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Imagine being twelve and having soldiers occupying your house and land, with only your cat to tell your secrets. Kneehigh Theatre, who wowed audiences at The Wallis with Brief Encounter, return with 946, which was originally produced by The Wallis' new Artistic Director Paul Crewes. Kneehigh's signature sorcery of music, puppetry and foolishness will transport us to Slapton Sands, England in 1944. Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explodes everything we though we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender tale of love and war.
Updated to the Roaring Twenties, this riotous staging marries the brilliance of Mozart's comic gem with the flair of a classic Hollywood comedy. En route from Istanbul to Paris, two beautiful damsels in distress are held captive aboard the luxurious Orient Express by a notorious Ottoman royal. It's up to their faithful lovers to rescue them before it's too late!
James Conlon conducts a brilliant ensemble of soloists, including soprano Aleksandra Kurzak, returning to our stage for the first time since her extraordinary 2011 debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. Bass Morris Robinson returns as the Pasha's delightfully nefarious henchman Osmin.
Everyone is tired of talking about race and the police, we are too, so we decided to sing about it instead! This original musical comedy is the story of a son who is at odds with his father's old-world views. Cop sticks, and afro picks, come get your ass whooped!
This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies by David Ives combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun!
Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.
A reimagining of Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's lives. The play, brought to life with the music of Mozart, is a tale of jealousy and betrayal…and perhaps even murder.
Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Oscar®-nominated film. Now she comes to the Ahmanson in a magical new musical—following a World premiere at Berkley Repertory Theatre, which topped the Best Theatre of 2015 lists in the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. Embark on a mesmerizing journey with inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie as she turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her.
With Anaïs, A Dance Opera, Cindy Shapiro and Janet Roston delve into Nin's life and writings, addressing the author's complex relationships with her father, her husbands, and her lovers, including her most famous paramour, Henry Miller. And as Shapiro's carefully researched and compelling libretto reveals, Nin's deepest and most passionate relationship was with herself, she was the "original blogger". For her the act of self-examination through writing was more intimate than any sex act.The production is presented with one live female vocalist as Eternal Anaïs supported by six dancers who, with projections, tell the absorbing life story of Anaïs Nin. The dancers bring the controversial author to life in a production that shatters stage conventions in the same way Nin herself violated literary and societal expectations.
This funny, touching, and thought-provoking play chronicles Anita Bryant's campaign to repeal gay rights in Dade County, Florida in 1977.
Less than 10 years after the Stonewall Riots, Anita Bryant's nationally notorious campaign gave legitimacy to a new style of right wing politics and helped launch the Moral Majority and other right-wing movements that continue to the present day. But she also had a major impact on the modern gay rights movement, propelling Harvey Milk onto the San Francisco City Council and reviving enthusiasm and anger at a time when it was most needed.
In 1978, Anita Bryant sat down for an outrageous and memorable 8-day interview with Ken Kelley of Playboy Magazine. This is that interview, recreated on stage with additional material that sets the historical scene and brings the issues raised by the interview to the present day. Anita didn't hold back in her interview, and neither does this funny, touching, and thought-provoking piece.
Archduke is the astonishing new play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph, one of the most exciting playwrights of our time. Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Guards at the Taj) returns to the Taper with this World premiere, Center Theatre Group commission that poetically traces a group of young men along their unlikely path to terrorism at the onset of World War I. Belgrade, 1914. Three strangers, poor, alone, and adrift, each receive a death sentence in the form of a tuberculosis diagnosis. But being young men with nothing to lose makes them the perfect recruits for The Black Hand—a secret organization looking to strike a blow in the name of Serbian nationalism. Set against the backdrop of the 20th century beginning to discover its identity, and with Joseph's signature dark humor, Archduke draws parallels to our own troubling times and asks: how (and when) does a century define itself?
Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as 5 actors portraying 39 characters traverse 7 continents in Mark Brown's magical adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
As Straw Before the Wind recounts the story of Nene Santos, a Filipina nurse and enterprising owner/operator, of a fictionalized San Gabriel Valley convalescent home. Nene has ambitious plans to expand her business, which she intends to leave to her daughter and primary assistant, Pilita, who has her own agenda. So, what will become of the elderly and fragile resident patients of the convalescent home – Poncing Enrile, a retired Filipino American Army Captain, and Mildred Novak, a chain smoking retiree widow with Alzheimer's Disease? Nene confronts a string of setbacks and obstacles in her quest. Flashbacks of the horrendous experience she and her family endured during WWII haunt her psyche and lead to a revelation of a long kept family secret.
Lillian Moller as Chris DeCarlo reprises his award-winning portrayal of the world's most beloved Yiddish author joined by members of internationally acclaimed Actors' Repertory Theatre, with costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes and lilting tunes by the late Ben Weisman (57 gold albums).
Mississippi Delta, early 1950s, where the accents are thick, the summers are hot, but the livin' isn't so easy. Archie Lee has been married to a seductive young woman/child, called only by the endearment of Baby Doll, for some time, but by agreement with the girl's now-dead father the marriage can only be consummated on her 20th birthday, now just days away. The manager of a successful plantation nearby, handsome Silva Vacarro, swaggers in, suspecting that Archie Lee is the arsonist who destroyed his cotton gin the night before. Once Silva sets his eyes on Baby Doll, things get steamy and complicated.
Direct from Bahia in northern Brazil—a place where otherwise long forgotten gods are still remembered—comes this irresistible troupe famous for its explosive drumming, feverish dancing and uncontainable energy. Its display of Bahian folkloric dances of African origin was described as a "non-stop extravaganza" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Balé Folclórico da Bahia brings thrilling choreography, joyous rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious exuberance to every performance.
The brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt— two former principal dancers of The Royal Ballet— Balletboyz is London's hottest groundbreaking and distinctly masculine dance company renowned for their exciting and innovative blend of live performance and original filmwork. Featuring two new commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, the evening takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death.
From Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara comes a raucous and rollicking new comedy about sibling love and loathing. This Barbecue skewers any ideas we have about the families we think we know.
The grill is hot, the beer is chilled and the table is set for a typical O'Mallery family barbecue. But when their drug-addicted sister Zippity Boom arrives strung-out and out of control, her siblings have finally had enough — enough beer, enough whiskey and enough pills to confront her. Their ham-handed intervention ignites the fuse of this raucous and rollicking new comedy that skewers our warped view of the American family. From Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara, this Barbecue serves up a healthy helping of sibling love and loathing.
The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic Mahabharata thirty years after Brook's legendary production took world theater by storm. The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.
A darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific. Garry Hynes, who won a Tony Award® for her direction of The Beauty Queen of Leenane on Broadway, revisits this black comedy by Martin McDonagh (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) with the renowned Druid Theatre Company.
What would you do if your original birth certificate was sealed by the courts, unobtainable, and your heart's desire was to know where you came from? Playwright/Performer Cathy Lind Hayes, adopted at three months old by celebrated entertainer Peter Lind Hayes and his beautiful actress/singer wife Mary Healy, embarks on a decades-long journey to learn the truth about where she came from and why she was given up. Cathy debuted The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, winning the award for Best Autobiographical Show. In this deeply passionate, humorous, and poignant solo play, her search takes many turns as she tries to make sense of how she is the daughter of two very different women. Cathy's parents, Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy were household names in the 1950's and 60's, popular in film, television, theatre, and radio, headlining the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas 14 times.
Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Melchor falls in love with a mysterious veiled lady in a cathedral, simply from a glimpse of her hand. When he meets Magadelena, he is less enamored, not realizing that Magadelena and the veiled lady are one and the same person. A madcap comedy of disguise and deception ensues.
Set in 1941 during the weeks leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and inspired by true events, playwright Laurel M. Wetzork imagines the relationship between African-American architect Paul Revere Williams (designer of landmark L.A. buildings including Saks Fifth Ave and the Los Angeles County Courthouse, as well as private residences for Bert Lahr, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and Frank Sinatra) and a wealthy American couple who employed him to design a compound and training ground for Nazi sympathizers in the Pacific Palisades.
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
The Group Rep presents Tim Firth's comedy Calendar Girls, based on the Mirimax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Firth, directed by Larry Eisenberg, and produced for the Group Rep by Drina Durazo. After the death of her best friend's husband from cancer, a spirited Yorkshire housewife encourages her friends to create a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, using middle-aged women of their village as tastefully photographed nude models.
The election may be over, but the laughter continues! The Capitol Steps return with brand new and up-to-the-minute political satire song parodies that take aim at the outrageous goings on—from the campaign trail, congress and other political hot spots! Their trademark no-holds-barred approach to the headlines of the day in song and sketch is guaranteed to keep both sides of the aisle laughing, bringing down the House…and Senate!
Tormented by classmates at school and her bible-thumping mother at home, 17-year-old Carrie White has a mind-bending secret, and no one to share it with. When she's pushed too far, she turns a high school prom into a terrifying display of bullying gone wrong. Audacious, controversial and completely thrilling, Carrie comes to the Los Angeles Theatre in this blazing one-of-a-kind production, which puts the audience at the center epic tale of torment and revenge.
Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age style, landmark attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more!
Set in "The Center," a shelter and safe space for the LGBTQ community in Chicago, Charm explores the complex issue of Gender Identity. Mama Darleena Andrews, a black transgender woman, attempts to share her rules of proper behavior with a youth group that struggles to define themselves across sexual, racial and gender spectrums. Facing conflict with themselves and each other, Mama - with tough love and an unapologetic attitude - uses her unwavering belief in etiquette and decorum to teach her students how to cope with their daily battles with identity, poverty and prejudice.
Panto at The Playhouse, now in its fifth year, has become a "must do" holiday tradition for Southern California residents. Cinderella Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. A Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages, and the timeless tale of Cinderella will feature comedy, magic, dancers from So You Think You Can Dance, and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees.
One of the true hit makers of the 1990"s, Collin Raye still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals. With 21 top 10 singles including four number one hits: "Love, Me", "In This Life", "My Kinda Girl", and "I Can Still Feel You," Collin Raye has long been considered as one of Country music's most passionate and energizing showmen!
Complexions makes it "sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state" (Dance Magazine). Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet. A show that literally rocks—with the So Cal premiere of Strum, set to the music of Metallica, plus a piece on unrequited love set to J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasy!
Nick Payne's Olivier and Drama League nominated play Constellations comes to Los Angeles following a hit Broadway run. Ben Brantley of The New York Times asks, "Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible — and so emotionally devastating?" A play that balances on the question of "what if" is, at its core, a profound picture of "what is."
Since 1992 The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together every Thursday night in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song. Each week features a new surprise guest.
Get your entire family into the spirit of the season with a Carpenter Center holiday tradition of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes and more—starring jazz pianist David Benoit, featured vocalist Sara Gazarek, and special appearance by the All-American Boys Chorus!
The Broadway star (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) returns with a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range, and a charm that's undeniably magnetic!
It is 1964, a time of movement and change, but Catholic school principal Sister Aloysius values a stern hand over progressive education. When evidence points to an inappropriate relationship between Father Flynn and the school's first black student, she begins a crusade to rid the church of Father Flynn. John Patrick Shanley's riveting psychological drama examines the fine line between what seems certain and ambiguity, between conviction and doubt.
The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre, the companies behind the hit revival of Spring Awakening in Los Angeles and New York, bring their sign language take to Albee's classic short play The Zoo Story (1959) and its acclaimed prequel, Homelife (2004). Together these short plays form At Home at the Zoo, the complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann, and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in the park. The Wallis' own Coy Middlebrook directs this new production featuring both deaf and hearing actors.
In 1969, Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus. In this solo performance Simon McBurney traces McIntyre's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound.
Discover extraordinary ways that ordinary people are changing the world with an evening of insight by Nicholas D. Kristof—human rights advocate and an esteemed columnist for The New York Times. Kristof will discuss his celebrated book, A Path Appears, as he motivates through captivating stories of individuals and organizations applying research, evidence-based strategies, and innovative ideas to make the world a better place.
Evita is the rags-to-riches story of Eva Duarte Peron, the actress-turned-First Lady of Argentina. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934 and 1952, Evita is presented almost entirely in song and editorialized on by the show's narrator, Che. At a young age, Maria Eva Duarte leaves home to pursue stardom. Through dogged determination and cunning seduction, Eva finds herself at the right hand of rising political figure, Juan Peron. As a couple, the two became one of the most powerful and influential political couples in Argentina's history.
A magical fable where the mouse squeaks, the lion roars & the grasshoppers sing.
Through song, dance and humor, this bright and colorful children's musical educates as it entertains. Described as a "near perfect formula for child entertainment" and "an inspired piece of theatre", answering life's most pressing questions through allegorical myths portraying animals engaged in human-like situations, they are sure to resonate with both children and adults alike.
The Fantasticks opened on May 3, 1960 and played off-Broadway for 17,162 performances before closing on January 13, 2002, making it the longest running musical in history. Winner of a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, The Fantasticks is a lyrical and romantic musical that tells an allegorical love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. This beloved musical has been seen in over 67 countries, and performed in locations ranging from The Peking Opera to The White House. Seema Sueko, Associate Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse will bring an exciting fresh approach to this enduring classic.
A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegasstyle revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Surfin' USA, "Stayin' Alive," and more!
A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegas style revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Surfin' USA, "Stayin' Alive," and more!
Join George Takei—the noted actor and activist with a signature wit—as he offers insight into his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media luminary, and his passionate role in the fight for LGBTQ equality in America. Dedicated to empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference, Takei reveals his personal story of his family's forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII in this intimate evening.
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
An astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith from MacArthur "Genius Award"-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), featuring Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah (Rashad) must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges in this poetic and piercing new play.
The New Musical Heartbreak Hotel is the prequel to the record setting Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony winning Broadway show that has been playing to sold out houses since 2006. The actor, who starred as Elvis on Broadway, will star in the premier of Heartbreak Hotel at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood.
The story begins in Memphis, Tennessee . It's 1954, and Sam Phillips finds the man who will be KING, and together they find the music that changes their lives.
In a short 18-month period, we discover a love story we never knew about, the betrayal of the band who made the music, and meet 'Colonel' Tom Parker, who changed the course of history.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
Hollywood Premiere Party The Show brings the dazzle of Hollywood to the masses with an all-new, immersive theater experience in the heart of Tinseltown. The show offers the ultimate night-out in Hollywood, mixing humor, "celebrity" antics, dinner, live music and red carpet treatment all in one memorable night.
Guests can be part of the "A-List" and witness the hilarious antics and banter of a Hollywood premiere party, rub elbows and schmooze with actors, directors and producers at this one-of-a-kind production.
From Emmy nominated House of Cards writer/producer, Sarah Treem's play explores divergent theories and the emotional drive of two brilliant women of science. A smart, densely textured work confronting the choices that women of every generation still face, family, and survival of the fittest.
Margie's parents are long-married, wildly in love. One catch: he's a Christian, she's a Jew, he's a way-right Republican, she's a way-left Democrat. Mom and Dad play match-maker to hilarious results, introducing Margie to the perfect men, a Democrat and a Republican, both running for Congress - against each other! Can Margie's research give her the answer to the burning question: Who gets her vote, in and out of the bedroom? Can her research give us the answer to our burning question: is America's frustrating political stalemate solvable? See this hilarious and insightful play. Then go out and VOTE!
From the Oscar®-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film's Oscar®-nominated score with new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Librettist Peter Parnell crafts a bold, highly-theatrical take on the moving tale of the scorned bell-ringer Quasimodo, the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, and the dashing Captain Phoebus in 15th-century Paris. An emotionally rich score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Playwright Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom) and Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney bring you to Silver Lake on a hot summer night in early November, where four friends (and an agent) navigate filmmaking, fossil-finding and family planning.
This classic satire is brought to new life in this all-woman production, as the female sensibilities of the performers bring new light to the gender stereotypes so crucial to the convoluted machinations of this comedy of manners. Fast, funny, and entirely female, Earnest is guaranteed to reignite the audiences love of high British farce. Algernon and Jack, both devout bachelors, have fallen in love, but their love interests know them only as "Ernest," a name every woman in London seems unable to resist. Mistaken identity, social mores, and love-born mistruths are brilliantly skewered by the master, Oscar Wilde.
The greatest, classiest, Trump-est story ever told – In Trump We Trust is the story of our greatest American, and his rise from humble reality star/heir, to the classiest candidate in American history! And it's a musical!
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!
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch… who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for objects required to reverse the spell. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy, becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans—papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers—who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. This latest multimedia creation by the acclaimed Alison Mackay redefines the concert experience!
As America's hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-the art magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack. From exclusive grand illusions to close-up magic projected onto a huge screen—no other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents and virtuosity!
Kick off the holidays as The Jive Aces deck the hall with high energy music, wild stage show, and irresistible humor! The UK's No.1 jive and swing band performs energetic renditions of Christmas Classics and fresh arrangements of classics—from such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more—leaving the audience cheering!
Comedic master John Cleese—often regarded as the funniest man alive—returns to share hilarious anecdotes about his colorful life and career, which spans more than 50 years! Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda, John Cleese enthralls audiences worldwide with his wit, his charm, and his unique brand of unrelenting humor!
A true living legend, José Feliciano delivers an exhilarating and magnetic performance while displaying remarkable dexterity on the guitar, and a voice that resonates with strength and power. Accompanied by his band, Felciano shares his trademark ability to re-invent rock classics with a Latin spin, as demonstrated in one of his biggest hits, "Light My Fire." Truly a night to remember, don't miss your chance to see him doing what he does best!
In his intimate musical, The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown paints a vivid picture of the five-year relationship between young, ambitious author Jamie and Cathy, a struggling actress. The show unfolds in reverse chronological order. Cathy's experiences are portrayed from the painful end of the relationship, while Jamie's are portrayed from the passionate beginning. Since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2002, Brown's funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest two-person musical has enraptured audiences around the world with its spellbinding, emotional score, and libretto.
Matthew Lopez's (writer of Obie Award-winning play, The Whipping Man) heartwarming tale of an Elvis impersonator who finds that life as a performer can be quite a drag is, indeed, legendary. At this small-time club in the Florida Panhandle, the King may be leaving the building, but the queens have just arrived.
Set in the 1930s, Lend Me a Tenor is a madcap, screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian tenor, arrives to play Othello at a Cleveland opera company. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor's jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max's young girlfriend, and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star's attention. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me a Tenor is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance) uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — in The Lion, as he leads you on a rock n' roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music.
If you want to be a dancer – to provide a solid foundation of a dance technique for students of any age and level that can be taken further in the professional world and can be respected and admired by professionals, leading to a professional dancer career, working in a dance company or becoming a choreographer.
If you are not thinking of pursuing a dance career down the line but you want to take dance classes- to provide a valid, healthy dance background that can be utilized in multiple ways – as an actor, having an additional skill is a great attribute; in any other career- presenting yourself with an attitude, grace and elegance that will make you stand out in whichever profession you wish to pursue.
Winner of multiple Tony Awards including "Best Play" in 1988 and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, M. Butterfly is David Henry Hwang's fictionalized account of an actual French diplomat who carried on an affair with a Peking opera star for twenty years, only to discover she was actually a man. Hwang's compelling drama, which is also inspired by Puccini's Madam Butterfly, explores not only the role illusion plays in perceptions, but questions the ability for one person to truly know another. The New York Times said "Mr. Hwang cracks open a liaison to reveal a sweeping, universal meditation on two of the most heated conflicts - men versus women, East versus West - of this or any other time."
An American masterpiece, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is an incredibly powerful depiction of rage, racism, and exploitation set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio with the legendary singer—inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad directs this groundbreaking play from Wilson's celebrated Cycle chronicling the African-American experience of the 20th century.
Man of La Mancha is a comic tragedy of mankind's struggle to better both himself and the world in which he lives. Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel Cervantes, the story is both entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of anyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog. The score is a musical delight, and contains one of the most inspiring moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in "The Impossible Dream."
"From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation," proclaims LA Times, as the jazz singer effortlessly glides from breathy jazz standards to growling blues!
Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair with tight harmonies and exciting five-part arrangements as they visit hits by greats like George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more!
Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair with tight harmonies and exciting five-part arrangements as they visit hits by greats like George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more!
The hour-long staged adaptation—perfect for ages 3-8—features endearing puppets, stunning scenery, and evocative music of stories that have delighted generations. Goodnight Moon celebrates familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny tells a pretend tale of leaving home and a parent's love!
Michael Arden, who brilliantly reimagined The Wallis' production of Spring Awakening with Deaf West Theatre that received rave reviews on Broadway and earned him Tony Award, Drama Desk and New York Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, directs this rarely staged Stephen Sondheim (Into the Wood, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story) musical. Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history between three friends—Franklin, Charlie and Mary—who begin their careers in show business together. The powerful and moving story, based on the Kaufman and Hart play, features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs including "Good Thing Going," "Old Friends," "Our Time" and "Not a Day Goes By."
Griffiths pays homage to Cole Porter—and his legacy that continues to sparkle—with all of the provocative and witty lyrics as well as the sophisticated rhythms and melodies!
Pulitzer Prize winner and Geffen Playhouse favorite Donald Margulies (The Country House, Coney Island Christmas, Dinner with Friends) tells the dark and surreal story of Max and Lola, a retired couple who are ready to live out their days in a deluxe seaside condo, but find themselves haunted by the lives they've left behind.
Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world's most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares the true story of how the young Jewish pianist escaped Nazi-controlled Austria and triumphed through her talent.
Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world's most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares the true story of how the young Jewish pianist eascaped Nazi-controlled Austria and triumphed through her talent.
Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly-on-the-wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost did not get made.
Three weeks into filming Gone With the Wind—Atlanta has burned, Scarlett O'Hara has been cast, but there's no workable script and the director has been fired. Legendary film producer David O. Selznick seemingly has the biggest white elephant in Hollywood on his hands, and only five days to save the troubled production from certain failure. Desperate, he brings in the formidable Victor Fleming to take over as director and famed screenwriter Ben Hecht to rewrite the lackluster script. The only problem is Hecht hasn't read the book, and the clock is ticking. With the shades drawn, phone calls unanswered, and subsisting only on a diet of peanuts and bananas, Selznick and Fleming reenact scenes from the novel for Hecht to adapt into a screenplay that would become an epic Academy Award-winning film.
Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Gone With the Wind," Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow at The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18.
Glenn Rosenblum crafts an endearing Valentine to Broadway's Golden Age, the larger-than- life stage Legends and the Long Island Lad obsessed by it all! This tune-filled show includes songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Jule Styne, Anthony Newley and Stephen Sondheim.
A World Premiere play about our city. East L.A. born, Mexican American, Ester holds down a full time job as a chef's assistant while Lee, her talented husband is an unsung sculptor and stay-at-home dad. Invited to dinner by a wealthy couple from their Children's school, Lee and Esther navigate a delicate game of power and propositions in a hilly enclave of Los Angeles. A seduction, by the American Dream, proves humorous yet hazardous between friends when wealth beguiles and divides.
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has thrilled audiences and critics alike! Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don't want to miss.
Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
Cinch up your corsets and tighten your top hats for a wild ride into the seductive world of turn-of-the-century Paris. The long-running cabaret musical A Night at the Black Cat returns to Edgemar Center for the Arts, transforming this elegant Santa Monica theater into a teeming speakeasy packed with colorful characters, beguiling musical numbers, scintillating costumes, and daring dance numbers including an erotic tango sequence. Heroes, villains and clowns abound in this irresistible blend of campy songs, ribald humor and plenty of sultry shenanigans.
No curtain. No scenery. Arguably the most famous American play ever written, Our Town has entertained generations of audiences. In this exciting multi-cultural version, told by an ethnically-diverse cast of 17, Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning drama set in Grover's Corners remains as poignant and relevant today as it was in 1938 - a timeless story about living, love and loss and appreciating life and its quiet moments to their fullest.
A pair of capricious supreme beings orchestrate a hilarious montage that makes fun of through this outrageous universe created by comediennes Kathy & Mo, where two women portray numerous men and women struggling though the common rituals of life.
In Don't Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today.
Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats—and deliver it with impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. Heard regularly on NPR's popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!
A Carpenter Center favorite, the masters of agility and grace return with a mesmerizing performance featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival! Rooted in more than 2,000 years of history and tradition, The Peking Acrobats are experts at treacherous wire-walking, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. A legacy of superb talent and rigorous training, they amaze sold-out crowds wherever they perform!
The cult favorite returns by demand after five sold out appearances! Experience two hours of thrilling visuals choreographed to one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd! With vivid multi-screen video projections, cutting edge laser technology, and the theatre's state-of-the-art sound system—it's got all the excitement of a live concert!
In this rarely produced dark comedy by one of America's greatest playwrights, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child - the perfect family - that is, until a mysterious older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples' sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow.
The Pride is a gorgeously-drawn drama alternating between two very distinct time periods and sets of characters whose fate is written by their eras. In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia, but is secretly attracted to her colleague Oliver. In 2008, Philip lives with his boyfriend Oliver, who continually destroys their relationship with his addiction to casual sex and turns to their friend Sylvia for guidance and support. As the past and present worlds collide, The Pride's complex love triangle provides a provocative, humorous and insightful look at fidelity and forgiveness.
This live-action adaptation of the western world's most enduring popular entertainment follows the beloved and irascible domestic abuser Punch on a hilarious and kill-crazed day of adventure. All your favorite characters are sure to put in appearances: Judy, Pretty Polly, Scaramouch, Jim Crow, Toby the Dog, Jack Ketch, Hector the Horse … even Old Nick himself, the Devil and Prince of Lies, will wind up on the receiving end of Punch's tomfoolery.
Drawing on performance traditions as richly varied as Commedia dell'Arte, the Roman gladiatorial games, the English mystery plays, Kenpo Karate, Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol, Dorian Mime and Hollywood action-splatter cinema, The School of Night is proud to present a blast of theatrical bombast crafted to batter and berate its viewers into giddy, satisfied submission.
Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart.
Not recommended for kids.
Winning the Best Play Award from the New York Drama Critics' Circle, A Raisin in the Sun made history when it opened in 1959. The setting is the Younger household in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, and involves the family members' struggle to achieve their individual dreams and potential despite challenges of a system that seems built to thwart them.
Two women covet each other's life, commencing a game of musical chairs — the prize being someone's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, Gina Gionfriddo's comedy "illuminates how hard it can be to forge both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life in an era that seems to demand superhuman achievement from everyone." – New York Times
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!
The iconic production that created a sensation when it was first staged in LA Opera's inaugural season, Salome returns to make its mark on the 21st century, starring Patricia Racette in the role of a lifetime.
Adapted from the scandalous play by Oscar Wilde, Salome is a seductively beautiful tapestry of the subconscious. The princess Salome becomes infatuated by her stepfather's prisoner, John the Baptist and she determines to have him...whatever the cost. One of the great singing actresses of our time, Patricia Racette returns in the title role, with Tómas Tómasson (star of The Flying Dutchman in 2013) as the doomed prophet. James Conlon conducts the epic, opulent score by Richard Strauss, a true orchestral showpiece.
For The Record returns to Los Angeles to celebrate legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed For The Record series is a unique, genre-bending form of live entertainment turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into thrilling immersive theatrical concerts. American Crime Requiem explores more than 40 years of Scorsese's storytelling, his passion for music and the people who make it. The show stars an eclectic mix of artists from the worlds of music, stage and screen performing an epic set list from GoodFellas, Casino, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and more. Part rock concert, part drama, part nightclub. all legendary!
Scot Nery's Boobie Trap is an acclaimed variety show that features big names in cirque, variety, comedy, magic, and music. In it's second year of weekly shows, Scot Nery presents a hilarious cirque, magical, musical party-show like nothing you've seen before. See great comedy, stunning circus arts, jaw dropping magic and, just maybe, a guy spinning a cheeseburger atop an umbrella. Accompanied the national sensation Fire Leopard house band, this is good stuff!
The cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book as Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. For ages 7 and up.
Short+Sweet Hollywood makes its North American debut in Hollywood, after presenting successful festivals in India, Malaysia, Dubai, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and beyond. The festival first opened in Sydney, Australia in 2002, and is now an international phenomenon that is expanding 10-minute performing arts and entertainment opportunities across the globe! More than 60 plays, each 10-minutes or less, will be presented throughout the Hollywood festival. Theatre audiences cast their votes and help choose winning writers, directors and actors.
The festival includes plays about civil unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray by Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Kitty Felde; a world premiere opera based on a Grimms' fairy tale by composer/lyricist Enrique Acosta and a comedy by acclaimed playwright Susan Cinoman starring San Francisco Forty Niners defensive back-turned-actor Dwight Hicks.
Shout, Sister, Shout! is a World Premiere musical conceived and directed by Randy Johnson, the creator of the wildly popular smash hit A Night With Janis Joplin which broke box office records at the Pasadena Playhouse before transferring to Broadway. Shout, Sister, Shout! depicts the life and music of legendary gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose hits include "Down by the Riverside," "This Train," and "Strange Things Happening Every Day." Tharpe was a great trailblazer in the history of American music and influenced some of the greatest rock and roll and R & B singers of all time, including Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash.
Snowhite takes audiences on a magical adventure as everyone's most beloved young heroine journeys to find herself, her mother, and her true destiny, aided by Seven Silly Companions and a Most Magical Mirror. No evil Stepmother here, no shadowy forests or villainous potions; just a wondrously humorous and touching tale of friendship and discovery, as Snowhite, and the audience, learn that love does, indeed, conquer all.
Hilariously provocative, what begins as a contemporary play slowly becomes a play with music set 150 years in the future in this seductive World premiere by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang (Yellow Face, M. Butterfly). A beloved East-meets-West musical, China's 21st-century rise, and a theatre company gala collide to make mayhem—and some beautiful music. Inspired by the West's often ridiculously inauthentic portrayals of Asia, Soft Power has been commissioned as the final production of Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season at the Mark Taper Forum.
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has many identities: adrift adolescent, emboldened whistleblower, traitor to her country. In this penetrating music-theater work, composer Ted Hearne and director Daniel Fish dive into the media hysteria responsible for the many faces of the Army private who infamously leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
An ever shifting chorus of silent witnesses looms (on large format video) as four singers descend into the digital mire. With computer-processed voices, they inhabit a fever-dream assemblage of Twitter feeds, cable news reports, chat transcripts, court testimony and declassified military video, asking how we, as individuals and a nation, confront the massive information which Manning brought to light.
When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some fun twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is "just right" for the whole family! For ages 4 and up.
The beloved book about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family comes delightfully to life in this charming adaptation. Follow Stuart's many adventures in this classic tale about loyalty and friendship.
Stephen Sondheim's brilliant foray into bloodlust and revenge is being given an intimately terrifying and darkly humorous re-telling in the Studio Theatre. The infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, follows his blood-soaked return to 19th century London as he seeks vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife, and keeps his daughter a virtual prisoner in his house. Close shaves, razor-sharp wit, and unsettlingly delicious meat pies (with a secret ingredient), combined with Sondheim's brilliant and disturbingly beautiful music, will delight even the faint of heart.
Kick off the holidays as The Jive Aces deck the hall with high energy music, wild stage show, and irresistible humor! The UK's No.1 jive and swing band performs energetic renditions of Christmas classics and fresh arrangements of classics—from such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more—leaving the audience cheering!
The sensational Diana Damrau makes her LA Opera debut in a tour-de-force performance as all four heroines in one of our most ravishing productions. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo returns as poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, whose boozy recollections of the women he has loved and lost set the plot in motion. Marta Domingo's staging captures the half-remembered, half-fantasy dreamworld of Offenbach's final masterpiece.
Urged on by his drinking buddies, Hoffmann recounts the stories of the fascinating women who captured his heart—wind-up doll Olympia, conniving Giulietta, fragile Antonia and elusive Stella. Hoffmann's doomed pursuit of romance, foiled by sinister figures of darkness at every turn, ultimately lead him to a poet's artistic salvation. Plácido Domingo conducts Offenbach's compellingly luminous score.
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is Russia's most famous composer and one of the greatest composers of all time, known for his beautiful lilting melodies from the ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and the ferocious brilliance of his symphonic works. At the age of 53, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique," of which he said, "Let them guess what it means..." Nine days later he was dead. To this day, how and why he died are still a mystery. The extraordinary Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis for the Los Angeles premiere of his newest work, Tchaikovsky, which unveils the life of one of the most beloved and tormented composers of all time.
While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that merges upscale dining with spicy, but not too spicy, entertainment for couples and groups. Grown-ups love the spicy non-stop comedy, fun interactive experience and fantastic dining. Acrobatics, world class magic, great singing and dancing for the demanding Southern California entertainment marketplace were also added. The food is grown-up gourmet, too, served in a cozy, dinner cabaret environment for just 200 people.
In The Tempest, Shakespeare's final play, magic, first love and the forces of revenge intersect on a mysterious island. Prospero has spent 12 years in exile watching his growing daughter, Miranda, all the while plotting to punish his duplicitous brother with the sorcery he has been practicing. But when the opportunity presents itself, he learns that magic doesn't make the man, the world is stranger than it appears and that perhaps the past is only history.
A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas.
Twelfth Night remains Artistic Director Sheldon Epps' favorite Shakespeare play, in his words, "A perfect mix of comedy, romance, beauty and mystery, and a great way to return to the tradition of the Bard on our stage as The Pasadena Playhouse enters its 100th year." One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night features mistaken identities, gender confusion and separated twins, all obstacles to be overcome on the quest for true love.
Filter's explosive and irreverent new take on this beloved romantic comedy of mistaken identity combines dynamic narrative drive with a torrent of sound and music creating one of the most accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years.
38 "Undateable" profiles were placed on OKCupid. The show = months of research of real people talking to fake characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for love. It's unlike anything you've ever seen before!
This LA-based band fearlessly pulls the big band sound of yesteryear into the 21st century using all the instruments from that bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between pop, soul, jazz, & hip-hop. Their Carpenter Center debut pays homage to Duke Ellington and Count Basie with a funky mix that promises to captivate!
We're serving up some toasty tales. From a talking Christmas tree, Grandma's visit to the babe in the manger, the sons of Israel watching a flame, and Les Miz -- elf-style -- you'll love this holiday evening full of theatrical stocking stuffers from one of your favorite Pick of the Vine playwrights, Mark Harvey Levine.
Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the "Carol Burnett Show." At the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family." The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." Ms. Lawrence takes the stage first in this two-woman show. "My show is not a retrospective," she explains. "It is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life. I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected."
This production of A View From the Bridge is produced by Center Theatre Group, and will tour exclusively to the Kennedy Center following the Los Angeles engagement. Direct from its hit run on Broadway, this dark and passionate tale of family, love, and duplicity explores 1950s America in a small Italian-American Brooklyn neighborhood. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When she falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie spirals into a jealous rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.
A janitor. A software mogul. A college grad. An IRS paper-pusher. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they're recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran's tragedy spills over into their cyberhome, everything changes. In this fearless Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights), worlds virtual and real unfold onstage, challenging our notions of family, forgiveness, community, and courage.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. The score, by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
What begins as a casual meal and an evening of catching up turns into a humorous, passionate and moving voyage towards a moment that could change the lives of two former lovers.
Kicking off a three-season celebration leading up to Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, LA Opera presents three semi-staged concert performances of Wonderful Town, a sassy and brassy love letter to the bright lights of the Big Apple! Filled with Broadway snap and jazzy sizzle, Bernstein's score crackles with electricity and energy.
Two sisters move to New York, eager to take the big city by storm. One can't find a man no matter what she does, and the other can't keep them away. Bernstein's beloved score, combined with brilliant lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, makes Wonderful Town one of the greatest treasures of Broadway's Golden Age.
Yarmy's Army boasts the talents of Hank Garrett, Greg Lewis, Peter Marshall, Jim MacGeorge, Michael Preminger, Kenny Ross and Howard Storm among its distinguished members scheduled to perform.
Zoot Suit, one of the most exciting and spectacular shows ever created in Los Angeles, is set to ignite the city again. Luis Valdez is bringing his groundbreaking 1978 smash back to the Mark Taper Forum to celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary.
Zoot Suit played to packed houses in L.A. for nearly a year before becoming Broadway's first Chicano play and a major motion picture. Now, the Taper stage will once again be filled with a company of 25 mesmerizing actors, singers, and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder. Pulsing with heart, sly wit, and an infectious musical score, featuring Lalo Guerrero's famous songs, Zoot Suit remains a thrilling theatrical experience that animates the cultural, political, and human forces that continue to shape the City of Angels.