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.
Cinderella, for kids 2 to 102, through August 27, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.
Circus Shrink, a live, surreal comedy, through August 26, The Venice Mootney Cabaret Theatre, 2508 S. Stoner Ave., WLA, 310.478.7379.
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
Twelfth Night, through September 30, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com.