From Shakespeare reimagined to a one-woman show, check out the top performances and plays happening Los Angeles this March.
Edited by Christina Wiese.
Mar. 2-3. New York’s acclaimed Chamber Magic show from Steve Cohen lands on the West Coast a special two-night engagement. Limited to 75 guests per show, don your best cocktail attire for the intimate occasion that re-creates close-up parlor entertainment popular to high society during the early 20th century. Showtimes at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $75-$125. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 866.811.4111. chambermagic.com
Mar. 3-17. Closing out the Los Angeles Ballet’s 12th season is a return of the critically acclaimed production with choreography by artistic directors Christensen and Neary. The performance makes three stops in the greater L.A. area: Glendale, Redondo Beach and Westwood. See website for showtimes, dates and ticket prices. losangelesballet.org
Through Mar. 4. This moving work by award-winning playwright Martyna Majok spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant who gets by with a cleaning job and her sheer will. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org
‘Romeo & Juliet’
Mar. 9, 11, 17. The Joffrey Ballet reimagines Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as a story of love, dance and violence in Mussolini-era Italy. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. musiccenter.org
‘Orpheus and Eurydice’
Mar. 10-25. The LA Opera season continues this month with Christoph Willibald Gluck’s landmark masterpiece. Conducted by James Conlon, this special presentation also features the full company—43 dancers—of world renowned Joffrey Ballet. See website for showtimes. $16+. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.8001. laopera.org
‘Water by the Spoonful’
Through Mar. 11. The second in Quiara Alegría Hudes’ (In the Heights) Elliott Trilogy of plays, Water by the Spoonful follows the four disparate members of an online chat room for recovering addicts. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org
YoungArts Los Angeles
Mar. 24-29. Enjoy multidisciplinary performances, a cinematic arts screening and a visual arts exhibition from rising stars who were selected by the National YoungArts Foundation to receive mentoring and national awards (Viola Davis and Nicki Minaj are among the program’s esteemed alumni). See website for public performance schedule and tickets. Most events take place on UCLA’s campus. UCLA, 445 Charles E. Young Drive E, L.A., 800.970.2787. youngarts.org
Opens Mar. 29. This celebration of the L.A. theater scene spotlights three encore productions from outstanding local theater companies, with Bloodletting opening March 29. See website for showtimes and ticket pricing. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org
Through Apr. 8. In her new solo show, Tony Award-winning writer/performer/comedian Sarah Jones brings to life characters who provide commentary on gender, sex and modern times. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org
LA Opera photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography. Sell/Buy/Date photo by Chris Whitaker.