Stage Raw: Luke Perry and Haaz Sleiman Confirmed for LAWEES

Stage Raw: Luke Perry and Haaz Sleiman Confirmed for LAWEES
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Stage Raw: Luke Perry and Haaz Sleiman Confirmed for LAWEES

BRODER AND SMITH ARE JOINED BY A BEVY OF DANCING GIRLS, PLUS LUKE PERRY, HAAZ SLEIMAN, ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, GIL CATES, MICHAEL RITCHIE, BARBARA BECKLEY, TERENCE McFARLAND, DEAN MARTIN, FRANK SINATRA, AND MANY MORE CELEBRITIES, DEAD AND ALIVE.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE; NOMINEES, RSVP AT (310) 574-7208, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO. DRESS FOR A 1958 LOUNGE ACT.

At your fingertips: The weekend's NEW THEATER REVIEWS; also this week's  COVER STORY on the rise of the new, dark L.A. musical

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MY UNCLE ARLY COMES TO UCLA

Stage Raw: Luke Perry and Haaz Sleiman Confirmed for LAWEES

My Uncle Arly Photo courtesy of UCLA Live

Edward Lear is one of Britain's favorite writers and his

nonsense verse has delighted generations of children and adults alike.

Upcoming Events

British Theatre Company Hoipolloi transports Lear's imagination to the stage, on a "journey towards the great

Gromboolian plain.

Inspired by his life, poems and illustrations, My

Uncle Arly is

an inventive and engaging production full of music, song and clowning

that delves deep into Lear's Victorian sense of nonsense humor.

March 27-29 at the Freud Playhouse UCLA. Visit here for more information.

HIGHWAYS 5TH ANNUAL POETRY/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, PERSONAL IS POLITICAL

Highways Performance Space presents its 5th Annual Poetry/Performance festival, curated by Michael Datcher.
--Thursday, April 2, 8:30 p.m.: Eight poets compete ina poetry slam with political themes; --Friday, April 3, 8:30 p.m.: Three Leimart Park poets read with three Westside Poets
--Saturday, April 4, 8:30 p.m.: Jerry Quickley, Tchikonsase Aje, Peter J. Harris read in "round-robin style", while Jalondra Davis dances.

1651 18th Street, Santa Monica; visit here for more information

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

Rain -- A Tribute to the Beatles plays at the Pantages for 8 perfs, March 31-April 5. (213) 365-3500 or http://broadwayla.org

KISS MY BUTT

Theatre Unleashed presents Die Gruppe sketch comedy troupe in Kiss My Butt on April 1, 10 p.m. at El Cid, 4212 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Director Vance Roi Reyes, who insists that he studied comedy at a Buddhist monastery in Uraguay, says that the sketches will involve the topic of smoking because though cigarettes "represent a slow and painful death, they also help you to be thin, pretty and popular."

More information here

THE SACRED PROSTITUTE

Santo Cervello performs his "ritual that allows a maiden to experience sacred love in a temple with a stranger."

Cervello and his wife, Grace Lebecka, are Polish artists-philosophers. She conducts workshops that "initiate women into the universal values of the feminine."

She appears in a "follow-up" to his performance.

Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica (310) 664-3767.


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