L.A. theater openings, Feb. 8-15: 'The Temptation of St. Antony' and more

Four Larks brings its music- and movement-filled staging of Flaubert's "The Temptation of St. Antony" to DTLA

Four Larks is back with its latest musical fever dream, "The Temptation of St. Antony," at an undisclosed location in Downtown L.A. Plus, Musical Theatre West stages a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic in Long Beach, and Patti LuPone delivers show tunes and show stoppers at the Wallis.

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. Sun., 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. 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. Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 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. Sun., 7 p.m. $45. (818) 848-6844.

Emma Hunton The Broadway veteran (“Wicked”) performs show tunes and more. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $30. (323) 669-1550.

The Night Alive West Coast premiere of Conor McPherson’s dramedy about a down-on-his-luck Dublin man. Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends March 15. $39-$79. (310) 208-5454.

Tiny Dangerous Fun A mix of variety, cabaret and open-mic performances. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Wed., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003.

Enter Laughing — The Musical Based on Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical novel about a Bronx youngster with Broadway dreams. Lovelace Studio Theatre, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Wed.-Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 3:30 and 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; ends March 1. $30-$50. (310) 746-4000.

John Lloyd Young — My Turn The “Jersey Boys” star performs standards from the 1960s. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. $72 and up. (714) 556-2787.

Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration Multimedia show salutes the 1970s-era singer-songwriter. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $39-$65. (818) 508-4200.

Ligature Marks Theatre Unleashed stages Mac Rogers’ dark comedy about a twisted romance and an online game. Upstairs at the Crown, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends March 7. $15, $20. (818) 849-4039.

Patti LuPone The two-time Tony winner performs songs from “Gypsy,” “Evita” and more. Bram Goldsmith Theater, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Thu., 8 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m. $39-$89. (310) 746-4000.

Cineastas Argentina’s Mariano Pensotti merges theater with cinematic techniques in this multimedia show about four filmmakers in Buenos Aires; in Spanish with English supertitles. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Feb. 21. $16-$30. (213) 237-2800.

Lovebirds Writer-performer Marga Gomez portrays multiple characters searching for love in this solo show; for ages 16 and up. Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends Feb. 14. $15. (213) 389-3856.

Oliver! The hit musical based on Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 1. $20-$30. (714) 793-1150.

The 39 Steps Comedic adaptation of Hitchcock’s classic thriller. West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends March 15. $26, $28. (818) 884-1907.

Damn Yankees Classic musical about a baseball fan who sells his soul to the devil. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 28. $18-$28. (818) 244-8481.

The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour Singer-songwriter Richard Byford traces his life journey in this new solo show. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $20. (818) 687-8559.

Jesus Christ Superstar DOMA Theatre Co. presents Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera. Met Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 22. $20-$34.99. (323) 802-4990.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Live re-creation of the Beatles’ classic 1967 album and other Fab Four hits. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Fri., 8 p.m. $15-$65. (562) 944-9801.

Spoon River: The Cemetery on the Hill Play with music based on Edgar Lee Masters’ collection of poems about life and death in a small Midwest town. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends March 22. $10, $18. (818) 508-3003.

The Temptation of St. Antony Four Larks’ immersive musical fable inspired by Flaubert’s fantastical 19th-century tale about a hermit obsessing over sacred texts. Downtown LA’s Fashion District, Address provided to ticketholders, L.A. Fri.-next Sun., 8:30 p.m.; ends Feb. 26. $20, $25; tickets atwww.fourlarks-tickets.com. (213) 309-4922.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Family-friendly adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s tale about a large and dapper rabbit. South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 4:30 p.m.; ends Feb. 22. $20, $25. (714) 708-5555.

The Astronaut Farmworker Jose Cruz Gonzalez’s family-friendly fable about a young boy who dreams of going into space. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. Sat.-next Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $9, $12. (858) 550-1010.

AACTFest 2015 Three community-theatre companies from California perform as part of this daylong event. Studio at Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 1:30 p.m. $15. (562) 494-1014.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific Musical Theatre West stages the classic, Tony-winning musical inspired by James A. Michener’s short-story collection. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 1. $20 and up. (562) 856-1999.

Brian Stokes Mitchell The Tony winner performs show tunes and more. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m. $69-$110. (310) 434-3200.

Fugue The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Tommy Smith’s fact-based drama about three love triangles involving famous composers. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends March 22. $25. (310) 307-3753.

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Patricia Ward Kelly, the star’s widow, shares memories and film clips. Bram Goldsmith Theater, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Sat., 8 p.m. $29-$49. (310) 746-4000.

Inside Out 20th-anniversary revival of the off-Broadway musical about a women’s support group. Grove Theater Center, 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 22. $15, $25. (323) 960-1055.

The Road to Appomattox West Coast premiere of Catherine Bush’s drama about a married couple at a crossroads while retracing the final retreat of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 15. $20-$49. (818) 558-7000.

Some Enchanted Evening Amanda McBroom and George Ball perform romantic songs. The Theatre @ Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m. $20, $25. (626) 683-6883.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Family-friendly show based on the children’s book. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Next Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10, $15. (562) 944-9801.

Human Identity Actor and mime Christopher Vened explores the human predicament in this solo show. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006.

Kristin Towers-Rowles: A Lovely Lineage The actress-singer shares songs and stories about growing up in Hollywood. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $22, $25. (626) 355-4318.

 

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