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Theater Openings for Sept. 12 - 18

September 11, 2013|Matt Cooper
  • Pacific Opera Project presents a contemporary, Harajuku-styled take on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic "The Mikado."
Pacific Opera Project presents a contemporary, Harajuku-styled take… (Pacific Opera Project )

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Love and relationships are explored in a series of vignettes in this musical comedy. Crown City Theatre, 11031 Camarillo St., St. Matthew's LGBT Church, North Hollywood.  9/12. 8 p.m. 9/12; 8 p.m. 9/13; 8 p.m. 9/14; 3 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/20. $30. 818-605-5685

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? West Coast premiere of this adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel that was also the basis for the noir-ish 1982 sci-fi film "Blade Runner." Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Drive, Hollywood.  9/13. 8 p.m. 9/13 ; 8 p.m. 9/14. Through 10/19. $25. 310-281-8337

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later Los Angeles premiere of Moises Kaufman's follow-up to his examination of the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in 1998. Davidson/Valentini Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, Hollywood.  9/13. 8 p.m. 9/13; 8 p.m. 9/14; 7 p.m. 9/15. Through 11/16. $20, $25. 323-860-7300

Little Shop of Horrors Kentwood Players presents the musical comedy about a florist and a bloodthirsty plant. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.  9/13. 8 p.m. 9/13; 8 p.m. 9/14; 2 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/19. $21, $23. 310-645-5156

The Mikado Pacific Opera Project presents a contemporary, Harajuku-styled take on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica.  9/13. 8 p.m. 9/13; 8 p.m. 9/14; 4 p.m. 9/15. Through 9/22. $20, $30. 323-739-6122

Lost Girls Former lovers confront their past when their daughter goes missing in the world premiere of John Pollono's working class-themed drama. Rogue Machine at Theatre Theater, 5041 Pico Blvd., L.A..  9/14. 5 p.m. 9/14; 7 p.m. 9/15; 8 p.m. 9/16. Through 11/4. $30. 855-585-5185

Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes West Coast premiere of Daniel Beaty's biographical drama about the once famous but now largely forgotten African American classical singer. Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank.  9/14. 8 p.m. 9/14; 2 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/13. $25-$50. 818-558-7000

The Burnt Part Boys West Coast premiere of this musical about teens coming of age in a West Virginia mining town. Third Street Theatre, 8115 W. Third St., L.A..  9/14. 8 p.m. 9/14; 2 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/20. $15-$34. 323-655-9232

The End of It World premiere of Paul Coates' drama about three couples -- one gay, one straight, one lesbian -- coping with troubled relationships. The Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., L.A..  9/14. 8 p.m. 9/14; 5 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/20. $30. 323-960-4418

Pericles, Prince of Tyre The title character has a series of fantastical adventures in this tale attributed in whole or in part to Shakespeare. A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena.  9/14. 8 p.m. 9/14; 2 p.m. 9/15 ; 7 p.m. 9/15. Through 11/24. $34 and up. 626-356-3100

R II Stripped-down version of Shakespeare's "Richard II" performed by three actors. Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena.  9/14. 8 p.m. 9/14; 2 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/13. $34. 626-683-6883

What Kind of God? The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is examined in the world premiere of Steve Julian's drama. Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood.  9/14. 8 p.m. 9/14; 3 p.m. 9/15. Through 10/20. $23. 323-960-7787

Brer Rabbit & Other Trickster Tales From Around the World Story-filled adventure for ages 4 and up. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada.  9/15. 1 p.m. 9/15  3:30 p.m. 9/15. Through 9/15. $8, $12. 562-944-9801

Gaytino! Chicano history, Broadway, Hollywood and the gay experience converge in Dan Guerrero's one-person show. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A..  9/15. 7 p.m. 9/15. Through 9/29. $20, $25. 800-838-3006

Rockstar Writer-performer Hershey Felder portrays pianist-composer Franz Liszt in this world-premiere one-person show. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.  9/17. 7:30 p.m. 9/17; 7:30 p.m. 9/18. Through 9/29. $41-$61. 949-497-2787

The Wizard of Oz Musical based on the beloved 1939 film includes the original songs plus new additions by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.  9/17. 7:30 p.m. 9/17; 7:30 p.m. 9/18. Through 10/6. $25 and up. 800-982-2787

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