L.A. theater openings, Feb. 1-8: 'Seussical the Musical' and more

Cathy Rigby stars in 3-D Theatricals' presentation of "Seussical the Musical"

3-D Theatricals enlists Cathy Rigby for "Seussical the Musical," veteran talk-show host Dick Cavett plays himself in "Hellman v. McCarthy," and "SNL's" Darrell Hammond debuts a one-man show.

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon Family-friendly fable based on the children’s books. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $15, $20. (562) 467-8818.

Musi-cal Selections from new, locally created musicals. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $15-$25. (323) 669-1550.

Dirty Dancing OC premiere of this musical based on the hit 1987 movie about a young woman’s eventful summer at a Catskills resort in the early 1960s. 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 Feb. 15. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787.

Let’s Duet The Hollywood Jane Revue presents burlesque duets. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Tue., 8 p.m. $10-$15. (323) 669-1550.

The Marcy and Zina Show Musical-theater songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich perform. Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Tue., 8 p.m. $15. (310) 506-4522.

Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival Culture Clash revisits its 2003 work about the community that once existed where Dodger Stadium now stands. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends March 1. $25-$55. (213) 628-2772.

The Whipping Man Matthew Lopez’s drama, set in the American South, about the son of a Jewish plantation owner and his family’s former slaves. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends March 1. $30-$125. (626) 356-7529.

California: The Tempest Cornerstone Theater Company presents the Southern California premiere of Alison Carey’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s fantasy tale. ArTES-Cesar E. Chavez Learning Academy, 1001 Arroyo Ave., San Fernando. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends Sat. Pay what you can (suggested $10 donation). (800) 578-1335.

Karma, The Awakening World-premiere musical about the convergence of science and spirituality. Monroe Forum at the El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 1. $25, $30. (818) 508-4200.

Playwrights’ Nest Festival The Latino Theater Alliance/LA’s first-annual showcase for local Latina/o writers. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Fri., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. (213) 489-0994.

A Carlin Home Companion Kelly Carlin, daughter of the late comic George Carlin, recalls her famous father in this solo show. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m.; ends March 1. $29-$59. (818) 955-8101.

The Groundlings Dead or Alive The improv troupe presents a new “Agent 007”-inspired show. Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 and 10 p.m.; ends April 18. $20. (323) 934-4747.

Hellman v. McCarthy Dick Cavett plays himself in the West Coast premiere of Brian Richard Mori’s drama about an imagined joint appearance by writers Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman on Cavett’s PBS show. Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 28. $34.75; $100 (Feb. 8 only). (310) 364-0535.

Leaving Home Canadian playwright David French’s classic drama about a working-class family in 1950s Toronto. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 14. $25. (310) 397-3244.

Loch Ness Brand-new family-friendly musical about the mythical creature said to inhabit a Scottish lake. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 1. $25-$45. (714) 777-3033.

Mamma Mia Hit romantic musical based on the songs of Swedish hitmakers ABBA. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. $50 and up. (562) 467-8818.

Pride and Prejudice Adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel about love and courtship in 19th-century England. Actors Co-op, David Schall Theatre , 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 14. $20-$30. (323) 462-8460.

Steve Kazee — Live! The Tony winner (“Once”) sings show tunes and more. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Fri., 8 p.m. $18-$40. (323) 669-1550.

Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure Kid-friendly stage show based on the popular PBS series. Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Sat., 1 and 4 p.m. $15-$25. (818) 677-3000.

The Madwoman of Chaillot Parson’s Nose stages Jean Girardoux’ satire about an eccentric woman who tries to stop a scheme to drill for oil in Paris. Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 1. Pay what you will ($20 suggested donation). (626) 403-7667.

Sondheim on Sondheim Musical revue combines interview footage of the Broadway composer with some of his most beloved songs. The Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $28, $30. (909) 477-2752.

The Foxy Voxxie Cabaret Members of the choral group Vox Femina Los Angeles perform. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $35-$125. (323) 669-1550.

Intimate Apparel Ensemble Theatre Company stages Lynn Nottage’s drama about an African-American seamstress in 1905 New York. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Feb. 22. $35-$75. (805) 965-5400.

Jim MacGeorge The veteran comic performs his one-man show as a benefit for the Group Rep. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 22. $20. (818) 763-5990.

Seussical the Musical Cathy Rigby plays the Cat in the Hat in 3-D Theatricals’ presentation of the family-friendly hit. Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 22. $20-$65. (714) 589-2770.

Sons of the Prophet L.A. premiere of Stephen Karam’s comedy-drama about a family man battling chronic pain. The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 15. $30. (323) 661-9827.

Take a Walk on the Softer Side Actress-comic Julie Goldman performs. L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $20. (323) 860-7300.

Festival of New One Act Plays 2015 The New American Theatre presents five brand-new short plays. Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 8. $18. (310) 701-0788.

The Midtown Men Original cast members from “Jersey Boys” celebrate the hits of the 1960s. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $50 and up. (562) 467-8818.

The Darrell Hammond Project The “Saturday Night Live” veteran stars in this world-premiere, autobiographical solo show; for mature audiences. Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends March 8. $15 and up. (858) 550-1010.

The Golden Apple Musical Theatre Guild presents a concert staged reading of this 1950s-era cult classic. Moss Theater at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $45. (818) 848-6844.

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