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Los Angeles…where never growing up is mandatory! This original Second City style sketch show is written and performed by: Natalie D'Alacio, Adam Garcia, Marissa Hampton, Rachel Laforce, Ryan Miller, Kaitlyn Tanimoto and Kevin Stafford. Directed by Jesse Klein. Assistant Director, Charity Miller. Musical Director, Ben Bromfield.
Can we find redemption? Whatever happened to Abigail Williams? It's 1702, a decade after The Crucible's infamous seductress danced with the devil in Salem. Imagining the destiny of the immortal stage villain who cried "Witch!," this thrilling next chapter by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fox's Glee, Broadway's Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark) finds Abigail living under an assumed name in a village far from Salem, trying to start afresh. But now her past is about to catch up with her.
A tumble down a rabbit's hole leads Alice to a curious playground filled with fantastic characters. With the help of a Cheshire Cat Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is. Parents will love sharing this childhood story adapted from the whimsical tale by Lewis Carroll with their children.
Buddy falls for the perfect girl of his dreams. One small problem... he's married to Jenny. We watch his hilarious, guilt-ridden affair 'til he finally realizes his perfect dream girl is Jenny, his wife.
The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day's GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.
35 years ago, Cathy (Felicity Huffman) killed two police officers after inciting an act of anarchy. Now, she comes face to face with her parole officer, Ann (Rebecca Pidgeon), for the last time. This 70 minute, thought-provoking play comes to a head as Ann seeks a sign of true rehabilitation or at the very least regret, while Cathy bargains to be set free.
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and LA Drama Critics Circle Nominated Director/Producer Marja-Lewis Ryan (One In The Chamber) team up with Academy Award Nominee Felicity Huffman and Film Critics Award Winner Rebecca Pidgeon for a truly special six-week run.
It's not easy growing up with red hair
Generations of readers have adored the best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables, and now the musical adaptation of the beloved book hits the stage at Chance Theater. The Cuthberts expect to adopt a boy, but receive, instead, a red-haired, wide eyed orphan girl. Though clever young Anne Shirley has a penchant for getting into trouble, she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of rural Prince Edward Island. It's a heartwarming story for the whole family.
After their father dies in the decaying plantation mansion the family has held for generations, the three grown Lafayette children return to Arkansas to battle over their inheritance. Soon after uncovering a gruesome relic buried deep in the recesses of their father's haunted past, decades of family resentment burst through centuries of historical sin in this outrageous and entertaining family drama.
Gay marriage is here - get scared, straights! Gay marriage just passed in the U.S. and when a straight couple runs to escape the gay's "evil agenda" they find out who the real sinners are!
Nashville – graffiti - a ball of flesh - a tuft of blue hair – hymnals -beer in Styrofoam mugs - respectable orgasms…In this absurd, poignant, uncomfortably funny play written by Academy Award nominated Peter Hedges, two women grow a unique friendship of compassion, support, and survival. Dana Sue Kaye, a voluble and seductive southerner with a gift for creative lying, and Brad's Wife (Valerie), a soft spoken northerner with the singing voice of an angel, surprise us time and again in this 80 minute journey through outrageous suffering that finds relief in the most unexpected exquisite form. Imagining Brad beautifully reveals the often-disquieting dynamics in the relationship of men and women in contemporary society.
Oy Vey! Have you ever had a battle with a family member? Meet Daphna Feygenbaum and her cousin Liam. These two couldn't be any different from one another on the spectrum scale. She swears she's more Jewish than him. He couldn't care less. But when a family heirloom gets between these two, the stakes run high.
This searing and seductive look at values and cultural collisions bursts through the backdrop of Gaudi's beautifully unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral. This new play's biting humor uncovers the individual tragedies and triumphs that have the power to build us up as well as tear us down.
Based on a series of tabloid reports, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a hybrid creature discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. Taken in by a local veterinarian, he is taught to act like a "normal" boy. All seems hopeful until Bat Boy falls in love with the veterinarian's daughter and thew narrow-mindedness of his neighbors forces him and his new love to flee back to the woods. Sharp, biting social commentary and satire are matched by a thrilling score in this highly entertaining new musical, perfect for the Halloween season.
Within war-torn Baghdad, lives a tiger – a wild, captive beast within a man-made cage. Through the power of theatrical imagination, we are allowed a peek inside the mind of this quick-witted and well-spoken "animal," as the lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by the mayhem surrounding them in the midst of war. Violence, anger, greed, forgiveness, and redemption are examined in funny, touching, and insightful exchanges between man and beast; the living and the dead. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature, the search for freedom, and the existence of the after-life.
Martin Sherman's profound love story takes audiences into the deepest, darkest moments of two gay men's struggle to survive in Nazi Germany. In the first major U.S. revival since its Broadway premiere in 1979, Moisés Kaufman directs this startling and moving play that illustrates how love can transcend persecution, no matter the cost.
Tony Award winning director and Geffen Playhouse alumni John Rando helms this brilliant new family comedy from Pulitzer nominee Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros.
A World Premiere Musical, Breaking Through is told through the eyes of a young, talented singer/songwriter, as she tries to navigate the treacherous shark-filled waters of the music business. She embarks on a compelling journey to find her way back to her authentic self and in the process rediscovers the music that truly makes her alive. Breaking Through features a score by Emmy award-winning songwriter and producer Cliff Downs ("The Voice," "American Idol,"), and Katie Kahanovitz (Girls Night Out Pop Radio), with a book by Kirsten Guenther (Mrs. Sharp, 2008 Richard Rodgers Award-winner; the upcoming Benny and Joon).
One of the most romantic stories ever written, The Bridges of Madison County first captured the nation's attention as a best-selling novel and is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as "one of Broadway's best scores in the last decade." With a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple) and direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific), The Bridges of Madison County is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
Searching for salvation…
A man attempts to reunite with family he never knew. Little does the man suspect that this experience will test the man's endurance, his love, and, most potently, his faith. At once darkly comic and deeply moving, this Obie Award winning play takes a sardonic yet empathetic tone as it delves into conviction, redemption, and the opening of minds in the Midwest.
From four time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots comes the West Coast Premiere of Casa Valentina, the recipient of four 2014 Tony Award nominations. Directed by nine-time Emmy Award-winner David Lee of NBC's Frasier and director of the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse productions of Can-Can and Art, this moving and insightful play is nestled in the Catskills in 1962 - land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy. But an inconspicuous bungalow colony is more than a place to escape the sweltering summer heat. For a group of heterosexual men it is a place to escape something else entirely: being men.
Take a seat in the Kit Kat Klub and explore the Bohemian lifestyle in this Chicago, Cabaret, Rent musical cocktail! The owners of the establishment, Emcee and Matron "Mamma" Morton will guide you through a satirical romp of sex, drugs, liquor, murder, jazz, art and love. Dive into the drinks, dance and songs in this 360 degree completely immersive cabaret event that begins before you even walk through the front door! Girls, guys and everything in between, there's something for everyone at this speak-easy but only those with the password will get in!
Vive La Vie Boheme, and All That Jazz
Kit Kat Klub Speakeasy Rules:
• Don't Tell Anyone
• Look For the Symbol
• Give Your Password to Gain Access
Few Other Things
• No admittance under 21, this show features adult content… You have been warned.
• Doors open at 7PM for cocktails and live music.
• Dress in your finest 20's fashion, and your first drink is on us.
On the anniversary of the megachurch he himself founded, Pastor Paul feels called to deliver a new message, though he knows it will shake the foundation of everything he has built. No matter your faith, or lack thereof, The Christians — a play with a full, live choir — compels a conversation that attempts to bridge the seemingly insurmountable distance between us. Do you have the courage to change your heart?
Welcome to John's life. Having taken a break from his relationship with his somewhat controlling boyfriend, John has managed to fall in love with someone else… a woman. In this edgy, raw, and witty look at a new kind of love triangle, Mike Bartlett tackles the concepts of sexual identity, commitment, self-knowledge, and family obligations in a way never before seen on stage. In this intensely gritty and naturalistic production four actors will introduce you to the pain of finding out who and what we all might be and the importance, or lack thereof, of a definition of love, lust, and need. 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Willy Loman has become the quintessential image of the traveling salesman, forever chasing his dream of success, but always falling short of true contentment and happiness. Presented in a series of dreamlike flashbacks, we see the failing philosophy of Willy's life, even as he stubbornly hangs onto the need to be liked. Seeing his failed dreams reflected back from his sons, his hopes and regrets are shared by everyone who has questioned life choices. This is truly a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty by one of the true masters of American Drama.
A sketch comedy show featuring from some of the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater's best performers and writers, following Death Valley Tween Fest, a poorly-planned youth music and entertainment festival in the middle of the desert.
LA Opera launches an exciting initiative to present new operas at REDCAT with a deeply unsettling 2012 work that blends classical vocalism with dark heavy metal influences. In the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe, a family struggles to keep together. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept her dire situation, until a stranger shows up at the doorstep, a reminder of just how bad things have gotten.
LA Opera launches an exciting initiative to present new operas at REDCAT with a deeply unsettling 2012 work that blends classical vocalism with dark heavy metal influences. In the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe, a family struggles to keep together. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept her dire situation, until a stranger shows up at the doorstep, a reminder of just how bad things have gotten.
Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, and hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "one of the most exciting new operas of recent years" Dog Days is a shocking reminder of contemporary opera's raw power. "It's only a matter of time before this riveting show is confirmed as a groundbreaking American classic." (New York Times)
"It's a hoot! A return trip to the Emerald City in the Santa Monica Playhouse's imaginative, colorful musical" LA TIMES. It's the joyous Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy, a hilarious and heart-warming internationally acclaimed reworking of the beloved story, filled with music and dance, fun special effects, laughter and love, proving once again that there's no place like home. Follow Dorothy and her companions along the windy road to that mystical place where dreams really do come, as they do battle with such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, and learn a great deal about the world, and even a little bit about themselves.
Will you wait for me?
At once fanciful, timeless, yet starkly contemporary, this brand new romantic tale follows one Dragon, her need for freedom, her desire for human love, and the men who get trapped in between. Emergent artist Davis brings a uniquely simple voice to a centuries old myth, clashing lore with love, and eternity with yearning.
Sex, ...lies, ...and money. a true story of false profits.
2001 saw the biggest corporate bankruptcy in history to date, and then the real story unraveled: political influence, money laundering, sex, intrigue, ...and in this case, ...music, dance, three blind mice and raptors too. Finance at this level is truly, ...electric!
Sex, Lies, and Money, a true story of false profits! ENRON follows the astounding rise and fall of the Enron Corporation and of it's charismatic leader, Jeffrey Skilling. The Texas-based energy company ascended to great heights (and a staggering stock price) before declaring bankruptcy in 2001 amid one of the largest financial scandals in history. Focusing on the transformation of the company's president Jeffrey Skilling—from intelligent schlub to charismatic leader—the show illuminates how the whole mess unfurled. If you've ever wondered how Enron managed to deceive its 20,000 employees, Wall Street, and the public, it's all razzle-dazzle; and ENRON wickedly lights the way.
With Entropy, Bill Robens has once again applied his comic gift to another significant period in history when the women's rights movement was coming to the forefront, the arms race between the USSR and US was exploding, and all the traditional values from the 50s were making way for a new era. Against this backdrop a team of US astronauts take off on a secret mission that will take them on a journey of universal discoveries and hilarious insights on the power of photosynthesis and love.
A sophisticated evening for the fancy side in all of us
Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
Enjoy the irreverent fun of this "fresh-as-a-daisy comedy," (New York Daily News) where, during an ostentatious wedding reception in Knoxville, Tennessee, five reluctant bridesmaids take refuge in an upstairs bedroom, to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a sweet and sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; the heartbroken and outrageous Georgeanne; Meredith, the bride's precocious lil' sister; and the jaded bad girl Trisha. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women discover a bond that goes beyond the dress in this wickedly funny and "wonderfully entertaining play" (The New York Post).
With a focus on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, Fly tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corp fighters known as the Tuskegee Airmen who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II. Featuring a cast of eight men, including "Tap Griot," a dancer who uses tap dance steps to set a mood that is part sublimated anger, part empowerment, Fly was hailed by The New York Times as "a superior piece of theatrical synergy." Co-author and director Ricardo Khan is Tony Award-winning co-founder and former artistic director of the Crossroads Theatre Company, known as one of the nation's foremost African-American theater companies. In honor of Black History month, The Pasadena Playhouse and Crossroads Theatre Company's production of Fly dramatizes the historic contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen to the desegregation of the American military and the furthering of civil rights.
Undateable, an online experiment. An original sketch show comprised of REAL online interactions that shows you the science behind dating.
Coming direct from New York with a 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, he's got to juggle his mistress, his fiancée, and the constant threat of landing behind bars! The Hollywood Reporter raves, "Gentleman's Guide restores our faith in musical comedy."
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.
Set in the Great Depression on the brink of WWII, The Glass Menagerie tells the gripping story of The Wingfield family. The mother Amanda, a remnant of her gentile, southern past, fights to prepare her fragile daughter and restless son for the harsh world that awaits them. A former classmate of the siblings comes into their home for a brief, magical evening that will alter their lives forever.
Gritty, poetic, and occasionally hilarious, The Glass Menagerie was Tennessee Williams' first major hit and remains to this day one of the greatest dramas in history. The Greenway Court Theater is proud to present the 70th Anniversary production of Williams' masterpiece. Be sure to experience this revealing, new take on this American classic.
World Champion Randy Gardner breaks the ice and the silence in his first ever one-man show and reveals the rough and tumble world behind the beauty and elegance of competitive ice skating. He also takes us down the path of his own shocking and surprising story on his way to winning the World Championships in pairs ice skating. Experience this exciting world as never revealed before by those who actually lived it. From Moscow during the Cold War throuh the jaw-dropping scandals of the 1990's to the present, Go Figure! impales the sacred-ice-skating-cows without reverence, while taking us back to the glory days of the Olympics. Nothing is off limits in this raucous, tell-all, where at every turn of the blade, and for the first time in history, "The skates come off and the truth comes out!"
Based on the movie of the same name. Ben has recently graduated college, and his parents are now expecting great things from him. At his "homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson -- the wife of his father's business partner -- has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. Please be advised that this show contains nudity and strong sexual content. It is not recommended for children.
Pulitzer Prize finalist and Ovation Award winner Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) brings a violently beautiful, gruesomely funny comedy to the intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse.
It's 1990, and ''Gus's Fashions & Shoes'' is the hippest clothing store downtown. Gangstas, cops, everybody shops at Gus's. With a crazy cast of characters, including Gus, his son Matty, a narcotics detective, an aspiring rapper, and Jimmy, the little person with a big old imagination -- Gus's Fashions & Shoes is as hilarious as it is combustible. From the writer/director of Cops and Friends of Cops, comes this play about the family you're born into, the family you choose, and the difficulties of navigating each.
Come experience the pure joy of music and uprising in this intimate retelling of the contemporary classic. Full-figured Tracy Turnblad only wants to dance–and dance she does, through her downtrodden neighborhood, through the harsh words of her schoolmates, and through the racial barriers dividing 1960's Baltimore. Chance presents a closer, more personal look at this vivacious celebration of rock n' roll, revolution, and love against all odds. You'll leap out of your seat!
Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, "America's Composer." From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia, to New York's Lower East Side, and ultimately all of America and the world, Berlin's story epitomizes the American dream. Featuring the composer's most popular and enduring songs from "God Bless America," to "White Christmas" and beyond, Hershey Felder's masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey.
Artistic director of the Zephyr Theatre Lee Sankowich directs the 25th Anniversary revival of The House of Yes – Thanksgiving, 1983. As a violent hurricane swirls outside the Pascal's Kennedy estate-adjacent home in McLean, VA, the storm of the century — brewing since JFK's assassination — is about to erupt inside. Mrs. Pascal, daughter Jackie-O and younger son Anthony await the arrival of Jackie's twin brother for the holiday. But when Marty brings along his new fiancée, secrets unravel and the family's elegant veneer begins to crack. Lee Sankowich directs a 25th anniversary revival of the viciously entertaining black comedy that became a cult classic indie film.
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.
The Bryant family reunion takes a comedic turn when the middle son brings home his Swedish boyfriend and tosses him into a stew of family dysfunctions. Race, sexuality and religion are on the menu as Modern Family meets Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in this "timely and important American play" (Chicago Tribune), directed by Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad.
Filled with world-class magic, fantastic story-telling, audience participation and incredible live music by Celine Dion's concert cellist, this intimate performance weaves original, thought-provoking illusions, wit, humor, and dazzling live music together with an entertaining theatrical twist.
World-renowned magician Ivan Amodei stars in his critically acclaimed Intimate Illusions show at the famed Beverly Wilshire at the most glamourous address in the world Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd.
A celebrity favorite, Ivan has entertained in luxury venues throughout the world. Expert sleight of hand, original and mind bending illusions all while accompanied by a concert cellist that scores the show with great classics. BroadwayWorld calls his hit show "Spectacular' " and the L.A. Times named it a "Top Pick."
Here's what you will experience:
• Witness Ivan Amodei recreate the famous story of William Tell with a surgically sharp darts and a unsuspecting volunteer from the audience • Ivan will disclose Houdini's biggest kept secret • Watch him unleash the power of the mind of a mega-savant
• A World Class magic show for only 60 guests • Set at the famed Beverly Wilshire in Ivan's private luxury suite • Décor styled after a Ralph Lauren Madison Ave Apartment • A concert cellist accompanying Ivan like the score to a great movie • Hear the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Mission Impossible, James Bond, The Pink Panther and other famous classics played live
Don't miss Ivan's witty humor and interactive style that leaves audiences wanting more!
Jesus Christ, the world's first superstar! This thrilling rock-opera takes a sometimes irreverent, always impassioned, look at Jesus' last days. As Judas begins to question the motivations and methods of his friend and mentor, emotion and true belief is put to the test. Propelled by a stirring score by the creators of Phantom of the Opera andEvita, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. A true classic of modern musical theatre, you'll never get closer to this biblical story than at the Long Beach Playhouse.
After a sold-out Christmas run of their critical success Ebenezer, The Speakeasy Society is helming their next large-scale immersive theatre production in the first of a three-part cycle inspired by Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. Drawing material from the novel, as well as historical and artistic wartime sources, The Johnny Cycle will guide audiences through a personalized, individual, and epic experience examining the costs of war. Part I - The Quick and the Dead, will move through personal battlefields; guests will come in contact with a multitude of characters--childhood loves, family members, war room generals, soldiers, nurses, and even major religious figures--each character playing their role, intentionally or not, in sending our hero to his destiny as he desperately struggles to be heard. The living and the dead have voices--but Johnny is trapped in between.
A voyage of solitude and tenacity…from the mountains of Guatemala to the streets of Los Angeles. This remarkable true story chronicles the journey of Lorenzo, an 11-year-old K'iche Mayan homeless orphan, from Guatemala City to Los Angeles. With the help of Ofelia, a tortilla maker escaping an abusive relationship, the lively duo brave many dangers in a 13-month epic trek while attempting to cross two borders. Like millions of migrants facing dangers and predators of all sorts, will their optimism and will carry them to a better life?
Join us on a spooky adventure
This theatrical adaptation of the timeless tale of Ichabod Crane and the fair damsel Katrina Van Tassel awakens the imagination—and the dreaded specter of the Headless Horseman. Delightfully adventurous, an ideal Halloween story for literature and theater lovers of all ages.
Come join us in the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale of the teenage mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. She is willing to give up her life under the sea to become a human but finds out making a deal with the sea witch can lead to trouble!
The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, features a series of three engaging musical playlets, each with its own storyline about making difficult choices in love with a brand new pop/Broadway score from the creative team of the well-received Off-Broadway hit Inside Out.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as "Feed the Birds," "Jolly Holiday," "Step in Time," and the Academy Award-winning "Chim-Chim Cher-ee." The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for 9 Olivier and 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
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!
Spring, 1940. Mickey and Worm are best pals and partners in grifting, gambling, and all kinds of shady deals. Mickey is a failed boxer who took a fall for a big payoff; Worm is the brains to Mickey's brawn, but is tired of scraping by for a living and wants a regular job. Night club singer Maddy is Mickey's long-time moll, but she's got aspirations for Broadway -- and even a chance to pursue her dream, if she's willing to leave Mickey for Lou, a rich and shady night club owner. Giselle, a seemingly innocent young nightclub singer, is more a femme fatale than anyone suspects and becomes intertwined amongst them all. Lou has a fortune in cash ripe for the picking and somebody is going to get it -- leaving some dead, some disappointed, and some a whole lot richer..
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.
One long night in a grungy chain hotel room near O'Hare Airport is enough to make anyone question their aspirations in life, but for middle-aged flight attendants Beth and Sam, it's just part of a never-ending layover that goes with the job. When Beth's 18-year-old pot dealer shows up in full prom gear in the parking lot offering a new perspective, she begins to doubt her twilight existence between time zones. Mud Blue Sky is a comedy about how the small kindnesses we afford each other can inspire us to grab onto life before it flies by.
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed … fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills — with the help of his silent partner, Lou. Everyone is a suspect in Murder For Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist. One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all the suspects. And they both play the piano.
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends.
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends.
Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley sets this modern romantic comedy in the Irish countryside. Los Angeles audiences will be treated to this heartwarming love story after a successful Broadway engagement.
The fantastic story includes shipwrecks, pirates, a king who uses the skulls of his victims as interior design, an abandoned baby, and a knight in rusted armor fighting for love. At every turn, Pericles confronts events both grotesque and miraculous as his long and brilliant history unfolds. This is one of Shakespeare's strangest plays and includes adult themes and situations.
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell A Pirate Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. Tinkerbell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates' plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook's Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure. Featuring comedy, magic, dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance," and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, a Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages.
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!
An extraordinary gathering of young idealists live above a vegan restaurant in NYC. Billy, Dawn, Dear and Wyatt are an extended sexual family battling their fears and addictions in order to live their utopian dream. Pied Pipers is a celebration of love and the search for human grandness, and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.
What happens when the worlds strongest girl, Pippi Longstocking and her father set sail on the seven seas? Why, an interactive, sea-fairing pirate adventure like no-other! With the help of her faithful friends, Lila Guben, Mr. Nelson and You, Pippi must find a way to hide her secret treasure map and save her entire ship from greedy pirates! Climb aboard for this non-stop, action packed fun show that is perfect for ages three and up and the entire family!
Gidget, beach blankets, and Hitchcockian psychological suspense thrillers are tossed around in the comic mind of playwright Charles Busch and they emerge as a rollickingly wild ride through split personalities, brutal murders, and the challenges of finding your true surf-buddy. Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. But the brutal murders plaguing her seaside town just might be the doing of one of her hidden personalities. Hilarity ensues as murder, madness, and the passionate pursuit of the perfect wave and world domination come crashing over the heads of the audience.
Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this award-winning comedy from acclaimed playwright Josefina López is the story of five full-figured women racing to meet an impossible deadline to keep their tiny sewing factory in East L.A. from going under. The basis for the award-winning film of the same name starring America Ferrera, Real Women Have Curves is a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, and celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.
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!
Red, White & Everything Else! America. Land of the mostly free, and home of the sometimes brave. Maybe we're awesome or maybe we're just delusional, it's our best virtue! This original sketch comedy is written and performed by Sasha A. Ali, Natalie D'Alacio, Rukhmani Desai, Lindsey Fisher, Julian Gant, Ace Gibson, Michael Klimkowski and Matt Noonan.
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Price for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income, and Mark an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life.
How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
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.
The title says it all - or does it - in this provocative new work about two writers approaching love, sex and literature in comically different ways.
Playwright Joe Calarco says, "Just because Shakespeare understands the human condition, it doesn't mean it can't be a good time." And so he takes the audience on a theatrical adventure of a lifetime, presenting a version of the well-known teen passion-fueled tragedy as an undercurrent to the emotional growth and challenges faced by four young Catholic schoolboys. In meeting clandestinely to read the classic play together, these boys are invited to examine, not only the insightful brilliance of the Bard, but also the rigidity of their lives. Perceptions and understanding are upended as play-acting turns serious and universal truths emerge.
The irreverent and titillating female trio of Size Matters is set to make audiences convulse with laughter at this summer's Hollywood Fringe Festival. Previewing on June 4th at The Dragonfly Theatre, the daring troupe has created a live, multimedia experience with ridiculous characters in out of this world situations, all while riding a spaceship tampon into "Nowhere Land." Confused? So are they, but somehow they crazy glue it all together.
Launching a North American tour at the Ahmanson, three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien will direct a lavish new production of the world's most beloved musical. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re- Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and "The Sound of Music."
Based on Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 expressionist play and featuring an electrifying score, Spring Awakening follows the lives of a group of adolescents as they navigate their journey from adolescence to adulthood in a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the Tony Award-winning musical - performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 25 - was heralded as an "emotional triumph" by the Los Angeles Times and enjoyed a sold-out engagement at downtown L.A.'s Rosenthal Theatre in the fall of 2014.
MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl's new comedy follows former spouses and actors on and off-stage (and script) - helmed by Ovation Award winner and Geffen alumni Bart DeLorenzo.
Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, it's a special one-night-only engagement of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta's NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson, memorializing a great American hero. Robeson – internationally renowned actor, recording artist, concert singer, football player, All-American athlete and Phi Beta Kappa Society laureate at Rutgers University, was witness to the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz/Be-bop era, the horrors of the slave trade, the shame of the Holocaust, McCarthyism, blacklists, racism and oppression. His life's work celebrates our common humanity as he fought globally for social justice. "Armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions and his vision of a world where men live as brothers, his message was his life," says Kenyatta. "He shows us that in spite of our differences, we still have more in common than we do in conflict."
In Straight White Men, written and directed by Lee and co-commissioned by CTG, Lee offers a traditionally structured take on the classic American father-son drama. Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas. They enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese, and find themselves confronting a problem that even being a happy family can't solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?
Two time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie) joins Sirius XM Radio's Seth Rudetsky for two Broadway at The Broad concerts. These two irrepressible friends will shoot the breeze, dish the dirt, and raise the roof with a host of classic Broadway songs-imagine Broadway legends in your living room! Grammy and Emmy nominated radio star Seth Rudetsky interviews Broadway's biggest stars in the return of this exciting concert series. It's Broadway The Broad way!
Now Showing a the Hollywood Fringe - 5 Shows Only
Welcome to Thenardier's Inn, a re-telling of the Victor Hugo Les Miserable tale put on by the man himself. Submerge yourself in the dancing, drinks, and girls of the Inn, while singing along with the classic characters and songs, in this 360 degree immersive theatrical cabaret. You will be escorted through the event by Master Thenardier, where the audience is invited to his very Inn for an intimate yet rambunctious evening where every seat is in on the action!
Forget Broadway, and bring in the broads, it's Master Thenardier's turn!
A Few Other Things:
• No admittance under 21, this show features adult content.
• Doors open at 7PM for cocktails and live music.
Pulitzer Prize nominee Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Weeds) joins multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day, American Idiot) for, "A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing," with a serious backbeat.
Bill has just moved from the city to a new condo in the suburbs, and is awaiting the arrival of his furniture and his (unfaithful) wife. He meets Jack, a brash, irreverent, and divorced neighbor who drops by for a visit and simply will not leave. In this off-beat comedy by the author of The House of Yes, two regular guys form an unlikely bond as they debate the meaning of marriage, commitment, and mortality.
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 haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. Now, director Thom Southerland's acclaimed London revival is on course to Los Angeles in this all-new production.
The Underpants, adapted by Steve Martin from an early 20th century German play, takes broad, physical comedy to the extremes!
TE San Pedro Rep's production infuses passion and performance zeal into the story of Louise, a 1960's housewife who has the whole town in an uproar when her underpants fall off during the King's parade. From her befuddled husband Theo, to a long line of hilarious suitors, The Underpants offers audiences an evening of giddiness and laughter sure to have you falling out of your "seat."
The Vanek Trilogy by Vaclav Havel follows the character of Vanek (Havel's literary alter ego) as he emerges from prison in late 1970's Czechoslovakia.
A hilarious window into society at the height of Cold War paranoia, the Vanek Trilogy will bring you on a jorney unlike any other!
Three scenes take Vanek from his job in a beer factory, to a dinner party with the bourgeois elite, and finally to the top of the political infrastructure itself. Each stop reveals a searing (and often hilarious) window into the effect a society at the height of Cold War paranoia, has on its people. Havel, the longtime critic of the Soviet state and eventually the first president of the Czech Republic uses humor and his unique wit, to carry audiences on an unforgettable journey.
Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre - Jeanine Tesori. On a cross-country bus trip in search of a minister to heal her scarred face, one woman discovers the true meaning of beauty, courage and love. With its powerful story Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s.
Waterfall is an epic love story, set in Bangkok and Tokyo between the turbulent years of 1933 and 1939, as a monarchy falls in Thailand and Japan moves to the brink of war. A young Thai student falls in love with the American wife of a Thai diplomat, and the story of their forbidden love parallels history as the new democracy of Siam moves into the vortex of the increasingly anti-American Japan. With a gloriously romantic score, Waterfall is a modern love story of timeless scale.