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L.A. theater openings, March 9-16: 'Slowgirl' and more

"Slowgirl" saunters into the Geffen, "Orpheus" descends at the Getty Villa, and "Macbeth" struts and frets his hour upon the stage at A Noise Within.

Dorian’s Descent Staged reading of a new musical inspired by Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Met Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., L.A. Sunday, 7 p.m.; Mon., 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. (323) 802-4990.

Hot Girls in Hollywood Benefit reading of Summera Howell’s play about young women navigating life, love, etc. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Sunday, 7 p.m. Donation. (818) 508-3003.

SCR’s Open House South Coast Repertory offers guided backstage tours and a panel discussion about the company (at 7:15 p.m.). South Coast Repertory, Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Mon., 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. (714) 708-5555.

Harmony Fact-based tale about a vocal group that rose to fame in pre-WWII Germany; music by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman. 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 13. $30-$105. (213) 972-4400.

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Slowgirl West Coast premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Greg Pierce’s dramedy about a troubled teen sent to live with her uncle in Costa Rica; with William Petersen. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 27. $57-$72. (310) 208-5454.

Underneath the Lintel Return engagement of this one-person play about a librarian on a fantastical journey. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Wed.-Thu., 8 p.m.; ends April 3. $20, $22. (310) 512-6030.

The Other Place L.A. Theatre Works records Sharr White’s psychological thriller for its radio program; with Calista Flockhart and Gregory Harrison. James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Westwood. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m. $15-$60. (310) 827-0889.

Top Girls Revival of Caryl Churchill’s examination of feminism and office politics in 1980s-era England. Antaeus Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 4. $30, $34. (818) 506-1983.

Fiddler on the Roof Kentwood Players stage the Tony-winning musical about a tradition-minded milkman and his family living in a Jewish shtetl in Czarist Russia. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 19. $21, $23. (310) 645-5156.

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Flyin’ West Pearl Cleage’s drama about four African American women who settle in Kansas after the Civil War. International City Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 6. $42-$52. (562) 436-4610.

Orpheus Melbourne-based Four Larks’ new work-in-progress reimagines the mythological tale of the singer who journeyed to the underworld to rescue his beloved. Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $7. (310) 440-7300.

Paul Robeson Keith David portrays the singer, actor and civil-rights activist in this Ebony Repertory Theatre production. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends March 30. $30-$60. (323) 964-9766.

Rite of Seymour A 1950s housewife’s husband devolves into a monkey in the world premiere of Allison Volk’s absurdist comedy. Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m.; ends March 30. $17. (213) 351-3507.

Siro-A Performance-art troupe from Japan mixes electronic dance music, visual effects and illusions. Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. Fri., 8 p.m. $15-$30. (626) 963-9411. Also, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Next Sun., 5 p.m. $40. (562) 985-7000.

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The Reluctant Dragon Los Angeles Children’s Theater presents this family-friendly fable. The Santa Monica Little Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sat.-next Sun., 11 a.m.; ends April 20. $10. (310) 622-4482.

Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: Live! Family-friendly show featuring characters from the PBS series. The Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 1 and 4 p.m. $12-$18. (909) 477-2752. Also, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Next Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $13.50-$20. (562) 944-9801.

An Evening With Jerry Lewis The comedy legend performs. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. $35-$85. (562) 944-9801.

Pinocchio Family-friendly tale of the puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy. The Santa Monica Little Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sat.-next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends March 23. $10. (310) 622-4482.

Reunion Three former high school buddies reconnect in the world premiere of Gregory S. Moss’ comedy. South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat.-next Sun., 2 and 7:45 p.m.; ends March 30. $22 and up. (714) 708-5555.

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A Moon for the Misbegotten Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama about two lost souls in rural Connecticut. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 6. $39-$49. (805) 667-2900.

Cinnamon Girl World-premiere musical about an orphaned plantation worker in 1939 Ceylon. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends April 6. $15, $25. (323) 655-7679.

Macbeth Shakespeare’s tragedy of an ambitious Scottish warlord and his scheming wife. A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 11. $34 and up. (626) 356-3100.

Tartuffe Theatre Unleashed stages Moliere’s classic satire about a con artist posing as a man of faith. Upstairs at the Crown, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends April 19. $20. (818) 849-4039.

Twelfth Night Aquila Theatre stages Shakespeare’s comedy of romance and mistaken identity. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m. $40. (562) 985-7000.

Two Mailers Staged reading of a new play about author Norman Mailer and his youngest son; with Paul Sorvino. Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. Sat., 8 p.m. $15. (310) 392-7327.

Sochi 2014 Staged reading of Tess Berry-Hart’s new docudrama about anti-gay discrimination in Russia. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Next Sun., 6:30 p.m. Donation. (818) 508-3003.

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