Beauty and the Beast, children’s matinee, weekends through June 20, 12:30 and 3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4 th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Just 45 Minutes From Broadway, world premiere of a new play by Henry Jaglom, through May 30, starring Tanna Frederick, 8pm Fridays-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: Who Killed the Radio Show?, 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, mysteriesenbrochette.com.
Pot! The Musical, humorous musical by Steven Huber and Diane Shinozaki, through May 2, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays (except April 4), also 8pm, April 20, $20-$25, Electric Lodge, 1418 Electric Ave., Venice, 800.838.3006.