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A Noise Within is offering preview performances of William Shakespeare's â€œHenry IV, Part 1â€ at the theater, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Preview tickets are $28. The play opens March 8. Tickets range from $36 to $40. For reservations, call (818) 240-0910, Ext. 1. England's Prince Hal rides on a vaporous cloud of high spirits and good times. But the rumblings of rebellion and civil war shatter childish games and in the process transform the boy prince into King Henry V.
The Glendale Community College Theater Arts, Dance and Music Department presents the classical musical â€œFiddler on the Roofâ€ at 8 p.m. at 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors and $8 for groups of 10 or more and children under 12. The show will continue on March 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on March 9 and 16. Tickets for general seating and may be purchased at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5618.
The Glendale B 'N' B's will meet from 7 to 7:30 p.m. for rounds and 7:30 to 10 p.m. for squares at First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Guest Sylvester Nealon will perform â€œBirthdays.â€ Call (818) 846-8848 or (323) 265-1447.
William Shakespeare's â€œRichard III,â€ directed by A. Jeffrey Schoenberg, and produced by Shakespeare at Play, opens a special engagement with a reception at 7 p.m. and performance at 8 p.m. today, at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. Without conscience, Richard, the bard's most ruthless villain, launches his systematic bloody climb to the throne until someone comes forward to rescue England from this â€œbloody boar.â€ Tickets for opening night are $35. Performances continue 8 p.m. Wednesday and March 20 and 21. Tickets are $20 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups. Call (818) 566-1925.
The Ploughboys play Celtic songs from 8 to 10:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday at the Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. There is no cover.