Conjoined twins shoot to stardom in "Side Show," two actors play multiple roles in "Murder for Two," and a wild coyote sets events in motion in "My Barking Dog."
A Child Left Behind Alan Aymie's autobiographical solo show about his life as an LAUSD teacher and the father of an autistic child. Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Sun., 3 p.m. $10-$25. Tickets at www.malibuplayhouse.org. Also, Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $20. (818) 763-5990.
SHINE The storytelling series celebrates its move to a new venue with true-life tales of new beginnings. Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Sun., 7 p.m. $10. (310) 452-2321.
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Married North Celebration Theatre presents a reading of Hal Corley's comedy-drama set in the late 1950s. The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood. Tue., 7:30 p.m. free; donations accepted.
An Evening of Classic Broadway Musical revue features singers from Broadway, TV and film. Rockwell Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Wed., 8 p.m. $10-$20. (323) 669-1550.
Generation Sex Chicago-based all-Latina theatre troupe Teatro Luna's new interactive comedy; in English with some Spanish; for ages 16 and up. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Thu., 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 and 9:30 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends May 17. $10-$34.99. (866) 811-4111.
The Murder Ballad (1938) L.A. theater collective Poor Dog Group's movement-based work inspired by a Jelly Roll Morton song. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m. $16-$25. (213) 237-2800.
Stronger Than the Wind A woman fights to keep her family afloat during a health crisis involving her newborn son in Alice Manning's autobiographical solo play. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Thu., 8 p.m; ends May 28. $20. (818) 687-8559.
Things Being What They Are L.A. premiere of Wendy MacLeod's comedy about a condo resident who bonds with his brash neighbor. The Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends June 21. $17.50, $34. (818) 761-8838.
Weird on Top Improv comedy. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003.
5863 Rudi Stroebel's solo show about a convict in solitary confinement. The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 17. $18. (818) 508-3003.
18th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival Staged readings of new plays. South Coast Repertory, Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Fri., 1 and 3:30 p.m.; Sat., next Sun., 10:30 a.m. $17. (714) 708-5555.
The Anarchist Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon star in David Mamet's drama about an imprisoned activist and her parole officer. Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Fri.-next Sun., 8 p.m.; ends May 23. $34. (323) 960-7784.
Betrayal Updated take on Harold Pinter's classic drama about marriage and infidelity features a live, on-stage band. NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 17. $20. (323) 960-7773.
Big Shot: a.k.a. This Is Not
Cats Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical based on the writings of T. S. Eliot. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 10. $45-$55. (310) 544-0403.
Entropy World premiere of Bill Robens' send-up of the U.S. space program in the 1970s. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 30. $20, $25. (323) 856-8611.
Gus's Fashion & Shoes World premiere of Ron Klier's 1990s-set comedy about various characters who frequent a hip clothing store. Vs. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends May 30. $25. (323) 739-4411.
Joe Posa As Joan Rivers The drag performer salutes the late comic. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006.
Macbeth Shakespeare's tragedy about a power-mad Scottish warlord. ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 31. $15. (818) 202-4120.
Oh, Baby A fortysomething woman worries she's running out of time to have a child in Monica Lewis' comedy. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends May 23. $22 and up. (310) 512-6030.
Rachel Ray Staged reading of Henry Ong's adaptation of Trollope's 19th-century romantic novel. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Fri., 6:30 p.m. $50. (310) 822-8392.
Murder for Two A pair of actors play multiple roles in the OC premiere of this musical comedy-mystery. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 5:30 p.m.; ends May 17. $41-$66. (949) 497-2787.
My Barking Dog West Coast premiere of Eric Coble's comedy about two urbanites whose lives are changed by a series of encounters with a wild coyote. Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 24. $34; discounts available. (626) 683-6883.
Row After Row & A Small Fire The Echo Theater Company presents two L.A. premieres in repertory: Jessica Dickey's dark comedy about two Civil War re-enactors, paired with Adam Bock's drama about a long-married couple coping with the wife's mysterious illness. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village. "Row After Row," Sat., 5 p.m., and next Sun., 7 p.m.; "A Small Fire," Sat., 8 p.m., and next Sun., 4 p.m.; both shows end May 31. $25 each; $30 for both. (310) 307-3753.
Side Show 3D Theatricals stages the musical based on the true story of conjoined twins and vaudeville entertainers Daisy and Violet Hilton. Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton. Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 10. $20-$70. (714) 589-2770.
63 Trillion The New American Theatre presents the world premiere of John Bunzel's dark satire of the financial industry. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends June 7. $30-$34.99. (310) 477-2055.
Sunset Baby West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's drama about a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends June 7. $30, $34.99. (310) 477-2055.
Ferguson Theatre Verité Collective presents a staged reenactment of the Michael Brown shooting using actual grand-jury testimony. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends April 29. $65. (310) 477-2055.
Maria Howell The singer and actress ("The Color Purple," "Devious Maids") performs in this cabaret show. The Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $39-$59. (818) 518-7000.
My Child — Mothers of War Monologues based on the true stories of mothers of U.S. armed-forces members; featuring Frances Fisher, Melina Kanakaredes, Mimi Rogers and Jean Smart on selected nights. Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 31. $30; opening night, $50. (818) 963-8219.
The Spring Frolic Independent Shakespeare Co. stages a benefit for the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Next Sun., 2 p.m. $75. (818) 710-6306.