19 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Feb. 14-20 – Daily News


‘A Body of Water’ 

The Actors Co-op Theatre Co. presents a play by Lee Blessing about a couple who wake up in an unfamiliar house and are confused and worried about why they are there.

When: Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday through March 15. Also, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22.

Where: Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood.

Tickets: $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students. 

Information: 323-462-8460. www.actorsco-op.org

‘Billie! Backstage with Lady Day’

Synthia L. Hardy performs her one-woman show about singer Billie Holiday, accompanied by musicians Mark Allen Felton, Lanny Hartley, Michael Saucier and Bobby Wilkerson. Minimum age is 16.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Show runs 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and 29 and March 7.

Where: Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Tickets: $25.

Information: bit.ly/2RP0mKQ

‘Hamlet – The Rock Musical’

The play by Cliff Jones, based on Shakespeare’s play, with additional lyrics and music by Craig Fair.

When: Opens 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Show runs 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16; 8 p.m. Feb. 19-23.

Where: El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Tickets: $49.50 and up.

Information: elportaltheatre.com/hamlet.html

‘Human Interest Story’

A drama by Stephen Sachs about how a letter from a homeless woman to a columnist creates a nationwide discussion.

When: Previews 8 p.m. Feb. 12-14. Opens 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday through April 5.

Where: The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles.

Tickets: $40; $45 VIP seating.

Information: 323-663-1525. www.fountaintheatre.com

‘In My Mind’s Eye’ 

The Group Rep presents a play by Doug Haverty about a legally blind, female public school teacher.

When: Runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through March 15.

Where: Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood.

Tickets: $30; $25 seniors and students.

Information: 818-763-5990. www.thegrouprep.com

‘The $5 Shakespeare Co.’ 

The 6th Act presents the world premiere comedy by Matthew Leavitt about actors performing in a 99-seat theater for little to no pay. 

When: Runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through March 8. 

Where: Theatre 68, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 

Tickets: $35. 

Information: bit.ly/3aNTBla


‘Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation’

This Theatre for Young Audiences production follows a young girl named Minli who sets out to find The Old Man of the Moon in an effort to bring good fortune to her village. Recommended for age 6 and older.

When: Final preview at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14; opens at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, with other performances at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 and other dates through Feb. 23.

Where: South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

Tickets: Preview $29-$35 adults, $24-$30 children, 4-12; regular performances $37-$41 adults, $31-$35 children

Information: 714-708-5555; www.scr.org

‘Direct from Las Vegas — The Rat Pack’ 

Travel back in time to 1960s Las Vegas to take in a casino show by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Where: Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

Tickets: $56-$71

Information: 949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com

‘Showdown at the Rainbow Ranch’

Camino Real Playhouse celebrates its 30th anniversary with an old favorite, this raucous melodrama set in San Juan Capistrano in 1898.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and other dates through Feb. 23.

Where: Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano

Tickets: $27-$37

Information: 949-489-8082; caminorealplayhouse.org

‘She Loves Me’

Based on the Miklós László play, this musical is about Maraczek’s Parfumerie clerks Georg and Amalia, who can’t stand each other at work, but are each falling in love with a secret pen pal. Yes, it inspired “You’ve Got Mail.”

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18-Thursday, Feb. 20 and other dates through Feb. 22.

Where: South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Tickets: $36-$93

Information: 714-708-5555; scr.org

‘Fun Home’

The Tony-winning musical about the main character’s journey coming out as a LGBTQ writer, artist and woman opens the theater’s 22nd season on Jan. 31. Recommended for ages 13 and older.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16  and other performances through March 1.

Where: Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim

Tickets: $49 for regular performances. Discounts for military, students, educators and seniors.

Information: 88-455-4212; chancetheater.com

‘Taking Sides’

The play tells the story of Wilhelm Furtwangler, who had been conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic during the Nazi era, and the efforts of a U.S. major to put him on trial after the war.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 and other dates through Feb. 23.

Where: Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach

Tickets: $20-$25

Information: 949-631-0288; ntaconline.com

‘The Great Gatsby’

The Maverick Theater in brings the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic to the stage.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 and other dates through March 14

Where: Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton

Tickets: $25 general admission; $10 students with ID

Information: 714-526-7070; mavericktheater.com

‘Lost In Yonkers’

Neil Simon’s funny and heartrending drama tells the story of two teenage boys forced to live with their mentally challenged aunt and stern grandmother while their father is on the road as a traveling salesman.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Where: Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa

Tickets: $20-$25

Information: 949-650-5269; costamesaplayhouse.com



The sun will come out tomorrow with the Temecula Valley Players’ production of musical about the orphan who finds a home with Daddy Warbucks.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 16.

Where: Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St., Temecula

Tickets: $12 on Thursdays; $17 and $27 on Fridays; $22 and $27 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Information: tickets.temeculatheater.org; 866-653-8696

‘Peter Pan’

Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and more with the latest musical production from Performance Riverside.

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 16

Where: Landis Performing Arts Center, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside

Tickets: $36-$50

Information: 951-222-8100; performanceriverside.org


‘In the Heights’

Before “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda had a hit on his hands with this musical about a New York City neighborhood.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

Where: California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. Fourth St., San Bernardino

Tickets: $38.50-$75, plus fees

Information: 909-885-5152; californiatheatre.net

‘Seussical the Musical’

Lifehouse Theater takes on the musical that centers on the characters of Dr. Seuss’ beloved books.

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March 8. Also 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The Feb. 21 performance will include a deaf interpretation.

Where: 1135 N. Church St., Redlands

Tickets: $22 or $26 for adults and $11 or $13 for children ages 3-11. Tickets increase by $2 on the day of the show.

Information: 909-335-3037; lifehousetheater.com


Tibbies Center Stage Fontana presents the Elton John and Tim Rice Broadway musical based on the Verdi opera about a love triangle.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through March 1.

Where: 8463 Sierra Ave., Fontana

Tickets: $25 show only; $49.95-$79.95 adults, $39.95-$79.95 kids 12 and younger

Information: 909-429-7469; centerstagefontana.com

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