American Klezmer previews, runs through Sunday, March 19 at the Egyptian Arena Theatre, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave. in Hollywood. And Then There Was None, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, through March 11, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, (562) 494-1014. The Blue Dahlia, stage adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s classic screenplay, thru February 28. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 703 Venice Blvd. $20-$27, (310) 822-8392.Dialects of the Heart, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, (310) 392-7327 or www.venicesky.com, through February 26. Deceit, written and directed by Bruce Kimmel, El Portal Theatre, through February 19 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, (800) 595-4849 or visit www.tix.com. Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.The Italian in Me. Written and performed by Dina Morrone, Globe Playhouse1107 N. Kings Road (2 blocks East of La Cienega), West Hollywood, through March 5 at 2 p.m., (323) 960-5521 or www.plays411.com/theitalianJay Johnson: The Two and Only, written and performed by Jay Johnson, West Coast Premiere, through February 19, the Brentwood Theatre Box Office, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (213) 365-3500, and all Ticketmaster outlets, (310) 479-3636.Jesus’ Kid Brother, kicking off the 2006 Season. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. (562) 436-4610 or www.ictlongbeach.org, $32.Julia Sweeney: Letting Go of God, through March 28 at the Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. Tickets are $20.00. For ticket reservations, please call (323) 934-4747.The Lion in Winter, Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West Hollywood, through April 1, (323) 851-7977 or www.theatrewest.org.The Liza and Lorna Show, presented by the Celebration Theatre and the Boofont Sisters, through Saturday, February 25 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. 323/957-1884 or visit www.plays411.com/Liza. On the Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning, directed by Chris Mangels, through March 8, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 364-0535.Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.The Shelter, based on Maxim Gorky’s 1902 Russian classic, The Lower Depths, a visiting guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, through March 5, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 477-2055.Stone Cold Dead Serious, will perform for five weeks through Saturday, March 4 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second Street, (310) 396-3680 x3 or visit www.latensemble.org. The Turn of the Screw, runs through March 12.. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 705 1/2 Venice Blvd. Tickets are $18-$25 and can be purchased by calling the box office directly at (310) 822-8392. Vagrant, “High Voltage Drama” by Guy Zimmerman, at Electric Lodge, through March 4, 1416 Electric Avenue, (310) 823-0710 or email@example.comThursday, February 16Hamlet – Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd. (east of Highland); $2.00 validated parking at Hollywood & Highland, through Sunday, March 19. (323) 464-8871.Winterfest, an annual festival of new play readings presented by members of the Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 213) 368-9552.Parlor Performances at Steinway Hall, 12121 W. Pico Bl. Level P2 (just w. of Bundy under Fields Pianos), (310) 471-3979, 7:30pm – $25.Duets for My Valentine, the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Parisian-style, through Feb. 18th, 8 p.m., the George Nakano Theatre is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets are $60 per couple for premium bistro seating on the floor, $25 per adult for regular seating, $20 for seniors and DRC members, and $15 for students. (310) 781-7171. Friday, February 17Antiquarian Book Fair, 190 booksellers from around the world, and featuring a special exhibit from the Autry National Center, through Sunday. Regency Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Ave of the Stars, Century City, (800) 454-6401.Pot Mom, starring Laurie Metcalf, written and directed by Justin Tanner, Third Stage Theatre in Burbank, 2811 Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Ticket prices will be $20.00 ($5.00 discount for students, seniors and 4-A union members). Tickets are available by calling 818/842-4755. No Man’s Land, 8:00pm at the Lost Studio Theatre, 130 S. La Brea Ave. (south of Beverly Blvd.) in Hollywood. (800) 595-4849 or visit www.tix.com.Send Me No Flowers, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, through March 25, (562) 494-1014. Hula Girls, Imagining Paradise premieres at Pan African Film Festival, Magic Johnson Theatres, 3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 5:40 p.m., Both screenings followed by a Q&A with Ed Rampell. $7.25 before 4:00 p.m.; $9.25 after 4:00 p.m.Saturday, February 18Symmetry, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, for a curator walk-through, 1 p.m., exhibit on display through May 7, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, (323) 651-1510.The Sleeper, ticket Prices: $20 to $59, through March 19, Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, (949) 497-ARTS.Tuesday, February 21Love Bites Vols. III & IV, through March 17, Elephant Theatre, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 960-7822The Aristocrats, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave, Venice, 310-306-7330, free admission, 8:00pm, www.81x.com/7dudley/cinema Come early – seating is limited.Wednesday, February 22Enchanted Lunchtime Theatre, from 11:30am to 1:00pm, through June 7, 2006. All craft materials plus a magical (and delicious) lunchtime meal are included in the $19.50 ticket price. Parents are free (lunch, too), and must participate throughout the 90-minute journey. (310) 394-9779, ext 2 or visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
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