Cinderella, return of the popular musical, through 2009, Saturdays-Sundays 12:30, 3, and 6pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.
The Little Dog Laughed, by Douglas Carter Beane, through October 17, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$18, Morgan Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519
Mysteries en Brochette presents Musical Mystery Dinner Shows, four scripts rotate on Saturday nights: Hollywood’s Fatal Premiere, Jumpin’ Jivin’ Who’s Survivin?, Sock Hop Reunion, Deadly Disco Cruise, 7pm, $75 per person (includes 4-course dinner, show, tax, tip), Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, MDR, 310.399.1507.
The Nerd, a play by Larry Shue, through October 11, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $14-$18,Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, by Charles Busch, through October 17, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18, Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Two Remarkable Journeys: The Need to Know by April Fitzsimmons, 8pm Thursdays, 2pm Saturdays, and Sock and Shoe by Daisuke Tsuji, 9pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, through October 24, $10-$15, presented by the Actors Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.