Los Angeles Theater

The Last Confession
July 1-3, 5, 6. Drama recounts the mysterious 1978 death of Pope John Paul I
from the point of view of Cardinal Giovanni Benelli, played by David Suchet. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

Buyer & Cellar
Opening July 9. Playwright Jonathan Tolins (Twilight of the Golds) and actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) take a comedic look at celebrity eccentricity with this fictitious tale, set in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

The Country House
Through July 13. Actress Blythe Danner stars in this world premiere about a family of actors, inspired by Anton Chekhov’s pastoral comedies. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454 Map J10

We Will Rock You
Opening July 15. The first U.S. national tour of London’s popular musical rocks the Music Center with songs by legendary band Queen. Book and direction by Ben Elton. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16

Once
Opening July 15. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this stage adaptation of the acclaimed film of the same name tells the story of a street musician in Dublin buoyed by the encouragement of a beautiful young woman. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770 Map H13

Upright CabaretUpright Cabaret
L.A.’s famed “new generation” cabaret has quickly become the home for cabaret and live performance in Southern California. For over eight years, the Upright stages have featured performers from over 100 Broadway shows, as well as, stars from SMASH, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and more! Performing in the best venues in So Cal, these unique productions provide an intimate musical experience with the most talented performers from Broadway stars to talented Los Angeles locals! UprightCabaret.com

Musical Theatre WestMusical Theatre West
Musical Theatre WestMusical Theater Company in residence at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, 562.856.1999 musical.org

 

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