This week: A play cycle about an out-of-work L.A. actor, a decades-spanning romantic musical, and an evening of traditional Japanese theater in Little Tokyo.
Four by Four Las Vegas-style revue celebrates the music of the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees and Motown. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $40. (562) 985-7000.
Magic Monday Albie Selznick (“Smoke and Mirrors”) hosts this weekly showcase for magicians and variety acts. Mon., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 28. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40; discounts available. (310) 450-2849.
The Bodyguard Musical based on the...