Our Fresh Picks for Theater in Los Angeles This Month
Spring is almost here, which means that it’s time to emerge from your Netflix cave, recycle all of those delivery menus, and venture out into the world again. The opportunities outside are endless, and if you’re a culture junkie like us, you might want to check out some of the fantastic theater in Los Angeles all season long! Here are our picks for fresh new theater this month.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
March 16 – May 4, Antaeus Theatre Company
In its inaugural production in its new home, Antaeus Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’ masterwork about a family breaking down. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a sexy, smoldering classic known for its iconic roles and beautiful poetry. Tap here for tickets
March 24 – April 9, Musical Theatre West
Don’t miss Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s classic hit! Carousel has one of R&H’s most iconic scores and is guaranteed to delight audiences at Musical Theatre West this season. Get tickets here.
Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo
March 7 – 26, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
This thrilling new production – performed in both American Sign Language and spoken English – is a perfect way to experience two of Edward Albee’s iconic works. The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre have reunited for Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, an entirely moving and inventive night at the theater. Join us on Thursday nights for AfterParty @ The Wallis; your ticket comes with a free drink and afterparty with Wallis artists and friends!
An American In Paris
March 22 – April 9, The Hollywood Pantages Theatre
The magic and romance of Paris comes to life in this Tony Award-winning musical. Follow an American soldier and a mysterious French girl as they take on the indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Set to the unforgettable songs of George and Ira Gerhwin, An American in Paris is a perfect night of romantic theater! Get tickets here.
Hershey Felder Our Great Tchaikovsky
March 1 – 26, Laguna Playhouse
Master pianist and storyteller Hershey Felder embodies the life and music of beloved Russian composer and master composer, Pyotr Tchaikovsky in this production at Laguna Playhouse. Get tickets here.
March 24 – April 30, Actors Co-Op at the Crossley Theatre
Torn from today’s headlines, this gripping drama centers on a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America and is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage – the world’s supply of clean water. Don’t miss this provocative production from Actor’s Co-Op! Get tickets here.
March 14 – March 19, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Filter Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company present a new take on the Shakespeare classic! This tale of mistaken identity is given new life with dynamic narrative, music, and sound. It’s Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before. Get tickets here.
Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny
March 3 – April 2, Greenway Court Theatre
The innovative adaptation of Paradise Lost blends dance, acrobatics, and physical storytelling. Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny seeks a new perspective on the future of humanity, and puts a decidedly feminist twist on the classic story. Tap here for tickets.
The Tales of Hoffman
March 25 – April 15, LA Opera at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Tales of Hoffman introduces audiences to poet E.T.A. Hoffman, whose boozy recollections of the women he has loved and lost set the plot of this ravishing opera in motion. Spend an evening at the beautiful Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as you get acquainted with the fascinating women who captured Hoffman’s heart. Unlock $39 mobile Rush tickets here.
March 3 – May 20, A Noise Within
Eugene O’Neill’s nostalgic comedy will transport you to turn-of-the-century Americana. It’s a gentle, loving, and boldly optimistic study of a deeply bonded family as they navigate the youthful indiscretions of their wayward son. Tap here for tickets.
March 23 – April 30, Coast Playhouse
When seven strangers get stuck in an elevator, it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out. Laced with musical sequences and cinematic style, Elevator is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche and asks the fundamental question: who are you behind closed doors? Don’t miss this fresh production at Coast Playhouse. Get tickets now.
Adam and Evie
March 24 – April 30, City Garage Theatre
In this new work, playwright Charles L. Mee looks at love from Adam and Eve to our own rapidly changing times. It’s a glorious paean to the thrill and ache of love, filled with humor, love, heartbreak, and redemption. Tap here for tickets.
Rule of Seconds
March 16 – April 15, Los Angeles Theatre Center
Rules of Seconds marks the inaugural production of The Temblors, the Latino Theater Company’s new collective of LA-based playwrights. Follow along as deep family tensions and old rivalries resurface as two brothers face a dangerous duel in this thrilling new production. Tap here for tickets.
March 10 – 26, Native Voices at the Autry
Set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Fairly Traceable follows the journeys of two Native American law students as they juggle personal and career ambitions with advocacy for the environment and the people they love. Don’t miss this romantic dramedy from award-winning Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle. Your ticket also includes admission to the Autry Museum, so you can spend the day exploring Native American history, art, and culture! Tap here for tickets.
March 10 – April 9, Los Angeles Theatre Center
This father-son comic drama explores the consequence of colonial histories and politics within the decadence of Caribbean cruise culture. Produced by the Latino Theater Company, this is a deeply moving story of race and identity. Get tickets here.
Man of La Mancha
March 26 – May 21, A Noise Within
Set in a prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote’s musical misadventures is a quintessential tale about the resilience of the human spirit and the power of storytelling! Don’t miss this innovative production at A Noise Within. Get tickets here.
Building The Wall
March 18 – May 21, Fountain Theatre
This new play takes place in the (very) near future, when the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. Don’t miss this riveting and harrowing drama at Fountain Theatre. Tap here for tickets
March 4 – April 17, Rogue Machine at the MET Theatre
Written by the Academy Award-winning co-writer of Birdman, this exciting play chronicles the life of a photographer at an emotional and professional crossroads. With sharp dialogue and a poignant take on the lives of Gen X artists, Still Life is not to be missed. Get tickets here.