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The Wallis’ The Pride Cast Announced
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride from June 8–July 9. The production, directed by Michael Arden, will mark its Los Angeles premiere. The cast includes Neal Bledsoe, Jessica Collins, Augustus Prew, and Matthew Wilkas. The Pride takes place in two time periods and explores, identity, sexuality, and Love. For more information, visit

Antaeus Production Extended
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, currently running at Antaeus’ new home in Glendale, has been extended through May 14th. Williams’ story about a family breaking down and falling apart opened on March 23 and was originally scheduled to close May 7. The inaugural production in their new performing arts center will add a week to its schedule. For more information, visit

Man Of La Mancha Extended
A Noise Within’s current production of Man Of La Mancha, starring Geoff Elliott as Don Quixote, has been extended through June 4. The musical tells the story of the “mad” knight and his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza. The play within a play is told by Cervantes while he and his fellow prisoners await a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. For more information visit,

Shakespeare Summer Camp for Youth
A Noise Within is also gearing up for their Summer With Shakespeare 2017. Open to young artists between the ages of 6-18, the program is a five-week summer camp in Pasadena. From June 12–July 14, young artists will spend the time learning about Shakespeare and some of the tools necessary to understanding and performing his plays. YouthS will take workshops focusing on acting, stage combat, mask work, voice, movement, stagecraft, and design. For more information, visit

Celebration Theatre Postpones Cabaret
The upcoming production of Kander & Ebb’s musical Cabaret, produced by the Celebration Theatre, has been postponed. The production was scheduled to run from May 26 through July 2. The production is still on the schedule for Celebration, however, it has been moved to the Summer of 2018. For more information, visit

Bootleg Theater Presents Los Angeles Premiere
I Carry Your Heart, by Georgette Kelly is coming to the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles for a limited engagement. This will mark the production's L.A. premiere. The production, directed by Jessica Hanna, will run May 18–June 10. In the play, a young poet is faced with going through her mother’s acclaimed body of literary work while dealing with the donation of her mother’s organs—organs that are now about to save someone’s life and bring two families together in ways they cannot comprehend just yet. For more information, visit

Coming soon to the Los Angeles area:

Fancy Nancy
Book and Lyrics By Susan Dilallo
Directed by Angeline Mirenda and featuring Jillian Batt, Alexa Crimson, Amy Bolton, Megan Maxwell, Monika Pena, Andrew Puente, and Angela Griswold
May 5–May 28
Chance Theatre
Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave in Anaheim
Based on the popular “Fancy Nancy” books by Jane O’Connor. Nancy and her friends are about to perform in their first ever show. But when Nancy loses out the coveted role of the ‘Mermaid,’ can she cope with being cast as a tree and make the best of it?
For information, visit

The Lyons
Written by Nicky Silver
Directed by Scott Alan Smith and Featuring Judith Scarpone, James Handy, Verity Branco, Chad Coe, Kris Frost, Liz Herron, and Amy Tolsky
May 7–July 1
The Road Theatre
10747 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood
Road Theatre presents the Los Angeles premiere of Nicky Silver’s comedy. Ben Lyons is dying of cancer. His wife Rita assembles their grown children to bid farewell to their father at his hospital bed. A family breaks down in the midst of a crisis in this dark comedy.

Lucky Stiff
Written by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Stephen Van Dorn and featuring Claire Adams, David Atkinson, Gina D’Acciaro, Brian Habicht, Alastair James Murden, Brandon Parrish, Rory Patterson, Selah Victor, Jose Villarreal, and Vito Viscuso
May 12–June 18
Actors Co-Op
1760 N Gower St in Hollywood
A musical murder mystery farce with mistaken identities, diamonds, and a body in a wheelchair. By the same team behind Ragtime and Once On This Island. Visit

Closing soon in the Los Angeles area:

King Lear
Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliot
Featuring Geoff Elliott, Trisha Miller, Arie Thompson, Erika Soto, Christopher Franciosa, Jeremy Rabb, Apollo Dukakis, Stephen Weingartner, Rafael Goldstein, Freddy Douglas ,Craig Brauner, Kasey Mahaffy, Tyler Miclean, Troy Whiteley, Jonathan Padron, Mario Arciniega, and Marissa Ruiz
Through May 6
A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill Blvd in Pasadena
Shakespeare’s explosive tale of aging and dealing with the loss of power coupled with the unraveling of family ties. How does one deal with encroaching madness, love, and the inevitable end we all must face?

Written by A.R. Gurney
Through May 7
Rubicon Theatre
1006 East Main Street in Ventura
Gurney’s comedy about the love triangle between Greg, Kate, and their adorable puppy, Sylvia.

Uncanny Valley
Written by Thomas Gibbons
Directed by Caryn Desai and Featuring Susan Denaker and Jacob Sidney
Through May 7
International City Theatre
330 East Seaside way in Long Beach
Uncanney Valley explores the moment when fascination over A.I. turns to revulsion.


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