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Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Twenty-two-year-old award-winning Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot brings an evening of classical music to Boston Court. If you have not seen Pouliot before, you will soon — in addition to his accolades and honors as a violinist, he also starred in two successful films, made numerous television appearances, and performed as keyboardist in an award-winning pop band.
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
Chris Mann is a classically trained singer-songwriter who is familiar to many as a finalist on Season 2 of NBC's The Voice representing Team Christina Aguilera in the final round. Since then, Mann has recorded music with Heather Headley, performed with Katherine McPhee, and toured with India.Arie as well as Idina Menzel. He also recorded two PBS specials, Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann for All Seasons and Home for Christmas: The Chris Mann Christmas Special.
Chris recently concluded a two-year, critically acclaimed run as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour, where he was called "the best Phantom since Michael Crawford."
Mann has released two CDs, Roads and Constellation, and will perform his signature songs as well as fan favorites from Broadway as well as tunes from his next studio album, Urban Songbook, which features reinventions and unexpected arrangements from the Great American Songbook.
Side-splitting laughs, unbelievable a cappella energy and the incomparable style of 1950s and '60s doo-wop in a live show reminiscent of the Rat Pack. America's premier doo-wop group arrives just in time for the holidays!
Elima consists of five individuals from five different backgrounds who play an eclectic range of music, from traditional and contemporary Hawaiian to pop-soul, R&B, and rock. The group combines superb vocals with the smooth beat of the cajón and the rhythmic energy of the bass for pleasing harmonies and melodies. All band members bring their own style of music to the group, so there's a little something for everyone in their shows. Their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut is a celebration of the release of their debut CD Thrive.
USC Thornton School of Music faculty member and Long Beach Opera artist Lisa Sylvester accompanies Catherine Leech as they explore folk songs rooted in European traditions with immigrant influences. Leech will sing pieces from the U.K. and France in addition to selections from the song cycle Vignettes: Ellis Island connected by original folk song material from Yugoslavia, Ireland, Romania, Germany, and Italy.
Accompanied by USC Thornton Opera conductor and music director Brent McMunn, this evocative evening of songs harken back to the golden age of Hollywood and beyond with the music of Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and more.
This international composer-performer and local professor-pianist enjoys a famed "superhuman coordination" and will perform compositions featuring traditional Bulgarian arrangements offered in his most recent and acclaimed solo piano recording Tonus Peregrinus. Combining his Bulgarian music heritage and concert pianist background with contemporary composition, jazz, world music, and improvisation, Dr. Kirov has carved a thriving career as a well-known and respected artist in addition to being a locally trained professor.
This powerhouse Latin jazz ensemble ensures an electric start to summer 2018! Join us as we welcome back José Rizo and this supergroup previously seen at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Yoshi's, The Greek Theatre, and more!
Singer, master percussionist, and showman Louie Cruz Beltran will captivate, entertain, and amaze! Don't miss the chance to see this incomparable headliner in the intimate setting of the Curtis! The expected hot ticket of the season!
An Evening With David Sedaris features the author of bestsellers Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day. This event is a rare opportunity to see the humorist and National Public Radio contributor in an intimate setting. As always, Sedaris offers a mix of new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and postshow book-signing. The event follows the release of his Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002), published in May of this year.
Note: An Evening With David Sedaris is intended for mature audiences.
The festival has become one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in the area. At last year's festival, over 150 Skid Row artists performed or displayed their artwork to enthusiastic audiences. Many, such as Franc's Melting Pot, Unkal Bean, Gary Brown, and the Nu-Bluez Ologist, will be back, and Crushow The Last Dragon will perform a song dedicated to our MC KevinMichael Key, who died this summer. A select number of artists from outside Skid Row, including Street Symphony, Raspin Stuwart, and the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center's Capoeira group, will perform and lead workshops as well.
Festival attendees are invited to participate in the workshops and creativity stations and to give their input for Skid Row Now & 2040, a community plan in response to the Department of City Planning community plan for Skid Row. There will be creative stations for writing and painting, a guided meditation and sitting yoga workshop, and poet Jen Hofer will write letters and poems on demand.
Experience the life and music of the "Man in Black." A fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash's life, music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his signature backing band, the Tennessee Three.
Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to his performances and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand recording or performing with his trio, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, the Clayton Brothers, or coleading the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
In addition to his many recordings with Ray Brown, Jeff has been on nearly 200 recordings with artists such as Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Milt Jackson, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Streisand, Mel Tormé, John Pizzarelli, Benny Carter, Lalo Schifrin, George Shearing, Dr. John, Clark Terry, Gene Harris, Toshiko Akioshi, Scott Hamilton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Keely Smith, Bill Holman, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Mark Murphy. Jeff is a frequent guest of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. He also appeared in Natalie Cole's Great Performances PBS special, Unforgettable, and an Oscar Peterson documentary, Life in the Key of Oscar, as well as recording and performing throughout the world.
A special evening with this jazz trio led by a virtuoso left-handed bassist who has performed with countless greats including Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Woody Herman, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson, Doc Severinsen, and k.d. lang.
Join the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy for A Holiday Spectacular!. Hailed as best drag act by the Bay Guardian, Katya will delight you with a fun-filled evening of belting, banter, and ball gowns to bolster your holiday spirit(s)! With songs ranging from classic holiday fare to popera and disco, there is something for everyone in this heartwarming and brilliantly funny journey through Katya's holiday misadventures.
Gospel Christmas, the annual tradition, features acclaimed vocalist Kim Nalley performing all your favorite holiday songs accompanied by the swelling, soulful Hammond organ played by the incomparable Tammy Hall with Michael Zisman (electric bass) and Kent Bryson (drums). Expect some special guests and a few sing-a-longs at this rollicking joyous family-friendly concert.
Kim Nalley is an internationally acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist, twice named San Francisco's best. She also has numerous acting credits on her resume including an engagement as Madame ZinZanni in Teatro ZinZanni. Her CDs have been shortlisted for a Grammy Award and have charted in the Jazz Top 20.
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony artistic director and conductor Dr. Noreen Green is known worldwide for her knowledge and skill in presenting music with Jewish themes. The symphony's work has been heard locally at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ford Theatres, Royce Hall, American Jewish University's Gindi Auditorium, and across the country and globe with a touring ensemble. Boston Court patrons can hear their work on this special evening and on the L.A. Jewish Symphony's recording of the oratorio Women of Valor by Andrea Clearfield.
Featuring Mark Kashper — violin, Zinovy Goro — clarinet, and Barry Gold — cello.
Join us as all 250 Young Americans cast members transform La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland and bring holiday cheer to theatergoers of all ages. Featuring state-of-the-art 45-foot LED walls, over 6,000 costumes, and 30 festive scene changes. Creatively produced and choreographed, these "fun for the whole family" musical numbers range from hip-hopping penguins, dancing Santas, and The Nutcracker Suite, to Toyland, The Polar Express, and Christmas choral music including Handel's Messiah.
Two-time Emmy Award- and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein returns to San Francisco, the city where he launched his career, with Home for the Holidays. In this new show celebrating the magic of the season, Feinstein performs holiday favorites as well as classic standards from the Great American Songbook.
Feinstein, an ambassador of the Great American Songbook, has built a dazzling career over the last three decades by bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy nominations to his Emmy-nominated PBS specials to his acclaimed NPR series to concerts spanning the globe, his work as an educator and archivist makes Feinstein one of the most important musical forces of our time.
Experience an unforgettable concert dedicated to an American musical legend and king of epic film scores: composer John Williams. Listen to orchestral selections from blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter. Relive all the adventure, fun, and magic of these classic films.
Note: This concert does not contain film clips.
The New Zimro Ensemble is a collective of musicians dedicated to performances of new and underperformed Jewish classical music. The ensemble of UCLA music students and recent graduates will be joined by the visiting Cracow Duo — pianist Marek Szlezer and cellist Jan Kalinowski — and guests mezzo-soprano Krysta Close and baritone Ed Levy.
Music of the Polish-Jewish experience, written during and after the Holocaust, is a repertoire in search of a wider audience. The concert will feature art songs and chamber music by Alexandre Tansman, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Krzysztof Penderecki, Szymon Laks, Jerzy Fitelberg, Józef Koffler, and Frederic Rzewski.
From the poignant and heartrending songs of Édith Piaf to the spirited "Can-Can," the San Francisco Symphony celebrates all things French with Pink Martini's force of nature, vocalist Storm Large. Experience the spectacle and exuberance of France's most infamous club, the Moulin Rouge, on an evening of dazzling vocals and world-class artistry.
Featuring Susan Svrcek (piano), James Sullivan (clarinet), Jacqueline Suzuki (violin), and Lynn Angebranndt (cello).
An evening of works by Olivier Messiaen including the iconoclastic Quartet for the End of Time.
Pianist and Piano Spheres founding member Susan Svrcek has established a versatile career that encompasses critically acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral appearances in the United States and abroad. She is noted for her wide range of repertoire from Mozart and Beethoven to Xenakis and Boulez.
The Pope of Jocelyn Hollow is a hilarious and haunting modern epic about a tyrannical matriarch presiding over her family of Southern eccentrics, a strict regime of society standards, where love and acceptance are the stuff of myths. Granddaughter Laura Pursell wakes up one day, hellbent on shattering this "normal" tradition, going to extremes to shake them all up. You can't stop time; you can't wind it back; you can claim it as your own! This candid play navigates the imperfections of the human heart, giving us all a chance to push our own reset button.
Need a laugh this Christmas? The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays. It's the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything! It's festive, funny, physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. Let RSC rekindle the joy, inner child, and familial dysfunction inside us all!
The stillness of the hills, the opportunity of oil, the big game with Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth, the Great Depression, the flood of 1938, the Second World War, and what life was like for Brea's earliest residents are all depicted in Tales From the Canyon: The Olinda Story.
In this energetic evening of old school cool, pianist, singer-songwriter and Yamaha artist Tony DeSare and pianist, singer- songwriter, and two-time "Las Vegas Headliner of the Year" Frankie Moreno will duel at the piano, performing an eclectic range of standards from the Great American Songbook and favorites from Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. In between, DeSare and Moreno will individually perform some of their original material as well as new takes on old classics.
The wild Up Collective is an experimental classical ensemble featuring a flexible band of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off-limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful, and unlike anything else. Their projects are meant to bring people together, defy convention, and address the need for heart-wrenching, mind-bending experiences. Join music fans of all types for the closing event in the 2017 Fall Music Series presented by Music @ Boston Court featuring a solo concert by Matt Cook, founding member of the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.