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.
45 Minutes From Broadway, world premiere of a new play by Henry Jaglom, through January 31, starring Tanna Frederick, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 5pm Sundays, $25, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
Italian-American Reconciliation, a play by John Patrick Shanley, through December 6, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
KOOZA, Cirque du Soleil, through December 20, 8pm Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 and 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 1 and 5pm Sundays, $42-$125, Santa Monica Pier, 800.4501480.
A Little Night Music, the Stephen Sondheim musical, through December 12, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $23, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Love in Bloom, a musical Shakespeare spoof, through December 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 6pm Sundays, $20-$25, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
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.
Things We Do For Love, a play by Alan Ayckbourne, through December 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $14-16, Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.
The Trojan Women, new text of Euripides’ tragedy by Charles Duncombe, through December 13, and from January 9-February 21, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5:30pm Sundays, $15-$25, Sundays pay what you can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., citygarage.org.