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L.A theater openings, Oct. 2-9: 'Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical' and more

L.A theater openings, Oct. 2-9: 'Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical' and more

This week: “The Merchant of Venice” takes a detour, “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” expands, and “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” returns for an encore.

The Devil You Know — A Rhythm & Blues Story A long-disbanded R&B group, once led by a now-divorced couple, tries to reunite in this new musical. Theatre of Arts/Arena Stage Theatre, 1625 Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. Sun., 4 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 6 p.m.; ends Oct. 23. $30. (323) 546-4297.

The Quality of Life Staged reading of Jane Anderson’s dramedy about two couples dealing with...

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