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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:UCLA PhilharmoniaThursday, 1/11/2018
Kuzin Conducts Beethoven + Atwater Kent String Competition Winner
UCLA Philharmonia performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E Flat, Op. 55 (“Eroica”), under the baton of D.M.A. conducting candidate Maxim Kuzin in his final doctoral recital
Performing Arts LIVE - Southern California - Presents:Performing Arts LIVE "Have a Merry Christmas!"12/25/2017 - 12/31/2017 (next performance: Monday, 12/25/2017)
This time of year brings to mind those things in life that are most important. It reminds us to focus on all of the good things around us. Wishing warm greetings for you and your family during this holiday.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:White Christmas Sing AlongSaturday, 12/23/2017
Enjoy singing along with such songs as “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” “Snow,” “Sisters” and, of course, the iconic “White Christmas,” as you watch a screening of this beloved 1954 film, with all the lyrics on screen.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Talich QuartetFriday, 2/16/2018
The Talich Quartet has been evolving as part of a prestigious line of musicians for nearly fifty years, representing Czech musical art throughout the world.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:37th Annual Messiah Sing-AlongMonday, 12/18/2017
The annual Messiah Sing-Along packs the house every year!
With the orchestra on stage, Artistic Director Grant Gershon will conduct you and 2,199 other singers in this joyful performance. Bring your own score or buy one in the lobby and join the chorus.
California Chamber Orchestra - Temecula - Presents:Candlelight Classics12/10/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 12/17/2017)
Join us in The Merc for this annual holiday tradition. Each performance includes a complimentary champagne and chocolate reception at intermission.
12/10: Flutes de Salon
12/17: Quartet Nouveau
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Handel's MessiahSunday, 12/17/2017
Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah, as sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the joyful baton of Artistic Director Grant Gershon, returns to Disney Hall.
Composed in a mere 24 days, Messiah continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may well be the most performed classical work of all time.
San Diego Musical Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play11/24/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/13/2017)
Based on the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast
The heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast.
San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra - San Luis Obispo - Presents:"Make a Joyful Noise!"Sunday, 12/17/2017
Join us on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 to celebrate the season of joy and goodwill to all. The program will include holiday classics such as The Nutcracker, The Christmas Song, Chanukah Celebration and our traditional audience sing-along.
Pasadena Symphony - Pasadena - Presents:Holiday CandlelightSaturday, 12/16/2017
Celebrate the holidays with the Pasadena Symphony!
An array of choruses will join a stunning soloist in this festive concert featuring the most popular and cherished holiday melodies performed by candlelight – an aural respite that is sure to summon the spirit of the season.
The Desert Friends of Music of St. Margaret's - Palm Desert - Presents:Christmas Choral concert by Clare College ChoirSaturday, 12/16/2017
Clare College Choir from Cambridge, England
Christmas Choral concert by Clare College Choir, Graham Ross director. This Christmas concert will give an exciting glimpse into the traditional British style of Christmas choral music.
Cygnet Theater - San Diego - Presents:A Christmas Carol 11/29/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/13/2017)
Cygnet Theatre invites you to start your own family tradition with one of ours. This season welcomes the return of the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption. Featuring original music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects.
El Camino College - Torrance - Presents:The Nutcracker12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 12/16/2017)
Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen and Elijah Pressman, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:Navidad en WhittierSaturday, 12/16/2017
Performed by Danza Floricanto/USA
Celebrate the season as one of the top Folklorico companies in the United States brings the traditional dances of a Mexican Christmas to the stage of the Shannon Center. Founded in 1975, Danza Floricanto/USA is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los Angeles.
Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:bled for the household truth11/20/2017 - 12/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 12/16/2017)
Keith doesn't need a roommate, but wants one. He wants a female roommate. Pen needs a place to live - and a lot more.
"The lead actors are brilliant! Can't recall ever seeing a play like this before. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:A Christmas Story11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Ralphie Parker wants a Red Ryder BB air rifle for Christmas.
WHAT: A Christmas Story. The modern classic story of Ralphie Parker and his family’s most memorable Christmas.
WHO: Written by Philip Grecian. Based on the screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and also on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
State Street Ballet - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Nutcracker - Presented by State Street Ballet12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 12/16/2017)
State Street Ballet brings together its professional dancers, students of Gustafson Dance, and the Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra to perform this holiday classic in true Santa Barbara style!
Third@First Concert Series - Pasadena - Presents:Christmas Joy ConcertSaturday, 12/16/2017
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena will present their annual Christmas Joy Concert on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary. Choirs and ensembles of all ages will celebrate the holiday season with a wide variety of music. Admission is Free.
San Diego Theatres - San Diego - Presents:The Nuctracker - California Ballet12/9/2017 - 12/23/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
California Ballet’s glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America’s favorite holiday tradition. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, Tchaikovsky’s extravagant score comes to life with a cast of over 150.
Garry Marshall Theatre - Burbank - Presents:A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum11/15/2017 - 12/31/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Broadway’s big, fat Roman musical!
The Gods of Comedy are pleased! Broadway’s big, fat Roman musical is back, with a new spin on Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Sondheim’s raucous comedy that pays tribute to the original funny man himself, Plautus.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:A Christmas Carol - A Noise Within12/1/2017 - 12/23/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
A Noise Within Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol live on stage!
ANW's delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns! Families love the inspirational story of Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge - the perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season, and beyond!
Luminario Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:Viennese Winter GalaFriday, 12/15/2017
Luminario Ballet's Annual Fundraiser!
Presenting a rare performance of the entire Franz Schubert's "Winterreise"~"Winter's Journey"
Inland Pacific Ballet - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:The Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet12/15/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
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.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Secret Garden11/25/2017 - 12/23/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Based on the popular children’s book of the same name, The Secret Garden follows the story of Mary Lennox, a young British girl born and raised in colonial India. When the 11-year-old’s parents die in a cholera outbreak, she is sent to Yorkshire to live with a reclusive uncle, his invalid son — and a host of ghosts, spirits, and lost souls inhabiting Mary’s new home. With the help of the spirits,
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker12/9/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.
Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands.
Ballet Repertory Theatre - Huntington Beach - Presents:The Nutcracker - Ballet Repertory Theatre12/9/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
Enjoy Ballet Repertory Theatre’s cherished 41-year-old tradition of bringing beloved holiday music to life with nearly 300 performers in dazzling costumes.
Santa Barbara Revels - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice12/15/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
~ Santa Barbara: December 1835 ~
Sea shanties, English Christmas carols, and mummers’ antics blend with the fandango, Las Posadas, mission music and Spanish holiday favorites!
Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily11/16/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Holmes and Watson team up with Oscar Wilde to thwart a dastardly scheme by Professor Moriarty. L.A. Premiere.
WHAT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily. Los Angeles Premiere engagement of a mystery/ thriller.
WHO: Written by Katie Forgette. Directed by Jules Aaron.
Holmes fans, rejoice! The game’s afoot!
Aerin Holt and California Contemporary Ballet - Glendale - Presents:The Snow Queen by California Contemporary Ballet12/15/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story is brought to life by the creative vision of the California Contemporary Ballet's Artistic Director and choreographer, Aerin Holt.
The Snow Queen ballet is presented complete with brilliant lighting and set design, custom hand sewn costumes, and an original moving musical score by Randall Michael Tobin.
Santa Monica College Theatre Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:Get Your Kicks on...Route 66!12/15/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present the lively and very entertaining musical theatre review “Get Your Kicks On... Route 66”, showcasing selections from old and new hit musicals. Co-produced by SMC Theatre Arts and Music Departments, directed by SMC theatre arts professor Terrin Adair-Lynch, with music direction by SMC adjunct music instructor Gary Gray.
American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:The Nutcracker Suite - American Contemporary Ballet12/8/2017 - 12/23/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
Don't see The Nutcracker Suite -- go inside. American Contemporary Ballet invites Los Angeles to the world's favorite holiday party -- in an immersive staging high above the city.
City of Brea - Brea - Presents:Christmas with The Alley Cats12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 12/16/2017)
Side-splitting laughs, unbelievable a cappella energy and the incomparable style of 1950s and 60s Doo Wop in a live show reminiscent of The Rat Pack. America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group arrives just in time for the holidays!
The Edye at The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:Antonio Lysy & Tom BeghinSunday, 12/17/2017
Tracing Beethoven’s Genius through the Sonata Cycle for Piano and Cello
LA County Board of Supervisors and PSB SoCal KOCE - Los Angeles - Presents:58th Annual Free L.A. County Holiday CelebrationSunday, 12/24/2017
L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family!. Join hosts Marisa Ramirez (Blue Bloods) and Brian White (Ray Donovan, Chicago Fire) as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season.
The entire 3-hour show will be broadcast live by PBS SoCal and streamed live at pbssocal.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Dudamel Conducts Brahms1/25/2018 - 1/27/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 1/25/2018)
With his ever-deepening interpretations, Dudamel returns to Brahms’ grand and imposing First Symphony. Our gifted Principal Timpanist premieres another of his intriguing, pulsating compositions.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Joseph Pereira, timpani
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Barry Manilow - A Gift of Love IV12/12/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
5 Special Concerts Benefitting 25 Special Charities
Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow returns with A Gift of Love IV, five special concerts benefitting 25 special local charities. A Gift of Love IV will feature his hit songs, along with holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!
Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:Spamilton11/14/2017 - 1/7/2018 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
West Coast Premiere
The New York Times calls it convulsively funny! The Chicago Tribune says it will leave you howling with delight all night. It's a theatrical phenomenon, a cultural touchstone, and a certifiable sensation.
"We loved the show. The cast is excellent.This show is a must for HAMILTON and musical theater lovers. GO" - Performing Arts LIVE
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Los Angeles - Presents:Organ Recital at the Cathedral - Free11/8/2017 - 1/31/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/13/2017)
Experience organists from around the Archdiocese, as they play on the Cathedral's acclaimed forty-two ton organ, which has the power to make the Cathedral vibrate, enabling the assembly to not only hear the music, but also feel it, making the experience all the more powerful, emotionally, as well as physically.
Check Cathedral website to confirm performances
Hollywood Pantages- Nederlander - Los Angeles - Presents:Hamilton8/11/2017 - 12/30/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
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.
Cirque Du Soleil - Los Angles - Presents:Cirque Du Soleil Luzia12/8/2017 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
Cirque Du Soleil's new show Luzia.
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Summer: The Donna Summer Musical11/7/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
This vibrant, world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco, from her modest Boston childhood to international stardom.
EXTENDED one more week!
Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Something Rotten!11/21/2017 - 12/31/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
Welcome to the ‘90s—the 1590s—long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting, and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti) are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard” (Tony nominee Adam Pascal).
The Wallis and Vesturport - Beverly Hills - Presents:The Heart of Robin Hood11/28/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
A classic tale goes rogue in Vesturport’s bold new twist on the world’s most infamous outlaw.
Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In writer David Farr (“The Night Manager”) and acclaimed directors Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir’s reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone.
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles - Glendale - Presents:Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles - Holiday Spectacular12/14/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Come home for the holidays with GMCLA for a family oriented show with everything from traditional holiday tunes to modern jingles with a stage full of Malibu Monks, Elves that are juuuuuust a little “extra,” Snow, Sparkle and Santa or two.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:The Eight: Reindeer Monolouges12/8/2017 - 12/23/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Return of the UN-Holiday tradition
We just couldn’t shut them up…. so for the 14th straight year, accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are (still) flying fast and furious around the toy shop. Hear the truth straight from the reindeer who know Santa best. When a doe says “No” she means “No.”
Christ Cathedral Concerts - Garden Grove - Presents:Christmas at the CathedralFriday, 12/15/2017
Featuring Guest Tenor, Cesar Sanchez
The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange, The Diocesan Children's Choir, The Christ Cathedral Spanish Choir and the Christ Cathedral Choir will help usher in the blessed season of Christmas with splendid carols, both new and old.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!12/12/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/12/2017)
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Original production conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien
Original choreography by John DeLuca
Directed by James Vásquez
Theatre 360 - Pasadena - Presents:Wizard of Oz the Musical 12/8/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
The Wizard of Oz, the musical, is an enchanting revision of the all-time movie classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments!
Dont miss you chance to rediscover the story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat!
Chapman University - Orange - Presents:The Blind Boys of Alabama: A Christmas Celebration Friday, 12/15/2017
Unwrap a truly original American holiday treat as legendary gospel and blues performers The Blind Boys of Alabama and rising star Ruthie Foster make a joyful noise and raise the roof at Musco Center. This celebration of music, message, and the season offers a unique experience that is certain to put everyone in the spirit.
Glendale Centre Theatre/Tim Dietlein - Glendale - Presents:A Christmas Carol11/24/2017 - 12/24/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 12/14/2017)
Come experience the magic with us for the Glendale Centre Theatre's 52nd annual retelling of the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:The Night Before The Night Before Christmas11/10/2017 - 12/16/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
by Cricket Daniel
Can the Christmas spirit be restored after being stranded in the airport?
Skylight Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Rotterdam11/20/2017 - 12/31/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
"CRITICS'CHOICE - LA Times
"TOP TEN" - Stage Raw
New Year’s. Rotterdam, 2017. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents to tell them she’s a lesbian. But before Alice hits send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that she has always identified as a man, and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a tailspin. A queer love story, about all of us…
Actors Co-op Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:The Man Who Came to Dinner12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
Actors Co-op Theatre Company presents George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's beloved comedy classic THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, directed by Linda Kerns, produced by Thomas Chavira, about the nightmare holiday guest who never leaves – or so it seems.
Open Fist Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:deLEARious11/3/2017 - 12/16/2017 (next performance: Friday, 12/15/2017)
Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp à la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Company revives its smash hit production of deLEARious, an award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City’s Ron West and composer Phil Swann.
Welk Resort Theatre - Escondido - Presents:A Christmas Carol - Welk Resort Theatre11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/20/2017)
Introducing A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the spectacular on-stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ quintessential story.
Broadway stars Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens breathe new life into the moving tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, an irascible, cold-hearted grump who despises all things Christmas—that is, until he’s visited by three ghosts one fateful Christmas Eve.