L.A. theater openings, March 15-22: 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' and more

The national touring production of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" arrives at the Ahmanson Theatre

A Cockney flower girl gets an extreme makeover in "Pygmalion" at Pasadena Playhouse, Chance Theater heads down the rabbit hole with "Alice in Wonderland," and "Cinderella" is the belle of the ball at the Ahmanson.

Daisy and Jordan’s Sunday Brunch of Shame Brand new comedy talk show with music. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Sun., 11:30 a.m. $10-$25. (323) 669-1550.

A Conversation With Patricia Morison To mark her upcoming 100th birthday, the Broadway legend and original star of “Kiss Me, Kate” shares stories with Pasadena Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps. University Club, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Sun., 1 p.m. $100. (626) 356-7529.

It’s Magic! Magic and variety acts from around the world. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $35-$60. (800) 300-4345.

23 Hour Play Festival IAMA Theatre Company present six short plays written and rehearsed in under one day. Greenway Arts Alliance, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m. $35, $50; tickets and info at www.iamatheatre.com.

An Evening of Classic Broadway Musical revue features favorite show tunes. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $10-$35. (323) 669-1550.

Nice Work If You Can Get It 1920s-set musical comedy featuring the songs of George Gershwin. Segerstrom Hall, 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. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787.

John Bucchino Live The composer-lyricist (“A Catered Affair”) performs. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Tue., 8 p.m. $18-$35. (323) 669-1550.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Touring production of the Tony-winning Broadway revival of this classic musical. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends April 26. $25-$130. (213) 972-4400.

Carrie: The Musical A troubled teen enacts a supernatural vengeance in the L.A premiere of this immersive staging of the musical based on the Stephen King novel. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Wed., 8:30 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends April 5. $40-$70; discounts available. (562) 944-9801.

SHINE The storytelling series offers true-life tales about the search for love. YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. (310) 452-2321.

American Wee-Pie L.A. premiere of Lisa Dillman’s comedy about an editor who becomes an apprentice to a master cupcake baker. Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. Thu., Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 13. $13, $26. (310) 364-0535.

Twintasic: Two Brothers, 100 Stars! Anthony and Eddie Edwards impersonate celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Cher, Neil Diamond and Elton John. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 29. $39-$65. (818) 508-4200.

Avenue Q Tony-winning, adult-themed puppet-musical about a group of twentysomethings in the big city. Cupcake Theater, 6520 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., noon, 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 and 7 p.m.; ends April 26. $40-$50. (323) 391-3416.

My Children! My Africa! Athol Fugard’s drama about friendship and racial tension in apartheid-era South Africa. Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends May 3. $20-$30. (323) 462-8460.

Thieves World premiere of Charlotte Miller’s drama about an East Texas family that descends into chaos when their matriarch dies. Monroe Forum at the El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends April 4. $25. (818) 508-4200.

Twin Infinity — An Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel Third and final chapter of this family-friendly sci-fi fable. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 1 p.m.; next Sun., noon, 4 p.m.; ends next Sun. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787.

Selected Shorts 2015: Tales After Dark A rotating cast of performers including Jane Kaczmarek, Liev Schreiber and others reads short stories by Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, et al. Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. Sat., 3 and 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $20. (310) 440-7300.

Alice in Wonderland Family-friendly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. Sat., 5 p.m.; next Sun., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.; ends March 29. $20-$45. (714) 777-3033.

Global Taxi Driver World premiere of Leilani Chan’s play based on the stories of taxi drivers from around the world. David Henry Hwang Theater, 120 N. Judge John Aiso St., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 29. $25-$50. (310) 998-8765.

She Kills Monsters L.A. premiere of Qui Nguyen’c action-comedy set in the world of fantasy role-playing games. Loft Ensemble, 929 E. 2nd St., L.A.  Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 3. $20. (213) 680-0392.

Supreme Reflections — A Tribute to Diana Ross and the Supremes Re-creation of a concert by the 1960s pop group. The Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 8 p.m. $24-$30. (909) 477-2752.

Fairytale UnScripted Impro Theatre and Calder Quartet present a fully improvised, family-friendly musical fable. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Next Sun., 2 p.m. $15-$25. (310) 434-3200.

Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw’s classic satire about a speech professor who tries to transform a Cockney flower girl into a proper lady. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends April 12. $30-$125. (626) 356-7529.

Anne Steele EP Release The singer-songwriter and cabaret artist performs. Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 8 p.m. $20-$25. (323) 669-1550.

Studio Showcase for new theater, music and dance works features Shawn Brown, Victoria Marks, Sarah Leddy, et al. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Next Sun., 8:30 p.m.; ends March 23. $12, $15. (213) 237-2800.

 

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