Stage Raw: State of the Union
Interact Theatre Company's production of State of the Union is among the productions being reviewed this weekend. Photo by Carla Barnett
Check back late Monday for review of the following productions:
DEBBIE REYNOLDS: ALIVE AND FABULOUS The movie legend's solo show, with a star-studded Thalians Red Carpet Celebrity Evening, Sept. 24. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 3. (818) 508-0281.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE Shakespeare's problem play. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale; Sat., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 26, 2 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 4, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 13, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 14, 2 & 7 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.. (818) 240-0910.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Pantages Theater, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.; opens Sept. 25; Sat., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 6:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 31. (213) 365-3500.
RADOSLAW RYCHIK/STEFAN ZEROMSKI THEATRE: IN THE SOLITUDE OF COTTON FIELDS "Two seductive frontmen for an edgy art-rock band have more than singing on their minds in this theatrical tour de force, fueled by the live music of Poland's cult rock band Natural Born Chillers.". REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., L.A.; Through Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.. (213) 237-2800.
THE RECKONING "One plantation, two families, so many secrets." Written by Kimba Henderson. Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A.; opens Sept. 25; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Oct. 24. (866) 811-4111.
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE Action! Theatre Company presents the Kurt Vonnegut classic, adapted by Eric Simonson. Studio/Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., L.A.; opens Sept. 25; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 23, action-theatre.com. (213) 393-5638.
STATE OF THE UNION Pulitzer Prize-winning political/romantic comedy by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; opens Sept. 24; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 31, interactla.org. (877) 369-9112.
TAKE ME OUT Richard Greenberg's story of race, homophobia, and baseball. Celebration Theatre, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; opens Sept. 24; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Oct. 31. (323) 957-1884.
TITUS ANDRONICUS Zombie Joe's Underground and STS Productions transform Shakespeare's tragedy into a zombie tale. ZJU Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; thru Oct. 16. (818) 202-4120.
YARD SALE SIGNS Rogue Machine presents Jennie Webb's world premiere. (In rep with MilkMilkLemonade.). Theatre/Theater, 5041 Pico Blvd., L.A.; opens Sept. 25; Thurs., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 14. (323) 960-4424.
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