L.A. theater openings, June 21-28: 'Twelfth Night' and more

L.A. theater openings, June 21-28: 'Twelfth Night' and more
Terence Archie, left, Sara Topham and Rutina Wesley starin the Old Globe's production of "Twelfth Night." (Jim Cox / The Old Globe)

This week: Classic works by two Williams — Messrs. Shakespeare and Inge — plus a contemporary take on an ancient Greek satire.

Astro Boy and the God of Comics West Coast premiere of this multimedia salute to Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope, Hollywood. Sun., next Sun., 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends July 25. $20. (310) 281-8337.


Curious Cabaret 2 Comedy, puppetry, magic, burlesque and more. The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Sun., 7 p.m. $12. (818) 508-3003.

Henry Prego Sings Frank Sinatra Musical salute to Ol' Blue Eyes. Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. Sun., 7 p.m. $39-$59. (818) 558-7000.

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 Sixth annual event featuring 200-plus comedies, dramas, solo shows, etc., continues at dozens of area venues. Through June 28. (323) 455-4585.

The Whipping Man L.A. Theatre Works records Matthew Lopez's drama, set in the aftermath of the Civil War, for its radio program. James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Westwood. Sun., 4 p.m. $15-$60. (310) 827-0889.

The Women of The Hat ...a duet for one Updated version of Melissa R. Randel's music and dance-filled play; part of Hollywood Fringe. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A. Sun., Mon., Thu. and Fri., 7 p.m.; ends June 26. $15. (323) 455-4585.

Ruben Guthrie Australian Theatre Company presents a staged reading of this comedy-drama about addiction and recovery. The Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., L.A. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. RSVP at

An Evening With Neile Adams The Broadway, film and TV star performs in this cabaret show. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Thu., 8:30 p.m. $25. (323) 466-2210.

Picnic Partner-cast version of William Inge's Pulitzer-winning drama about a small-town woman who falls for a handsome drifter. Antaeus Theater Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 16. $30, $34. (818) 506-1983.

Rumor Has It I'm Not the Marrying Kind Drag performer Miss Barbie Q explores love and marriage; part of Hollywood Fringe. The Other Space at the Actors Company, 916 N. Formosa Ave., L.A. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; reservations recommended. (323) 455-4585.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music 50th-anniversary celebration of the beloved 1965 film based on the hit Broadway musical. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. Fri., 6:30 p.m. $20-$105. (323) 850-2000.

The Birds Strindberg Laboratory's updated take on Aristophanes' satire features cast members from Skid Row and Downtown recovery programs. Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 p.m. $10 donation. (213) 265-6313.

Legally Blonde Musical based on the hit 2001 comedy about a sorority girl who enrolls in Harvard Law School. Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun. 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 1. $25 and up. (310) 828-7519.

Off the King's Road A retired businessman travels to London after his wife passes away in the West Coast premiere of Neil Koenigsberg's drama. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sat., 8 pm.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Aug. 2. $25, $30. (323) 960-7712.

Twelfth Night Shakespeare's romantic farce about a shipwrecked woman, a lovesick duke and others. The Old Globe, San Diego, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Sat.-next Sun., 8 p.m.; ends July 26. $29 and up. (619) 234-5623.


Disney's Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve! Family-friendly stage show based on the TV series. Next Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10, $15. (562) 944-9801.

An Evening of Magic Family-friendly show to benefit the Group Rep. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $10. (818) 763-5990.

Vaudevillusion Comedy-variety-magic show features five award-winning magicians. Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $39. (818) 558-7000.