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Most recently updated: February 5, 2024

 

Feb. 8 – March 4, 2024 (opens Thursday, Feb. 8 @ 8 p.m.; thereafter: Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; dark Feb. 12; previews Feb. 3-7):
World Premiere of Arrowhead
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Commissioned by IAMA Theatre Company and workshopped as part of last season’s New Works Festival, Arrowhead by Catya McMullen is a tale of love, queerness, identity… and cat trees. Gen is unexpectedly pregnant. Gen is also a lesbian. Yeah, it’s confusing. So Gen does what any unexpectedly pregnant lesbian with a doe-eyed, (potential) arsonist of a girlfriend must: she goes and throws a secret abortion party at a lake house with her straight friends from college. With the arrival of her lesbian best friend and a few other unexpected visitors… what could go wrong? Jenna Worsham directs. IAMA Theatre Company @ Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $40; 323-380-8843; www.iamatheatre.com

Feb. 16 – March 3, 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Feb. 14 & Thursday, Feb. 15 @ 8 p.m.):
World premiere of Marilyn, Mom & Me
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International City Theatre opens its 2024 season with the world premiere of Marilyn, Mom & Me, a deeply personal comic drama written and directed by Luke Yankee. Eileen Heckart, the no-nonsense Broadway actress, and Marilyn Monroe, the glamorous Hollywood legend, developed an enduring bond during the filming of Bus Stop — perhaps the most important film of Monroe’s career. Forty-five years later Yankee, Heckart’s now-middle-aged son, tries to unravel his mother’s relationship with Monroe in order to better understand his own path with this highly critical yet loving woman. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Feb. 17 – March 17, 2024 (Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; no Saturday matinee on Feb. 17; previews Feb. 11–Feb. 16):
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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A Noise Within presents Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s dark, brooding, yet sharply comic story of love, revenge and meat pies. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; $29 & up; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

Feb. 25 – March 30, 2024 (opens Sunday, Feb. 25 @ 7 p.m.; thereafter: Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; Mondays @ 8 p.m.; dark Monday, Feb. 26; previews Feb. 22-Feb. 24):
World premiere of Fatherland
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A new work of verbatim theater, conceived and directed by Fountain Theatre artistic director Stephen SachsFatherland is the true story of a father and son — and the dangerous, brain-washing propaganda that drove them apart. Compiled from public statements, case evidence and the official court transcript of The United States vs. Guy Wesley Reffitt, the story an 18-year-old son who turned in his father to the FBI because of his dad’s role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is a shout of warning in this election year. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029; $20$45, Pay-What-You-Want Mondays; (323) 663-1525; www.fountaintheatre.com.

March 9 – March 23, 2024: (Friday & Saturday performances @ 8 p.m.; Sunday performance @ 6 p.m.):
Music at the Odyssey
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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s live music series, curated by music director/bass player John Snow and Gabriel Eduardo Jimenez Montes, returns with five lively, engaging and intimate evenings of music and song — an eclectic combination of musical cabaret and Latin sounds from Puerto Rico and Cuba. Saturday, March 9: Time Is On My Side: A Celebration of the Great American Song BookSundayMarch 10: Plenazo Tribe in A Musical Celebration of Afro-Latin Heritage and Women’s International DaySaturday, March 16:: A Celebration of Cole Porter and Rodger and Hammerstein; Friday, March 22: Unnerving Berlin; Saturday, March 23: an evening of funk and soul with multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Nelson Garcia Marquez and his band. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $30; (310) 477-2055 x2; www.OdysseyTheatre.com

March 30 – May 19, 2024 (Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Mondays & Fridays @ 8 p.m.):
Stalins Master Class 
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs this wildly comic, music-filled drama by British playwright David Pownall. Politics collide with art when “Father of the People” Joseph Stalin and Soviet cultural minister Andrei Zhdanov summon composers Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich to the Kremlin for a vodka-fueled “music lesson.” Can artistic expression be forced to conform to political ideology? Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $25-$40; (310) 477-2055 x2; www.OdysseyTheatre.com

April 6 – April 28, 2024 (Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; no matinee on Sat., Feb. 17; no evening performance on Sat., April 27; dark Thurs., April 18; previews March 31–April 5):
King Hedley II
A Noise Within
continues its commitment to August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” with King Hedley II, the ninth play in Wilson’s extraordinary 10-play cycle that explores the Black experience in 20th century America decade-by decade. After seven years in prison, an ambitious and proud King re-enters society eager to rebuild his life, but quickly confronts the inescapable challenges facing Black men in Reagan-era Pittsburgh. King’s aspirations come in conflict with the stories he’s been telling himself, and he insists on planting seeds where nothing can grow. Gregg T. Daniel directs
. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; $29 & up; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

April 27 – May 26, 2024 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 23 @ 8 p.m.; previews April 18–April 26):
World premiere of The Body’s Midnight
IAMA Theatre Company and Boston Court Pasadena join forces to present the world premiere of The Body’s Midnight by Tira Palmquist. What does it mean to get lost in America? Anne and David are set to find out as they embark on the perfect American road trip. They have a map, an impressive list of sights to see, and an itinerary that should put them in St. Paul just in time for the birth of their first grandchild. But soon their perfect plan is derailed by a troubling diagnosis and the beautiful impermanence of the world around them. As Anne and David veer off of their intended path, they are forced to grapple with the unavoidably messy and breathtaking journey of their lives.Jessica Kubzansky directs. Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106; $21-$43; (323) 380-8843;
iamatheatre.com

May 3 – May 19, 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, May 1 & Thursday, May 2 @ 8 p.m.):
What the Constitution Means to Me
International City Theatre
presents the Obie and New York Drama Critics Circle award-winning play by Heidi Schreck that breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

May 10 – May 17, 2024 (Friday, May 10; Thursday,May 16; & Friday, May 17 @ 7: p.m.):
Hills Like White Elephants
Theatricum Botanicum’s Under the Oaks salon series kicks off the company’s outdoor summer season in Topanga with three evenings of of an interdisciplinary adaptation of the short story by Ernest Hemingway featuring string quartet, female voice and spoken word, with gripping music by renowned composers Caroline Shaw, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen and more. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $25; (310) 455-3723;
www.theatricum.com

Sunday, May 12, 2024 @ 2 p.m. (Mother’s Day):
Momentum Place
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Every year on Mother’s Day, “MOMentum Place” creates a fantastical world of aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians in the rustic outdoor amphitheater at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. Bring your mother to honor the MOMentum in her life — always on the go for others. Now, she can sit back and relax and enjoy an uncommon afternoon of performance delights that are kid-friendly and full of surprises. For an extra treat, enjoy a scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch in the Theatricum gardens before the performance. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $10-$30; (310) 455-2322

May 18 – June 9, 2024 (Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; no matinee on Saturday, Feb. May 18; no evening performance on Saturday. June 8; previews May 12-May 17):
Misalliance
Guillermo Cienfugos
directs George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy at A Noise Within. The social and the political collide with the romantic and the practical, the aristocrats take on the middle classes and vice versa, and — to top it all off —  there’s a high wire acrobat who brings equilibrium to all. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; $29 & up; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

June 1 – Sept. 15, 2024 (check online or call for rotating repertory performance schedule):
The Winter’s Tale
Combining high drama, low comedy and romantic love in a rich theatrical feast that moves from a bitter winter of estrangement to a radiant summer of reconciliation and renewal, there’s no better place to experience Shakespeare than the spectacular outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. Audiences are advised to bring a sweater for evening performances, sunscreen and a hat for matinees, and cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $15-$60; (310) 455-3723; theatricum.com


June 2 – Sept. 16, 2024 (check online or call for rotating repertory performance schedule):
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Theatricum returns with its signature production, an annual event infusing Shakespeare’s beautiful language with music and song to heighten the pleasure. The most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by lovers both fairy and human. Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, magic and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of unrequited love are resolved, and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries and the enduring power of nature. The outdoor amphitheater is terraced into the hillside of rustic Topanga Canyon, so dress casually and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to picnic in the gardens before a performance. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $15-$60; (310) 455-3723; theatricum.com

June 14 – June 30, 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday, June 13 @ 8 p.m.):
The Outsider
International City Theatre
presents The Outsider, Paul Slade Smith’s timely and hilarious political satire about a flawed candidate who seems destined to fail. Ned Newly is terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things a bit differently. Sure, Ned might possibly be the worst candidate to ever run for office — but what if that’s exactly what the public is looking for? International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

June 22 – Oct. 4, 2024 (check online or call for rotating repertory performance schedule):
World Premiere of Wendys Peter Pan
Writer/director Ellen Geer ponders a “different approach” to J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, retelling his classic tale about a boy who never wants to grow up from Wendy’s point of view. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $15-$60; (310) 455-3723; theatricum.com

July 13 – Oct. 13, 2024 (check online or call for rotating repertory performance schedule):
Tartuffe: Born Again
Translator/adaptor Freyda Thomas puts a contemporary spin on the original French play by Molière in this hilarious satire about greed, corruption and hypocrisy. Written wholly in exquisite modern verse and set in a religious television studio in Baton Rouge, Tartuffe is recast as a deposed televangelist who takes advantage of his naïve and gullible host to rook him and his family of their money and property. Directed by Melora MarshallWill Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $15-$60; (310) 455-3723; theatricum.com

Aug. 23 – Sept. 8, 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Aug. 21 & Thursday, Aug. 22 @ 8 p.m.):
The Double V
In 1942, sparked by a letter to the editor from James G. Thompson of Wichita, Kansas, The Pittsburgh Courier kicked off the “Double V” campaign. International City Theatre presents a historical drama by Carole Eglash-Kosoff about the first Black civil rights movement in the U.S., which used the popular “V for Victory” motto to call for triumph not only in World War II, but also in the fight for racial equality in the military and across the United States. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Aug. 24 – Oct. 19, 2024 (check online or call for rotating repertory performance schedule):
World Premiere of The Hispanic Latino Latina Latinx Latine Vote
In this touching, powerful, laugh-out-loud funny election year satire, Bernardo Cubría (Crabs in a Bucket, The Play You Want, The Giant Void In My Soul) introduces us to university professor Paola Aguilar, who desperately needs money for… well, she’ll tell you. So when THE political party offers her a substantial paycheck to help them understand the “Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx/Latine Vote,” she reluctantly takes the job. Can she help these political strategists understand all of the nuances of her community to save the election? Or will her own journey ultimately be more important than who controls the White House? 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $15-$60; (310) 455-3723;
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Sept. 6 – Sept. 27, 2024 (Every Friday in Sept. @ 7:30 p.m. plus Thursday, Sept. 12):
Under the Oaks Salon Series
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Theatricum Botanicum’s annual salon series offers musical evenings outdoors under the California oaks. Friday, Sept. 6; Thursday, Sept 12; & Friday, Sept. 13: Under the Oaks CLASSICAL. Friday, Sept. 20: Under the Oaks COMPOSERS’ SERIES. Friday, Sept. 27: Under the Oaks CABARET: A Tribute to Bob Dylan. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $25; (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

Oct. 18 – Nov. 3, 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Oct. 16 & Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 8 p.m.):
Murder on the Links
Something’s afoul on the private golf course at Merlinville-Sur-Mer. In a hilarious new adaptation by Steven Dietz of Agatha Christie most intricate “whodunit,” detective Hercule Poirot receives an urgent letter from Paul Renauld, summoning him to France. But when he arrives, Poirot finds he’s too late — M. Renauld now lies dead, face down in a grave on the edge of the golf course he was building. Certain facts do not add up… and when a second body is found, it’s been stabbed in a seemingly impossible way. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.:
Holiday Family Faire 
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Celebrate the holidays at the beautiful, outdoor Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, where carolers, singing madrigals and other performers roam the grounds, Theatricum company members tell winter holiday stories from a variety of traditions. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to take family photos. An artisan marketplace will offer holiday gifts and crafts, and festive food and drink will be available for purchase. Caroling with Theatricum company members and a special performance (TBA) will begin immediately after the Faire, at 5 p.m. (available with Faire admission for an additional $20, or separate admission: $25). Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290 General admission: $20 ages 16 and up; $10 ages 5–15; ages 4 and under free; family four-pack (2 adults and 2children): $50. Tickets to Harry Nilsson’s The Point available for purchase as an add-on with Holiday Faire admission: $25 per person. (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

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