SHOWS AND TICKETS
- Concerts / Events
- Family / Kids
- Magic Show
- Performance Art
- Solo Performance
- Stand-up/Sketch Comedy
AND reset dates
Veteran singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with Alice's Restaurant, whose title song helped foster a new commitment to social awareness and activism. Celebrating a half-century since that album, Guthrie continues to walk to his own beat as he relives those classic songs and shares anecdotes from a life campaigning for social justice.
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.
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.
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.
What is a clever mechanical inventor to do when the Hollywood movie company he works for sends a beautiful--and very tedious--young accountant to keep tabs on his rather eccentric spending habits?
And under the guise of constructing a mechanical horse, will she discover what he is REALLY building?
Enjoy a night of live Hollywood intimate radio theater and cabaret-style comfortable seating. The best way to spend Saturday night in Hollywood!
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.
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.
In a new dramatic comedy from Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, this funny yet thoughtful play draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take an insightful look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. Based on a true story, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is a journey through the life of an African-American maid and actress and her relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood starlet. Jumping from a low-rent apartment to a Hollywood Mansion, from 1930s show-biz to a 21st Century historical seminar, racial imagery and cinematic fame have never been more entertaining.
CarneyMagic<>i/ is a theatre show that blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with intelligence, taste, and wit, into a unique evening of pure entertainment. This is definitely NOT your typical "magic" show. Carney's approach is smart, engaging, and often hilarious. Pin-balling between jaunty comedic riffs and astonishing sleight of hand, Carney will have you reeling with his hilarious audience participation segments, as well as his embodiment of multiple characters. He's not like any magician you've seen before. You won't see any big boxes, tigers, dancing girls, or lasers. Just a quirky, likable guy, cracking-wise and doing some pretty a
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...
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.
"PICK OF THE WEEK!" (LA WEEKLY). "Run to see this show!" (Joestraw#9). "Compelling!" (LA TIMES). It was time to speak up. When LAUSD teacher and playwright Alan Aymie was given his second pink slip from the school district that he had worked in for a decade, and was later "graded" by the LA Times he decided it was time to provide a voice for the teaching professional. While painting a dynamic and powerful portrait of the daily challenges teachers face in LA, Aymie also takes a poignant look at his own experiences of trying to teach his son who was recently assessed with Asperger's Syndrome. A dramatic response to the LA Times' Value Added teacher ratings, A Child Left Behind is a teacher's personal journey of trying to be an effective educator while parenting a special needs child, and learning what it takes to be taught. Written and performed by award-winning playwright/performer ALAN AYMIE. Directed by PAUL STEIN, Artistic Director of the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood.
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?
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.
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.
Bill Norton heads west after getting news his father, the owner of the Bar N Ranch, has died in an accident. When Bill arrives in town he is met with laughter, thanks to his Eastern hat and tailored suit, and the news that the ranch is not his.
Flat broke, he gets a job washing dishes for the new owner of the Bar N. But he soon finds things don't add up, cattle are missing and there are many unanswered questions about his dad's death. When Bill starts probing for the truth he finds more than pots and pans aimed in his direction!
"Confessions of a Mormon Boy" has played off Broadway, across the country and internationally including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London's West End. This critically acclaimed solo play is Fales' hilarious, harrowing and inspiring true story of extremes from perfect Mormon boy to perfect rent boy and how he found a middle ground reclaiming his kids and "Donny Osmond" smile. Based on original direction by Tony Award Winner Jack Hofsiss ("The Elephant Man").
Lieutenant Komroff is an ideal soldier; strong, loyal, dedicated, willing to fight for the Russian city of Novgrod and its' powerful Dutchess.
But when he receives the Dutchess' sensual invitation to dinner, he's soon to realize that hand-to-hand combat may be dangerous, but not as deadly as a woman scorned, and to what lengths she will go in seeking revenge…
Enjoy a night of live Hollywood intimate radio theater, cabaret-style comfortable seating--the best way to spend Saturday night in Hollywood.
When Detective Terry Lane is called in to solve a case, it must be a tough one.
But when all evidence of this new murder points to a killer who has been pronounced dead for days, Detective Lane finds himself being pursued…
Will he catch the killer? Or become part of the walking dead?
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.
On the surface, Michael and Eden are a solid pair with a bright future. When their beloved dog Jock grows unexpectedly violent - chewing through furniture, biting people, killing another dog - the strength of the couple's relationship is tested. Inadvertently drawn in as accomplices to their canine's crimes, Michael and Eden find themselves telling a series of increasingly complex lies to another couple, Nicole and Bill, whose small pup is Jock's latest casualty. But every dog will have his day, and it's only a matter of time before the truth, like a buried bone, is dug up and laid bare.
The English General storms the castle on Dunsinane Hill and kills The King – but finds The Queen alive and unwilling to relinquish the throne. Unable to grasp the alien customs of the country, the General soon finds his peace mission spinning out of control. Fierce one minute and funny the next, Dunsinane is a modern language epic examining the limits of power – with uncanny parallels to present day politics.
The mystery wasn't what happened; the mystery was why. Inspired by the real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight in 1986, this play centers around an Israeli agent's desperate search for the truth as he interrogates an Englishwoman and her Arab lover. Who put the bomb on the plane and why? Deceptions and manipulations abound in what the New York Times calls, "A mystery wrapped in a love story — or the other way around."
A boy's tortured desire to discover his mother's guarded secret, and his father's struggle to save his son's life even though the revelation might cost him his own. A brilliant and startling testament to the human condition, Father, Father delves into a whirlwind of universal emotions, awash with suspense and heart pounding intensity. Its edge of the seat pace and explosive ending will leave you breathless and in a state of shock for a long time to come. Written & Directed by Regional "Reggie" Cook, published author and experienced screenwriter, nationally recognized as one of the prized new talents in the world of theater, television, film, and literature. His in-depth experience in business, politics and social affairs has nurtured a strong sense of empathy across a broad spectrum of class and cultures, enabling him to transform his audience into preverbal "flies on the wall" on stage, screen, or page.
Change is in the air and Figaro's world is turning upside down. On the eve of the wily barber's marriage to Susanna, Count Almaviva's wandering eye has landed on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess herself must spring into battle when she learns of her husband's plans. Or is she embroiled in a liaison of her own?
From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart's comic masterpiece brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness.
The Zephyr Theatre is proud to present the World Premiere of FINDING NICK!
Nicholas Guest (CHRISTMAS VACATION opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, THE LONG RIDERS with brother Christopher Guest, SONS OF ANARCHY "John Teller" and MAD MEN) explores a lifetime in search of an identity through live music, poetry, and multiple personalities. Directed by award-winning Lee Sankowich in this limited run!
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.
Florida is a hell hole. Literally. The devil has retired to Florida and is running amuck, as if the humidity, hurricanes and bugs weren't enough! This original comedic play premiers at Second City Hollywood.
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.
Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern & Arthur Sauer probe timeless themes of the ravages of war and the harsh realities that engulf soldiers in The Great War. The company's startlingly novel dramatic concept uses the brutal trench warfare of World War I as a lens to examine the ceaseless, universal toll of combat. An idyllic cultivated landscape transforms into a battle-scarred vista of destruction before your eyes, as the entire stage floor becomes a film set for a scaled-down version of the Western Front's war zone. Company members roam this ruined terrain armed with tiny video cameras, creating an animated film that is projected above scenes that detail—with miniature tanks and toy soldiers—the tragic human enterprise too often glorified by nations' patriotic zeal.
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.
Power, ambition, greed ... it's just another day at the office! From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. J. Pierrepont Finch uses a little "how-to" handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive -- tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man"; the office party; backstabbing co-workers; caffeine addiction; and, of course, true love.
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.
"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.
The Las Virgenes Unified School District is proud to announce that Jason Alexander will headline the 2015 Gala Fundraiser to Benefit the LVUSD Performing Arts. Mr. Alexander will premiere his new one-man show, Other People's Stories, with Musical Direction by Todd Schroeder. Mr. Alexander will present a fun-filled evening of story songs, comedy, improvisation, magic and audience participation. The concert will be followed by an exclusive, invitation-only Donor reception.
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.
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
The world's most popular musical finally makes its Musical Theatre West premiere. Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this epic, spectacular triumph set during the French Revolution tells the story of escaped convict Jean Valjean and his flight from Inspector Javert. Includes the songs "A Little Fall of Rain," "Stars," "Do You Hear the People Sing," and "One Day More.
After performing her deeply stirring solo show Let Me Down Easy to captivated audiences back in 2011, the shape-shifting actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith returns to The Broad Stage with a pivotal text on justice. Collaborating with a musician, Anna delivers Letter from a Birmingham Jail, a powerful exploration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark document written from a cramped prison cell in Alabama. More than 50 years after Dr. King penned his response to reluctant supporters of the civil rights movement, the Tony nominated artist and MacArthur "Genius" fellow delivers contrasting threads of strength, love, reason, and outrage to the stage.
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 World Premiere of LOOPHOLES, A Pain in the I.R.S. A musical parody based on a true story! Directed by Kiff Scholl
Loopholes is the ultimate David and Goliath story of a man who, despite having his entire net worth threatened, actually uncovered loopholes - allowing him to have the last laugh at the United States' most hated government agency, the IRS! Join us for the fun!
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!
Five-time Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter Michael McDonald has been thrilling us with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. From Doobie Brothers classics such as "What a Fool Believes" to solo hits like "I Keep Forgettin'" and his Motown covers, McDonald's songs have emotional immediacy and a laid-back groove. At the heart of it, there is that rich, husky voice that carries the ache of unrequited love.
A politically correct breastfeeding support group is turned on its head when the founder re-appears with a new baby after 10 years, and a head full of conspiracy theories, paranoia, rage at the system and fear for the future of her two children. With her 3 month old Baby un-named and her hostile reactions to the cute-siness of some of the newer mothers, she is perceived as having untreated PTSD and Post Partum Depression. After a long rant about 9/11 being a False Flag operation, and upon sharing some disturbing personal news, one of her old friends in the group is faced with the dilemma of taking matters into the hands of the State. How free are we really - in America - to speak our truth?
Desert Ensemble Theatre concludes its 4th season with a two-weekend run of Miss Gulch Returns!, Fred Barton's cabaret cult classic about the feisty Kansas spinster from The Wizard of Oz. Award-winning Palm Springs musical comedian Jerome Elliott stars. Tony Padilla is Director, Charlie Creasy is Music Director, and Michael Holmes of The Judy Show adds his unique perspective as Associate Director.
Fred Barton premiered Miss Gulch Returns! in 1984 to national press, winning a 1985 Back Stage Bistro Award for Musical Comedy Performance, and played long runs in New York's cabarets followed by engagements around the country. The 1986 recording remains a popular seller, almost 30 years after its initial release.
Jerome Elliott's critically acclaimed cabaret shows have played in New York (The Duplex), Los Angeles (M Bar), Seattle (Egan's Ballard Jam House and Julia's on Broadway), and San Diego (The Chapel Venue). He makes frequent appearances in Palm Springs clubs and theaters.
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.
In Athol Fugard's tale of friendship and racial tension, a schoolmaster in a small South African township describes hope as "a dangerous animal." Can he combine the talents of a black male student with a white female student on an educational journey in the midst of apartheid?
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!
"You sockdologizing old mantrap!"
Remember in Downton Abbey when the dreadful Canadian is going to take Mary's fortune? Our American Cousin was written in 1852. The American is a big galumphing rube with a heart of gold, and his English hosts are a rapidly declining houseful of eccentrics. The comedy swept America and culminated in a performance in Ford's Theater in Washington D. C. on April 14, one hundred fifty years ago.
The Out Crowd is a night of one-act plays that takes place at Eaglerock High. Each play explores the many students who live on the fringes of this offbeat public high school and the everyday issues they encounter, such as cyber bullying, weight struggles, and finding their place in the world.
The play's proceeds will benefit My Friend's Place- a homeless youth charity which helps LA's homeless young people to live self-sufficient lives.
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!
SHE's BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure a way out of this predicament.
Charlie Duff's nightly newscast makes him a voice to be heard, so why isn't his teenage son listening? When an on-air prayer for his father goes viral, Duff finds himself at the center of a firestorm over God's place in the newsroom. When his prayers turn prophetic, Duff suddenly has the power to reach everyone — except his own son. Stephen Belber's sharp new play asks if there is anything more vital than the faith we have in one another.
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!
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.
Pygmalion remains Shaw's most popular play, which is most widely known for being the inspiration behind the highly romanticized Broadway musical and film My Fair Lady.
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!
Recorded In Hollywood - The Musical is the true and fascinating story of legendary Los Angeles music producer John Dolphin. A well-respected and successful black businessman, record label owner, and music producer well before Motown ever existed. In 1948 he opened his World Famous Dolphin's Of Hollywood Record Shop on legendary Central Avenue in South Los Angeles, the music mecca on the west coast, but his contributions to music and the formative years of Rock'n'Roll have often been overlooked. Based on the book Recorded In Hollywood: The John Dolphin Story, the new musical features 13 original songs to match the musical era of the 1950s, as well as some hit cover songs associated with the story.
Half Baptist, half Muslim and totally boy crazy, Melanie is blazing through relationships like a misguided missile. Some of her concerns include: (a) how to locate testicles, (b) men with Asian Fetish, and (c) her eggs dying.
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.
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.
We've all fallen in love. We've all lusted in one form or another. We've all had loss.
Now, experience the raw, open wounds of one man as he retraces the remains of his shattered romantic history and tries to use what he discovers to try and right his own ship.
Drunk and lonely in a quiet Los Angeles dive bar, this man will be visited by the memories of his past. They will remind him of his romanticism and his kindness. He will be confronted with the horrors of rejection and betrayal. He will see the effects of his own inability to respect the ones who truly would have done anything for him. And he will have to confront the cruel irony that when he was ready to change his ways, the women he was dating, apparently, weren't.
But with any luck, he will find a way to erase these horrible memories, to start again. To live. To breath. And even to love again.
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.
Average Agnes is finally leaving her childhood home following the death of her totally weird sister, Tilly. When she stumbles upon Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, Agnes embarks in an action-packed adventure to discover more about her sister than she previously cared to know. A high-octane comedy fraught with hostile fairies, randy ogres and '90s pop culture, She Kills Monsters is a heart-pounding homage to the bad ass and geek within us all.
Brooklyn-born Jonathan Waxman is a rising star on the art scene, with a waiting list of art collectors lining up to buy paintings he hasn't even done yet, and he's just arrived in London for his first European show. The pressure is enough to make him … escape to find his first love and muse.
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."
From the brilliant mind of Stephen Sondheim comes the twisted story of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd is the portrait of what a normal man may become if stripped of his wife, his daughter, his rights and his dignity. In a world of fanaticism and terror, it is a cautionary tale, not only for the individual, but for society as a whole.
Acclaimed novelist Patricia Highsmith is racing to finish her latest thriller when an attractive young man interrupts her work. When might the publishers expect the next anticipated addition to her sinister "Mr. Ripley" series? The author's real-life dry humor and macabre imagination meet with this mysterious character's own darkly seductive agenda in this gripping new play – leaving you breathless through its very final chapter.
In this original Geffen Playhouse commission, Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species), with her unique brand of humor and mystery, brings to life this literary giant best known for Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
With side-splitting humor and raw power, performance artist Joshua Silverstein returns to Greenway to deliver an explosive mix of storytelling, spoken word, vocal percussion, and hip-hop. Backed by a live band, Silverstein layers a series of playful and riveting narratives—full of humor, humanity, and wit—grounded in personal experience, and nuanced by the complexities and contradictions surrounding race, gender and, poverty in America. Plus, he reveals what it would have been like if Buster Keaton could beatbox AND explains why he's the ideal biracial Batman. Boom!
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.
• Dress in your finest French Revolutionary fashion, and receive a drink.
at Monroe Forum Theatre at El Portal
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Corner of Lankershim and Weddington, NoHo Arts District. Across the street from the Federal Bar and the Laemmle NoHo 7 Cineplex. Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station; Orange Line Bus Station; 5 minutes from the 134, 170, and 101 freeways.
Charlotte Miller's Thieves is a gritty portrait of a family in struggle and upheaval. When the family matriarch dies, three wayward children are reunited with their estranged father at their East Texas estate, ready to stake their claim. In the emotional chaos that ensues, Miller exposes the wounds inflicted and the truths ignored in the search for belonging and understanding. Are they really here to say goodbye? Or to plunder what's left of a past that might be better forgotten?
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.
When a middle-aged therapist starts a correspondence with a young state prisoner, the therapist gets far more than he bargained for in this searing drama which garnered Best Play from the 2005 Firehouse Theatre Project's Festival of New American Plays in Richmond and at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Detroit before going on to a full production in New York.
This show contains strong adult subject matter and language. It contains nudity and is not recommended for any under 18.
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.
Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away our erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly…at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication and humanity.
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.
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.
Women on Time presents seven original short plays, featuring funny, moving and provocative moments with women -- from suffragettes to corporate execs -- as they navigate through an American century.
Produced by 5inaHive – award-winning actors, writers and directors producing theatre by and about women – the world premiere of Women on Time stars Joanna Miles, Julie Janney and Kimberly Alexander, who bring to life 21 unforgettable characters in an acting tour de force.
The musical story of cannabis in America... that gets in a few pot shots along the way.