L.A. theater openings, Feb. 22-March 1: 'Confessions of a Mormon Boy' and more

Writer-performer Steven Fales is back with his hit solo show "Confessions of a Mormon Boy"

Steven Fales brings his hit solo show "Confessions of a Mormon Boy" back to L.A., a 17th-century Mexican poet is celebrated in "Properties of Silence," and the family-friendly romp "Seussical the Musical" lands in Redondo Beach.

Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Band Leaders Featuring Peter Marshall, the Tex Beneke Orchestra, the Mills Brothers and the Chordettes. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $40 and up. (562) 467-8818.

Rise ’n’ Shine with Bette & Juliette Oscars-themed edition of the comedy-variety drag show. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Tue., 8 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006.

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra The actor-musician shares songs and stories. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Wed., 8 p.m. $20-$25. (323) 669-1550.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience L.A. premiere of this family-friendly sendup of the book-and-movie franchise about J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard. Bram Goldsmith Theater, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Wed.-Thu., 8 p.m.; Fri., 5 and 8 p.m.; Sat., noon, 4 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., noon, 3 and 7 p.m. $30-$79. (310) 746-4000.

A Celebration of Harold Pinter Julian Sands salutes the British poet and playwright in this solo show directed by John Malkovich. Plaza del Sol Concert Hall, Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $45-$55. (818) 677-3000.

Don’t Tell My Mother! Comedy event features stories of sex, weirdness and dysfunction; with special guests Allison Tolman (“Fargo”) and Kate Flannery (“The Office”). Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $16. (323) 525-2615.

How to Be a Rock Critic Workshop presentation of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s bio-drama about Lester Bangs; part of the DNA New Work Series. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $15. (858) 550-1010.

Johnny Coppola The singer-songwriter performs standards and more in this cabaret show. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m. $20. (323) 669-1550.

Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape Miwa Yanagi’s multimedia work about a Japanese American woman who made propaganda broadcasts for the Japanese government during WWII. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m. $12-$30. (213) 237-2800.

ABBA Mania Touring production of the hit London show celebrating the Swedish pop-rock group. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $39-$65. (818) 508-4200.

The Ambassador CAP UCLA presents the L.A. premiere of songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s musical, multimedia exploration of life in Los Angeles. Freud Playhouse, 405 Hilgard Ave. MacGowan Hall, UCLA Campus, Westwood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $19-$39. (310) 825-2101.

At Some Point in the Process of the End of the World Circle X Theatre Co. presents the world premiere of Casey Smith’s apocalypse-themed solo show; for ages 16 and up. Atwater Village Black Box Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $20. (323) 644-1929.

Beyond the Valley of the Flight Attendants — The Musical! Updated version of this sendup of the airline industry. Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends March 28. $15, $20. (562) 433-3363.

Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand’s classic 19th-century romantic drama; not intended for anyone under 10. Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends April 4. $10, $22. (714) 526-7070.

Romeo & Juliet: Love Is a Battlefield Shakespeare’s romantic tale mashed up with the songs of rock music’s Pat Benatar. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends March 28. $20-$45. (323) 669-1550.

50 Shades of Felt Adults-only puppet parody of the bestselling novel. Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton. Sat., 3 p.m.; next Sun., 5 and 8 p.m. $20. (714) 526-7070.

The Prince and the Pauper Family-friendly adaptation of the Mark Twain fable. The Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 4 p.m.; ends March 15. $9.50-$18. (909) 477-2752.

This Land Staged reading of Evangeline Ordaz’s decades-spanning drama about four families that settled in what is now Watts. Watts Labor Community Action Center, 10950 S. Central Ave., L.A. Sat., 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. (213) 628-2772.

Eli Lieb in Concert The singer-songwriter performs in this benefit show. L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $25, $100. (323) 860-7300.

Othello The Porters of Hellgate present Shakespeare’s tragic tale of envy, mistrust and murder. Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends March 28. $20, $25. (818) 325-2055.

Properties of Silence Fantastical drama about 17th-century Mexican poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 29. $15, $30. (626) 396-0920.

The Real Thing Tom Stoppard’s examination of truth, fiction and romantic illusions. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 28. $14-$28. (562) 494-1014.

Seussical the Musical Cathy Rigby plays the Cat in the Hat in 3-D Theatricals’ presentation of the family-friendly hit. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 8. $20-$70. (714) 589-2770.

Stop Me If I Told You This Voice-over actor Cam Clarke’s new solo show about his Hollywood upbringing. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 29. $30. (310) 477-2055.

Wild Honey Orchestra: The Beatles’ White Album All-star live re-creation of the Fab Four’s 1968 recording presented as a benefit for the Autism Think Tank. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Sat., 8 p.m. $25-$100. (818) 243-2539.

Nightmares Trio All-new show with live music explores dreams, desires, memories, fears and other-worldly ambitions. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat., 11 p.m.; ends March 21. $15. (818) 202-4120.

Confessions of a Mormon Boy Return of Steven Fales’ autobiographical solo show about growing up in the church and coming out as a gay man. Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends April 26. $30; discounts available. (800) 838-3006.

Tales From the Underground Stories of love, hate, horror and inspiration. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends March 8. $12. (818) 202-4120.

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