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The Odyssey: Heroic Tales From Greek Mythology Kid-friendly take on Homer's classic. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10-$15. (562) 944-9801.
The Seriously Neurotic Dream of Mary Shelley Carla Cackowski's new solo comedy about the "Frankenstein" author. VS Theater, 5453 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Sun., next Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue., 8 p.m. $15. (323) 739-4411.
IAMA & Friends: An Ugly Sweater Holiday Spectacular Cabaret show to benefit the IAMA Theatre Company. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $35. (323) 669-1550.
Dixie's Tupperware Party Interactive comedy starring drag performer Dixie Longate. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tue.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends Jan. 4. $49 and up. (714) 556-2121.
The Christmas Present A lonely man hires a hooker for the holidays in Guy Picot's dark British comedy. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Tue.-Wed., 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 24. $15. (800) 838-3006.
Love in the Time of Chanukah Reading of Joshua Harmon's comedy about a gay college student celebrating the holiday on his own for the first time. Akbar, 4356 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Tue., 8 p.m. Free; reservations at www.6avenue.org.
Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Family-friendly holiday musical in the style of a British panto; with Lucy Lawless and Olivia Holt. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., noon, 4 p.m.; ends Jan. 4. $24-$125. (626) 356-7529.
A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone Company-created show features traditional music and folk tales. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. Wed.-Thu., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 23. $40. (714) 777-3033.
The Mother… With the Hat Stephen Adly Guirgis' comedy about an ex-con trying to put his life back together. The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts, 1625 N. Las Palmas Blvd., Hollywood. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 12. Free. (855) 556-6565.
tinyDANGEROUSfun! L.A. Experimental variety show. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Wed., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003.
Wicked The Tony-winning musical prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" returns. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Wed., 8 p.m.; Thu., 2 and 8 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends March 15. $35 and up. (800) 982-2787.
Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert Cabaret show to benefit the Actor's Fund. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $20-$100. (323) 669-1550.
Cyrano de Bergerac L.A. Theatre Works records Edmond Rostand’s 19th-century romantic tale for its radio program;
The Fruit Cake Follies Send-up of holiday specials from the 1970s. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 4 and 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 22. $25, $30. (800) 838-3006.
Weird On Top The improv-comedy troupe performs. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Thu., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003.
New Voices Festival Readings of new American plays. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 4 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m. Free. (619) 234-5623.
Don't Dress for Dinner The Group Rep stages Marc Camoletti's sex farce. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Jan. 25. $15-$25. (818) 763-5990.
Fellowship! Concert performance of a musical parody of Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring." Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Fri., 8 p.m. $10. (323) 669-1550.
Rosemary Clooney: Swingin’ White Christmas Debby Boone and
The Snow QUEEN Troubadour Theater Company's mash-up of the classic fairy tale and the music of the British rock band. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 and 7 p.m.; ends Jan. 18. $29-$59. (818) 955-8101.
Vox Lumiere — The Phantom of the Opera The classic 1925 silent film serves as the backdrop for this multimedia musical. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $20-$75. (844) 869-7625.
Dark & Dirty Holiday Cabaret Adult-themed variety show. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Fri., 9 p.m. $12. (818) 508-3003.
Olde Fashioned Yuletide Celebration Fundraiser for the
Cabrillo's 2014 Holiday Family Celebration Featuring performers from Cabrillo Music Theatre, audience sing-a-longs and more. Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Sat., 8 p.m. $29. (805) 497-8613.
A Christmas Carol Dickens' classic fable. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 21. $14-$27. (562) 494-1014.
The Gospel Of Dolly: A Hard Candy Christmas Our Lady J celebrates all things Dolly Parton. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $20. (323) 669-1550.
Into the Woods The Jewish Women's Repertory Co. presents the Sondheim musical. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m. $25-$40. (323) 964-9768.
Blithe Spirit Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury stars as medium Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's classic farce. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 6:30 p.m.; ends Jan. 18. $25-$115. (213) 972-4400.