L.A. theater openings, July 5-12: 'Adam & Eve and Steve' and more

L.A. theater openings, July 5-12: 'Adam & Eve and Steve' and more
Kelley Dorney, left, Michael Spaziani and Jotape Lockwood in "Adam & Eve and Steve" at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood. (Jessica Tunstad)

This week: "Disney's Tarzan" swings into Fullerton, Sandra Tsing Loh has a thing or three to say, and the original power couple meets the ulitimate third wheel in "Adam & Eve and Steve."

The Marriage Proposal The Theatre Factory Studio stages Chekhov's farce. Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sun., next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends July 12. $20.


Tiny Dangerous Fun Variety, cabaret and open-mike performances. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Wed., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003.

Who Killed Comrade Rabbit? World-premiere drama about suspected subversive activities at the Moscow Art Theater in the 1930s; Barbara Bain directs. Blank Theatre Company, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A. Wed.-next Sun., 8 pm.; ends July 26. $20. (424) 272-1135.

Imagining Brad Two disparate women bond in Peter Hedges' comedy-drama. Theatre Asylum, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends July 25. $20. (800) 838-3006.

Kiss Me, Kate Cole Porter's classic backstage musical inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 2. $39 and up. (619) 234-5623.

Sandra Tsing Loh: The B**** is Back The author and radio host talks candidly about kids, career, menopause and more in this new solo comedy based on her memoir. The Edye Theatre at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 2. $35-$55. (310) 434-3200.

Stanley Ann: The Unlikely Story of Barack Obama's Mother Ann Noble portrays the president's mother in this world-premiere solo show written by Mike Kindle. Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson Valentini Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends July 26. $20. (323) 860-7300.

9 to 5: The Musical Stage show based on the hit 1980 comedy about three women who unite against their overbearing boss. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Aug. 22. $18-$28. (818) 244-8481.

Adam & Eve and Steve World-premiere musical farce upends the biblical tale of the Garden of Eden. Theatre 68, NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 30. $30. (323) 960-7770.

The Better Part of Forever Staged reading of Leland Frankel's new play about a teen heartthrob with a checkered past. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Fri., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m. $5. (323) 663-1525.

Brighton Beach Memoirs Kentwood Players present Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical comedy set during the Depression. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 15. $18, $20. (310) 645-5156.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea John Patrick Shanley's romantic fable about two troubled young people who meet in a bar in the Bronx. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends July 26. $22, $30. (213) 489-0994.

The Ghosts of Ma Barker A present-day radio host and a psychic medium investigate strange phenomena in the house where the notorious 1930s criminal died in a shootout in T.S. Devai's new drama; for ages 13 and up, with advisories for profanity and violence. Ruby Theatre at the Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 2. $34.99. (800) 838-3006.

Hello, Dolly! Jerry Herman's classic musical about a matchmaker in turn-of-the-last-century New York. Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends July 26. $20-$25. (714) 793-1150.

Macbeth 1980s-styled, serial killer-themed take on Shakespeare's "Scottish play." Archway Studio/Theatre, 10509 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 15. $22. (818) 980-7529.


The Monkey's Paw & From Beyond Wicked Lit pairs a fully mounted adaptation of W.W. Jacobs' classic terror tale with a staged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's phantasmagorical thriller. Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena. Fri.-next Sun., 7, 8 and 9 p.m.; ends July 25. $25-$30. (323) 332-2065.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Christopher Durang's Chekhov-inspired farce about a self-absorbed movie star who returns to her family's home in Pennsylvania. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends Aug. 16. $15-$20. (805) 525-4645.

The Box Writers create short scenes that are then arranged randomly in this experimental work. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope, L.A. Sat., 11 p.m.; ends July 25. Pay what you can, at the door only. (310) 281-8337.

Disney's Tarzan 3-D Theatricals presents the Southern California regional-theater premiere of this adaptation of the 1999 animated musical-adventure. Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends July 26; also in Redondo Beach, Aug. 1-9. $20-$70. (714) 589-2770.

The False Servant Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and the Evidence Room present a new translation of Marivaux's 18th-century farce about a young girl who dresses as a man to learn more about her husband-to-be; Bart DeLorenzo directs. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends Sept 6. $15-$34. (310) 477-2055.

Footloose Stage musical based on the 1984 Kevin Bacon movie about a small town where dancing is banned. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 5:30 p.m.; ends Aug. 9. $41-$66. (949) 497-2787.

The Great Divide Elephant Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Lyle Kessler's dark comedy about brothers, brawling and baseball. Lillian Theatre, 1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends Aug. 29. $25. (323) 960-4429.

Green Grow the Lilacs Native American playwright Lynn Riggs' folk music-infused 1931 play that inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends Sept. 26. $10-$39.50; children 6 and under, free; discounts available. (310) 455-3723.

Jesus Christ Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera about the man from Galilee. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 15. $14-$27. (562) 494-1014.

A Man and His Prostate Ed Asner stars in a one-night benefit performance of Ed. Weinberger's solo comedy. Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Sat., 7 p.m. $75.

The Misanthrope The Classical Theatre Lab stages Moliere's classic farce. Kings Road Park, 1000 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. Sat.-next Sun., 4 p.m.; ends Aug. 16. Free; reservations recommended. (323) 960-5691.

Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Orange County stages the Bard's romantic tragedy. Garden Grove Amphitheatre, 12762 Main St., Garden Grove. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 1. $15—$40. (714) 636-3729.


Shiv Aditi Brennan Kapil's post-colonial fantasy-drama about a young woman and her South Asian poet father. Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 9. $34; discounts available. (626) 683-6883.

Singin' in the Rain Musical Theatre West presents the stage adaptation of the 1953 Gene Kelly film about Hollywood in the 1920s. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends July 26. $20 and up. (562) 856-1999.

Zulu Time World premiere of Chuck Faerber's drama about conflict aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m. next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Aug. 9. $25 (323) 960-7740.

Shine Storytellers explore the topic of feeling out of control. Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St., Santa Monica. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $10. (310) 452-2321.