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42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and of course "42nd Street."
42nd Street will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival.
The original Broadway production of 42nd Street played for 3,486 performances, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography for Gower Champion's dances. The Broadway revival opened in 2001 for 1,524 performances and earned two Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.
Today Latinos are the majority in California but back in 1964 that was not the case! Nine year old Junior's "Old World" Mexican dad drove his 57 Chevy and picked up his family from Mexico moving them to diverse South Central and then to the eerily homogenous San Fernando Valley. Ric Salinas performs this hilarious one-man play written by Emmy Award winning writer/comedian Cris Franco, which explores the immigrant mis-adventures of "double immigrants" who first moved from their homelands to the U.S. barrios in search of opportunity – then moved on up into the suburbs in search of color TV and the middle-class American dream. Take that Trump!
Relive the chart topping dance hits of one of the world's biggest musical acts, ABBA. All your favorite songs from Mama Mia are in this concert including "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "SOS," "Mama Mia," "The Winner Takes It All," and, of course, "Dancing Queen!"
This British company has played all over the world and returns to Los Angeles for our end of year holiday performances and celebrations. Join the fun!
And if you really want to party, join us for the New Year's Eve Party performances featuring, open wine and champagne bars, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, party favors, and special added entertainment! It's the best grown-up New Year's Eve party in Los Angeles!
James Lecesne portrays every character in this play of a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he disappears, Leonard becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they live, whom they love, and what they leave behind.
The King of the Universe is tackling His greatest challenge yet: Live-Theatre in Los Angeles. God takes the form of Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes in An Act of God, a 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He's finally arrived to set the record straight … and He's not holding back!
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!
It's the timeless Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy All About Santa. Santa has disappeared! Can Mrs. Claus keep the home fires burning and the toy shop churning until he can be found? And how can the inhabitants of the North Pole save the spirit of the holidays from the diabolical machinations of an all-too-commercial world? Complete with perky elves, zany inventors, toy soldiers and porcelain dolls, audiences boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and help to save the day in this delightful holiday event, perfect for the whole family! "Laughter is nearly continuous and certainly is contagious!" exclaims The Outlook. Birthday and tea parties available in conjunction with every performance. Great for family gatherings and holiday parties, too!
Fall under the spell of the soulful sound of Allan Harris! After two sold-out performances at Carpenter Center, the award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist and songwriter from New York City returns to perform an enticing blend of songs inspired by the tracks he heard emanating from jukeboxes while living in Harlem—from jazz classics like "I Got a Lot of Livin' to Do" and "You Make Me Feel So Young," to Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" and more!
Always the cat's meow, America's premiere doo wop group delivers mid-century favorites blending tight harmonies, and universal humor, with endless a cappella energy!
It's not easy growing up with red hair
Generations of readers have adored the best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables, and now the musical adaptation of the beloved book hits the stage at Chance Theater. The Cuthberts expect to adopt a boy, but receive, instead, a red-haired, wide eyed orphan girl. Though clever young Anne Shirley has a penchant for getting into trouble, she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of rural Prince Edward Island. It's a heartwarming story for the whole family.
A scrumptious and sumptuous complimentary buffet supper starts off the event, then "on with the show!" as acclaimed Actors' Repertory Theatre brings you a highly entertaining, family-friendly Rudie-DeCarlo musical revue, with prizes, sing-a-long songs, dancing in the aisles, humor and other delights culled from 5 decades of Santa Monica Playhouse productions. Finger-snapping 40s jazz, foot-stompin' country rock, Jewish patter songs, romantic ballads, this show has it all! Add champagne, non-alcoholic sparkling cider, hats, tiaras, leis, noisemakers and surprises and you have a not-to-be-missed New Year's Eve celebration. "A company that knows what its audience expects from an evening of theatre!" hails L.A. TIMES.
Gay marriage is here - get scared, straights! Gay marriage just passed in the U.S. and when a straight couple runs to escape the gay's "evil agenda" they find out who the real sinners are!
The great trumpet legend can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth the soul with a luscious ballad—leaving audiences cheering!
"And I do believe Jim cared just as much for his people as white folks does for their'n. It didn't seem natural, but I reckon it's so." -Huckleberry Finn
Knapsack stories and songs for our service men and women, including...
The Duke and the Dauphin by Mark Twain
Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
The Declaration of Independence
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Dana
The Skylight Room by O.Henry
I Hear America Singing!
A defining moment. Something as momentous as a rape, a beating, a murder. Or as seemingly innocuous as the time your beloved first grade music teacher told you, "You're a great kid, but you'll never be a singer, that's for sure!"
- Oklahoma City. The Watts Riots. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Moments that changed the course of history. And what are the defining moments of a single life? Are they any less significant?
Baltimore is a ShortBurst® Theatre Collaboration in which professional artists, tyro performers and members of the community have created a sometimes tantalizing, sometimes terrifying look at one particular Defining Moment, comparing a troubled Baltimore with a troubled Los Angeles, the prejudice prevalent in both, and how this one moment in time evoked the personal memories of each ensemble member and how those memories affected the course of their lives. One encore performance only.
This searing and seductive look at values and cultural collisions bursts through the backdrop of Gaudi's beautifully unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral. This new play's biting humor uncovers the individual tragedies and triumphs that have the power to build us up as well as tear us down.
The Tony® Award-winning hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
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.
The evidence is indisputable, we're thirsty for laughs. No conservation necessary!
Add some sizzle to your holidays as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swings into Carpenter Center with irresistible grooves of yuletide classics guaranteed to keep the season cool!
Celebrate the holidays in style with singer extraordinaire Laura Dickinson, best known as a Disney animation voice artist (Phineas and Ferb, Sofia the First). Backed by her powerful 17-PIECE BAND, Laura will sing hot new arrangements of winter holiday classics as well as songs from her album "One For My Baby" celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday! There will be a few surprises, including a special holiday-themed opening act. Get lit up for the holidays with Laura and the Laura Dickinson 17!
Tony Award winning director and Geffen Playhouse alumni John Rando helms this brilliant new family comedy from Pulitzer nominee Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros.
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"!
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that was created and performed to all sold out houses at The Groundlings Theatre starting in 2010. Rolling Stone Magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast "A Comedic A Team", LA Weekly says it's " Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of Belly Laughs" and the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
The 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.
Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards®, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar®-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
Robert O'Hara's semi-biographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O'Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black. Robert O'Hara's uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and…Bootycandy.
Two acclaimed ensembles join forces to perform a repertoire of work inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet that includes pieces by Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Elvis Costello and Leonard Bernstein!
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.
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.
Written by Woody Allen, with original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman and based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Broadway is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can't refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend.
Don't miss what the New Yorker exclaims as, "a Fun Machine from Start to Finish!" Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.
Direct from Broadway, Cabaret reunites director Sam Mendes, co-director / choreographer Rob Marshall and many of the same creative team members behind the Tony-Winning 1998 revival production. The New York Times calls it, "Divinely, dangerously decadent," while Time Out New York hails it "A Broadway jewel in all its glittering glory!"
Cabaret tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, the question remains as to whether or not the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife will be enough to get them through their dangerous times. Cabaret features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time."
As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret.
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
The story of a researcher who believes he has the cure for cancer, a rival pharmaceutical exec who wants to steal it, and a surgeon who needs it to save the woman he loves. Cancer! is the brainchild of Tom Donnellon, MD, a cancer survivor and surgeon with HOPE Surgical, who co-wrote the script with his brother and Second City Detroit alum, Shawn Handlon, and Second City Detroit Musical Director John Edwartowski. Second City Hollywood is very excited to bring you this west coast premiere, Directed by Nancy Hayden. Assistant Director, Chris Garnant. Arrangements and additional music by Hughie Stone Fish. Cast: Rachna Khatau, Jason McNichols, Todd Risenmay, Nicole Roberts, Casey Schuckett, Kevin Stafford and Rama Vallury. Curing the big C is a real D.
Count on one thing this election year—a zillion fresh zingers of up-to-the-minute musical parodies that skewer both sides of the aisle, while leaving the audience rolling in it, laughing!
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.
From four time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots comes the West Coast Premiere of Casa Valentina, the recipient of four 2014 Tony Award nominations. Directed by nine-time Emmy Award-winner David Lee of NBC's Frasier and director of the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse productions of Can-Can and Art, this moving and insightful play is nestled in the Catskills in 1962 - land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy. But an inconspicuous bungalow colony is more than a place to escape the sweltering summer heat. For a group of heterosexual men it is a place to escape something else entirely: being men.
Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wife, Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims. When Norman Bassett (the lodger) opens the door to Mr Jenkins, the DSS Inspector, deceptive mayhem follows - as do the undertaker, bereavement counsellor, psychiatrist, Norman's fiancée, a corpse, the ominous Ms Cowper and a rather rebellious washing machine!
Michael Cooney's riotous British farce has all the ingredients for rib-tickling hilarity. Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wife, Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims. When Norman Bassett (the lodger) opens the door to Mr Jenkins, the DSS Inspector, deceptive mayhem follows - as do the undertaker, bereavement counsellor, psychiatrist, Norman's fiancée, a corpse, the ominous Ms Cowper and a rather rebellious washing machine!
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?
Returning for its fourth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse, this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic tale of sin and redemption will delight the entire family. In nineteenth century England, the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future show tight-fisted miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it's too late? This production will be the Christmas party needed to set you and your loved ones on the path to holiday cheer.
"...Sucking-pigs, wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters..." Parson's Nose's annual celebration of the English language when we revel in Dickens' own words, the delicious description of Victorian London we skimmed in high school but now can enjoy over a cup of wine or cocoa. "Scrooge lived in a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of a building up a yard where it had so little business to be that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide and seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again."
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.
Come and see one of L.A.'s longest running long-form improvisation shows! Watch as the Groundlings Players begin with three suggestions from the crowd, and then proceed to weave the stories together, travelling back and forth through time, playing different characters in many different situations. AND, they keep it up for an uncanny 40 minutes straight. AND, after a brief intermission, they come back and do it all over again with three new suggestions!
Fast becoming a Carpenter Center favorite! Get your family into the holiday spirit with an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes, starring jazz pianist David Benoit and special appearance by the All-American Boys Chorus!
NY Newsday hails it as "a sardonic, merrily subversive tale—just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed!" NY Times raves "A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle." When it was first broadcast, it generated more requests for tapes than any story in NPR Morning Edition's history except the death of Red Barber. It was brought to life on stage off-Broadway, and now Matthew Wrather dons the candy-cane tights in this acerbically funny one-man play about the author's experiences as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy's department store in New York City. Helmed by acclaimed director Chris DeCarlo, and adapted by Joe Montello from renowned author David Sedaris's story, The SantaLand Diaries takes a wry look at how the holiday season brings out the best – and the worst – in us all. Not suitable for under 15s.
Seen by mllions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage features the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." London's Sunday Express says, "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!"
It's the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Baby's life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
Identity, heritage, and passion collide in this riveting exploration of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the American Dream. Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced—a potently funny tale of big-city aspiration and cultural assimilation—dares to face the truth hiding just below the deception.
The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Be magically whisked away to wintry Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to inspiring songs including "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and characters.
Wild! Witty! Wonder-filled! Terrifying! Internationally acclaimed Actors' Repertory Theatre dives into the theatrical tomfoolery with glee, breathing life into dozens of characters, creatures and curiosities as they take you on an awe-inspiring journey rooted in old-world European story-telling and physical theatre peppered with sharp contemporary satire. Conjuring up a dark miniature world laced with biting comedy, Drempels is a tale of remembrance and renewal, but also a tale of warning. Look beneath the "cute" and you will see an alarming amalgam of past, present and future atrocities, set in a microcosmic society that frighteningly mirrors the macrocosm of our own foundering world.
In this hilarious holiday farce, Dean and Joanne want one perfect family Christmas before they retire to Florida but are surprised to find Grandpa Logan dead at the same time their children arrive. Their daughter, Christine arrives home with her Jewish fiancé but is afraid to tell her mother she is converting. Adam, the middle child brings a girl Katie home with him only to seek revenge, and their youngest son arrives with a big bag of grudge. Chaos ensues when the parents attempt to hide Grandpa's recent death by dragging his body from room to room.
In this re-envisioned telling of Echoes by N Richard Nash, Sam and Tilda know the only way to fill the blank spaces in their memories is to play make-believe. They strive to create a world for themselves full of fun & love while trying to trigger each other into remember their true lives outside of the padded cells they call home. Noisy Nest invites you to be bold, think with your heart and feel with your mind.
Return of the UN-Holiday tradition
We just couldn't shut them up…. so for the 12th straight year, accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are (still) flying fast and furious around the toyshop. Hear the truth straight from the reindeer who know Santa best. When a doe says "No" she means "No."
WARNING!! This show contains FOUL-MOUTHED REINDEER and very inappropriate ADULT HUMOR! Definitely no kids or anyone who doesn't want to see the dark side of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the North Pole!
Meet Pepe Hernandez, over-ambitious patriarch of the world's most dubious family of entertainers, whose unflagging confidence cobbled from decades spent touring the bottom-rung nightclub circuit south-of-the-border, has inspired him to ascend into big-top territory and head north to…Burbank, legendary home of Walt Disney, IKEA, and now Pepe Hernandez! Nothing – not even the labyrinthine layout of IKEA - will hinder this fearless, feckless familia in their determined quest for international stardom. Welcome to El Grande Circus de Coca-Cola!
Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.
"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness" in the absurdist world of Samuel Beckett. Such is the case in Endgame, considered to be his greatest single work. Told with Beckett's signature macabre humor, this "grim joke on the futility of life" (The New York Times) finds four characters somewhere between life and death as they prepare for oblivion.
An Evening of Classic Broadway will have its final 2015 performance on Monday, December 14th.
L.A.'s hottest cabaret and concert venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, has a bonafide hit with this ongoing line-up show. Critics are raving about the popular favorite, presented by Fraser Entertainment Group: "A sensational evening sung by a cast of seasoned pros... Uber delightful... Outrageous fun," BroadwayWorld.com's Don Grigware; "A spectacular treat for musical theater and cabaret lovers... Incredibly talented vocalists." (Examiner.com); "High caliber performers and emotionally stirring, rousing moments." (Huffpost Los Angeles.)
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity.
Armed with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann—the incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to provide comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition while taking her audience on what The Washington Post calls a "wise and howlingly funny" trip. As one of the most celebrated comedians in American comedy, Tomlin is an entertainer of the highest caliber!
An epic tale about holding on to who we are and what we love in a country that forces us to fight battles we would not have chosen for ourselves, Father Comes Home From The Wars is a devastatingly beautiful dramatic work filled with music, wit, and great lyricism. Winner of the 2015 Kennedy Center Prize for Drama, this explosively powerful play set throughout the Civil War from Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks reveals the burden of history and its effect on an individual's ability to transform.
With a focus on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, Fly tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corp fighters known as the Tuskegee Airmen who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II. Featuring a cast of eight men, including "Tap Griot," a dancer who uses tap dance steps to set a mood that is part sublimated anger, part empowerment, Fly was hailed by The New York Times as "a superior piece of theatrical synergy." Co-author and director Ricardo Khan is Tony Award-winning co-founder and former artistic director of the Crossroads Theatre Company, known as one of the nation's foremost African-American theater companies. In honor of Black History month, The Pasadena Playhouse and Crossroads Theatre Company's production of Fly dramatizes the historic contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen to the desegregation of the American military and the furthering of civil rights.
Theatre impresario Dimitri Weissman is hosting a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present ... and come face-to-face with the future. A true theatrical event, this legendary Sondheim masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.
Have you always wanted to sing and play with CAC Studios in a show? Well now you can! Join CAC Studios as cast members from A Night at the Sands, Thenardiers Inn, ChicabaRENT and the Experiment sing Broadway LA Style with a tribute to celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday! Join in the fun at the Three Clubs singing songs from all the shows along with Sinatra songs, dancing and of course drinking! This is a limited one time event that you don't want to miss!
1. Singing along is encouraged.
2. Drinking, flirting and dancing may occur.
3. 21 and over only, ID required. No exceptions!
Undateable, an online experiment. An original sketch show comprised of REAL online interactions that shows you the science behind dating.
Los Angeles Favorite Weatherman Fritz Coleman puts on his holiday hat to share the funniest show ever—He makes baby boomers "LOL" Laugh out Loud with this charming, warm and wild tale of how to defy the odds and gravity on getting older.
What happens when parts of your body begin having their own midlife crisis? Why do all your daily conversations include a medical update? Where are we going? Who knows, but if you are old, you made it!
Don't miss Fritz' hilarious insight into our BOOMER generation!
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."
The legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe presents its latest and greatest main stage show. It's an evening of sketches and some improvisation, always original and always hilarious.
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
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" and "Always" to "White Christmas" and beyond, Hershey's masterful creation of character and musical performance is an unforgettable journey. As Jerome Kern famously said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music."
Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) will launch the National Tour of If/Then, reprising her critically-acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in seven select cities. If/Then is an original Broadway musical which reunites composer Tom Kitt, book writer/lyricist Brian Yorkey, and director Michael Greif, the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
New York Magazine calls If/Then "Thrilling! The best musical of the year." The Chicago Tribune calls If/Then "A thoroughly fascinating, intellectually and musically rich new musical. It is a zesty, savvy and ambitious original."
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today—and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning creators of Next to Normal, this "fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical" (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway has dazzled audiences of all ages.
Having shattered box office records around the world, The Illusionists recently made its U.S. debut on Broadway at New York City's Marquis Theatre in Times Square on November 26, 2014 where it celebrated a highly-successful holiday engagement.
A world-renowned illusionist and entertainer, Ivan Amodei delights in creating one of a kind stage experiences using a blend of magnificent magic, music, drama and comedy that transport you, the audience into a fantastic new world! Utterly enthralling, Amodei's myriad talents range from daring telekinesis to dazzling telepathy, and much more, including inspiring and dazzling world-class illusions!
Featuring an incredible score including everything from Mozart to Hans Zimmer and Celine Dion's concert Cellist, Intimate Illustions is a spectacular, spontaneous and witty show about destiny, courage, life and love is most definitely like nothing you've ever seen before!
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!
A Jr. Broadway Interactive Original Show
Spend your holidays in Bedford Falls with George Bailey and his loved ones as they take you through the heartwarming tale of his life. Start by enjoying some holiday cheer with Mr. and Mrs. Martini as they host you at their place, and then get swept away as you watch over George on his journey to understand how much he impacted the world around him. This tale of love and dreams is the perfect way to celebrate the season with your family, and acts as a reminder to us all that no one is a failure who has friends! This show is a special CAC Studios-Creating Arts Company Family Show. It's perfect for ages 5 and up.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true.
The spellbinding and propulsive drum sounds of San Jose Taiko join forces with the six-person DJ collective The Bangerz—known for their future-forward electronic/hip-hop sonics—to create cross generational, cross-cultural mash up of music and theatre that honors the rich tradition of the Japanese art form while unleashing powerful pop of digital electronica!
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son.
Delight in the masterful stylings of tenor Joshua Carswell, whose stunning interpretation of beloved American classics ranges from Johnny Mercer to James Taylor! Joshua is back by popular demand after appearing at Carpenter Center with Annie Moses Band in 2013!
Expect to laugh yourself silly when this late-night talk show circuit veteran and star of multiple HBO and Comedy Central specials takes the Carpenter Center stage! Hailed by Jay Leno as "one of America's funniest female comics," Kathleen Madigan uncovers the humor in everyday life—with musings on everything from Christmas letters and being single, to her chain-smoking parents and her hometown in rural Missouri.
On the high-heels of last season's wildly-successful L.A. Premiere, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), returns to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited two-week engagement.
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
A gift of love, hope and faith to the City of the Angels. La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin is the story of an indigenous peasant's vision of the Virgin Mary that has become a theatrical cornerstone at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral for over a decade. This beautiful pageant play, with music, dance and a universal message of faith, love and perseverance, appeals to many people, regardless of race, language or religion. Join the tens of thousands who have become transfixed by the story of Juan Diego, a peasant from Tepeyac.
You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Try these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told by acclaimed Latina comedians, Sandra Valls, a Mexican American from Laredo, Texas (Showtime's "Latin Divas of Comedy"), Diana Yanez, a Cuban American from Miami ("Margaret Cho Sensuous Woman Show"), and Maria Russell, the daughter of an over-dedicated Mexican mother and compliant Lithuanian father (TBS' "Deal With It"). As they share their sassy tales of the season as first generation Americans, they'll deck the halls with guacamole! Come see why LatinHeat.com says "You must treat yourself!" to The Latina Christmas Special.
What started as parody of classical ballet quickly escalated Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo into becoming an international dance sensation!
Join us for what will be the funniest night you'll ever have at the ballet, as the Trocks return to Carpenter Center after four sold out appearances! The "ballerinas" of this all-male company bring hilarity and awe with a unique combination of ballet, parodies and physical comedy—along with pieces that show off the performers' impressive dance abilities. "A guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals!" - The Sydney Star Observer
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.
Blending poetry, song and humor, Ella Turenne unlocks the history of "locs" experienced by Black women, revealing mishaps and triumphs. Through the eyes of 21 different characters, including a 5th grade bully and Madam CJ Walker, she exposes the hair connection - to politics, identity and culture, illustrating why hair is an intimate and essential part of Black life. Ella Turenne's World Premiere production weaves together stories of struggles with identity and beauty. From rituals that Black women hold in relation with their hair, to Ella's experience as an American woman with strong ties to her Haitian culture.
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.
Seen by over 54 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical is celebrating over 5,600 performances in its fourteenth smash hit year on Broadway. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of Mamma Mia!, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide. With a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, Mamma Mia! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."
When Kris Kringle, a nice, old man from a retirement home gets a job working as a Christmas Santa at Macy's, his honest and generous spirit winds up unleashing waves of good will throughout New York City, along with a hint of magic in the heart of a very practical little girl. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing where his freedom and the joys of childhood fantasy are at stake. This is a tale we want to believe in, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards.
With astonishing visual effects and a magnificent musical score, one of the very greatest of all American novels comes thrillingly to life on the stage. A fanatical sea captain's unrelenting obsession for revenge drives his entire crew into the face of death and destruction as they explore the vast and mysterious oceans in search of a monster.
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
A minefield of intimacy and identity is set for one modern family when a generational gap between parents and their daughter is blown wide open—extending far beyond culinary tastes and into race, ambiguous sexuality, and faith. Profoundly insightful and funny, The Mystery of Love & Sex offers a contemporary look at romance, relationships and our connections to each other in a world full of tangled and complicated differences.
Lilly and Steven are smart, talented and charming. Their next-door neighbor is not. After moving into a new apartment, they meet the man they now share a wall with — Mark Manners, an aspiring fiction writer and longtime tenant of the building. The couple proceeds to Google-stalk Mark and have a field day mocking his website…until they realize the walls are thin. Did he hear everything they said about him? When they try to resolve the newfound awkwardness, tensions escalate in ways none of them could ever have predicted.
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 is filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it is a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just do not want to miss. Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It is a rousing tale about fighting for what is right and staying true to who you are.
Swing on into the Sands, gas up and dig the smooth sounds of the Rat Pack in this modern infused cabaret that blends songs of past and present. As the joint gets hopping with 18-Karat song, dance and comedy the boys learn that the casino's been hit and they're taking the fall, but with the help of their entourage they just may cash out without giving it all to the house. Descend into the sex, power and stylings of old-school Vegas in this original, fictional tribute to legends of entertainment that is an immersive, interactive experience like no other.
A Holiday Tradition Your Family Will Treasure! Experience Southern California's most spectacular holiday production of The Nutcracker with family and friends as critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life. The annual holiday tradition features dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 100 dancers on stage. Adults and children will enjoy the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets in a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy. Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. This is family entertainment at its best!
Once, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will return by popular demand to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited one-week engagement.
Once is the celebrated musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, Once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way.
Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley sets this modern romantic comedy in the Irish countryside. Los Angeles audiences will be treated to this heartwarming love story after a successful Broadway engagement.
Experience stories and poems recorded by the late Pete Seeger as an ensemble of singers and musicians play a combination of new music and memorable tunes popularized by the American folk music hero!
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. Tinkerbell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates' plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook's Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure. Featuring comedy, magic, dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance," and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, a Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages. "Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the form.
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell A Pirate Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. Tinkerbell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates' plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook's Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure. Featuring comedy, magic, dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance," and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, a Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages.
Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying hit musical full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked.
The Producers is the hilarious Mel Brooks smash-hit that took Broadway by storm in 2001, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production from the producing team that most recently brought you The Color Purple and Spamalot. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13 time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life - what it could and should be!
As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), Rain performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition, nine new songs have been included with the launch of the 2013 Tour which include Help!, Here Comes The Sun and All You Need Is Love. Together longer than The Beatles, Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Professional actor and CSULB faculty member Andrea Caban once again leads student actors from CSULB and local high schools through a process that culminates in an original, authentic, and moving new work this time connecting the audience to voices from throughout the world.
Discover this amazing nine-piece group consisting of pipers, guitarists and keyboards that have fast become a global phenomenon—putting a modern spin on incredible piping and astounding drumming with an emphasis on showing off—guaranteed to captivate any audience! Their signature 'Bagrock' sound fuses traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems with a sizzling hot song list from Deep Purple and AC/DC to Queen and Coldplay to timeless classics from Scotland!
Flash back with all of your favorite holiday special characters and watch your children light up with this fun show that has all your favorite songs and characters. When Santa Claus goes missing Rudolph, Frosty, Kris Kringle and their friends set off to find him before Christmas is lost forever. Along their journey they run into The Grinch, The Bumble and their friends who have decided to put a stop to the entire holiday season until a surprise visit from a superhero and princess saves the day! This show is a Creating Arts Company Original Mini-Musical and is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-musical experience that is fun for the entire family!
Don't miss this joyous and potent parade of rapid-fire tap, humor, and infectious grooves—accompanied by a swingin' seven-piece funk band and vocal percussionist Aaron "Heatbox" Heaton! This percussive-dance phenomenon electrifies audiences with a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit!
The international Irish dance phenomenon returns by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. The production, which is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, is currently celebrating a sold out, critically-acclaimed run across Europe and Asia and will arrive in North America in Fall 2015.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
Pianist/composer Robin Spielberg delights audiences with traditional favorites and original compelling melodies that come alive through her storytelling about the origins of music pieces.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream.
Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers sparked an inspiration for music that continues today. From symphonic to pop, Los Angeles radio announcer/producer Rich Capparela takes you inside some of the work influenced by the Bard!
Sal Mineo was an American film and theatre actor who began acting in the 1940's opposite Yuhl Brenner on Broadway. However, it was ground breaking role in the 1955 James Dean's classic, Rebel without a Cause, which made him a legend and earned him an Academy Award Nomination. His performance as Plato Crawford, opposite James Dean, was one of the first films to really give teenagers an identity. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a Holocaust survivor, Dov Landau in Exodus. In subsequent years, Sal Mineo acted in several pictures playing mostly juvenile delinquents that ultimately lead him to being typecast. Despite the difficulties, his strong love and passion for the work gave him vitality. In the late 1960's, Mineo became one of the first major actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality. His coming out as an openly gay actor laid the foundation for generations that followed. Sal continued to work on stage and screen up until his tragic death
"I must find out from Agnes what I want to know about him, without her knowing that I'm trying to find out from her what she knows about him, and of course, without him knowing what I know about her. Here she comes..."
Old Monsieur Arnolphe is determined to create "the perfect wife", uneducated and devoted. He keeps his orphaned ward, Agnes, completely isolated and uneducated until their marriage. Agnes, however, now of age, has other plans.
The title says it all - or does it - in this provocative new work about two writers approaching love, sex and literature in comically different ways.
Smoke and Mirrors is a heartfelt drama featuring mind-bending magic, fantastical illusions and dazzling special effects. Created by and starring noted actor Albie Selznick (Castle, Gray's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Dexter) and magician (a lifetime member of Hollywood's Magic Castle), the hit show has was named "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and a "GO!" in the LA Weekly. The spellbinding, semi-autobiographical coming of age story follows a boy who uses magic to escape reality after his father's death. Interweaving magic, humor and audience participation, themes of love, loss and facing fears are explored in this stylized production.
It's the most wonderful time of year because Scott Nevins brings his star-studded Holiday benefit Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to Los Angeles where it will once again benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund! This hugely successful one night only spectacular, which has seen consecutive sold-out performances in Los Angeles and New York City, features another all-star cast of performers from the worlds of Broadway, Television, Film and the music industry singing in the season! Seating is limited for this exclusive event and tickets will sell out quickly.
MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl's new comedy follows former spouses and actors on and off-stage (and script) - helmed by Ovation Award winner and Geffen alumni Bart DeLorenzo.
In Straight White Men, written and directed by Lee and co-commissioned by CTG, Lee offers a traditionally structured take on the classic American father-son drama. Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas. They enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese, and find themselves confronting a problem that even being a happy family can't solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?
The 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mitch Glickman, is the country's only ensemble exclusively dedicated to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music. Now in its second decade, the SJO has performed at leading concert halls across Southern California including UCLA's Royce Hall, the Ford Amphitheatre, and the Carpenter Center.
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.
The West Coast premiere of this musical biography about The Righteous Brothers. The musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield galvanized the link between rock and rhythm & blues so convincingly that they spurred the creation of a new term, "blue-eyed soul." The play dives deeply into the struggles these two young white boys had breaking into R&B as well as the amazing relationship these two performers had for more than forty years. Over 20 hits like "Little Latin Lupe Lu," "Justine," "Unchained Melody," and of course the song that inspired the title, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin.'"
Winner of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe award for best cabaret and variety show.
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!
Few Other Things
• No admittance under 21, this show features adult content… You have been warned.
• Doors open early for cocktails and live music.
• Witness the heartwarming tale of human compassion, told by a complete asshole.
• Get ready for an immersive theatrical experience like no other.
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.
Southern hospitality, free workout tips from your favorite Youtube gym rats, tween rappers, '90's lesbians and so much more awaits when you venture into Titicaca, a Two-Woman comedy show written by and starring LA comedians Hayley Terris and Mav Viola. Directed by Misha Krepon.
The Twylight Zone is back for an all new evening of spine-tingling, bladder-tickling tales. In To Serve the Eye of the Beholder, aliens have come to Earth for reasons unknown and Mrs. Stuart is determined to find out – that is, after she finally gets her bandages removed. In It's a Good Life, Dummy, a town lives in fear of an 8 year-old boy with special powers and the only citizen who can stop him might just be a ventriloquists dummy. In A Nice Place for an Escape Clause, career criminal Rocky finds himself in a place where he gets everything he wants – for better or worse. But like the TV show itself…each of these pieces is not what it seems.
Rockwell puts its own LIVE spin on the wildly successful Home Alone franchise, giving the holiday movie hijinks an extra -dash of campiness and side-splitting craziness. Memorable songs of the 80's add to the hilarity, along with your favorite classic holiday music.
No matter your age or your ability, find the fun that's been trapped inside your feet whether you "tap" in your seat, or step up to dance, you'll learn what it takes to be a "hoofer!"
Sharing DNA with Flight of the Conchords and hailing from the home of The Hobbit movies, New Zealand's Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is in hot demand for its winning combination of charming Kiwi humour, disarmingly small instruments and sublime musicality. The band's number one rule is: "If you know the words, sing along. If you don't know the words, sing along!"
Emily Churchill brings to you a love story, 20 years in the making, from falling in love with Jon Bon Jovi at first glance on MTV, to falling in love with her best GIRL friend and then deciding to look for love with men again," all because Madame Zoltar said so."
Warning: This story includes near death experiences with, a crazy night of passion between two lustful gingers, lesbian boxing matches, and Star Search performances on demand.
Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards®,
Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
"You really don't deserve to have such loyal friends, Toad, you really don't!"
An allegorical story of an idyllic England before The Great War. Mole and Ratty and Badger and Toad share adventures along the River Bank in a time of character, loyalty, respect, and kindness.
Created for the stage by R.G. Cantalupo, LACT's Artistic Director, Oz is filled with terrific music, dance, and beautiful costumes which are sure to delight young audiences and parents alike.
Come join Dorothy and Toto, for a rollicking afternoon of fun and inspiration with the Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, and Oz himself and see this American classic live.
What's on the menu for Meredith, Tori, and Sandy: the three women in Guy's life? Healthy lifestyles, upward mobility, meaningful sex? Or self-loathing and distorted priorities? Award-winning playwright Sheila Callaghan serves up a world premiere on a bed of bawdy language in a gender-bending comedy vinaigrette, inviting everyone—men and women, mothers and sons—to savor this complex recipe of desire and shame.
Experience the Rogue's modern macabre retelling of Carlo Collodi's "The Aventures of Pinocchio." In this world-premiere play for mature audiences, the cricket is killed, Blue haunts us all, and the legendary Dogfish monster preys on our greatest fears in the tumbledown tourist trap amusement park of Shoreside, where a little wooden puppet comes to life at the hands of the wood-maker Geppetto.
Wood Boy Dog Fish is a visual feast that combines masks, highly expressive physical performance, dance, interactive sets, multiple puppetry traditions, projected media, and sophisticated special effects and illusions – including 3D enhancement to recreate a scene inside an old carnival ride. (ChromaDepth® 3D glasses will be available at each performance for a suggested donation.)