The best theater events in Los Angeles this week | Hoodline

The Cupcake Theater. | Photo: David V./Yelp

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 a new interpretation of La boheme to a humorous take on The Year Without Santa Claus.

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La boheme: AKA The Hipsters



La boheme: AKA The Hipsters transports Puccini's opera from 1830s Paris to present-day Highland Park, Los Angeles, shining a light on LA's housing crisis. While the performers sing the opera in Italian, humorous supertitle translations are projected above the stage.

When: Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m.
Where: The Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Ave. 57th
Price: $10
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A Christmas Carol



A Christmas Carol is the classic Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge discovering the true meaning of Christmas through visits from Christmases past, present and future. It's a production with a valuable message that the whole family will enjoy.

When: Friday, December 21, 8 p.m.
Where: Cupcake Theater, 11020 Magnolia Blvd.
Price: $17.50-$29.50
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The Year Without A Santana Claus





What do you get when you combine the style and aesthetic of 1970s Claymation special The Year Without Santa Claus and the smash hits of Mexican-American guitarist Santana? The Year Without Santana Claus, this year's holiday musical mash-up from the Troubadour Theatre Company, which showcases music and humor wrapped in a holiday bow.

When: Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m.
Where: El Portal Theatre - Debbie Reynolds Mainstage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd.
Price: $22.50-$27.50
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