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L.A. theater listings, Oct. 20-27: 'Priscilla' returns

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" sashays into the Segerstrom Center, Julian Sands portrays Harold Pinter in a one-man show at the Broad, and Falcon Theatre probes "The Mystery of Irma Vep."

An Afternoon with Hal Linden The TV actor and Broadway star celebrates American music. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sunday, 2 p.m. $35. (562) 985-7000.

Fostering the Memories Open-house event includes presentations about the Pasadena Playhouse’s history and its current programming. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Sunday, 2 p.m. Free. (626) 356-7529.

Mr. Wolf  Staged reading of Rajiv Joseph’s new play about an abducted child’s miraculous reappearance. South Coast Repertory, Nicholas Studio, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Mon., 7:30 p.m. $15. (714) 708-5555.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tony-winning musical, based on the hit 1994 indie film, about drag performers on their way to a show in the Australian Outback. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tue.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. $25-$92.50. (714) 556-2121.

Remnants of a Liquid World Staged reading of Bianca Bagatourian’s experimental play about Iranian emigres. The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Tue.-Wed., 8 p.m. Free. (626) 356-7529.

Evita Revival of the Tony-winning Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the former Argentinian first lady. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Ends Nov. 10. $25 and up. (800) 982-2787

Haunted The monthly storytelling series SHINE presents tales of obsession, lost love, etc. YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th St., Santa Monica. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $5-$10 donation. (310) 452-2321.

Measure for Measure: An Indian Boarding School Comedy Staged reading of Randy Reinholz’s reworking of Shakespeare’s tale. Wells Fargo Theater, 4700 Western Heritage Way The Autry National Center, L.A. Thu., 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 667-2000.

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This Clement World West Coast premiere of multimedia artist Cynthia Hopkins’ musical exploration of climate change. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m. $16-$25. (213) 237-2800.

Craig A. Meyer: Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band Tribute show re-creates an Elton John concert. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Fri., 8 p.m. $30-$60. (562) 467-8818.

Exit the King Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist fable about a dying monarch. NoHo Actors’ Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Nov. 30. $15, $25. (818) 763-1208.

The Mystery of Irma Vep Charles Ludlam’s send-up of horror movies, classic literature and Victorian melodrama. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 p.m.; ends Nov. 17. $27-$52. (818) 955-8101.

Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun — The Musical! Horror spoof based on the hit 1980s-era song. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Nov. 10. $30. (818) 505-0835.

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Ghost Stories Dan Leslie reads spooky stories by Ambrose Bierce and others. Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles. Sat., 2 p.m. Free. (310) 474-1739.

4000 Miles Amy Herzog’s comedy-drama, inspired by her own grandmother, about the relationship between a 91-year-old woman and her twentysomething grandson. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; ends Nov. 17. $22 and up. (714) 708-5555.

Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga World premiere of Luis Alfaro’s family-friendly adaptation of “Aesop’s Fables.” The Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Sat., 4 p.m.; next Sun., 1 p.m.; ends Nov. 10. $16-$20. (909) 477-2752.

Audra McDonald The Tony and Grammy winner performs show tunes, standards and new songs. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $8 and up. (213) 972-8001.

A Celebration of Harold Pinter Julian Sands stars in and John Malkovich directs this one-man show about the British playwright and poet. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $47-$75. (310) 434-3200.

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Light Falling Down Oceanside Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Aimee Greenberg’s drama inspired by the stories of female survivors of the Holocaust. The Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Nov. 3. $14-$21. (760) 433-8900.

The Bad Seed Stage adaptation of the Walter March’s novel about a sinister little girl. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Nov. 10. $10-$12. (818) 509-0882.

Endgame Samuel Beckett’s one-act, four-character exploration of the human condition. A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Nov. 23. $34 and up. (626) 356-3100.

Luma Family-friendly show combines light, dance, magic and puppetry. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Sat., 8 p.m. $30-$60. (562) 467-8818.

The Pain and the Itch Pulitzer winner Bruce Norris’ comedy about a dysfunctional family’s chaotic Thanksgiving dinner. Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 1. $15, $25. (323) 960-5774.

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Rabbit Hole David Lindsay-Abaire’s Tony and Pulitzer winner about a couple grieving the loss of their child. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., %La Mirada. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Nov. 17. $20-$70. (562) 944-9801.

the road weeps, the well runs dry World premiere of Marcus Gardley’s drama set in a town founded Black Seminole freedmen in the 19th century. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Nov. 17. $10-$40. (866) 811-4111.

A Tribute to Johnny Cash Rusty Evans and his band salute the country-music icon. Norris Center for the Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Sat., 8 p.m. $45. (310) 544-0403.

Why I Died, a Comedy! Writer-performer Katie Rubin portrays 10 characters in this world-premiere solo show. Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Nov. 23. $20. (323) 960-7780.

Golden Dragon Acrobats The Chinese acrobatic troupe performs. Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Next Sun., 2 p.m. $10-$40. (310) 506-4522.

A Good Grief World premiere of Leslie Hardy’s dark comedy about a support group. The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Dec. 1. $20. (323) 960-7784.

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