SHOWS AND TICKETS
- Concerts / Events
- Family / Kids
- Magic Show
- Performance Art
- Solo Performance
- Stand-up/Sketch Comedy
AND reset dates
A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay.
A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. She's a bean counter; he's a loose cannon.
By the time they reach their destination and depart, the encounter has changed their lives. But will they meet again?
Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 Across has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop.
Based on true events, 9 Circles tells the shocking story of a soldier recently discharged after fighting in the War on Terror. Abandoned by his nation and on trial for his life, Private Reeves takes audiences on a haunting psychological journey that penetrates the innermost thoughts of a post-traumatic mind.
What will become of 19-year-old Daniel as he is left to salvage the remains of his own ravaged soul from the horror and chaos of warfare?
Volatile, hypnotizing, and strikingly human, 9 Circles boldly examines some of the toughest issues facing our society in the aftermath of a 13-year war.
Winner of 2010 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize (Marin Theatre Company) for outstanding new work and was a Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award Recipient.
Angels-in-training must face obstacles and lessons learned before they can earn their wings. Bring any food and drink you like and enjoy the show!
This rib-tickling Rudie-DeCarlo Family Theatre Musical for Kids 2 to 102 proves that friendship doesn't depend on size, color, background, "species" or nationality. You'll go hog wild over the talents of the Actors Repertory Theatre as they tug on your hamstrings and give their wolfish suitors a run for their money. Complete birthday and tea parties are available with every performance. For a quick pig-me-up, catch Barnyard Madness. The only cure is a good healthy dose of laughter. Rancho Park News calls it "Delightful!" You will, too!
After a 32-year acid trip, long-lost rock star Bobby Lee Hightower crawls out of a clothes dryer in a bungalow in Laurel Canyon in the Summer of 2001, whereupon he encounters three generations of pop music royalty including a new love, an old love and a rival brother who has become a music industry powerhouse. It's a clash of the titans when the ideals of the "Love Generation" meet the cynicism of the new millennium in Bill Haller's new "West Coast" Musical.
The one name on everybody's lips is BILLY.
Billy Elliot The Musical is the new show that has captured Broadway's heart and received the best reviews for any musical in years. Called 'Extraordinarily uplifting' by Time Out New York and 'Intoxicating' by The New York Times, Billy Elliot is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one boy following his heart and making his dreams come true.
Based on the critically acclaimed feature film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by the movie's original creative team - director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall - along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls 'His Best Score Yet!'
Actor/director Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) directs Neil Simon's hilarious, heartwarming autobiographical play. Returning from World War II, Eugene teams up with his brother Stanley to break into the world of comedy writing, but a family crisis threatens to destroy their dreams. All the traditional Simon comic genius coupled with his deeply personal recollections of youth. A Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
A multiracial orphan girl, growing up in a predominantly white California town in the 1950's, discovers an entirely new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama suddenly appears in her world. Lyrically brimming with passion and humor, Bulrusher is about how we move forward in our lives by learning from our past.
From its infamous roots in the pantheon of terror, you've never seen a musical quite like this.
Twenty-five years after its spellbinding premiere shocked critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie, the most legendary Broadway musical of all time, comes to Los Angeles for the very first time.
Based on the acclaimed horror novel by Stephen King, and featuring a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame) Carrie spins an epic tale of torment and revenge.
A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret. And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they'll all find out just how scary a secret can be...
Sports stadiums, eminent domain, Cuban outfielders and the fight for what's best for the City of Angels — it's time for a return to The Ravine. Celebrating 30 years of theatremaking, Culture Clash — Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza — delivers new insights with their signature satirical eye as they perform their revised take on Chavez Ravine twelve years after its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. Energized with new material and music from The Rodarte Brothers, Culture Clash returns to one of their most beloved plays and reexamines the constantly changing landscape of Los Angeles in the still Wild West.
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic "Cinderella" combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists.
More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairy tale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.
This hilarious, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo reworking of the classic fairytale is back for 4 shows only to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The most requested Playhouse Musical Matinee on three continents, the internationally acclaimed musical offers romantics of all ages the chance to try on the glass slipper and help Cinderella find her happily-ever-after.
In a side-splitting, historic finale, Barry Humphries, with his beloved creation – Dame Edna Everage, is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell to celebratory, sold-out performances across world. With her take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, Dame Edna is not going out with a whimper: No one is safe from the Dame's wicked tongue.
Come bare witness to Oakland native and renowned playwright Marcus Gardley's exquisite play Dance of the Holy Ghosts about love, loss, and memory. Set in his hometown of Oakland, we follow the character of Oscar as he seeks salvation for past love only to be surprised by what he learns when his grandson comes knocking.
With Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon as the backdrop, humanity goes through evolution and the battle between good and evil. Brink food and the beverage of your choice and enjoy!
The Diary of Anne Frank is the dramatic true story of eight peoples' time in hiding in Amsterdam during World War II as told through the eyes and words of the eloquent and buoyant Anne. The play begins the morning the Franks go into hiding, and it chronicles the next two years' events in the tiny annex. Through the journey taken by these people, we experience hope, despair, and everything in between. It is a story of humanity -- the best, and the worst
While Passover is a celebration of freedom, it is also a quarrel about the meaning of freedom, the value of life, and the shadow of death, which symbolically "passes over" the house. This night is different from all other nights and of course, this being a Jewish family, it is also a comedy. We're all going to die--but first, you should eat.
Harlem, Père Lachaise Cemetery, rock 'n' roll, Jim Morrison, Richard Wright, poetry and ghosts. Celebrated playwright/performer Dael Orlandersmith returns to the Douglas for a limited world premiere run of her newest play, Forever, prior to its New York debut. Forever is a riveting and masterful piece about family — the ones we were born into, the ones we create for ourselves — and the legacies that shape us all.
Undateable, an online experiment. An original sketch show comprised of REAL online interactions that shows you the science behind dating.
Nebraska, the 1990s. Two teenage boys — one a social outcast, the other the quintessential jock — explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery between high school graduation and the rest of their lives. Set to irresistible songs from Matthew Sweet's landmark pop album of the same name, this rock musical gives voice to those of us who grew up in small towns, those of us who didn't quite fit in and learned we were somehow different, and anybody who remembers the terror and thrill of first love.
Goodbye Marilyn explores the last night of Marilyn Monroe's life. Essentially, the play is a love letter to Marilyn, attempting to show her not as a celebrity, but as a person. At times funny, sad, and exploring the full range of emotions within, Goodbye Marilyn is sure to delight audiences. Come see it for Marilyn; come say goodbye.
Manic. Impossibly creative. Dead of an overdose at 33. Gonzo journalist Lester Bangs was America's greatest rock critic and the first missionary of the movement he dubbed "punk." His faith was shattered as the rebel ethos of the '70s gave way to the corporate pop of the '80s. Through his own words, this solo play sheds light on a groundbreaking, pioneering voice in music.
Famed Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of Neil LaBute's "most personal play" which pits two estranged brothers against one another in a search for the truth about their shared past.
"Charlie Chaplin for the 21st century" says the Charleston City Paper! Ithamar Enriquez (The Second City, Arrested Development, The League, Key and Peele, Jimmy Kimmel Live) performs a one-man sketch show without saying a single word. Currently being developed into a web series produced by Maker Studios, Principato-Young Entertainment and Key and Peele.
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. The show features such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Oh, What a Night" and many more.
Set in the provincial Northampton, England, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever...
Kiss Me, Kate represents the legendary Cole Porter at his very best. It is without a doubt one of the great classics of the American musical theatre, celebrating Shakespeare and the joys, madness, and the rewards of working in the theatre— - both onstage and off. The Pasadena Playhouse production will view the work through a new lens, - using the wonderful material of this celebrated production to showcase the trailblazing African- American touring troupes of the early 20th century. Those "groups of traveling players" that brought the work of the Bard not just to New York City, but to theatres all over the country. Many of the most famous actors of our time owe much to those pioneers, who included such as Hattie McDaniel, Paul Robeson, Earle Hyman, Jane White, and Dorothy Van Eangle. Those brave ac
One of opera's greatest romances, La Traviata returns in Marta Domingo's dazzlingly updated Art Deco-inspired production. Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera's favorite leading ladies, returns as Violetta, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz as her handsome Alfredo. The incomparable Plácido Domingo returns in one of his newest signature roles, as a father determined to do the right thing.
In the giddy, glitzy world of the Roaring Twenties, a naive young man falls head over heels for a glamorous party girl. Together they trade the fast life for an idyllic love nest far from the city…until an unexpected visitor threatens to tear them apart.
This innovative and dazzling masterpiece is a revival of an original LA Opera production, and is sure to offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
Library Girl runs every 2nd Sunday at 7pm. A mixed-genre literary series featuring poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, monologists, and singer-songwriters. It has something for everyone. Reception before and after every show.
When choosing how best to protect a child, the wrong decision can lead to tragedy. Veteran social worker Caroline is determined to do what it takes to save baby Luna Gale, but the path ahead is shadowed by hidden motives, long held secrets and moral ambiguity. Powerful and arresting, Luna Gale is an unforgettable tale of conviction and passion.
In this workshop of N'Jameh Camara's one woman play, Marguerite to Maya Angelou: A Moment In Prose we follow a young woman as she struggles to form her identity by battling the trials, traumas and tribulations of her past and witness how these battles guide her to the empowered path that allowed her to emerge as the inspirational leader she was.
In Waiting for Lefty, we share Odets's 1935 classic tale of thousands of New York City cab drivers fighting for their rights and echoing the complicated politics surrounding labor unions today. Join us in an Oakland auto-repair shop and put some fire in your belly as we celebrate Odets's fighting words and our cultural memory of what it means to fight for human dignity.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence beyond her years. Unloved by her ghastly parents and bullied by her evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, she resorts to using her special gifts to get by, in the process impressing her kind schoolteacher, Miss Honey, with her curiosity and charm.
Over the course of her first term at school, Miss Honey and Matilda begin to have a profound effect on each other's lives, learning that destiny is in your hands!
A world premiere musical developed in association with Celebration Theatre. It's 1936; the golden age of Hollywood, and two rival movie studios are in a heated battle for survival when their opposing leading men fall in love. Reminiscent of screwball comedies of the past, this new musical takes place in a world of artifice, backstabbing, lavender weddings, double-crossing starlets, and a moral crusader from the Legion of Rectitude, making it increasingly more difficult for the leading men to hold on to the one real thing each has ever found. It's funny, charming, romantic, happily nostalgic, and very tuneful.
Meet & Greet is a one act comedy about four actresses of a certain age -- a Broadway diva (Carolyn Hennesy), an unhinged ex-sitcom star (Vicki Lewis), her ditzy blonde bombshell former co-star (Teresa Ganzel), and a volcanically tempered African-American reality show star (Daniele Gaither) -- are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. They meet at a network casting office in the San Fernando Valley presided over by a catty, gay young male assistant (Brendan Robinson). Old rivalries come screaming to the surface, egos clash, hair is pulled and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.
Melissa Arctic is Craig Wright's re-imagining of The Winter's Tale, where romance and joy are resurrected from grief through the redemptive power of art. Set against the backdrop of small town Minnesotan life, the lives of barber Leonard Mattson (Leontes) his wife Mina (Hermione), and their childhood friend and successful industrialist Paul (Polixenes) are forever changed when jealousy and suspicion arise and a series of coincidences occur. Original music and lyrics by Wright add a unique dimension to this story of tragedy and rebirth.
How Deep Is Your Love for the Troubies?! Join them as they dig down to their roots and dust off their fairy wings, tights and white disco suits to re-imagine Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The star-crossed lovers steam and scheme, and the Bard's most famous fairy, Puck, will be Jive Talkin' as this assorted band of merrymakers heats up into a Disco Inferno. The Night Fevers will break 104 and make you sweat, so don your halter-tops and Boogie Shoes and let the Troubies melt your hearts. Feeling the fever already? Take A Fifth of Beethoven and call us in the morning!
Hannah and Miley are sisters. Of course there's sibling rivalry. Can they twerk it out?
In this madcap farce that bowled over Broadway audiences and critics alike, Charlotte and George Hay, a once-famed acting couple, are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac (the "revised, one nostril version") and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these fading stars one more shot at the big time: starring roles in a motion picture epic – if they're up to it. But here's the rub! Will George be sober enough to play? Will appear or run off with her agent? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures in this popular comedy by one of America's premiere playwrights.
More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The Musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America.
Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!
Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.
The Theatricians stay true to their artistic goals of exploring difficult topics in fun and imaginative ways with Mr. Marmalade, which examines childhood abuse in many different forms. Mr. Marmalade is a savage black comedy about, a four-‐year-‐old girl who merges imagination and reality to create her negligent, wayward, and overly indulgent imaginary friend – Mr. Marmalade. Lucy's reality is altered when she makes her first real human friend, Larry, the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. This show contains adult themes and language and is intended for mature audiences.
Brad Zimmerman waited tables for 29 years while chasing a career in acting and comedy, so waiting until his mid-50s to perform on stage seems so logical. If you've ever longed for something; if you ever desired it with all your heart; if you were willing to wait tables for 29 years to pursue your dream, My Son the Waiter will give meaning to your life! This hybrid play weaves a bittersweet tale of one man's lengthy – and we do mean lengthy – struggle in New York. His send-ups on his family, career, childhood and misbegotten lovelife are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical.
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, the raucous world of a Victorian era music hall is the backdrop for this play-within-a-play.
What is the history and legacy of the Indian boarding school and how does it inform or haunt Native Americans today? Using historical documents, first-person narratives, and present-day interviews of boarding school survivors, an ensemble of Native performers curates an evening of new work that explores the forced dispersal of Native peoples and the attempt to eradicate their cultural traditions and practices.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can?t afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
The scene is the living room of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; she is epileptic and unemployable, her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last two jobs failed and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.
Jennifer (Emily Peck), a court appointed social worker, is sent to assess Adam's (Alec Frasier) home life six years after he accidentally shot and killed his little brother. She interviews his precocious seven-year-old sister Ruthie, troubled older sister Kaylee (Kelli Anderson), workaholic father Charles (Robert Bella) and drug and alcohol addicted mother Helen (Heidi Sulzman) before finally meeting Adam. The piece smartly personifies the delicate hot-button topic of gun violence in America.
Hidden in the tunnels deep below the Paris Opera lies a mysterious deformed musical genius who stalks the halls and terrorizes the company. Face half covered by his famous mask , his only happiness comes from his tutoring of the beautiful, orphaned chorus girl Christine Daaé, with whom he has an enduring obsession. Unseen, he teaches the young soprano to sing 'The Music of the Night.' As her 'Angel of Music', Christine blossoms and steps out of the shadows onto centre stage.
When Christine becomes engaged to another man, the Phantom is driven mad with jealousy and will stop at nothing to possess her, even murder. And so begins a tantalizing tale of forbidden love and supernatural adventure so exciting that over 130 million people worldwide have been lost in the enchantment!
Pippi Longstocking lives with her monkey in a wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she's not dancing with the burglars who were just trying to rob her house, she's attempting to learn the "pluttification" tables at school; fighting Adolf, the strongest man in the world at the circus; or playing tag with police officers. Pippi's good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun in this bubbly, slapstick show for the whole family!
Told by a mysterious troupe of performers, a young and dreamy prince, Pippin is unhappy with his lot. Overlooked by his errant father King Charles, and mocked by his family, he wants to learn the meaning of life, and takes on a series of thrilling challenges, including becoming involved in war, switching sides to become a revolutionary, whilst leaving a trail of broken hearts over the land. But perhaps excitement and freedom isn't the key to living, and maybe its modesty that will fill the void.
Finally. A Clinton in the White House. It's Jan 2017, President Hillary's first day in the Oval Office, and she's taking on China, Climate Change, Bill & Chelsea, and the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt!
Be a part of the magic and accompany the Fairy Godmother on a grand adventure, where you the audience will choose your very own Princess, Prince and Pirate adventure! This brand new concept show allows the audience to choose which princess, prince or pirate they will interact with and the outcome of the story! And to give it another never before done spin it's all in 4D, which means you will not only see it and hear it but you will smell it too!
All your favorite Princesses the Ice Queen and Princess, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella will be there and some new ones, along with your favorite Pirates and Princes and it's up to you to help them on their grand adventure! The entire story is guided by the audience and told with dialogue and of course singing and dances that all audience members are encouraged to participate in!
Every "Once Upon A Time" began with her. In this modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth about the "original" princess, Psyche: A Modern Rock Opera is a stylistic musical hybrid of post-modernism and rock. A theatrical fever dream where the human princess Psyche and the god Eros fall wildly in love, but Aphrodite and Psyche's evil sisters may have other plans. When Psyche is spurned from her home, she is thrust into a netherworld where she is faced with challenge after daunting challenge in order to find her place in the world and of course, true love. But will she survive? Will she go the distance to overcome the wrath of Aphrodite to take her place in the universe as a true hero who will change the world and the very nature of love forever?
Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with sexually assaulting a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.
The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning is an award winning play that follows the personal journey of the 25 year-old American who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks and served 900 days in solitary isolation before being sentenced to 35 years in prison. We are thrilled to produce this development production that will rock you to your core.
Grounded shares the journey of an unexpected pregnancy that forces an air force pilot to give up all she knows. Grounded in a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas and flying remote drones halfway across the world in Iraq, one remarkable woman discovers the complex and radical consequences of modern-day American warfare.
Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, this show, directed by Frank Caeti, features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. Great for the whole family! We are the Bugs Bunny of improv; come be a part of the show!
In Reasons to Be Pretty, Playwright Neil LaBute takes on our ongoing fixation with beauty and one man's inability to say the right thing – ever. When Greg makes an innocuous, off-handed remark about his girlfriend Steph, it triggers a battle by which their relationship will forever be defined. Tony nominated for Best Play, Reasons to Be Pretty continues a series that includes The Shape of Things, Fat Pig (a previous Geffen Playhouse hit) and Reasons to Be Happy.
Someone is killing off the Drama Club of Vera Miles High School, everyone is a suspect and you decide who the killer is! Combining a slasher movie plot with a rock 'n roll score, pop-culture humor and an homage to classic horror film clichés,
Scary Musical - The Musical has all the elements of your favorite "Scary Movies" with an added twist – the teenagers sing and dance – before, during and sometimes after getting killed! The setting is the quiet coastal village of Hidden Secrets, USA. On the night before the opening of the Vera Miles High School Drama Dept's production of Scary Musical - The Musical a brutal double murder takes place. We soon learn that a Crazy Mental patient has escaped from the Hidden Secrets Psychiatric Hospital and all "musical" HELL is about to break loose.
The Second City House Ensembles are the newest crop of talent coming out of Second City that have been hand picked to crank out the improv funny.
Sharon Tate in Heaven is a one woman odyssey about model and international actress Sharon Tate who made a life in hollywood with her husband Roman Polanski.
At this juncture of August 1969, Sharon Tate has a TV interview in heaven to give a Valentine of love to her husband and loved ones.
This bold, new reimagining of the Tony Award winning musical will connect the separate worlds of both the hearing and deaf communities. Created by an extraordinary assemblage of talent including Michael Arden (noted Broadway performer, star of Deaf West's productions of Big River and Pippin, and star of TV's Anger Management), Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and the good folks from Deaf West Theatre (Broadway's Big River and The Mark Taper Forum's Pippin).
From the award-winning musical team behind Honk! and Broadway's Mary Poppins, this "very curly musical tail" is perfect for the whole family, full of catchy songs, clever rhymes and silly charm, but also has some very smart things to say about home and family.
This Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Considered to be one of the most remarkable plays of our time, the play solidified Tennessee Williams' position as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation.
Patrick O'Sullivan grew up watching the 1987 film Summer School on cable TV and believed the Carl Reiner directed vehicle should have been a modern classic. Oh, and he wanted to be Mark Harmon. So now he's trying to make both those things happen with this parody tribute along with a talented cast, including Chainsaw and Dave!
Supernatural: The Play takes you front and center to a natural hair meetup where women share how their hair journeys have shaped who they are today. If you haven't heard, women of color around the world are meeting and talking about natural hair. They are doing it fabulously in droves through hair workshops, hair makeover experiences, hair lectures, hair product testings, and so much more. You name it and women are coming together to celebrate their natural hair. When they meet, they bare themselves by sharing their stories and exchanging information. Simply Google "natural hair meetup" and your search engine's results will be explosive.
A musical tribute to Bob Hope and the USO. Travel with Bob and his troop of enterainers starting in 1941 at March Air Field in Riverside Ca. through WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Bob and Sgt. Iggy will make you laugh, the tribute to missed buddies will touch your hart and the finale will make you stand up and cheer. This show salutes Bob Hope the USO, the entertainers who travel the world, and our Veterans and troops.
Don Reed, Michael Airington, and Palmer Davis bring their own critically-acclaimed shows to the Hudson Backstage Theatre weekends through September:
• Don Reed's Comedy Shows (Can You Dig It? and Semi-Famous)
• Oh My Goodness It's Paul Lynde starring Michael Airington
• Suburban Showgirl starring Palmer Davis
A lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a house full of dogs, cats, and Febreze and Daddy's .38 special. These are just some of the ingredients in a delicious and magical stew of stories about a singular childhood in Grady County, written and performed by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the hit film Beasts Of The Southern Wild. See a landscape you won't soon forget.
The Trip to Bountiful tells Mother Watts' story. She is an elderly woman forced to live with her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law. Her dream is to return for one last time to her small hometown in Bountiful, Texas. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope, faith and family.
A poignant, poetic and powerful story, inspired by the real-life experiences of playwright Joanna McClelland Glass, about the friendship forged between 81-year-old Francis Biddle, U.S. Attorney General under President Roosevelt and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg trials; and a tenacious 25-year-old woman from the Canadian plains – one of a string of secretaries Biddle's wife has hired to help him put his affairs in order at the end of his long and illustrious career. This richly scripted story illustrates how two strangers, at two dramatically different places in their lives, can unexpectedly and forever influence each other.
"A must-see for any age!" raves Chris Knopf, past president of Writers' Guild of America, West. "Guarantees laughs! She's done it again!" hails playwright Jerry Mayer (Aspirin & Elephants, Almost Perfect, Dietrich & Chevalier, etc). From the team that brought you the 2013 hit Raise Me Up ("Outstanding!" American Radio Network; "Timeless as romance itself!" LA Weekly) comes Lisa Phillips Visca's world premiere comedy about mothers, daughters, and the profound effect they have on each other and the men in their lives, directed by Chris DeCarlo. An obstacle course of weddings, Porsches, trust fund deadlines, biological clock time-bombs, and life-changing peanut butter frozen yogurt, Turning Thirty illuminates modern-day romance in all its unexpected glory, with the passion and pain of finding, losing, and finding once again your one and only true love. Turning Thirty – the ultimate year; the ultimate love story.
A twister hits the classic tale for a fast-paced, ridiculous retelling by only six actors and tons of audience participation!
A Rock Musical comedy. 5 performers play 12 bands and a slew of comic characters in a mock history of Independent Rock!
A clan of vampires and a few humans reveal dark mysteries and bring us fear mixed with love, perhaps a few tears, and a touch of laughter, all in the course of one night in the life of the clan. Bring food and any drink you like and enjoy!
Vox Lumiere bridges time and space to bring all the passion, seduction, mystery and murder of 19th century Paris and The Phantom of the Opera to 21st century Los Angeles.
Musicians, singers, and dancers perform a musical mash-up of rock, pop, alternative, techno, dance, EDM, opera and classic Hollywood film scoring all perfectly synchronized with the 1925 Lon Chaney classic, propelling you deeper into the heart of this timeless story than ever before. Multiple wrap-around screens envelope you in the film, and cutting-edge multimedia opens a portal for Vox Lumiere's Steampunk-inspired ensemble to lead you on an 'up close and personal' backstage tour of the world most famous opera.
With Vox Lumiere you'll experience magic and allure of The Phantom of the Opera like you never thought possible. You'll be cheering, singing and ready to dance as this haunting, playful romp and bewitching fusion of music, dance and silent film comes to life before your eyes.
During a heavy rainstorm a young man who has lost his way, finally comes upon a home. A mysterious male resident welcomes him in. The Man hands to the young man a book…in the book, is the forgotten tale of the Legend of humans. In the Man's hand is another book containing the story of this young man's life until the moment he had arrived to this place. After reading, the young man realizes why he was lead here. The storm subsides, the Man sends the young man off as he leaves.
Written by one of England's leading writers for young audiences, Walking the Tightrope is a sweet and funny story of a grandfather who, while trying to tell his five-year-old granddaughter that Grandma is gone, goes about building a beautiful new relationship with her.
Gold stilettos, bucket loads of Ferrero Rocher, the least watched video on YouTube, a million years of human history condensed into ten minutes. It's a microcosm of the western world at a dinner table. The last supper of the self-obsessed us. And you, the audience, are invited to the banquet to watch and, some to partake. Gob Squad's Western Society is a portrait of the world we live in, with the color and sound turned up to 11.
Pushed together as room-mates at The University of Shiz, initially the beautiful and popular Glinda clashes with the fiery, misunderstood, green-skinned Elphaba. Soon they learn to put their differences aside, and form an unexpected bond, that stays with them for years to come. An uplifting and affirming adventure, get your tickets for the hottest tour in town!
Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation....or at least, a voice, of a generation. This fast paced comedy is a mash-up of Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, and HBO's critically acclaimed "Girls", delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55 minute show.
The musical story of cannabis in America... that gets in a few pot shots along the way.
Creating Arts Company proudly presents a childhood favorite for children and parents alike! Dance and sing along with Snoopy, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Schroeder and of course Charlie Brown himself in this classic with all the Peanuts Gang characters. Perfect for all ages this productions features wonderful songs like "My New Philosophy" and promises to never yank the football away! Good grief Charlie Brown!
This show is a Creating Arts Company signature mini-musical which is audience interactive, runs one hour and is recommended for children ages 3 and up. All children receive a toy musical instrument upon arrival an.
This is a one hour and thirty minute interactive show that is fun for the entire family and recommended for ages 4 and up.