L.A. theater openings, March 29-April 5: 'The Break of Noon' and more

L.A. theater openings, March 29-April 5: 'The Break of Noon' and more
George Villas in Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" at City Garage. (Paul Rubenstein)

Liz Shannon Miller tackles the concussion crisis in pro football in "Clutch," Florida residents resist their state's "Occupation" by China in Ken Ferrigni's satire, and a white-collar worker's life is changed after a really bad day at the office in Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon."

Ben Rimalower Rimalower performs his solo shows "Patti Issues" and "Bad With Money." Rockwell Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Sun.-Mon., 7 and 8:30 p.m. $30; $50-$80 for both. (323) 669-1550.


Rumplestiltskin Family-friendly musical based on the Brothers Grimm fable. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 3 p.m. $15, $20. (562) 467-8818.

Clutch SkyPilot Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Liz Shannon Miller's immersive one-act comedy-drama, set at a former NFL player's funeral, about concussions in pro football. The Oak Room, Sportsmen's Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Mon.-Tue., 8 p.m.; ends May 5. $15. (800) 838-3006.

His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley Jake Broder salutes the 1940s-'50s counter-culture comic. Rockwell Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Tue., 8 p.m. $15-$35. (323) 669-1550.

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue Celebration of the Big Band era. Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo. Tue., 2 and 7:30 p.m. $44-$59. (949) 480-4278.

Second City's 55th Anniversary Tour The Chicago-based comedy troupe performs new and classic sketches. Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Tue.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; ends April 4. $35. (949) 497-2787.

Shakespeare Salon Dramatic and comedic pieces written by or inspired by the Bard. The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Tue., 8 p.m. $5. (818) 508-3003.

Chico's Angels 2: Love Boat Chicas The drag trio takes a cruise in this comedy-mystery. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Wed.-Thu., 8 p.m.; Fri., 9 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 9 p.m.; next Sun., 3 and 8 p.m.; ends April 5. $35. (818) 505-0835.

The Bootleg Variety Hour Featuring illusionist Sebastian Kraine. Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, L.A. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends April 4. $20, $25. (213) 389-3856.

The Break of Noon Neil LaBute's dark comedy about a businessman who has a spiritual epiphany after surviving a workplace shooting; contains nudity, adult situations. City Garage, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building T1, Santa Monica. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends May 10. $20, $25; Sundays, pay-what-you-can at the door only. (310) 453-9939.

Brian Dykstra Selling Out Solo comedy examines the search for money, happiness, etc. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Fri., 8 p.m. $25. (800) 838-3006.

Dear Ruth Romantic comedy about a WWII-era G.I. who is pen pals with a young girl posing as her older sister. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; ends May 9. $18-$28. (818) 244-8481.

D'FunQT Writer-performer D'Lo explores life as a queer, transgender, Sri Lankan American in this solo show. Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson Valentini Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; ends April 26. $20. (323) 860-7300.

Red Flag Melanie Maras' new solo comedy about a woman with baby fever and a bad boyfriend. The Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7:30 p.m.; ends April 26. $20. (800) 838-3006.

Carney Magic John Carney mixes comedy and sleight of hand; for ages 8 and up. Grove Theater Center, 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends April 26. $20. (800) 838-3006.


Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: A Night in Berlin The ensemble performs classic Weimar-era tunes plus selections from the Great American Songbook in this CAP UCLA presentation. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Sat., 8 p.m. $29-$79; $15 student rush. (310) 825-2101.


Occupation West Coast premiere of Ken Ferrigni's dark satire, set in 2017, about a local resistance movement that springs up after the U.S. sells Florida to China. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope, L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends May 9. $20. (310) 281-8337.

The Vagina Monologues Benefit performances of the Eve Ensler hit. The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $20; tickets at

Of Good Stock World premiere of Melissa Ross' comedy-drama about a late novelist's three daughters and the men in their lives; contains profanity and smoking. South Coast Repertory, Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; ends April 26. $22 and up. (714) 708-5555.

One Night of Queen Tribute show re-creates a concert by the British rock band. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sat., 8 p.m. $45 and up. (562) 467-8818.

Witch Ball Fantastical tale follows a magical glass orb through the centuries. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat., 8:30 p.m.; ends May 9. $15. (818) 202-4120.