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    Never Gonna Dance

    Recapturing the essence of a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film classic leaves formidable tap shoes to fill.

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    My Fair Lady

    O'Hare gives a performance appropriate to a stage the size of the Ahmanson's and to a 30-seat house, detailed and subtle yet visible to all.

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    1985

    Presented by David Fofi and Don Cesario at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 28-Dec. 4. (323) 960-7822.

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    She Always Told Me

    Actor-playwright Annie Mebane has written 12 vignettes for herself and three performers on the wide-ranging subject of "the societal role of women in American culture."

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    Arlington

    There are countless clarion calls to end war and warring these days, a message repeated endlessly in the hope that someone at the top of the power grid will listen to what the people have to say. Some of these statements are obvious and harshly stated, but Garry Michael White ...

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    Defiance

    This is the second play in John Patrick Shanley'sDoubttrilogy. LikeDoubt, which focuses on an intolerant and judgmental nun,Defianceconcentrates on a religious figure: a Lutheran Marine chaplain whose arrogance and lack of doubt make him a moral absolutist.

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    Xanadu

    Oh, the jukebox trove some people will raid in the interests of creating drama. Not just any jukebox, mind you, but the cornier cannon of the Electric Light Orchestra. "Magic," anyone? "Evil Woman"?

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    Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit

    All bets for sacred-cow Broadway musicals and their stars to escape unscathed are off. Since 1982, writer-director Gerard Alessandrini has been updating his inspired Off-Broadway series, which serves up tough-love spoofs of the genre he adores.

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    Lady K is on the Mic

    What gives this solo performance its engaging quality is author-actor Kim Blackwell's equal-opportunity honesty. For audiences of all ethnicities, her comments make for an enlighteningly enjoyable evening.

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    Tomahawk

    One can't help but wonder if a healthy dosage of preshow hallucinogens might showcase this jawdroppingly awful three hours of theatrical drivel in a more palatable light.