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L.A. theater openings, March 6-13: 'Cloud 9,' 'Sex With Strangers' and more

This week: A partner-cast staging of Caryl Churchill's satirical sex farce "Cloud 9," plus comedic tales by Bekah Brunstetter, Laura Eason and Theresa Rebeck.

Fishers of Men Rick Segall's solo drama about the apostle Peter. Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sun., next Sun., 3 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends March 27. $20. www.plays411.com.

Imagination Movers Family-friendly show with the musical group from the Disney Channel series. La Mirada Theatre, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $15-$25. (562) 944-9801.

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue Big Band-era celebration features singers, dancers and a live band. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $35-$65. (562) 467-8818.

Sex With Strangers Laura Eason's comic drama about a female novelist who hooks up with a fast-talking young blogger; Rebecca Pidgeon stars. Geffen Playhouse, Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends April 10. $60-$82. (310) 208-5454.

What Makes It Great? Rob Kapilow and guests explore the show tunes of Broadway's Lerner and Loewe (“My Fair Lady,” “Brigadoon,” etc.). Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $55. (562) 467-8818.

Cloud 9 Partner-cast production of Caryl Churchill's Obie-winning sex farce set in colonial-era Africa and modern-day London. Antaeus Theatre Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 24. $30, $34. (818) 506-1983.

Fathers and Sons L.A. Theatre Works records Turgenev's classic drama for its radio program; with Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek. James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Westwood. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m.; ends March 13. $15-$60; discounts available. (310) 827-0889.

Cats Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 20. $28-$35. (909) 477-2752.

An Evening with Lily Tomlin The actress-comic revisits some of her classic characters. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State Long Beach, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $65, $75. (562) 985-7000.

Joan Rivers Tribute Show Female impersonator Joe Posa salutes the late comic and TV host. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. $25. (323) 662-4255.

Man of La Mancha Kentwood Players stages this classic musical about Cervantes' knight-errant Don Quixote. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 16. $23, $25. (310) 645-5156.

Mine Two longtime friends find their relationship severley tested in Ryan Surratt's drama. The Moth Theatre, 4359 Melrose Ave., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends April 16. $25. (213) 249-2062

The MisMatch Game Host Dennis Hensley's off-color spoof of the star-studded 1970s-era game show. L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $15. (323) 860-7300.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue Stage show inspired by the hit 1980 film based on the “SNL” sketch. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Fri- Sat., 8 p.m. $48-$58. (310) 544-0403.

One Night of Queen Tribute show re-creates a concert by the British rock band. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 13. $44, $49. (818) 508-4200.

Spies Are Forever Brand-new musical spoof about an American secret agent in the early 1960s. NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends April 3. $30, $35. (800) 838-3006.

The Understudy Theresa Rebeck's backstage comedy about a journeyman actor, a B-list movie star and others. Working Stage Theater, 1516 N. Gardner St., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 27. $15. (800) 838-3006.

Charlotte’s Web Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s family-friendly barnyard fable. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Sat., 2:30 p.m.; ends April 17. $15-$22. (626) 355-4318.

Egg Cahoots NI stages this family-friendly tale about leaving the nest. The Edye Theatre at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. and noon; ends March 13. $15. (310) 434-3200.

Going to a Place where you Already Are Bekah Brunstetter's new comedy about love, relationships and the afterlife. South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat. and next Sun., 2 and 7:45 p.m.; ends March 26. $22 and up. (714) 708-5555.

Kristin Chenoweth The Emmy- and Tony-winning star (“Glee,” “Wicked”) performs show tunes, standards and more. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $39 and up. (714) 556-2787.

Re-PETE Celebration 2016: The Songs and Spirit of Pete Seeger Salute to the folk-music legend and activist. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Sat., 1 p.m. $10-$25; children 5 and under, free. (310) 455-3723.

Tribute to the Follies Vaudeville-style variety show features dance, comedy, musical skits and large production numbers. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sat., 6:30 p.m. $40-$65. (562) 467-8818.

24-Decade History of Popular Music Theater artist Taylor Mac explores U.S. history and culture in this CAP UCLA presentation; with special guests Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Sat., 8 p.m. $19-$39. (310) 825-2101.

The Witches SCR's Junior Players present this kid-friendly adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy tale. South Coast Repertory, Nicholas Studio, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 2 and 5 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 4 p.m.; ends March 19. $10. (714) 708-5555.

You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw's classic romantic farce set in a seaside English town. A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 15. $44 and up; student rush, $20. (626) 356-3100.

Chicken Dance Barnyard animals compete in a talent contest in this family-friendly show. La Mirada Theatre, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Next Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10. (562) 944-9801.

It's Magic! Magic and variety acts from around the world. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $40-$65. (562) 467-8818.

Michele Brourman The cabaret singer performs. Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $35, $45. (310) 286-0119.

Women Laughing Alone With Salad West Coast premiere of Sheila Callaghan's satire of marketing, social media and our image-obsessed culture. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Next Sun., 6:30 p.m.; ends April 3. $25-$55. (213) 628-2772.
 

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