Aquila Morong Studio stages the Donald Margulies drama "Time Stands Still" at the Secret Rose in NoHo, Cloud Eye Control brings its new work "Half Life" to REDCAT, and "Billy Elliot: The Musical" has its SoCal regional-theater premiere in La Mirada.
The Manor Return engagement of this site-specific tale of scandal and murder, inspired by actual events. Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills. Sun., 1 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 6 p.m.; ends Feb. 15. $55; must reserve by phone in advance. (310) 694-6118.
Shawn Ryan The "America's Got Talent" semi-finalist performs. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m. $10-$20. (323) 669-1550.
Capitol Steps The music-and-comedy troupe returns. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m. $40. (562) 985-7000.
Pulp Shakespeare (or Bard Fiction) Shakespeare-styled reworking of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime tale “