L.A. theater openings, Nov. 24-Dec. 1: 'God's Gypsy' premieres

The new play "God's Gypsy" celebrates the life and times of Teresa of Avila, love is in the air in "Parfumerie," and "The Secret Garden" blooms in Anaheim.

Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show Sketch-comedy musical for ages 4 and up. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sunday, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. $8-$12. (562) 944-9801.

Parfumerie Adaptation of the retail-set, holiday-themed romantic comedy that was the basis for the films “The Shop Around the Corner” and “You’ve Got Mail.” The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 22. $49-$129. (310) 746-4000.

A Christmas Carol Adaptation of Dickens’ holiday tale features new and traditional music. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends Dec. 22. $25, $28. (626) 355-4318.

The Face, Behind the Face, Behind the Face Singer-actor Anthony Gruppuso performs show tunes, standards and new songs in this cabaret show. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $20. (323) 851-7977.

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A Rubicon Family Christmas Musical revue features seasonal favorites. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 8. $20-$59. (805) 667-2900.

Mr. Potcher’s Holiday Family-friendly musical about a consultant who tries to ban all holidays. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Sat., 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 14. $10. (310) 645-5156.

It’s Magic! Ventriloquist Jay Johnson hosts this revue featuring magic and variety acts from Las Vegas, Europe and Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Sat., 7 p.m. $25-$75. (805) 449-2787.

Dysfunctional Family Christmas BrickHouse Theatre presents the world premiere of writer-director Paul Storiale’s holiday farce for its inaugural production. BrickHouse Theatre, 10950 Peachgrove St., North Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Dec. 21. $20. (818) 302-3448.

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God’s Gypsy World premiere of writer-performer Coco Blignaut’s drama, based on Barbara Mujica’s novel “Sister Teresa,” about 16th century Catholic mystic Teresa of Avila. Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 6 p.m.; ends Jan. 12. $30. (866) 811-4111.

The Secret Garden — The Musical Tony winner based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel about an 11-year-old English orphan, her reclusive uncle and his invalid son. Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 29. $35-$45. (714) 777-3033.

A Christmas Carol Steampunk-inspired take on Dickens’ holiday fable; for ages 12 and up. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles. Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 22. $15. (818) 202-4120.


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