Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired by the Film is back to puncture your heart and tickle your funny bone. The dinner theater experience presented by The Fuse Project re-imagines Tim Burton’s classic film starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder for the small stage, and it was such a huge hit during the holidays last year, they brought it back. Written by Bradley Bredeweg (the man behind the Disney show The Fosters, as well as the Freeform/Hulu show Good Trouble) the show aims to reflect what made the movie great and inject new ideas, melding pop culture and cinema references with familiar dialog, social commentary, nostalgic narrative and catchy sing-a-long numbers. Of course, we all know the story: Set in a pastel-drenched American suburb circa 1990, it weaves the tale of Edward, the creation of a mad doctor who did not finish him so he has scissor blades instead of hands. When Ed is discovered by a woman selling cosmetics door to door, she takes him to live with her family. Adjustments to “normal” life and hilarity ensue as our sweet (and sliced-up) hero falls in love with the teenage daughter of the household, making for a star-crossed love story that was — and is — unforgettably bodacious yet beautifully bittersweet.
Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Feliz; Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 12:30 p.m., through January 5; $25-$45. rockwell-la.com