EXTRAORDINARY DECEPTIONS: A MAGICAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Performer Michael Gutenplan is a magician of the old school, and, in his solo tour de force, the stage crackles. Among the feats of legerdemain: Gutenplan waves his hand, and a $20 bill plucked from the hand of an audience member reappears — inside a lemon! (The owner of the bill was less than pleased when his Jefferson was returned dripping with juice.) Gutenplan’s smooth-running act, unpretentiously and unobtrusively directed by Ryan Dixon, cries out for a more intimate forum. POWERHOUSE THEATER, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Dec 30. (310) 396-3680, Ext. 3. (PB)
THE ANNUAL ONE-TIME-ONLY NEW YEAR’S EVE REVUE! Selections from the year’s most-requested Playhouse productions. SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica; Mon., Dec. 31, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. (310) 394-9779.
BROADWAY ON ICE Dorothy Hamill skates to Broadway songs performed by Kevin Spirtas. CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Fri.-Sat., Dec. 28-29, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 30, 3 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (562) 467-8818, www.cerritoscenter.com.