Theater / Performances
“All About Santa,” musical matinee series, Birthday, Holiday and Tea Parties, hosted by a gaily costumed Playhouse actors are available in conjunction with the play for every performance. (310) 394-9779 x2. Santa Monica Playhouse is located, 1211 4th Street, through December 18, (310) 394-9779 ext. 2.
Betty’s Summer Vacation, by Christopher Durang, a Los Angeles premiere, through Nov. 27, The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice.
Blue Dahlia, stage adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s classic screenplay, to run thru December 18. Performances are Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 1/2 Venice Blvd. in Venice. Tickets are $20-$27, (310) 822-8392.
Crossing Delancey, Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, 2PM at (at Haverford Ave.) in Pacific Palisades, through Decemeber 11, (310) 454-1970.
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” At CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Pre-Broadway engagement, through December 24, with characters from 1920s musicals, Tickets for are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Frozen, by Bryony Lavery, directed by Paul Wager, through November 27, Ark Theatre, 1647 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.
Haywire! through Sunday, December 4 at the art/works theatre, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood (between Highland and Vine). (323) 960-7744 or visit www.plays411.com/haywire.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor, by Neil Simon, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim Street, through November 26, $25, (562) 494-1014.
The Loud Red Patrick, Long Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, through December 17, 5021 East Anaheim Street, (562) 494-1014.
Making Beautiful, music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver, through Saturday, December 10 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second Street.
Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.
Casper Enriquez’ Una Pagina Mas and Jose Orozco’s Automatica from Heaven & Hell, Roberto Gutierrez’ L.A. in Black and White, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through January 7, (310) 264-1760.
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings,www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Music Center, or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. Single ticket prices are $20 (youth) and $40 (adults), through December 18.
World Premiere of “J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera” explores eternal question: ‘Why do bad things happen to good people, yo?’ Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. Through December 11, no performance on November 27. 6773 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. (323) 960-4420 or go to www.sableandbatalion.com.
Saturday, November 26
A North Hollywood Canteen Holiday! – World Première, through December 23, $18.00 General Admission. $15.00 Seniors and Students. Group rates available. (866) 811-4111. Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Boulevard.
Group Show, with Harrison McIntosh, Tony Marsh, and Karen Thuesen Massaro, Frank Lloyd Gallery, through December 31, Bergamot Station, (310) 264-3866.
Ho’oulu Lahui 14th Annual Craft & Cultural Fair, Carson Community Center Carson. Dance performances of halau represented by the Kumu Hula Association of Southern California, (213) 473-7723. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Westside Ballet stages The Nutcracker — a holiday tradition for 33 years. This festive, intimate, professional production is presented at affordable prices for the whole family. 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 26, 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.westsideballet.com/ and at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Sunday, November 27
Special Tree Lighting Celebration, the 10th Annual ceremony will take place in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey, free and open to the public. 4375 Admiralty Way. (310) 823-1700.
Wednesday, November 30
Twelve Angry Men, starrng Hector Elizondo, directed by Richard Masur, as part of the Augmented Architecture: Design, Practice & Education Symposium, Sci Arc, Main Space, 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, (213) 613-2200.
The Play is the Thing Radio Series, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, $20.00 to $45.00. For reservations and information, call the L.A. Theatre Works Box Office at (310) 827-0889 or go to www.latw.org.