Absolutely Halloween, holiday-themed musical, through October 31, Saturdays-Sundays 12:30 and 3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.
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 Doctor in Spite of Himself, a new staging of Moliere’s comedy, through November 8, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.
45 Minutes From Broadway, world premiere of a new play by Henry Jaglom, through December 20, starring Tanna Frederick, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 5pm Sundays, $25, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
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.