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Published on June 19, 2019
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If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Los Angeles this week, from an LGBTQ re-telling of Shakespeare to a talent competition show.

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'A Midsummer Night's Dream/THE DRØM' 

From the event description:

Shakespeare on the Deck’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' is back, and this time it features an LGBTQ-focused storyline. This electrifying production will transport you from the deck into the vibrant club 'THE DRØM,' where four runaway lovers go to meet, gender-defying fairies dispute and a group of hard-working women rehearse a play. Amongst these unlikely groups runs a mischievous Puck, armed with a wicked sense of humor and love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could go wrong?

When: Saturday, June 22, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: The Everly, 1800 Argyle Ave.
Price: $20
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'Bronco Billy — The Musical'

From the event description:

With laughter and a hopeful spirit, 'Bronco Billy – The Musical' promises a night of fun. Based on the Warner Bros. motion picture, this original world premiere musical is a show for all ages, set in an era when the country is going crazy with partisan politics, civil rights are being threatened and technology is exploding. It’s 1979, but it could be now, as somewhere in America’s heartland Bronco Billy struggles to keep his traveling Wild West show alive. When Billy and his ragtag troupe of misfits meet Antoinette, a Manhattan heiress on the run, the ride gets even wilder as she turns Billy’s world upside down.

When: Saturday, June 22, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont
Price: $27 - $38.50
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'Ride or Die: The Hip-Hop Musical'

From the event description:

Actors with Down Syndrome and autism from Netflix’s 'Atypical' and A&E’s 'Born This Way' star in this must-see musical comedy. 'Ride or Die: The Hip-Hop Musical' features 12 original songs, accompanied by live beatboxing.

When: Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Where: The Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Price: $7.50
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'LA's Next Great Stage Star 2019'

From the event description:

You've cheered on future pop stars, dancers and comedians on TV competition shows; now you can help discover the next big Broadway star in person as 'LA's Next Great Stage Star' lights up the El Portal Theatre. Be part of the live voting audience and join the judges' panel of theater pros in determining the winner of each event. Then, be there for the finale, when the winner will receive a cash prize and an agent to help launch their career. Past competition winners have landed on the Broadway stage, national tours and films and television shows. Don't miss this chance to catch a slew of great performances — not to mention the right to brag, "I made them a star!"

When: Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m.
Where: El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd.
Price: Free - $10
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Parking in Downtown LA can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Downtown LA parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the LA Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.

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