, Ruby might need to go on for her. Will Ruby come again a star? Do it’s essential to ask?
Written by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music by Jim Clever, lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, and directed by Joshua Finkel, it runs June 15 via July 21 on the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre. For tickets, call (626) 355-4318 or go to www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.
“Anne, A New Play” In this new adaptation of the immortal Holocaust story, 13 year-old Anne Frank imagines her life as a younger lady – protected in a post-war world. When she meets a publisher who expresses interest in her story, Anne seems to be back on the 2 years she spent hidden away together with her family through the Nazi regime. This progressive production eschews conventional units and costumes to put the audience and actors on the same dramatic aircraft because the characters – all real individuals beneath real circumstances – preventing for his or her lives, sanity and goals of the longer term.
Written by Nick Blaemire from the play by Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter, and directed by Eve Brandstein, it runs June 16 via July 22 on the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. For tickets, call (310) 772-2505 or visit www.museumoftolerance.com.
“Mysterious Circumstances” Richard Lancelyn Inexperienced, the world’s foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is discovered lifeless in his London condominium. With a number of suspects and competing motives, Green’s demise raises questions that could be answered only by Holmes himself.
Written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Matt Shakman, it runs June 19 by way of July 14 on the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. For tickets, call (310) 208-5454 or go to www.geffenplayhouse.org.
“Death of a Salesman” Burdened by financial obligations and dwelling on the sting of poverty, the salesperson continues to consider he is on the verge of a “big break.” What defines a successful life? Struggling to see past the illusions we create for ourselves, Loman, like so many, fights for acceptance to keep away from being seen as a failure within the eyes of society.
Written by Arthur Miller and directed by Mike Reilly, it runs June 21 by means of Aug. four on the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. For tickets, call (310) 397-3244 or go to www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
“Miss America’s Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me” A beauty queen greatest often known as the primary and solely Jewish Miss America, Myerson was an completed pianist, tv character, New York Metropolis’s first commissioner of Shopper Affairs, an in depth advisor to Mayor Ed Koch, and a nationwide spokesperson towards anti-Semitism. Then she infamously went down in flames – together with her Mafia boyfriend! – in a judge-bribing scandal generally known as the “Bess Mess.”
Written by Barra Grant, with music by Mark Adler, and directed by Eve Brandstein, it runs June 21 by way of Aug. 4 at the Edgemar Middle for the Arts in Santa Monica. For tickets, call (323) 285-2078 or visit www.MissAmericasUglyDaughter.com.
“Point of Extinction” takes place 100 years in the future after an excellent volcano has destroyed greater than a 3rd of Earth’s inhabitants with the fallout rendering most of the survivors disabled. In the USA of America, the new government tries to rebuild while assets are operating low for all the population, with the whole world shortly reaching the breaking point. When President Geneva Winters proposes a regulation forcing the disabled to take an experimental serum she claims will remedy them, the suspicious opposition begins to question whether or not her intentions are pure or sinister. Will they be capable of arrange in time to save lots of many innocent lives, proving it’s never too late in life to do the proper thing?
Written by Cosette Ruesga and David Shecter, with music by Laurie Grant, and directed by Greg Shane, it runs June 21 via July 7 on the Blue Door in Culver City. For tickets, visit www.bluedoorculver.com/point-of-extinction.
“Good Boys” Brandon Hardy, a senior at St. Joseph’s Prep, has the world at his ft. He’s handsome, athletic, sensible and a shining example of the right personal faculty scholar, identical to his father was. However when a disturbing videotape turns into the speak of the locker room, the snug lives of the Hardy family threatens to shatter.
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Carolyn Cantor, it runs June 26 via July 21 at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena. For tickets, name (626) 356-7529 or visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
“The Producers” When a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant provide you with a scheme to supply probably the most notorious flop in historical past, things go awry when the present is successful.
Written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music by Mel Brooks, and directed by Michael Matthews, it runs June 28 by way of Aug. 12 on the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets, call (323) 957-1884 or visit www.celebrationtheatre.com.
Take pleasure in life extra – see a show tonight!