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Friday, November 28

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

On a short list of the greatest screen musicals ever made, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN began with legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed giving screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green a stack of songs he'd written early in his career (with partner Nacio Herb Brown) - including "Broadway Melody," "You Are My Lucky Star" and the title song - with the simple request to weave a story around the numbers. What emerged was a sublime marriage of song and dance, innocence and nostalgia, heart-tugging romance and surreal comedy (especially in co-star Donald O'Connor's show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh" routine). Co-director Kelly shines as silent-movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career (and leading lady, hilariously played by Jean Hagen) are imperiled by the coming of sound - until he hooks up with lovely ingenue Debbie Reynolds. The brilliant supporting cast includes Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley and the great Cyd Charisse, whose long-legged "Broadway Melody" ballet with Kelly nearly steals the show!

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Saturday, November 29

GONE WITH THE WIND

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Southern vixen Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) only has eyes for sensitive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) - but wise-cracking hellraiser Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is determined to win her heart, even if that means surviving the burning of Atlanta, the destruction of Scarlett's beloved Tara and the overthrow of the Old South itself.

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Sunday, November 30

meet “annabelle and the snow queen”

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

Join the Snow Queen and her icy companions as they help Annabelle close the rift in Time and melt the cold front that is threatening the hearts of the modern world. A host of colorful Dickensian characters, led by a charmingly dotty old lady (or is she the Snow Queen in disguise?) are unceremoniously plunked into today’s world, confronting the miracles and mysteries of modernity as they try to unthaw the frozen hearts of the MTV Generation and convince a feisty teen that you’re never too old to believe in the magic of love and family

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CINEMA PARADISO

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

A young Sicilian boy who loses his father to war strikes up a friendship with an aging projectionist; eventually, the boy takes over his mentor's job and becomes a filmmaker himself - but he loses the love of his life along the way. A gloriously romantic and unabashedly sentimental love letter to the romance of the movies. With Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin. In Italian with English subtitles.

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Monday, December 1

Saturday, December 6

CityShakes Presents Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

The CityShakes Studio

1454 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

8:00pm

www.cityshakes.org

CityShakes Presents Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'
Directed by Brooke Bishop
Featuring Original Music Performed by Daniel Landberg

Two twins are ship-wrecked on a strange, topsy-turvy island in this hilarious story of misplaced affection, senseless bullying, and gender confusion.

Plays in the CityShakes Studio
Entrance in the alleyway behind Modshop
1454 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

December 5, 8pm
December 6, 8pm
December 7, 4pm
December 11, 8pm
December 12, 8pm
December 13, 8pm
December 14, 4pm
December 18, 8pm
December 19, 8pm
December 20, 8pm

 This show includes some drug-related and sexually explicit moments. Parental discretion is advised for children under 13.

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Sunday, December 7

Upper West's Miracles for Kids Benefit

Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

7:00pm

Upper West Restaurant holds its holiday fundraiser on Dec. 7, in benefit of Miracles for Kids. Their mission is to improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. 50% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Miracles for Kids. Please RSVP by Nov. 14 at (310) 586-1111 or Bre Hance at [email protected]

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Monday, December 8

Sunday, February 22

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