A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

“The Taming of the Shrew” opens at A Noise Within tonight. Shakespeare’s comedy about love, marriage and relationships gets a 1950s Italian spin, with music by crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett helping to set the mood.

The production, directed by co-founder/artistic director Geoff Elliott, will feature Allegra Fulton (Katherine), Steve Weingartner (Petruchio), Apollo Dukakis (Baptista), Alan Blumenfeld (Grumio) and Tom Fitzpatrick (Gremio).

Founded in 1991 by Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, A Noise Within is the only classical repertory company in Southern California and one of only a handful in the country dedicated solely to producing classical drama from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams. The company has produced more than 120 plays and earned 26 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Sat., March 7, 8 pm
Sun., March 8, 2 and 7 pm
Wed., March 25, 8 pm
Thurs., March 26, 8 pm
Fri., March 27, 8 pm
Sat., March 28, 2 and 8 pm
Wed., April 22, 8 pm
Thurs., April 23, 8 pm
Fri., April 24, 8 pm
Sun., May 3, 2 and 7 pm
Wed., May 6, 8 pm
Thursday, May 7, 8 pm
Sat., May 16, 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2 and 7 pm

Tickets: $44 (Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinees), $40 (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, Saturday matinees)

A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91204.
For more information: (818) 240-0910, ext. 1, www.ANoiseWithin.org.

Up next at A Noise Within… Ibsen’s “Ghosts” runs Sat., March 21, through Sat., May 9.