Best Theatre Shows Currently Running in L.A. Musicals / Plays
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Best Theatre Shows Currently Running in L.A.

List Criteria: Must be a live show performance that is CURRENTLY happening in L.A.

Some would say theater is a dying art or that New York has the market cornered, but these shows are breathing life into the lost art form and bringing back the West Coast vs East Coast beef. From sketch comedy to drama this list has it all and all of it is going down on the streets of Hollywood! Vote on your favorites, or just see what theater shows are happening in L.A!

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    Casual Encounters ( Sketch Comedy @ The Complex Theatre)

    This Hilariously Funny Product of the The Strait Jacket Society Located at 6470 Santa Monica Blvd. Opened Last Friday Night.

    It immediately earned bragging rights as the Top Grossing Show at the theatre selling out the seats and forcing Standing Room Only. The show pokes fun at every thing under the sun!

    Directed By: Chris "One" Liner & Trevor Trout, The show looks very hopeful as it begins it's 10 week run.

    Show Run: Friday Nights @ 8:30. Feb, 24th - April 31st.

    Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 323.769.5575 to reserve your tickets.
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    Short Eyes (The Los Angeles Theatre Center)

    The beautiful Van Den Blink (founder of Little Beast), who has the large eyes and tense demeanor of a woodland creature, plays many scenes half turned away from the audience, almost as though she recognizes Annie’s sneakiness and is ashamed to show her face. Relax! You’re young! Two guys are in love with you! Life could be a lot worse. - LA Times.

    Show Runs: Feb. 9–March 10. Thu.–Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. (323) 960-7788 or
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    The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood, of course (Santa Monica Playhouse)

    "An enchanting journey through the Black Forest replete with romance, lots of laughs, and musical and lyrical ideas brazenly borrowed from Gilbert & Sullivan…filled with ever-surprising delights that will lift up your spirits." (This Week in Show Business). It’s a hilarious, family-friendly reworking of the classic story, anything but a Grimm fairytale.

    Show Run: Sunday, Feb 19 12:30p to 2:00p
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    California Dreamin (MET Theatre)

    In "California Dreamin'," playwright Jill Charlotte Thomas dramatically speculates on the events that led to the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. - LA Times

    Show Run: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Ends March 11. $20. (800) 838-3006. Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.
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    Monty Python's Spamalot (Pantages Theatre)

    Spamalot is an hilarious adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the 1975 film that is the best loved and most successful of the Monty Python screen ventures. A smash hit on Broadway and across the world. With shows running through out the week and weekend as well as weekend Matinees. If you are in search of a show. They have you covered.
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    All My Sons (The Matrix)

    Joe Keller, an up-by-his-bootstraps manufacturer, is African American and Kate, his plain-spoken, practical wife, is white. Their once-close neighbors, now estranged and living far away, are Asian American. This may better reflect the America of 2011 and may open additional alleyways of meaning, but the approach is at odds with itself, because in all other ways the production remains clothed in 1947, when anti-miscegenation laws and other forms of segregation still blanketed America. What's more, some of the alleyways prove tricky to navigate, including a deprecatory use of the word "yellow" that acquires a newly racialized connotation that no one on stage seems to realize. - LA Times

    Show Runs: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends. Dec. 18. $25. (323) 960-7773 or Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.
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