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Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dirty Dancing2/2/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
Seen by millions 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!”
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/McCoy Rigby Entertainment/Sue Vaccaro & Ricky Stevens/ The Rivet Gang - La Mirada - Presents:Empire1/22/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/10/2016)
“The set projections are a visual and technical marvel! The entire ensemble, costumes, orchestra and choreography are all exemplary. Broadway bound EMPIRE is bold and beautiful and is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
See it before it goes to Broadway!
USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:Music@RushHour: Sakura!Wednesday, 2/10/2016
The Sakura cello quintet has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “brilliant.” These distinguished students of cellist USC Thornton faculty member Ralph Kirshbaum will perform a program spanning centuries and including composers from Dowland to Debussy.
Rainy Night Films in association with Tyler Posey - West Los Angeles - Presents:Father, Son & Holy Coach2/11/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/11/2016)
Southern storytelling at its best! John Posey (How to Get Away with Murder, Teen Wolf) stars in an all-new revival of his acclaimed comedy about a former small town football star who attempts to live vicariously through his son. A guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. Opening Feb. 13.
Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:FLY1/26/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Ricardo Khan
Produced in Association with Crossroads Theatre Company
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.
Modernism Week - Palm Springs - Presents:Modernism Week Opening Night Party – Hollywood in Palm SpringsThursday, 2/11/2016
Enjoy the luxury and festivity of the new Palm Springs – with homage to its midcentury modern design heritage, a nod to its glamorous Hollywood legacy, and a lively celebration created for Modernism Week jetsetters from near and far.
Pierre Leloup - Los Angeles - Presents:Carlo Ponti and the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra Thursday, 2/11/2016
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is happy to welcome back the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra led by Maestro Carlo Ponti.
Maestro Carlo Ponti and the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra are sure to thrill and delight with inspired readings of works by Samuel Barber and W.A Mozart.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Dance Visions 20162/12/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
Drawing upon the fusion of dance, music and theatrical elements, Dance Department faculty reveal new and exciting performance works. Artistic direction from Molly Lynch and Lisa Naugle with choreography from Shaun Boyle, Donald McKayle, Tong Wang, and new faculty member Charlotte Griffin. The team will be joined by special guest choreographer Millicent Johnnie.
Pacific Resident Theatre/Alley Mills Bean & Elspeth Weingarten - Venice - Presents:Safe at Home, An Evening With Orson Bean1/22/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
“Orson Bean is a gifted actor, comedian, storyteller and yes a magician too! In SAFE AT HOME he entertains the audience to their full delight. His show is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Sometimes hilarious, frequently moving, it's a poignant evening of laughter, childhood memories and even a little magic.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:CITY OF LIGHT: Mother Goose, with installation2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
The title of Henri Dutilleux' song cycle suggests both the correspondence between sound and color (Dutilleux was a marvelous orchestral colorist, and alludes to Baudelaire's famous poem about synaesthesia) and correspondence as communication (the main texts are from actual letters)...
Laguna Beach Live! - Laguna Beach - Presents:Laguna Beach Music Festival - Friday Opening Night ConcertFriday, 2/12/2016
Opening Night: Bach, Schubert and Beyond – Opening Night at Laguna Playhouse finds Festival Artistic Directors Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner holding up a mirror to some of the great classics.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte"2/12/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Peter Kazaras, stage director
Opera UCLA and the UCLA Department of Theater present Mozart’s Così fan tutte, in a new production designed in the spirit of Downton Abbey.
Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:Bernadette Peters2/12/2016 - 2/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
A magical evening of song featuring the incomparable Bernadette Peters. The three-time Tony Award-winning star of stage, film and television joins Pacific Symphony — singing from her extensive repertoire including hits from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim.
Annenberg Theater - Palm Springs - Presents:Cristopher Cichocki - Circular DimensionsFriday, 2/12/2016
Circular Dimensions is a performance created by multifaceted audiovisual artist Cristopher Cichocki exploring the relationship between humankind, nature and industry - inspired by the desert region and its' underwater origins.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:That Lovin’ Feelin’12/11/2015 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
Show is now completely SOLD OUT!!!
“SPECTACULAR…This is a show not to be missed.” – NoHo Arts District.com
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"- Review Plays.com
"RECOMMENDED" - Grigware Talks Theatre
“Dynamic, Musically Amazing and So Much Fun!" – The Geek Authority
“A must see for Baby Boomers and a should see for everyone else.” – Tolucan Times
"A FEATURED event" - Performing Arts LIVE (more below)
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dream Catcher1/30/2016 - 3/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Beginning January 30.
Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:Tchaikovsky Violin ConcertoSaturday, 2/13/2016
David Lockington, conductor
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
South Bay Chamber Music Society - Wilmington - Presents:Wilkie-Coletti-Walz Trio Friday, 2/12/2016
Wilkie-Coletti-Walz Trio performs works by Beethoven, Ravel, Schubert and Dohnányi
String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Violin and Cello in A minor, M.73 by Maurice Ravel
String Trio in B-flat major, D.471 by Franz Schubert
Serenade (String Trio) in C major, Op. 10 by Erno Dohnányi
The Colburn Music Academy - Los Angeles - Presents:Colburn Music Academy Young Artist PerformancesSaturday, 2/13/2016
Don't miss this biweekly performance series celebrating the achievements of Music Academy students. Free admission.
San Diego Opera - San Diego - Presents:San Diego Opera Presents "Tosca"2/13/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
San Diego Opera Presents "Tosca"
February 13, 16, 19, and 21, 2016.
Step into the web of politics, police brutality, betrayal, jealousy and murder in Puccini’s blood-soaked and intense Tosca.
Tickets start at $45
(619) 533-7000 or www.sdopera.com
Haugh Performing Arts Center - Glendora - Presents:Romeo & Juliet and Carmen Suite Saturday, 2/13/2016
Direct from Russia the Moscow Festival Ballet performs two of the most romantic classical works just in time for Valentine's Day.
The Da Camera Society - Los Angeles - Presents:Pacifica Quartet Saturday, 2/13/2016
Celebrated worldwide by critics and audiences alike, the Grammy-award winning Pacifica Quartet performs Mozart & Mendelssohn at the Doheny Mansion.
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church - Rolling Hills Estates - Presents:Stars of Tomorrow from USC Thornton School of MusicSunday, 2/14/2016
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church's
SECOND SUNDAYS AT TWO
~ presents ~
ALIN MELIK-ADAMYAN piano
PHILIP MARTEN violin
COLEMAN ITZKOFF cello
Rancho Mirage High School Theatre Department - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Love ConcertThursday, 2/11/2016
Rancho Mirage High School Choir
San Diego Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams - San Diego - Presents:Bark-in-Balboa-ParkSunday, 2/14/2016
Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego Civic Organist and The Spreckels Organ Society, invite you to participate in a "Fund Raiser Concert & Pet Parade
for the Humane Society"... “Bark-in-Balboa-Park”
Spreckels Organ Pavilion - Balboa Park, San Diego
Listen to Carol Williams, Civic Organist, perform exciting organ music
on the largest outdoor organ in the world!
Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Jessica Lang DanceFriday, 2/19/2016
Dance Magazine hails her as "a master of visual composition." Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and classical ballet vocabulary into artfully crafted, emotionally riveting contemporary works.
American Youth Symphony - Los Angeles - Presents:American Youth Symphony Saturday, 2/20/2016
7pm - Robert McDuffie, conductor and soloist
Marc Williams, resident conductor
Glass: The American Four Seasons
Famed violinist Robert McDuffie joins AYS to play and conduct Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2 – The American Four Seasons, a work written specially for McDuffie, inspired by Vivaldi’s Baroque Classic.
11am - Juan Felipe Molano, Conductor
Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34
Rimsky–Korsakov: Scheherazade op. 35, Mvt. II The Tale of Prince Kalendar
Peck: Playing With Style
Rimsky–Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
Offenbach: Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
San Diego Performing Arts League - San Diego - Presents:San Diego Theatre Week2/22/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Monday, 2/22/2016)
February 22nd - 28th
Over 30 San Diego performing arts organizations are coming together to promote the inaugural San Diego Theatre Week
It’s a week long celebration of the performing arts in San Diego, representing theatre, dance, music and comedy.
Claremont HS Theatre Department - Claremont - Presents:Almost, Maine2/11/2016 - 2/13/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/11/2016)
On a cold, clear moonless night in winter, all is not quite what it seems in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the Northern Lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwnter night's dream.
Steinway Society of Riverside County - Palm Desert - Presents:Doctors of the Desert in ConcertSunday, 2/28/2016
Local Coachella Valley Physicians will perform.
The Steinway Society of Riverside County and the Coachella Valley promotes excellence in piano performance for all children by bringing music into the schools and encouraging music education at all levels, and by providing financial awards through competition and music lessons for deserving children with a financial need.
Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #6Sunday, 3/6/2016
Jessica GUIDERI Violin, Erik ARVINDER Violin, Anna KOLOTYLINA Viola
Timothy LANDAUER Cello, Kevin FITZ-GERALD Piano
York BOWEN: "Fantasy" for Viola & Piano Op 54
Rebecca CLARKE: "Dumka" for Violin, Viola & Piano
Arnold BAX: "Folk Tale" for Cello & Piano
Erno DOHNANYI: Piano Quintet in C minor Op 1
North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush1/13/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/10/2016)
The world’s greatest sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, will stop at nothing to prove a client innocent of murder, even if it means traveling to the Wild West frontier town of Nome, Alaska. This wild and wooly adventure is full of intrigue, mystery, deception and duplicity and fun-filled whodunit.
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:Red1/22/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
directed by David Emmes
by John Logan
“What do you see?” Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist, living legend and uncompromising bad boy asks Ken, his seemingly naïve new assistant. It’s 1958, and Rothko is at the height of his glory.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:The Metromaniacs2/4/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
A smart, sexy new comedy from the supremely clever David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). In 18th-century Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people like Damis have gone métromanie—crazy for poetry.
The Wooster Group - Los Angeles - Presents:The Wooster Group: The Room by Harold Pinter2/4/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
The world’s most influential theater ensemble premieres their version of Harold Pinter’s The Room, the first play by one of the most important playwrights of a generation. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the compelling theatrical experience builds on the Group’s goal to create “a theater that encompasses all forms of the arts and has an architecture that isn’t located in a naturali
The Center - Escondido - Presents:International Guitar NightThursday, 2/11/2016
International Guitar Night (IGN) is a fiery acoustic extravaganza featuring master performer Brian Gore along with a celebrated cast of guitar luminaries including German guitar virtuoso Andre Krengel, world-renowned fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and Gypsy guitar prodigy Lulo Reinhardt. Formed in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists, IGN has garnered critical acclaim since its inception. The San Francisco Chronicle described IGN as a “marvelous mix of virtuosos who astound.”
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Guards at the Taj2/2/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
The piece is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and helmed by the Playhouse’s Associate Artistic Director Jamie Castañeda in his directorial debut.
Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:A Class Act1/20/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/10/2016)
A CLASS ACT Music & Lyrics by Edward Kleban Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price
Directed by Ron Celona Musical Direction by Scott Storr Choreography by Mark Esposito
San Diego Repertory Theatre - San Diego - Presents:‘Outside Mullingar’ 1/22/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/10/2016)
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Todd Salovey
Anthony and Rosemary are 40-something locals living in a tiny village in rural Ireland. They haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. Painfully shy Anthony has spent his entire life as a recluse on a cattle farm.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:When the Rain Stops Falling1/14/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/10/2016)
An intricate, multi-layered story, spanning four generations and two continents. When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love.
Celebration Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dream Boy1/24/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/11/2016)
Poetic and erotic, DREAM BOY tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina. At times haunting and harrowing, Rosen and Grimsley weave the sweet, raw passion and adventure of youth with the stark danger of an abusive and intolerant society to create a transcendent Southern gothic tale of love and redemption.
The Master's College - Santa Clarita - Presents:The Master's College Chamber Ensembles ConcertThursday, 2/11/2016
The Master's College Presents the Chamber Ensembles Concert featuring various student instrumental ensembles such as guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, brass quartet and woodwind quintet to name a few! This concert will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 in The Master's College Recital Hall, and tickets ($8 General Admission) will be available at the door. Children 12 & under are free.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:My Sister1/16/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/11/2016)
A smash hit at last season’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, Janet Schlapkohl’s story about identical twins (starring actual twins Elizabeth and Emily Hinkler) in pre-World War II Berlin has been expanded and gets a full production at the Odyssey Theatre. Beginning January 16.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Pick of the Vine: Season 141/8/2016 - 2/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
An exciting night of entertainment awaits you in these 7-15 minute short plays hand-picked by LFT from authors across the country.
3-D Theatricals - Fullerton - Presents:Beauty and the Beast2/5/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
Featuring an Oscar winning score with a theme based on seeing past exteriors and into the heart, this universally acclaimed musical tells the tale of a charming young woman in a provincial town who longs for all that is good and a selfish, unkind Prince who, by an Enchantress’s spell, is transformed into a hideous animal-of-a-man.
Shock Pulse - Los Angeles - Presents:Neva, by Guillermo Calderon1/21/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
In a dimly lit rehearsal room in St. Petersburg during the winter of 1905, Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, along with two other actors, await the rest of the cast and their director while unseen striking workers are being gunned down in the streets by the tsarist regime. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.
AKA Studio Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:The Dodgers1/30/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/12/2016)
THE DODGERS is a new American play set in 1969 about a tribe of nonconformist friends, who want nothing more than to make music, do drugs and make love. When they suddenly find that they must face a lottery, that will send at least one of them to Vietnam, it propels them to take daring and dangerous steps to dodge the draft.
South Coast Storytellers Guild - Fullerton - Presents:A Night Of Romance In the Gallery: South Coast StorytellersThursday, 2/11/2016
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories by the South Coast Storytellers’ Guild. These performers are known throughout Orange County for fun, captivating stories from a wide range of cultures.
Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children - Indian Wells - Presents:2016 Champion Honors Luncheon Friday, 2/12/2016
Benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children
Don't miss this unforgettable onstage intimate conversation between legendary baseball great HANK AARON and Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball BUD SELIG.
Also honoring JILL ST. JOHN, founding member of the Children's Center Aunts Club.
Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:The Nerd1/8/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/9/2016)
by Larry Shue
directed by Robert Smyth
Larry Shue's brilliant comedy about an architect stuck in a rut and facing a milestone birthday, whose life is suddenly, hilariously upended by the unexpected appearance of an old army buddy. David Heath returns to the LAMB'S stage as the unforgettable Rick Steadman.
Laguna Beach Live! - Laguna Beach - Presents:Laguna Beach Music Festival - Festival Prelude Wednesday, 2/10/2016
Up close and personal: meet, mix and mingle with the 2016 Laguna Beach Music Festival musicians before the weekend of concerts at the Festival Prelude.
Delight in a memorable evening while socializing with Festival Artistic Directors Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, as well as emerging artists wild Up, before a performance of musical highlights of their repertoire.
Falcon Theatre - Burbank - Presents:The Complete History of America (abridged)2/3/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/10/2016)
600 years of History in 6,000 seconds! From Washington to Watergate, from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order, this three-person comedy starring Matthew Patrick Davis, Thomas Hobson and Kevin Symons leaves no joke untold as it deconstructs the entire history of America in a rollercoaster ride through the quagmire that is American History
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Pasadena Roof OrchestraWednesday, 2/10/2016
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra is a world class ensemble created over 40 years ago to recreate the sound of jazz bands in the 1920s and 1930s. Their show includes famous tunes such as “Puttin on the Ritz,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “The Lullaby of Broadway’ as well as hot numbers from the twenties such as “Nagasaki” and “Me and Jane in a Plane.”