L.A theater openings, Aug. 9-16: 'Sex, Love, & Yoga' and more

L.A theater openings, Aug. 9-16: 'Sex, Love, & Yoga' and more
Casey Hayden, left, Kristin Towers-Rowles and Espiridion Magana star in "Sex, Love, & Yoga" at Macha Theater. (Bren Coombs)

This week: Two brand-spanking-new musicals, and the New Original Works Festival wraps up at REDCAT.

Shakespeare by the Sea New productions of "As You Like It" and "The Tempest" at outdoor venues around Southern California; details at Ends Aug. 22. Free. (310) 217-7596.


Troubadour Theater Company's The Funky Punks Kid-friendly interactive show features clowning and other circus arts. La Mirada Theatre, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10, $15. (562) 944-9801.

Up Here A thirtysomething computer repairman romances a free-spirited T-shirt designer in this world-premiere musical comedy from "Frozen's" Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Sept. 6. $25-$110. (858) 550-1010.

An Evening of Classic Broadway Show tunes performed by singers from Broadway, TV and film. Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Mon., 8 p.m. $10-$20 plus a 2-item food minimum. (323) 669-1550.

Moral Imperative Staged reading of Samuel Warren Joseph's exploration of good and evil. Theatre 40, Reuben Cordova Theater, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. Wed., 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation; reservations at

Tiny Dangerous Fun Variety, cabaret and open-mic performances. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Wed., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003.

Golden Girlz Drag show celebrates the 1980s-'90s sitcom. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8 and 10 p.m.; next Sun., 7 and 9 p.m.; ends Aug. 23. $23, $25. (323) 662-4255.

New Original Works Festival 2015 The three-week showcase for L.A.-based theater, dance and multimedia artists concludes; program details at REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m. $14-$20. (213) 237-2800.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue Live concert show inspired by the 1980 comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Thu.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 5:30 p.m.; ends Aug. 30. $45. (949) 497-2787.

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me Frank McGuinness' drama about three Westerners being held as hostages by unseen captors in war-torn Lebanon. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Thu., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Sept. 3. $22-$27. (310) 512-6030.

Conscious Getting Unstuck: Homeless to Hollywood West Coast premiere of this autobiographical solo show about one woman's triumph over drug addiction, homelessness, sexual abuse and HIV. The Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Sept. 19. $27.50.

Red Light District All-new sketch comedy show. Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m.; ends Sept. 26. $20. (323) 934-4747.

As You Like It Shakespeare Orange County presents the Bard's gender-bending romantic comedy. Garden Grove Amphitheatre, 12762 Main St., Garden Grove. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 29. $15-$40. (714) 590-1575.

God's Man in Texas Playwright David Rambo directs a new production of his comedic drama about a power struggle in a Houston mega-church. The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Sept. 5. $30. (800) 838-3006.

Sex, Love, & Yoga A gay man and a straight woman explore their personal, physical and spiritual boundaries in Kate Sullivan Gibbens' new musical; for mature audiences. Macha Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 30. $30. (323) 314-6332.


A Tribute to Tim and Marilyn This fundraiser saluting East West Players artistic director Tim Dang and arts-education director Marilyn Tokuda features performances by the Mama Bares, the Three Filipino Tenors, et al. David Henry Hwang Theater, 120 Judge John Aiso St., L.A. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $100-$250. (213) 625-7000.

Visions and Dreams Fundraiser for Brimmer Street Theatre Company features immersive performance art and more. Emerson College, 5960 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Sat., 7 p.m. $50.

The Lollygaggers Climate change-themed musical comedy cowritten by Rani O'Brien and NASA-JPL oceanographer Josh Willis. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $8, $10. (562) 590-3100.