L.A. theater openings, Nov. 23-30: 'What the Butler Saw' and more

Center Theatre Group presents Joe Orton's classic farce "What the Butler Saw" at the Mark Taper Forum

Joe Orton’s classic farce "What the Butler Saw" opens at the Taper, "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" comes to the Cerritos Center, and Sierra Madre Playhouse celebrates "A Little House Christmas."

Blithe Spirit The Classical Theatre Lab presents a staged reading of the Noel Coward comedy. Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (323) 960-5691.

Steel Pier Musical Theatre West presents a staged reading of this Kander & Ebb musical about a dance marathon in 1930s Atlantic City. University Theatre, Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach. Sun., 7 p.m.  $27, $32. (562) 856-1999.

What the Butler Saw Joe Orton’s classic farce set in a private psychiatric clinic. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends Dec. 21. $25-$70. (213) 628-2772.

A Trip Through the Multiverse The sketch-comedy duo known as Charles performs. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Drive, Hollywood. Mon., 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 15. $12. (310) 281-8337.

Rise ’n’ Shine with Bette & Juliette Holiday-themed edition of the comedy-variety drag show. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Tue., 8 p.m. $20. (800) 838-3006.

Aziz Ansari Live! The stand-up comic and “Parks and Recreation” co-star performs. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Wed., 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $39. (714) 556-2787.

I Love Lucy: Live on Stage Re-creation of the filming of two episodes of the beloved 1950s sitcom. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. $50-$70.

A Little House Christmas Family-friendly holiday fable based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends Dec. 23. $15-$28. (626) 355-4318.

Boom Rick Miller explores the music, culture and politics of the Baby Boom generation in this solo show. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $20-$60. (949) 854-4646.

A Christmas Carol All-new adaptation of Dickens’ classic. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 28. $15. (818) 202-4120.

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