L.A. theater openings, May 3-10: 'An L.A. Journey - The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo' and more

Casa 0101 presents the world premiere of "An L.A. Journey - The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo"

A young orphan makes his way from Guatemela to the U.S. in a new play, "The House of Yes" gets a revival, and a theater troupe tours 16th-century Europe in "I Gelosi." Plus, not one but two musical salutes to a certain Swedish quartet.

ABBAMANIA Tribute show re-creates a concert by the 1970-’80s Swedish pop group. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State Long Beach, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $38 and up. (562) 985-7000.

Almost Perfect Revival of Jerry Mayer’s comedy about a married man who meets the girl of his dreams. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. Sun., next Sun., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends June 28. $29.50. (310) 394-9779.

Immediate Family Secrets spill forth when adult siblings reunite at a wedding in Paul Oakley Stovall’s new comedy; Phylicia Rashad directs. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends June 7. $25-$85. (213) 628-2772.

Le Pot de Confiture (The Jam Jar) French puppet troupe Le Collectif Zonzons performs this family-friendly fable; in French with English subtitles. Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Tue., 7:30 p.m. $10, $15. (310) 286-0553.

Imagining Brad Two disparate women bond in the L.A. premiere of Peter Hedges’ comedy-drama. Elephant Asylum Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Wed., 8 p.m.; ends May 27. $20. (800) 838-3006.

4th Annual Short Play Festival Six short comedies and dramas inspired by a verse from Exodus. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Thu., 7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 788-6000.

Ann Hampton Callaway: The Streisand Songbook The veteran cabaret performer salutes the singer-actress. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. $79 and up. (714) 556-2787.

ABBA the Concert Celebration of the Swedish pop group. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Fri., 7:30 p.m. $39 and up. (714) 556-2787.

Around the World in 80 Days Stage adaptation of the Jules Verne adventure tale. Actors Co-op, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends June 14. $20-$30. (323) 462-8460.

Den of Thieves Would-be crooks goes after a big score in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ comedy-caper. Stella Adler Theatre, Studio C, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 31 $5, $10. (323) 873-5149.

An L.A. Journey — The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo A youngster from Guatemala makes his way to the U.S. in the world premiere of this fact-based drama. Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. 1st St., Boyle Heights. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends June 7. $15-$20. (323) 263-7684.

The Odd Couple Neil Simon’s classic comedy about divorced pals who move in together. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends June 27. $12-$25. (626) 355-4318.

untethered A marriage proposal has unforeseen consequences in the world premiere of Julia Edwards’ phantasmagorical romantic comedy. Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7:30 p.m.; ends June 7. $30. (323) 960-1054.

The Woodsman Coeurage Theatre Company stages Steven Fechter’s drama about man trying to move on with his life after serving 12 years in prison for child molestation. Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe, 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends June 13. Pay what you want. (323) 944-2165.

Curious Cabaret Late-night variety show. The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Sat., 10:30 p.m. $12. (818) 508-3003.

The Elliots World premiere of A.J. Darby’s stage adaptation of the Jane Austen novel “Persuasion.” Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends June 7. $20, $25. (866) 811-4111.

Fancy Nancy The Musical Family-friendly show based on the children’s books. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 1 and 4 p.m.; next Sun., 1 p.m. $16, $18. (909) 477-2752.

I Gelosi David Bridel’s drama about the adventures of a traveling 16th-century Italian theatre troupe. Studio Six01, 630 S. Flower St., Burbank. Sat.-next Sun., 2 and 8 p.m.; ends May 31. $25. (800) 838-3006.

The House of Yes 25th-anniversary revival of Wendy MacLeod’s black comedy about love, family, incest, mental illness, murder and the JFK assassination. Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends June 14. $25. (323) 960-5563.

Samsara West Coast premiere of Lauren Yee’s comedy about an American couple that hire a woman from India as a surrogate mother; for mature audiences. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. Sat., 5 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 31. $25-$35. (714) 777-3033.

Momentum Place Mother’s Day celebration features aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Next Sun., 2 p.m. $10-$30. (310) 455-2322.

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