L.A. theater openings, June 28-July 5: 'Romeo & Juliet' and more

Independent Shakespeare Co. opens this summer's Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival with "Romeo & Juliet"

This week: Shakespeare al fresco, a woman on the verge of radicalization, and some classic Grand Guignol.

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

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

Les Misérables Encore Theatre Company stages the hit musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel about life in 19th-century France. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Sun., 1 p.m. $35-$55. (310) 376-3500.

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

The Bereaved Family and friends gather to mourn the death of a billionaire playboy in Andy Shultz's dark comedy. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Mon., 8:30 p.m.; ends July 27 $15. (818) 202-4120.

Forks in the Road NMI's Academy for New Musical Theatre presents seven short musicals about life-changing moments. The Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Mon.-Wed., 7:30 p.m. $25. www.nmi.org.

Romeo & Juliet Independent Shakespeare Co. stages the Bard's romantic tragedy as the first of its two productions in the annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. The Old Zoo at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, L.A. Thu.-Fri., Sun., 7 p.m.; ends July 26. Free. (818) 710-6306.

2nd Annual Solo Creation Festival Nine solo works in three distinct programs. Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Blvd. L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends July 19. $15. (213) 351-3507.

All American Girl InterACT Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Wendy Graf's solo drama, with two actresses alternating in the role of an innocent young woman who becomes a radical extremist. Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; ends July 26. $30, $34. (818) 765-8732.

Madness! Murder! Mayhem! Colin Mitchell's all-new reimagining of three classic Grand Guignol plays. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri., 8:30 p.m.; ends July 31. $15. (818) 202-4120.

Victor Hugo's Les Misérables The L.A. premiere of Jonathan Holloway's adaptation transposes the story to 1930s Paris. Studio/Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends July 26. $15-$25. (213) 453-4901.

The Marriage Proposal The Theatre Factory Studio presents Chekhov’s farce. Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends July 12. $20. www.theatrefactorystudio.com.

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