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Stage Raw: Campaign

Stage Raw: Campaign


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CAMPAIGN Samuel Warren Joseph, and Jon Detherage's musical, about sex scandals and political candidates, opens this weekend at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. Check back here for the review on Monday night.

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Stage Raw: Campaign

This coming week is the Weekly's annual "Best of L.A." issue. Like this special edition, the theater section will be unusually large, with new reviews of 13 productions, and a theater feature highlighting two more. For a docket of new productions scheduled for review, press the More tab directly below:

Check back Monday night for reviews of the following productions:

CAMPAIGN World-premiere musical, book by Samuel Warren Joseph, music and lyrics by Samuel Warren Joseph and Jon Detherage. MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., L.A.; opens Oct. 1; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 7, plays411.com/campaign. (323) 960-7612.

CHICO'S ANGELS: CHICAS IN CHAINS Episode Number 3 of the dragtastic Charlie's angels spoof. Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A.; Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m.; thru Nov. 7, chicosangels.com. (323) 969-2530.

CHURCHILL Andrew Edlin's portrait of Winston Churchill, as portrayed by Edmund L. Shall. Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; opens Oct. 1; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 7. (800) 595-4849.

CIRCLE DANCE Dep Kirkland's play inspired by the Bonnie Raitt song. Skylight Theater, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; opens Oct. 2; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 7. (323) 960-7776.

HELLO Stefan Marks' comedic drama. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 30. (888) 210-0183.

A LIGHT IN THE SHADOWS Tony Cronin's comedy about an artist in a mid-life crisis. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Oct. 9. (310) 963-8821.

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THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER Nicky Silver's "dark comedy about five people who must fulfill their hearts' desire . . . whatever the cost." Actor's Workout Studio, 4747 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 30. (818) 506-3903.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Actors Co-op presents Stephen Sondheim's version of the 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Crossley Terrace Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Oct. 24. (323) 462-8460.

SKELETON STORIES Delondra Williams' journey through the underworld as a girl searches for her dead mother. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A.; opens Oct. 1; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 6. (323) 856-8611.

SULTAN'S BATTERY Fresh Baked Theatre Company presents Kathy Rucker's mystical whodunit. Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sun..; thru Oct. 17. (818) 761-0704.

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Reprise Theatre Company presents Jason Alexander in Neil Simon's musical, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. UCLA Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall, Westwood; Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 10. (310) 825-2101.

VALENTINO VALENTINA World premiere of Carlo Allen's romantic comedy. Macha Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 17, plays411.com/valentino. (323) 960-7712.

THE WIGGLE ROOM Oliver Mayer's play set on the day in 2008 when the Dow lost 777 points. Company of Angels, Alexandria Hotel, 501 S. Spring St., L.A.; opens Oct. 1; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 24. (323) 883-1717.