Today’s events have a heavy dose of theater.

A nose for theatre

Ruskin Group Theatre

3000 Airport Ave., 8 p.m.

Ruskin Group Theatre presents an adventure based on the legend of 17th Century French dramatist and duelist Savinien de Bergerac, now known the world over as Cyrano. Afflicted with an enormous and bulbous nose, he is convinced that no woman can ever love him, and thus makes himself notorious in Paris for his courage, gallantry, and charm of verse. This production also takes place on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (310) 397-3244.


The sound of nations

Miles Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Blvd., 8 p.m.

“International Voices” features a 13-member ensemble that will perform works by Peter Senchuk, Soong Fu-Yuan, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Antonin Dvorak. For more information, call (310) 458-8634.


Diavolo at The Broad

Broad Stage

1310 11th St., 7:30 p.m.

Back at The Broad after sold-out performances, this troupe of dancers, gymnasts, actors and athletes leaps, flies and twirls amidst gigantic objects from everyday life. For more information, call (310) 434-3200.


‘Hoboken to Hollywood’

Edgemar Center for the Arts

2437 Main St., 8 p.m.

“Hoboken to Hollywood: A Journey Through The Great American Songbook” has been extended through Feb. 27. This popular musical is a behind-the-scenes look at the taping of a television special, possibly in ‘64 or soon thereafter. It even includes spoofs on commercials. For more information, call (310) 392-7327.


Helping the Red Cross

Morgan Wixson Theatre

2627 Pico Blvd., 6:30 p.m.

A special performance of “Caught in the Net” by Ray Cooney will benefit the American Red Cross of Santa Monica. Cooney, one of Britain’s most successful playwrights, is known as “the Master of Farce.” He is one of England’s most prolific and successful playwrights. Tickets are $25. Parking is free.

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