Cockroach Theater presents Nick Dear's adaptation of the novel "Frankenstein" October 5-29. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
"Twelfth Night" is one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies. With love triangles, cross-dressing confusion, a shipwreck, sword fights, and so much more, this story has provided the model of comedic storytelling for generations past and generations to come. Presented by Del Sol Academy Theatre October 18-21 at 6:30.
Conceptualized first as a memoir and now a show, Phil Faiss takes you on a journey of how horror movies have mirrored and influenced his life. $13, 8P. Vegas Theatre Hub, 705 Las Vegas Blvd. N., vegastheatrehub.com
Musical and skit comedy all made up on the spot. The only “clean burning” improv show in the valley — so bring grandma and the kids! 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Whose version of the story do you believe? 7:30P, $16.50. Black Box Theatre in Alta Ham Fine Arts at UNLV, unlv.edu
Signature Productions presents the musical “Oliver!” October 24 through November 18 in the theater at the Summerlin Library. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” set in Victorian England.
The legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein musical tells the story of schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, who has brought her there to teach his wives and children. Wed–Sun 7:30P; Fri–Sun 2P, $36–$127. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors annual "friendraiser" wil be held November 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Transition Services. The dinner, live music, silent auction and raffle will raise funds to support nature outings and wilderness experiences for underserved urban youth in the Las Vegas area.
Mostly Mozart: A Celebration, is a collaboration of artists, performance artists, singers, actors, and instrumentalists bringing new life to beloved Mozart works. Traditional and contemporary pieces will be offered in this festival of creativity dedicated to making Mozart relevant in our modern times.
Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. You never know who you’ll see, but you know you will always enjoy some great long- and short-form improv. Come at 6:30 for a donation-suggested drop-in class focusing on musical comedy, stay for the fun and games. $10. The Sci-Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St., greyenvelope.com
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Named the Best Comedy Show in Vegas by Desert Companion, improv geniuses Paul Mattingly and Matt Donnelly will lead you to laughter and beyond. Free, pay what you desire in the buckets at the end of the show. Inside Art Square, 1025 S. First Street.
Every Monday, 8 p.m. It’s ping pong with wit, tennis with words featuring both short- and long-form improv from some of the valley’s most experienced improv actors. Wine and concessions available. Come at 6p for drop-in class with Paul Mattingly. $10 show, $15 for both drop-in and show. Baobab Stage Theatre, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., baobabstage.com