Beauty and the Beast, based on the Disney animated feature, performed by Chamberlains’ Performing & Fine Arts Academy cast of 100 children ages 6 to 15 from Los Angeles, the San Fernando and the Conejo Valleys, 7pm, through August 17, Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre, PCH and Malibu Canyon Rd., 818.735.9464.
The Four Man Plan: A Romantic Science, through September 2, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr. at Santa Monica Airport. Performances: 8pm Fridays/7pm and 10pm Saturdays, $20, 310.397.3244 or www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
King Lear, starring Apollo Dukakis, through August 4, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St, 310-396-3860 x9
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, through August 6, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St, 310-396-3860 x9
2006 Free Shakespeare Repertory, inside the Miles Memorial Playhouse at Reed Park, Lincoln and Wilshire, weekends through July 30, www.shakespearesantamonica.com.
Twelfth Night, through September 30, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com.