L.A. theater listings, Nov. 3-10: 'The Black Suits' opens

L.A. theater listings, Nov. 3-10: 'The Black Suits' opens
Will Roland, clockwise from left, Harrison Chad, Jimmy Brewer and Coby Getzug in "The Black Suits." (Craig Schwartz)

"The Black Suits" is ready to rock the Kirk Douglas, "Boeing Boeing" bounces into Long Beach, and "Twelve Angry Men" holds court at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Snow White Family-friendly musical based on the classic fairytale. Assistance League Playhouse, 1367 N. St. Andrews Place, Hollywood. Sunday, and Saturdays through Nov. 23, 2 p.m. $12. (323) 469-1970.


The Black Suits World-premiere musical about four suburban teens with dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Sunday, 6:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends Nov. 24. $20-$55. (213) 628-2772.

Bob Hope's Birthday World premiere of Jeri Batzdorff's dramedy about a grandmother with Alzheimer's disease. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sunday, next Sun. 7 p.m.; ends Nov. 24. $15. (818) 202-4120.

Titus Andronicus, A Vaudeville A reimagining of Shakespeare's violent tragedy. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Sunday, 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Nov. 17. $15. (323) 960-7770.

Liliom Staged reading of Ferenc Molnár's drama that served as the basis for the musical "Carousel." A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. (626) 356-3100.

Love on San Pedro Cornerstone Theater Company presents the world premiere of James McManus' drama set on Skid Row, with a cast of professional actors and community members. Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th St., L.A. Thu., 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends Nov. 24. Pay what you can. (213) 613-1700.

Eat Your Words Monthly storytelling series focuses on food-themed tales. The Standard Hotel, 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Thu., 8 p.m. Free.

The Intergalactic Nemesis — Book Two: Robot Planet Rising Family-friendly sci-fi/adventure sequel mixes radio drama and projected comic-book images. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.; next Sun., noon, 4 p.m. $20-$39. (714) 556-2121.

The Middle Class Nobleman Parson's Nose stages Molière's satire about an unscrupulous social climber. Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Nov. 24. Pay what you will. (626) 403-7667.

Breaking and Entering Darkly comic thriller about a reclusive writer and an obsessed fan. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Nov. 29. $15. (818) 202-4120.

Elvis's Toenail World premiere of Fionnuala Kenny's drama about a pregnant runaway in 1960s Ireland. Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Drive, Suite D, Toluca Lake. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Dec. 8. $15. (800) 838-3006.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told Lighthearted sendup of holiday classics and traditions. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 14. $20, $27. (310) 512-6030.

Handball World premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's multi-character drama about a rundown neighborhood facing gentrification. Studio Stage Theatre, 520 N. Western Ave., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 15. $18, $20. (323) 620-5881.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Kentwood Players presents an adaptation of filmmaker Frank Capra's classic holiday fable. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 14. $16, $18. (310) 645-5156.

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical! Sendup of the works of such Broadway greats as Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Chromolume Theatre at the Attic, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 8. $23-$28. (323) 205-1617.


A Perfect Likeness Daniel Rover Singer's comedy about an imagined meeting between literary greats Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Dec. 22. $15-$25. (866) 811-4111.

Ragtime the Musical Concert-staged presentation of the Tony winner based on E.L Doctorow's novel about life in early 20th century America. Norris Center for the Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $45. (310) 544-0403.

PLAY/ground Two-day festival features staged readings of four new plays. Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.; next Sun., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Free. (626) 683-6883.

Bob Baker's Holiday Spectacular Family-friendly show features over 100 marionettes. Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. 1st St., L.A. Sat.-next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends Jan. 5. $20; free for children under 2. (213) 250-9995.

The Exonerated Benefit for Theatricum Botanicum features a staged reading of this docudrama about death-row inmates later declared innocent; with James Avery, Beau Bridges, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Wendie Malick and Brent Spiner. The Mountain Mermaid, 20421 Callon Drive, Topanga. Sat., 6 p.m. $200. (310) 455-3723.

Barrymore Gordon Goodman portrays legendary actor John Barrymore in William Luce's bio-drama set in 1942. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 1. $25. (323) 655-7679.

Boeing Boeing Marc Camoletti's romantic farce about a swinging bachelor in 1960s Paris. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 7. $14-$24. (562) 494-1014.

Miracle on South Division Street West Coast premiere of Tom Dudzick's comedy about a dysfunctional Polish American family in Buffalo, N.Y. Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 15. $55-$25. (818) 558-7000.

Much Ado About Nothing University of San Diego theater students present Shakespeare's romantic comedy. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Nov. 17. $16, $19. (619) 234-5623.

Legal Briefs: Lawmakers and Activists Native Voices at the Autry's third-annual festival of Native American-themed short plays. Wells Fargo Theater at the Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. Next Sun., 1:30 p.m. $8, $12. (323) 667-2000.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents Shakespeare's romantic fantasy. Jackie Robinson Park, 8773 E. Ave. R, Littlerock. Next Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (661) 944-2880.

Front Porch Society Reading of a new play about five African American women on Election Day 2008. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $10 suggested donation. (213) 489-7402.


Twelve Angry Men Revival of Reginald Rose's classic jury-room drama, performed by a cast of black and white actors. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends Dec. 1. $38-$125. (626) 356-7529.