L.A. theater openings, Jan. 11-18: 'Time Stands Still' and more

Aquila Morong Studio presents Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still"

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.

Silent Witnesses Stephanie Satie’s solo show based on the stories of child survivors of the Holocaust. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sun., next Sun. 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 1. $20-$30. (310) 477-2055.

Pop-Up Te-Ada: Order Up! Rise Up! Trans Rights Are Restaurant Workers’ Rights With writer-performers Alison De La Cruz and Shruti Purkasayastha. Manifesto Cafe, 5526 Monterey Rd., L.A. Sun., 2 and 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations at www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-teada-order-up-rise-up-tickets-15126415516.

Tribute to the Hollywood Icons Impersonators salute Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, etc. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $40 and up. (562) 467-8818.

What Makes It Great? Composer-conductor Rob Kapilow explores the songs of Broadway legend Jerome Kern. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $52. (562) 467-8818.

Don’t Tell My Mother! Comedy event features true-life tales. Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m. $15. (323) 525-2615.

Proof David Auburn’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama about a troubled young woman trying to cope with the death of her mathematician father. Moth Theatre, 4359 Melrose Ave., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Feb. 15. $25. (323) 609-3676.

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.

Half Life Local multimedia collective Cloud Eye Control examines the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in this world premiere. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $16-$25. (213) 237-2800.

An Evening with Vanessa Williams The Broadway, film and TV star performs. Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Fri., 8 p.m. $40-$75. (818) 677-3000.

The Anna Wintour Musical Ryan Rafferty’s show about an imagined day in the life of the Vogue editor. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $15-$25. (323) 669-1550.

A Few Good Men Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama about two Marines accused of killing a fellow Marine. Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Feb. 21. $10, $22. (714) 526-7070.

Serrano: The Musical A mob enforcer is tasked with schooling his uncouth nephew in the art of seduction in this world-premiere musical. Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 29. $34.99. (323) 960-7774.

Something Something New Vagina Writer-performer Rebecca Kling recalls her transgender journey. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Feb. 1. $18. (818) 508-3003.

Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun — The Musical! Sendup based on the comic’s 1980s-era novelty hit. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. $30. (818) 505-0835.

The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl does tricks with bubbles in this family-friendly show. Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. Sat.-next Sun., 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. $20, $25. (310) 392-7327.

The Barber of Seville Parson’s Nose offers a staged reading of Pierre Beaumarchais’ classic drama. Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. Pay what you will. (626) 403-7667.

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music Family-friendly celebration of the beloved musical. The Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 7 p.m. $14.50, $17.50. (909) 477-2752.

Billy Elliot: The Musical Tony-winning musical, with music by Elton John, based on the 2000 film about a working-class British lad with a passion for ballet. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 8. $20-$70; discounts available. (562) 944-9801.

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.

Death on the Nile Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit set on cruise ship. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 14. $14-$27. (562) 494-1014.

God of Carnage Two couples deal with a playground altercation between their children in Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning drama. Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 8. $18-$20. (310) 828-7519.

Pulp Shakespeare (or Bard Fiction) Shakespeare-styled reworking of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime tale “Pulp Fiction.” Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 8. $20, $25. (800) 838-3006.

Smoke and Mirrors Actor-magician Albie Selznick stars in this magic- and illusion-filled comedy-drama. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 15. $34. (310) 477-2055.

Time Stands Still Donald Margulies’ Brooklyn-set drama about a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent adjusting to domestic life together. Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 8. $30, $35. (714) 791-8417.

Tommy Tune: Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales The Broadway veteran looks back on his career. Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Sat., 8 p.m. $27-$55. (310) 506-4522.

War of the Worlds “Star Trek” alumni including Wil Wheaton and Walter Koenig take part in a benefit performance of Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ sci-fi tale. Acme Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $125 or $225 for two; tickets atwww.sci-fest.com.

Melody of Chaos Gallery opening features schizophrenic visual artist and performer Linda Carmella Sibio and vocal group Spontaneous Combustion Choir. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Sat., 8:30 p.m. $15, $20. (310) 315-1459.

Revival Lucid Dramatics presents the world premiere of Carla Neuss’ play about a bartender’s search for a magical liqueur. Acting Artists Theatre, 7313 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. Next Sun., 8 p.m.; ends Feb. 7. $25. (949) 616-9726.

 

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